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Absolutely! We get asked about Hungarian history books fairly often, actually, so we wrote a blog post about it. Hungary is an interesting and beautiful country with a fascinating past, and many bo...2018 April 11/No comment
“If the earth be God’s crown,” wrote Hungarian poet Alexander Petöfi, “Our country is its fairest jewel.” But Hungary is much more than a beautiful country in the heart of Eastern Europe. It’s ...2017 August 8/2 Comments
Mostar, a small city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, looks incredible. It’s hard to find an unflattering photo of the city online. With its medieval architecture tucked into the hills above the...2017 August 7/2 Comments
Like most of Europe, Hungary uses two-pronged outlets in the range of 220 to 240 volts. Note that the voltage is twice what it is in the United States, so be careful not to plug in a device that’s ...2017 July 11/No comment
Hungary is home to a number of wine regions that for eons have been producing amazing wine. It’s not as well-known a wine producer as, say, Spain, France or Italy, but it’s just as old and, to many...2017 June 28/No comment
Bank transfers are a common way of paying rent and other large bills in Hungary. In the states, we’d pay big bills by handwritten check. Not here. (In fact, I’ve never heard of anyone paying a bil...2017 June 9/No comment
Pretty often, actually, depending on where you are. The more touristy metro stations, such as Deák Ferenc tér and Keleti pályaudvar, often feature a kontroller or two checking for tickets up...2017 May 2/No comment
Shortly after we arrived here in Hungary, I wrote a post about the cheap food we’d thus-far discovered in Budapest. It takes a lot of food to feed a family of five, so our efforts to eat cheaply ce...2017 March 22/No comment
We moved to the big city, and everything is … small. Before we moved to Budapest, we weren’t exactly city people. Sure, we felt at home in Seattle and Vancouver when we’d trek there periodica...2017 March 19/No comment
Budapest’s public transportation is already reasonably priced: A standard ticket costs only 350 forint (or, a little more than a dollar), and for my monthly student pass, I pay just 3.450 forint ...2017 February 19/1 comment
Trip dates: 2017 Jan. 18-29 Life in Budapest can’t be all work and no play, of course. One of the reasons we chose to live in Hungary was its proximity to the rest of Europe. So, after my first s...2017 February 16/No comment
One thing we’ve learned in our time here in Budapest has been that there’s a cheap way to eat and an expensive way to eat. There are two sides to the city, and in many areas, they’re intermin...2016 August 27/1 comment
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