Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 2 — Budapest, Hungary

Art deco in Budapest, Hungary

This is the second installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. As I stepped off the luxurious Insight Vacations bus and onto the streets of Budapest I could feel […]

Viking European Christmas Market Cruise: Budapest, Hungary

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DAY 7: Budapest, Hungary Saturday The day began by getting up early and going on a bus tour of both sides of the city: the older Buda and more cosmopolitan Pest. Our boat was docked on the Pest side in an ideal location — right across the street from the Four Seasons Gresham Palace (If […]

12 Reasons to Take a Scenic River Cruise in Europe

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River cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, so recently I decided it was time for me to put away my “only for old people” stereotype and check it out. I jumped at the first invite I received, which was to join Scenic Cruises on a seven-day trip up the Danube. Note: The […]

Video of the Week: Hungarian Theater Group

Hungarian theater group

One of my Hungarian friends sent me this Britain’s Got Talent video and I almost didn’t spend the three minutes to watch it because I thought it was going to be lame. Boy was I wrong. “Attraction” are a Hungarian theater group with a unique act wherein they create scenes using the shadows of their […]

Castles To Wine Tastings: Budapest, Hungary

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By Ramona Zacharias Country number two on our trip was Hungary. I didn’t know much about the city of Budapest up until this point (like, for instance, the fact that the city is divided into two components, “Buda” and “Pest”, which are separated by the Danube) and the four full days we spent in and […]