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Articles by Gyongi Asztalos

Going for a Jog in Budapest

Going for a Jog in Budapest February 26, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Locals love to unwind after, or pep up before work with a good hour’s jog. For those wanting to keep fit on a visit to Budapest, these three popular jogging routes may come in handy. With air pollution being quite high in the city centre, running along the Great Ring Road for example is not advisable....

Butcher Shop Culture in Budapest

Butcher Shop Culture in Budapest February 23, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
Grabbing a quick bite to eat for most means a sandwich, burger or salad at a local fast food restaurant. In Budapest however, it is (believe it or not) butcher shops that traditionally provide this kind of service. Grabbing a bite at the butcher's (Photo courtesy of: http://www.diningguide.hu/toplistak/etterem-informacio-4049) Alongside...

UNESCO World Heritage Sights of Budapest

UNESCO World Heritage Sights of Budapest February 20, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
World heritage sights are world heritage sights for a reason, and that of Budapest are no exception. They – namely the Hero’s Square, Andrássy Avenue, the Danube Embankment between the Liberty and Margaret Bridges, and the Castle District inscribed on the world heritage list since 1987 –...

Vegetarian Dining in Meat-Eating Budapest

Vegetarian Dining in Meat-Eating Budapest February 14, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
Finding a restaurant with even just a little more to offer than one vegetarian dish is a tough one in the capital of a country where every national dish is based on meat. And if it doesn’t contain meat, it will definitely contain something of animal origin, the most popular of which is lard. Vegetarians...

Best Ski Resort Hotels

Best Ski Resort Hotels December 30, 2011 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
To follow up last month’s ski vacation post I’ve decided to construct one on ski resort hotels. If the slopes themselves don’t do the trick, these lodgings (listed below in no particular order) are guaranteed to make anyone want to extend their stay and spend the weekend. Platan Pension in Dobogókő...

What to Pack for a Winter Break in Budapest

What to Pack for a Winter Break in Budapest December 30, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
What to pack before a trip is a constant dilemma. There’s always bound to be something unexpected, so it’s best to just pack prepared for anything and everything. But then again no-one’s suit case that works like a Marry Poppins bottomless carpet bag, so here are a few tips to avoid having to pay...

Budapest in Pictures: Re-Opening of the City Park Ice Rink

Budapest in Pictures: Re-Opening of the City Park Ice Rink November 30, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The City Park ice-skating rink reopens to be the largest one of not just of the city, but the whole of Europe! Back in business after a 3-year break, its long awaited opening originally scheduled for August was postponed several times and finally happened at the beginning of November. Budapest could...

Best Neighbourhood for the Foodie

Best Neighbourhood for the Foodie November 30, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Budapest‘s 7th District, a lovely compact little neighbourhood characterized by narrow streets that give home to many of the city’s hidden gems, is the neighbourhood for the foodie on a quest for delicious dishes. This area, bound in by the Andrassy Avenue, Rákóczi Street, Small and Great...

Budapest in Pictures: Váci Street around Christmas-Time

Budapest in Pictures: Váci Street around Christmas-Time November 24, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Váci Street and Vörösmarty Square ensemble, a magical part of Budapest regardless of season, puts on a whole new face around Christmas time. Everything is bathed in orange light, and the mouth watering smell of gingerbread, mulled wine and grilled sausages fill the air, much like during the infamous...

Planning a Ski Vacation in Hungary

Planning a Ski Vacation in Hungary November 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Believe it or not, there are plenty of places to go skiing around Hungary, all of which are easily accessible from the country’s capital. Those in possession of a car have a slight advantage, but public transport and even direct transfers make a day excursion to one of the resorts listed below a great...
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