Hungary

Pecs. The Gateway to the Balkans

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 10:45 am by .

When I went to visit Pécs (pronounced Paych) the 5th city of Hungary I expected to find the grey uniformity associated with decades of communism.  As if to prove me wrong the guide started her tour of Pecs by pointing out the brightly covered roof of the town hall, glinting in the sun, defying the long years when the colourful tiles had been covered over.

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13 top things to do in Budapest

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 3:09 pm by .

The two senior citizens in front of me were clearly having a ball. They were, it must be said, up to their chins in the hot thermal waters of Szechenyi Bath’s outdoor pools, but more to the point, they were playing chess on a floating board and loving every minute of it!

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Lanchid 19 Design Hotel

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 2:51 pmThis entry was posted in Budapest, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Hungary and tagged on by .

With Buda Castle towering high above you and the glorious Danube flowing by your side next to the legendary Chain Bridge, you will have everything that is in historic Budapest at your very fingertips. You’ll even be standing above the medieval ruins of a water tower as you walk across the transparent lobby floor.

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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 2:04 pmThis entry was posted in Budapest, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Hungary and tagged on by .

Any hotel that lends its name to a former king has to be confident its service and facilities can live up to the regal billing. And when you come to think of it, any guest should be made to feel like a proper member of the royal family anyway.

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