Sunday Bender in Visegrád

I’ve never met a medieval fortress I liked, or, to be more precise, one I was genuinely impressed with. The problem obviously lies with the fact that novels and history books, paired with an active imagination, raised the bar of what I expected to a level no grouping of ruins, no matter how well maintained,…

Eger for the Clueless

The reason why I do not travel around Hungary based on throwing darts at the map is that a) I do not have a wall sized map of the country, and b) even if I had it, the dart would probably land off the map anyways, and after some convoluted calculations I would figure out…

Parklife: Day Trip to Gödollő

I like to start my weekends with a bit of planning and as I was doing just that, since it’s a weekend and there’s no pressure, I kept an alternative eye on my social media feeds as well (I totally don’t do that during the week, really) where you’ll never guess what I saw. A…

Tripping in Suburbia

  I don’t know about you, but I have always longed to discover my spirit animal- it might have begun with those hard fought battles deciding which Winnie the Pooh character I wished to resemble more. Yes, those tragic days before Buzzfeed tests, when you had to make up your own mind instead of just…

We Went to Szentendre This Sunday- Basically Because We Could

We’re still a bit in the Sziget comedown phase, which makes things that are not Sziget slightly uninteresting. Szentendre at least has the luck of being on the same HÉV line as Filatorigát, so we could squeak with delight and despair when we passed it.   Sziget jokes put aside, Szentendre is always a treat,…

Visit to Velence (Which is Most Definitely Not Venice)

  Landlocked countries seem to be forever in search of a sea. Since today’s geopolitical framework, to the chagrin of some, does not allow for much territorial rethinking, they have to make do with what’s already there. Enter the lakes. Since Romania has been blessed with a coldish, darkish, algae infested body of salt water-…