Hungary for a new adventure – Part 7: Flavors of Budapest – tomato ice cream soup

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I ended the previous post with Pat and me sharing some time with our fellow OAT traveler, Alison, who’d come to Budapest on her own after we left Ljubljana,  at the New York Cafe. I have neither notes nor recollection …

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Hungary for a new adventure – Part 6: Flavors of Budapest – a New York Caesar Salad

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So this is it. My last full day in Budapest or, I should say, in Pest because while I’ll cross part of the Danube, it will only be as far as Margaret Island and not all the way to Buda. …

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Hungary for a new adventure – Part 5: Flavors of Budapest – would you believe pizza?

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In case you’re wondering, today’s story takes place on Thursday, August 25 and I left the U.S. on August 7th so, in the context of the trip, we’ll spend today and tomorrow in Budapest and then I’ll be home. I don’t mean to …

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Hungary for a new adventure – Part 4: Flavors of Budapest – goulash and strudel

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“Good morning,” said our local guide Barbara when she met us in the lobby to lead our guided tour of Budapest. And for me, the difficulty in compiling this tale of my travels reaches it zenith. As I noted in my previous entry, for some reason my …

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Hungary for a new adventure – Part 3: Flavors of Budapest – Ruin Bar Shawarma

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If this were a normal recounting, I’d be writing about my time in Budapest in rather rapturous detail because the city is a visitor’s dream. But, if you were with me at the beginning of this tale, you know this isn’t …

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Hungary for a new adventure – Part 2: A soupçon of the 20th century

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When I left off yesterday, World War I had ended and Hungary had signed the Treaty of Trianon that left it not only considerably smaller in area and population but substantially resource poorer than it had been before the war. Now we …

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Hungary for a new adventure – Part 1: The historical appetizer

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This is the morning five of us leave on the post-tour extension to spend a few days in Budapest. Our reduced number meant that for the first time since our arrival, we wouldn’t be traveling in a large 40 person …

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Roll up, Roll up for the musical tour

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Yes, this is an invitation but you need no reservation because I’m dying to take you away. Take you today. Enough of that. The reality of today’s entry is considerably less psychedelic than my reference. I going to wrap up my visit …

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It’s been a long trip. Maybe it’s time to spend the day in Bled

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As I noted yesterday, Slovenia is not a particularly big nation so going from point A to point B anywhere in the country isn’t particularly time consuming. For example, in about two and a half hours you can drive from Ljubljana to Letenye, Hungary …

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Feeling sLOVEnia

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Thus far on our trip around the Balkan Peninsula the countries of the region we’ve visited have had long, troubled and war ravaged histories that contrasted with both the natural beauty of the territory and some of the stories of cooperation and …

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