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Touring the Etyek Wine Country from Budapest

Hungary is becoming a big player on the world’s wine stage, with famous vintages such as the big-tasting Eger reds and rosé Tokaj dessert wines. While these wine regions can be visited as day trips from Budapest, the up-and-coming Etyek wine country is just outside the city limits.

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July 2, 2015 by
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Visiting Hungary’s Wineries from Budapest

Visiting Hungary’s wineries from Budapest makes a fascinating day out for anyone interested in sampling fine wines and reveling in the untamed landscape of mountains and undulating plains.

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June 23, 2015 by
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The Whale, Budapest’s New Cultural Center

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Among all the grandiose architecture of imperial Budapest, there’s a new boy in town. A modern sleek building locally known as the Whale is Budapest’s new cultural center.

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March 19, 2015 by
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Underneath Budapest – Caving in the City

Stuck between a rock and another rock.

Kitted out in a dusty red jump suit and hard hat, I’m trudging through the mud on a small path under Mátyás Hill towards the entrance to what looks like a bunker.

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February 19, 2015 by
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Some Like it Hot: Budapest’s Best Baths

The Lukács Baths

The thermal waters coursing under Budapest have been in use as far back as the Romans, but Budapest’s bath culture is often associated with the Ottomans who occupied Hungary in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are three historic Turkish baths still in operation in Budapest.

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February 5, 2015 by
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Using the Budapest Card

Gellert Thermal Baths

Although Budapest is one of the less expensive cities in Europe, there is so much to see and do that expense soon starts to mount up. The best way doing justice to the myriad museums, galleries and sights of Hungary’s capital is to invest in a sightseer’s Budapest Card.

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January 29, 2015 by
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