As the world falls in love with vintage and ‘pre-loved’ goods, the dozen or so flea markets in Budapest have become some of the city’s best-loved hunting grounds for stylish clothes, unusual pieces of furniture and even oil paintings. Visiting Ecseri flea market (Ecseri Piac) is now one of the coolest things for visitors to do in Budapest.
A popular destination for its many museums and superb architecture, visiting Kecskemét from Budapest makes a great day trip into a rural region south of the capital city, were life mooches along at a slow pace.
August 20 is a national holiday in Hungary to celebrate the life of its patron saint and founding father. Celebrating St Stephen’s Day in Budapest is an unforgettable experience full of religious ceremony and spectacular fireworks.
I have a philosophy about food tours. You should never leave hungry in belly or in mind. Behind every great dish, there should be more than just flavor, there should also be a story. With the Small Group Budapest Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walking Tour, I was fully satisfied, in both senses.
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.
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.