• Balkans,  Hungary,  Travel

    Budapest: A perfect place for the weekend

    I’ve used to hear positive opinion about Budapest from my mum. Or rather one opinion: “Budapest? Beautiful!”. But that was enough to raise the level of my curiosity. Without any doubt Hungary landed on my list of countries to visit and it was possible to achieve without problems during our Balkan journey. Now, when I live in Austria, Budapest is closer than ever and it’s a perfect opportunity to visit it again. A car ride from Graz is around 4 hours, and from Vienna around 2 hours. So what about this place charmed me so much, that I’m recommending it as a weekend getaway (especially for couples)?  Food in Budapest…

  • Balkans,  Hungary,  Travel

    Budapest: Shoes on the Danube Bank

     While having a stroll at the boulevard in Budapest, you can spot something extraordinary. Shoes by the Danube’s shore. Placed in the rows, many times with the flowers inside, they’re awaiting for their owners, who have never returned. This amazing, touching monument is one of the strongest memories from the travel in Hungary and Budapest. That’s why I think it’s worth to share this experience with you. Shoes on the Danube Bank  Even though they look like real, used leather, in reality they’re iron casts of the shoes which, in the 1940s were left in the same place by the holocaust visctims. While walking around in the Budapest it”s worth…