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Dora Henger’s Guide to Budapest Style

Dora Henger’s Guide to Budapest Style

Fittingly, our interview with Hungarian fashionista Dora Henger about Budapest style takes place in the café of design hotel Lánchíd19 where she has set up a temporary office until she opens her first boutique next door. The daughter of entrepreneurs and a product designer by training, 29...
Budapest Take-Homes: Recycled Retro-Cool Keepsakes

Budapest Take-Homes: Recycled Retro-Cool Keepsakes

It’s rare that I devote an edition of Take-Homes to one shop. In the eleven months of our grand tour, I’ve done it just three times before, in Ceret (La Boheme, a shop keeping traditional Catalan fabric alive), Bali (Threads of Life, a fair-trade textiles...
A Retro Walk Back in Time in Present Day Budapest

A Retro Walk Back in Time in Present Day Budapest

“What period do you think we are speaking about when we talk of ‘Retro Budapest’,” my guide, Bálint Horváth from Unique Budapest asks me. “Um, the 1950s and ’60s…?” I suggest. “No. Not really… not for us. It’s the 1970s and ’80s,” he says. Oh dear, I...
Museum Visit: The House of Terror, Budapest

Museum Visit: The House of Terror, Budapest

We first visited the Terror Háza Múzeum or House of Terror in Budapest a few years ago and were so impressed with its cutting-edge exhibits — more akin to art installations than museum displays — that we had to return this trip. We’ve been avoiding the top...
Carolyn Bánfalvi’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Budapest

Carolyn Bánfalvi’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Budapest

Food writer Carolyn Bánfalvi was our guide for our Markets Tour in Budapest. Her knowledge of the local cuisine was so fantastic that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask her a few more questions about eating and drinking in Budapest and get some...
Price Check: a Budapest Shopping List

Price Check: a Budapest Shopping List

  Budapest is a brilliant city to stay in a holiday rental and settle in for a while. Food, wine, culture, and beauty aside, it’s a fantastically affordable place to live for a European city. We still have a few destinations to go on our...
Tasting Budapest on a Markets Tour

Tasting Budapest on a Markets Tour

After 11 months of our grand tour and ten foodie walks in London, Perpignan, Paris, Venice, Tokyo, New York, Mexico City, Cape Town, Istanbul, and now Budapest, we’ve concluded that a market tour with a local food expert should be the very first thing you...
Ambling Around Beautiful Budapest

Ambling Around Beautiful Budapest

Budapest. It’s a city made for walking. After going grocery shopping, one of the first things we do when we arrive at a new destination for our two-week stay is to walk – and not anywhere in particular, we just wander around our neighbourhood. If...
A Local Guide to Budapest

A Local Guide to Budapest

When we first arrived in Budapest, we took to Twitter to get some local tips. One person really gave us the goods, as you can see below. @mhovorka@gran_tourismo Have you visited the Holocaust Memorial Center? It’s relatively new, very interesting and well done. @mhovorka @gran_tourismo...
The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Before we moved to Asia, we used to head to Europe each winter. A white Christmas, a spot of snowboarding, fireplace time, and festive markets were our motivation. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe. It’s that time of year when it’s impossible to...