Tag Archives: Budapest

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
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...
The Dish: Pörkölt, the Stew Formerly Known as Goulash

The Dish: Pörkölt, the Stew Formerly Known as Goulash

What I knew about Hungarian food and wine before I first visited Budapest was limited to Bull’s Blood red wine, Tokaji sweet wine, salami, paprika, and the dish that was made using paprika – goulash. Given that I’ve been stewing and braising away this year...
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...