Hungary Travel Guides for Backpackers

How to escape the crowds in Budapest and visit like a local

Among the European cities a long weekend away from each other, Budapest stands firmly as one of the top choices for youngsters, couples, and families alike. While the capital of Hungary is full of history, pleasantly tree-lined boulevards and a hefty stretch of riverside walks, the tourism can feel overwhelmingly […]
Read Guide…

Travel Guide: Budapest on a Budget

Have you been wanting to see Hungary? But worried about how to be the best tourist without breaking the bank? Look no further! Széchenyi Thermal Baths Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest and most popular bath in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, actually the largest in Europe. Located in a […]
Read Guide…

What To See In Budapest, Hungary

With so many wonderful destinations to visit I wanted to help you narrow down your list by recommending Budapest, Hungary as your next destination. Living in Budapest, Hungary completely transformed me as a human being and opened my eyes to more than I could ever imagine. It was much more […]
Read Guide…

Take a walk in the parks of Budapest

Although Budapest is a crowded big city in Hungary, fortunately, it also has many green parks.  I think everybody needs them, those spots where you can leave the city behind, to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Besides these benefits, a lot of interesting programs are waiting for you […]
Read Guide…

Budapest Travel Guide – A Fun Alive City

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, boasts of historical monuments, ancient thermal baths, gothic churches, and a very happening nightlife. I have created a personalized Budapest Travel Guide out of my own experience of touring the city. And I must say, 2 days are not sufficient to explore the city, […]
Read Guide…

The Danube bend – Eastern Bank

A perfect one-day getaway from the noise of the big city, Budapest, if you are full of urban sightseeing. Just hop on a train (leaving every hour) and visit the bend of the Danube, situated only between ½ hour-hour from Budapest. The Danube river, running from West to East, offers […]
Read Guide…

Top 5 things to do in Budapest

Budapest has been very popular lately, the number of tourists has been increasing every year. Budapest is the capital city of Hungary, with a population of 2 million people. And of course thousands of tourists every day. As a local, I have seen the city and the main tourist spots […]
Read Guide…

A Complete Guide to the Top Attractions in Budapest

From historical sites and relaxing thermal baths to eclectic ruin bars, there’s something for everyone in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Although I spent two enjoyable weeks in this beautiful city, it only took an afternoon to fall in love as I walked around to explore some of it’s interesting […]
Read Guide…

Two Days Of Solo Travel In Bratislava

I arrived on a train at the Slovakian capital, Bratislava one cold morning in October 2017. When the cab driver dropped me off at the tip of a solid stone stairway, he said, “Your apartment, car not going.” He brought down my suitcase from the boot, smiled and said, “Bye […]
Read Guide…

7 must-see places in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania)

Cluj-Napoca is one of Romania’s oldest cities, its name dating back to the Roman period. Known as the capital of Transylvania region and, also, for its many prestigious academies and fruitful cultural life, Cluj-Napoca or simply, Cluj, is a multiethnic city that primarily impresses with its urban imperial architecture, an […]
Read Guide…

What you can do/see in Csíkszereda, a small Romanian city?

  This is the city where Hungarian and Romanian people live together, that’s why you find out when you arrive here find out that, this small town has two names. The Romanian name of the town  is Miercurea- Ciuc ,  this is how you find it on Google Maps,   people […]
Read Guide…

Lake Palic: Wonderful place for your holiday in Serbia

If you are thinking about your summer holiday, but seaside is not an option, come to Serbia, and spend it resting by the Lake Palic. I know that I may sound crazy, but I’m really not a fan of hot summer, sunbathe etc. I like to spend it in nature, […]
Read Guide…

All the beer and food you must try in Prague, Czech Republic

Food and I have always had a special connection. Me, being a writer, have always been fascinated with the origins of food yes, but also been acutely sensitive towards the emotion a good and tasty meal can invoke in a person. Food has always been a subject of deep interest […]
Read Guide…

Budapest: One of the most popular destinations in Europe

Two years ago, I had an opportunity to pay a visit to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or maybe even the world. I heard stories about it, and they were all true. The city is captivating. No matter how long you stay, there is not enough time […]
Read Guide…

Must Try: Ruin Bars in Budapest, Hungary

Do you want to taste the real Budapest feeling? Visit one of our best places – our Ruin Bars. This article will help you to find the outstanding Ruin Bar that fits you the most in the heart of Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. but first, let’s answer the […]
Read Guide…

Why you should visit the colourful Szeged

Have you ever tried to give each place you visit a “title”? I have always thought about Prague as “The city of lights”, about Berlin as “The city of past” and well, also about Rome as “The city of history”. It’s a nice game to play when you go somewhere. […]
Read Guide…

Budapest in two days

Hungarians speak almost the same language as I do. I lived one year in the Hungarian capital city: Budapest; and I got to say they have such a beautiful place. The architecture there is amazing, everywhere you turn there´s a monument to something or someone. Weather is good also, it […]
Read Guide…

Discover the Multiculturalism in Sarajevo

Do you want to visit a dream city in which you can see two different fascinating architectures only by stepping on one spot? Or even better, would you like to see multiple religious buildings from different religions in one scene? In other words, can you imagine a land which embraces […]
Read Guide…

Surviving a Study Abroad in Budapest

  The City of BUDAPEST Probably one of the most cultural and historical cities in the world. Do not hesitate about its name: Which fun fact: it’s composed of two words representing the two parts of the city that conforms the capital of Hungary. The Buda side, mainly known by […]
Read Guide…

3 Kooky Things That Make Budapest a Gem

After I graduated from college, I circumnavigated the globe with my a cappella group. It sounds insane, and for good reason. It absolutely was. About midway around the world, we stopped for almost a week in Budapest, Hungary. Before arriving there, we had visited Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and […]
Read Guide…

Places to enjoy the winter in Budapest

There is not much snow in Budapest nowadays, but when there is, it’s stunning. It feels like you are in a winter wonderland and all you want to do is run around like a little kid. Here are some places where you can get the most out of this beautiful […]
Read Guide…

Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. […]
Read Guide…

Drinking Your Way Around Budapest

I love drinking. Like love it, and European habits only added to a well-established Kiwi enjoyment of a cheeky brew or two. If you don't believe me, you don't have to scroll far through my Instagram posts to see one that features a wine bottle. I also love Budapest. Budapest […]
Read Guide…

Slovakia: The Breath-Taking Lakes in High Tatras

Who Doesn't Like Surprises? I’ve decided to share this experience with you as soon as possible, till I feel the pleasure pain in my legs.    So what you should know about me in advance; I’m not a typical mountain girl but I truly love my fiancé, who is a […]
Read Guide…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lviv, Ukraine

If you’re planning a trip to Eastern Europe, be sure to visit Lviv. Haven’t heard of Lviv before? Boy, you’re in for a ride! They call Lviv the Western Capital, the Cultural Center and the Heart of Ukraine. All year round, the city welcomes thousands of tourists from Poland, Germany, […]
Read Guide…

My time in Split, Croatia

Experience the Croatian culture I’ve been living in Split, Croatia for the five months now. The first time I visited was last year and I quickly fell in love with the city, the culture and the people. Therefore, I’d like to first give you a quick introduction and tell you […]
Read Guide…

Pécs: 8 special spots worth seeing in the “city of culture”

About the city of Pécs Pécs is a marvellous city located in the south area of Hungary. It is commonly referred to as the city of culture, for many simple reasons: it is one of the oldest cities of the country, rich in (ancient) monuments; additionally, the first university of Hungary […]
Read Guide…

Iguazu Falls: Short trip to Brasil

I will tell you a short story, but I'm sure, you won't believe it. You might say, “aw man, please be more credible!” Because it's like a fairytale. Maybe this is the moral: every fairytale was based on a true story. Travelling to the Iguazu Falls So once upon a […]
Read Guide…

Mexico: Oaxaca City and Area

Oaxaca City It is an early Sunday morning when I reach Oaxaca City in Mexico. So early, that I'm not even able to check in at the hostel. Instead, I leave my bags at the reception and start strolling the streets of the city. I watch how the light from […]
Read Guide…

Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia          If you are interested to visit Slovenia and want to know more about this country, then this is definitely for you! I want to share with you my experience of spending 3 beautiful months of my life in Slovenia and […]
Read Guide…

India Road Trip

Introductory Have you ever considered driving around one of the biggest countries of the world? Like China, Russia, the USA or… India? My boyfriend and I spent one month driving in India, visiting family and places. In this article I would like to share the adventures of the first week, […]
Read Guide…

Three days in Lisbon

Arrival to Lisbon It was 3rd of February and I got the best birthday gift ever: a flight ticket to Lisbon. Why Lisbon? I got a scholarship to study and live in the next six months in Porto.  I can honestly say that choosing Portugal was one of the best […]
Read Guide…

Vranov nad Dyjí – A hidden hub of activity in South Moravia

Why did we decide to go to Vranov Nad Dyjí? Well, we were just looking for a long weekend getaway place near Hungary. We did not know much about Vranov Nad Dyjí, just checked a few photos, and immediately booked a room in an apartment. We did not regret it.:) Location Vranov […]
Read Guide…

6 Wonders To Discover If You Visit Budapest

In the past years Budapest have became a popular travel destination. No wonder why, the capital of Hungary in the very middle of Europe is a beatiful and exciting city, full of wonders you should discover – so much to see, so little time! But here I am, a proud […]
Read Guide…

Budapest: exploring main sights, food and wine

Meet the Budapest: one of the most beautiful cities in Europe Budapest is city with a unique, youthful atmosphere, with night life increasingly appreciated among European youth. Budapest is definitely one of Europe's most enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed “Paris of the […]
Read Guide…

Experience of nature on the traces of the historical Austria

If you live in close touch with nature and you have a fable for historical castellated buildings in which former monarchs could have lived, with high rooms and lovely balconies as well as saunas and health spas? – Yes, you are totally right in Bad Gastein, Austria. This remarkable place […]
Read Guide…

Balaton in the summer…always a perfect choice

Balaton at the summer…always a perfect choice Balaton, the lake in the in the west-north part of the Hungary, also well known as Hungarian sea, surprises us during the last days of this August 2016. We decided to travel with my husband Jair for a prolonged weekend and after a few times […]
Read Guide…

5 must-visit sights in Passau (Germany)

Honestly I prefer a fast paced life and I can hardly imagine myself living permanently in the only house among the mountains. Trust me! There are so many small villages in Bavaria consisting of only ONE house. But… what a marvelous landscape is extended around you! In such places you […]
Read Guide…

The monastery ruins of Salföld -Lake Balaton, Hungary

Destination: Lake Balaton- Káli basin In September we decided to take off for a long-weekend to Balaton, Hungary along with our dog. I was very excited about this trip and not just because Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe. Even though it is a much frequented holiday destination, […]
Read Guide…

My homeland Jošanica in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Position and natural geographical features of Jošanica I would like to begin with the words told by the great Bosnian poet Mak Dizdar, who once said: “Bosnia, forgive, there is a land, both barren and barefoot, forgive, both cold and hungry, and even more, forgive, defiant by a dream.”    […]
Read Guide…

Rockport – a fascinating seaside spot in Massachusetts

As summer 2014 I was lucky enough to visit the 'must sees' both on the east and the west coast of the USA, the second time I travelled there, I wanted to explore some hidden treasures. My wish was to see a lighthouse, you know, one of those, you can […]
Read Guide…

Budapest: Five non-mainstream things to do in the heart of Europe

Budapest, the capital of Hungary is a huge and lovely city – probably not as big as Paris, but yet, it could take at least three-four days to visit the mainstream touristic sights one by one. I know, I have lived there, I have wandered around the streets and seen many […]
Read Guide…

Graz, in the heart of Europe.

From where could I start? Graz is the capital of the federal state of Styria and it is the second largest city in Austria after Vienna. It is located on the Mur River in the southeast of Austria. Graz is an alpine town with very pleasant summers. Temperatures range between […]
Read Guide…

Slovenia – Lake Bled

SLOVENIA – BLED LAKE Bled lake and island from Mala Ojstrica             Slovenia is a small country between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It is quite often mistaken for Slovakia 😉 Even when our best athletes win, mistakes are made. SLOVENIA […]
Read Guide…

Hungary, The 5 reasons why I love Budapest

One of the questions I am always asked when I meet new people or old friends I haven’t seen for a long time, is why do I like Budapest, in Hungary so much? I must admit it; I feel completely confused in front of this question. How can I describe this […]
Read Guide…

Traveling on a Budget in Budapest, Hungary

*All monetary amounts are in USD, unless otherwise marked* My boyfriend and I recently completed a two month bicycle trip around a significant portion of Europe. Because we were traveling for two months, and are recent college graduates, we wanted to keep our daily expenses as low as possible. That […]
Read Guide…

Romania's Călimani Mountains: a beginner's experience

Maybe not a lot of people are aware of Romania as a country situated in the heart of Europe. Well, it is one of those countries that fill the maps and that come to knowledge only when something specific relates to it. I, for one, was born here and lived […]
Read Guide…

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I)

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I) I’ve stayed in Slovenia for three months while doing my internship in an IT company. Although I lived in a small and cosy Slovenian city – Celje, I had visited other cities too. Slovenia is the country where Balkans meet Western Europe […]
Read Guide…

Dating Abroad: Meeting the “One” while Traveling

  Everyone secretly hopes that the love of their life will be waiting for them when their plane lands. Or better yet, that their special someone will be traveling with them to an exciting new city sipping complimentary white wine and picking out favorites from travel guides in flight.   […]
Read Guide…

Nessebar, Bulgaria: A romantic walk through the wooden city

Where? Why? The city of Nessebar is situated in southeastern part of Bulgaria at the Black sea coast. It is, as one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, attracting travellers from all around the world by its magnificence and romance. The historical roots of the city are reaching to the […]
Read Guide…

Budapest: City of Friends

“Budapest is the world’s melting pot of Architectural styles. From Roman amphitheaters and Gothic-styled cathedrals to traditional Turkish baths, Budapest has it all.” -Lust for the World Budapest is arguably one of the most varied cities I have visited, along with Hungary as a country itself. It beckons you from […]
Read Guide…

Exploring the Dominican Republic: Excursion to Saona island

Why Saona? Let's start at the very beginning. I have been living in the Dominican Republic for more than a year now (yes, I live where you vacation) and this is the second time that my mom visits me. I am originally from Budapest, Hungary, a beautiful European country. On […]
Read Guide…

Budapest: The Charmer

I like to believe that, as one person is indeed able to have “a million different people from one day to the next” (to quote The Verve), so is a city – not only to have a soul, but many – or all of them; the inhabitants, the passers, the […]
Read Guide…

Budapest- The City of Wonders

Budapest is a gorgeous city of history and culture that combines old with the new, traditional with modern. There are so many things to do, see and try that you can never really run out of things to do. Even after spending a whole semester in this city in Hungary […]
Read Guide…

Budapest, the city of wonders

Dear Visitor, It gives me a great pleasure to write my first travel guide about a city that I grew up in. First I want you to know that I absolutely love Hungary and Budapest, and I am thrilled that the tourism is booming right now, at least in the capital […]
Read Guide…

Sydney: an artistic guide

For the art lovers who want to do more than wander through an empty gallery, here are some must-see art events in Sydney, Australia, tested out by me just for you, with personalised tips to make sure you make the best of your time in this vast, bustling city.   […]
Read Guide…

Cluj-Napoca : Electrical History

What it is and what it meant : Cluj-Napoca is a proeminent and progressive city in the heart of Transylvania, Romania. It’s dated roots come as far as the Roman conquest that occured in this region. The Roman Empire conquered Dacia between the year AD 101 and 106 and, thus, […]
Read Guide…

European crossroads: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Distant impressions You will hear nothing about Bosnia if you come from other continents. And you will hear a lot of things about Bosnia if you happen to spend a bit of time in the neighboring countries. I will never forget people in Hungary telling me to be extremely careful […]
Read Guide…

5 things that will happen when you move to Budapest

I have had the amazing experience of living in Budapest for a little more than one year, and I still find a moment everyday to miss it. Budapest, like many other European cities is a place of multiple wonders. The capital of Hungary, can provide entertainment for anyone: a very […]
Read Guide…

Brazil – Life as a carnie

Brazil – Life as a carnie Feathers, fishnets and candy floss, clowns, eyelashes and one massive pink tent. Yes, I ran away with the circus, my life continues on the road touring through cities of Brazil as a carnie, (dancer) in one of South Americas largest circuses. This is not […]
Read Guide…

5 Days on 4 Mountains – Exploring Ski Amadé

To tell the truth, I didn’t expect much from this years skiing. We almost didn’t go at all. We really had organised everything last minute, and our GPS broke on the day of leaving home. But… surprisingly good things start often unexpected ways, don’t they?   An easy plan The Family […]
Read Guide…