Weekend Break in Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital, is just over 2 hours away from Budapest by train. We took our first trip there in December 2014. The weather was really cold and the city was appropriately dressed for the festive season with various Christmas markets, lights and street decorations. We visited Vienna again last July and the city was…

A trip to the Istrian Peninsula

Recently we decided to take a road trip to the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. It was a long weekend here in Budapest and the weather was gorgeous, so it was perfect to spend it close to the sea and enjoying nature. We rented a country house in the heart of the peninsula, making it easier…

Easter Weekend at Lake Balaton

Being a long Easter weekend here in Hungary, we decided to take a trip and explore the countryside around Lake Balaton. This lake is the largest in Central Europe… just to give you an idea about its size, you could easily fit the island of Malta twice in there! ­čśÁ Lake Balaton is a popular…

Milan in Black & White

This post takes me back to a hot Summer weekend in July. My husband and I took an early Saturday flight to the city of Milan and spent the following two days roaming around the beautiful Italian city. Without a doubt, one of the main highlights of the city is the magnificent Duomo, standing tall…

A Visit to Berlin

Last week, we decided to take┬áa short trip to Berlin for the weekend. Flights between Budapest and Berlin are conveniently scheduled on Saturdays early in the morning and return on Sundays late in evening. They were definitely two long days. However, we managed to get┬áaround the city and explore quite a lot. We were very┬álucky…

Weekend trip to Steinach

Last Monday was a public holiday here in Budapest. We realised this only on Tuesday last week and decided to plan a last minute weekend trip. Having last visited my husband’s relatives in Bavaria over the Christmas holidays, we decided it was time┬áto spend some time there again. The train ride is around 7 hours…