Category Archives: History

Favourite Cities in Europe – 1. Berlin (Part 1)

As I type this, my younger sister is in Berlin, and my other sister is planning her return to this vibrant city. It seems Berlin is a magnet for the three of us, and all for the same reasons – … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin, Germany, History, Photography, Photos, Places, Politics, Transport, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Rural Life

Skanzen, a set on Flickr. Last week we visited the Skanzen (open air museum) in Szentendre, just up the river from Budapest. B and I have decided we will buy or build an old mud brick house like the ones … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Being Outdoors, History, Hungary, Museums, Photography, Photos, Places | 2 Comments

Snippets of April in Budapest

Meeting Hedgehogs and Dogs on a Hill We began the month with a hike to the citadella and the liberty statue in Budapest. It’s quite a steep incline but it’s something all people really should do when they visit our … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Being Outdoors, Budapest, Food, History, Hungary, Photography, Photos, Places, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflection on Március 15

Standing outside the Hungarian Parliament building on March 15, surrounded by patriotic Hungarians and their flags, was a surreal experience. March 15 is a national holiday in remembrance of the 1848 Revolution, in which Hungary began its long process of … Continue reading

Posted in Budapest, History, Places, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Március 15 – National Holiday in Hungary

  From a news article: “Hungary’s prime minister launched a scathing attack on the European Union on Thursday, accusing it of colonialist behavior, disrespecting his country’s sovereignty and meddling in its domestic affairs. The EU has voiced concerns about legislation … Continue reading

Posted in Budapest, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

House of Terror

House of Terror, a photo by Szia!_Steph! on Flickr. Given that I’m in a relationship with a Hungarian, and his family saw various stages of the Communist era here, I felt it was vital that I visited the House of … Continue reading

Posted in Budapest, History, Places | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments