On the free walking tour in Budapest, our guide also mentioned traditional Hungarian cuisine. One of the plates that interested me the most was the food above which is called Lángos, or, as it’s lovingly referred to by Hungarian teenagers, “Communist Pizza.” It’s basically fried dough in the shape of a pizza pie covered in sour cream (sour cream is Hungary’s ketchup and I fully … Continue reading My Favorite Hungarian Food
On my second morning in Budapest, I’d slept for 11 hours and I was feeling refreshed… for a walking tour of Budapest in the rain. I purchased an umbrella from a street vendor for 1000 Forint and made my way to the meeting point for the free walking tour. Similar to the ones in Poland, these were all free but donations would be happily welcomed … Continue reading A Few Hungarian Facts
I had this whole post ready to go before I went up about getting my currency in order before I left but I didn’t post it. I forgot, kind of, and now it’s out of date. BUT I am back from my trip abroad. I might still be a bit jet lagged, but I think it might also be a symptom of me not liking … Continue reading Back Home!
On my Google searches for travel blogs about Budapest and Vienna, I stumbled across this site, On the Grid. There’s a ton of content and the writers have been all over the world. I started by checking out their pages for Warsaw and London, and maybe a couple of the other cities that I’ve been to. But then I clicked on “New York City” and … Continue reading The Travel Site That Got It Right
If you’re ever planning a two week trip across Scandinavia like I did and you are not a meateater, I beg of you to please consider eating meat while you’re you’re traveling. I don’t eat meat anymore, but I did while I was traveling there in 2015 and I have no idea how I would have survived had I not eaten insane amounts of meat. … Continue reading What I Ate In: Copenhagen
So, I am two days away (!) from heading to Budapest and I wanted to share this post about this tiny, little street (alleyway, really) in Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm, Sweden. It is called the narrowest street in Stockholm – 35 inches at it’s narrowest. And that’s really saying something because this is a city of narrow streets! I read about this … Continue reading Take a Walk: Mårten Trotzigs Gränd (Stockholm, Sweden)
Back after my three week tour around Europe in 2008, I was staying in London for an extra 10 days with one of my friends who happened to be living there at the time. We’d met the year prior while he was traveling from Australia through New York City before getting to London, but we became fast friends and he said I was more than … Continue reading English Day Trip: Stratford-Upon-Avon
Actually, I could think of a lot of good reasons that you shouldn’t pay to go into the Vatican (have you not seen Spotlight?), but I was in Rome and based on my feelings about my experience in Italy thus far, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to come back so I may as well get it all out of the way this time. … Continue reading Because Why Not: Sistine Chapel & the Vatican City (Rome, Italy)
Up until this past week, I’d been checking the weather in Budapest and Vienna and it was showing temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s so I was preparing to bring all sweaters (like you saw here) but these temperatures are making me rethink that. I definitely need to still bring my peacoat because it’s cold in New York and I need to still go outside … Continue reading Change of Packing Plans?
I’ve spent exactly two weekends in Paris in my life. My favorite place that I went during my second trip there was the Catacombs of Paris. Yes, I understand how creepy that sounds because the Catacombs house the remains of about 6 million people, but it was truly an astonishing thing to see. I mean, have YOU ever seen the remains of that many people? … Continue reading The Catacombs of Paris (Paris, France)