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Cuban personal trainer in Budapest

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We all love going on vacation but getting there is not always fun. Traveling is not all about lying under a palm tree, sipping a cocktail on the beach or dancing through the night with your loved one. Traveling is also a hectic lifestyle full of stress, both physically and mentally. You might get stuck in a traffic jam if you travel by car. Or your luggage might get lost at the airport. Traveling with kids can leave you anxious and a bit stressed out. read more

How to spend spring in Budapest

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Spring is almost here and event organizers have been working hard in Budapest! Spring in Budapest brings warmer temperatures so the best things to do in spring here require you to spend some much-needed time outdoors. No complaints here. There are plenty of delightful events and happenings in the city when the flowers are in bloom. It’s the start of the rooftop season, awesome outdoor festivals and street fairs, river cruises and walking tours, flower shows, etc. We have everything you need to enjoy this supremely lovely season. read more

How to spend winter in Budapest

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Winter in Budapest is full of Christmas lights, window displays, shopping, and much more than just spending a few hours inside the cozy restaurants and clubs and bars. From outdoor skating to seasonal food festivals, there’s so much fun for everyone at this time of the year. And don’t forget that Budapest is absolutely spectacular in winter, so don’t be afraid to admire all the snow-covered trees in the best parks of Budapest, like in the City Park, Kopaszi Dam or Margaret Island, or sitting in the hot thermal water in one of Budapest oldest spas while it’s snowing outside. In fact, there’s so much to see and do so that it can be tough creating an itinerary that covers everything the city offers. So I did some planning for you how to spend winter in Budapest. Here are some of my favorite can’t-miss winter experiences. read more

Relax in style at Lake Balaton

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Káli Basin is the most characteristic part of the Balaton Uplands and with its 9,111 hectares forms an integral part of the Balaton Uplands National Park. It is an easy 2.5-hour drive from Budapest and only 10 minutes by car from the north shore of Lake Balaton. Many church towers, wine cellars and the signs of a variety of agricultural work, vineyards, meadows and ploughlands, constitute a special landscape in the Káli Basin. Village tourism is increasing in the area. There are plenty of restaurants with culinary delights and a huge number of nice and comfortable inns where you can relax in style. Here are some recommendations I tried out and loved during the long weekend I spent in the Káli Basin with my husband. read more

City Park Ice Rink

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It’s the middle of winter. Slipping, sliding and gliding around an open-air rink, hand in hand with your loved one is probably the most romantic thing you can do in winter – at least until you fall over. It has been so in the last centuries. 75 years ago, in January 1942 my grandpa caught sight of my grandma dancing on ice in City Park Ice Rink (Városligeti Műjégpálya) and he fell in love at first sight. He was standing at the edge of the rink for hours and couldn’t take his eyes off my grandma. He was impressed by her talent of doing the loop jump. He decided to get a pair of skate and try it. He had absolutely no talent, his windmilling arms ruined his style and suddenly he bumped into my grandma. 🙂 According to my grandma’s story, this is how my grandparents met and then stayed together forever. read more

Tropicarium Budapest

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What to do with kids on a cold and rainy day in Budapest? Skip the regular sightseeing tour and check in at the Tropicarium Budapest which is located at Campona Shopping Center in South Buda. It has already become one of the top indoor attractions of Budapest. Hundreds of animal species and lush vegetation await you in the largest sea aquarium in Central Europe (claimed by its marketing department) measuring at 3000 sq meters. Tropicarium Budapest does not only present a part of the deep sea world but also a tiny bit of a tropical rainforest, where the sky thunders every quarter of an hour, rain starts to fall and lightning zigzags over your head. read more

Breakfast at Liberté Grand Café

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My mom must be right: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it applies to everyone from jet-setters through globetrotters to backpackers and flashpackers. Although I’m not a morning person, I like sitting at the table having breakfast. Even if there is an early morning rush, for me there’s no breakfast without a cup of coffee. I have a deal with my man. I have to make the breakfast making mornings as delicious as possible, whatever that means. 🙂 In exchange he, alias Chef Nacho, cooks mouthwatering meals for lunch and dinner e.g. chicken taco on Tuesdays. Not that bad a deal, hm? 🙂 I love lazy Sunday mornings when there is extra time to rethink regular breakfast meals and give them a makeover. But you know what is even better? Going out for breakfast. Like having breakfast at Liberté Grand Café. read more

Gozsdu Sky Terrace

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Gozsdu Courtyard is renowned for its great nightlife. It’s packed with restaurants, pubs and bars, the place comes alive every evening. Gozsdu Sky Terrace, the rooftop sky bar, is located on the top floor of the courtyard. It’s a bit complicated to find its entrance. You need to look for the pinball machines in the courtyard. When you see them you know you are on the right path to the elevators for the 6th floor. Then just follow the staircase to the top floor and you’ll find yourself in a different world. read more

One Fine Day at Lake Balaton

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What would you do if you had only one day at Lake Balaton? There are many things to see and admire at Lake Balaton, so it is difficult to pack them all in one day. If I were you, I would cram a little culture, a little gastronomy and of course, a fun activity into the day. Here’s my recommendation, just read on. 🙂  read more

Central Market Hall

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I like doing food shopping at a market. I love the smell of the fresh vegetables and fruits, meat and cheese, and even fish. I like the atmosphere all around. It reminds me of my childhood. Every summer I spent my holidays at my grandma’s and we went to the market every morning to buy fresh local delicacies to prepare lunch. We spent hours and hours browsing the market for the perfect ingredients and chatting with farmers. In hectic everyday life it is a bit challenging to go to a market every morning and spend hours there. So normally I buy food in a supermarket on weekdays. Since we’ve been together with Chef Nacho, we do our regular food shopping at the Central Market Hall every Saturday. read more

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