Category 'Hungary'

Six Satisfactory Cities

Everyone’s always waxing lyrical about the cities they love, or dishing the dirt on places they deemed to be despicable dumps. Yet, people don’t often talk about the places they go to that don’t really provoke a strong reaction in them. I mean, it makes sense, really. Why go on and on about a place that elicits a shoulder shrug when you’re asked about it? There’s no reason to.   Anyhow, I got to thinking about the places I’ve been…
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Don’t Listen To The Stereotypes, La

Every nationality in the world has stereotypes attached to them. Americans? Loud, uneducated, obnoxious. The French? Rude, and will refuse to speak English. The Chinese? No concept of personal space, will shout if they’re mere inches from your face. The British? Cold and standoffish. Folks from Burkina Faso? I have no idea, but there are probably stereotypes that exist from the Burkinabe in neighbouring nations.   They say there’s no smoke without fire, and stereotypes sometimes contain an element of…
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Changing Things Up With Wimdu in Budapest

I’m not a luxury traveller. I never have been, and for the foreseeable future, I won’t be. Not unless I win the lottery. Which I don’t play. So I’d need one of you lovely kind people to, you know, just give me your winning ticket. Or fifty percent. Possibly forty-five, but no lower. Anyway, what’s my point here? Basically, I don’t have a lot of money.   But despite that, I still like nice things. It’s a gene I’ve inherited…
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Can You Know A Country If You Only Visit Its Capital?

Whenever anybody tells me that they’ve been to the UK…, my home country, I always prick up my ears and ask them where they’ve been. Nine times out of ten, the reply is simply, “London,” to which I respond, “London isn’t really the UK. It’s like a whole different country.” I know other Brits who say similar things in the same situation. For me, the ‘real’ UK lies outside of the capital city, in the likes of buzzing northern
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