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Budapest, Tabán, Hungary
The Rácz Hotel and Thermal Spahas its own hot spring, which supplies the extensive spa. The complex includes a 16th-century Turkish bath with a domed roof, saunas, steam rooms, and five pools. The oldest parts of the spa have no electricity, so...
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Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 10, 1088 Hungary
This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Each bedroom is named after an artist who had designed the room. Most of the 8 rooms overlook a courtyard; the building is covered in ivy. My room, the Tinei, has a freestanding golden bathtub for a...
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Budapest, Ráday u. 4, 1092 Hungary
While Paul Feig was working on his 2015 film Spy, he lived in Budapest—where the film is based—for six months. During that time, he enjoyed some of the city's best restaurants. “One of my favorites was Costes, which serves modern Hungarian food...
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Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5, 1051 Hungary
Enter the lobby of the Four Seasons in Budapest and get a glimpse of the past. Built in 1906, this heritage building has been restored to perfection ... If you can't afford to stay here, eat at the restaurant or have brunch there while looking out...
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Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9, 1073 Hungary
A glass-roofed atrium welcomes guests to a majestic hotel in the heart of the city. The common areas are decked out in marble and brocade, and chandeliers and bronze sculptures grace the 185 rooms. The historic New York Cafe, opened in 1894 and...
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Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8, 1051 Hungary
Cafe Gerbeaud was recommended to me by a good friend who is Hungarian and studied abroad in Budapest. They have the most delicious cakes, tartes, and pastries and my friends and I enjoyed some sweets with coffee as we sat outside on their terrace...
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Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 43-49, 1073 Hungary
Bock bistro is a dinning experience to be had. The staff is beyond friendly, food amazing and over 250+ bottles of wine and over 60 by the glass. You cannot go wrong.
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Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073 Hungary
The New York Café was reputed to be ‘the most beautiful cafe in the world’ at one point and well worth a visit. The interior is incredibly opulent with gorgeous crystal chandeliers and magnificent frescos.
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At the the north end of Vaci Utca in Budapest is a wonderful outdoor area filled with shops, local food stands and live music. On a nice afternoon you could spend hours sampling all the local delicacies and enjoying some domestic beer. It by far...
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Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Budapest, then hurry on over to Nagycsarnok--The Great Market Hall on Fővám Tér for lunch. Go directly upstairs and have some authentic Hungarian Goulash or Hungarian Stuffed...
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Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075 Hungary
A decade ago, romkocsma, or ruin bars, began popping up in the city’s sixth and seventh districts. In the courtyards of empty buildings slated for renovation, young people brought in secondhand furniture and started serving drinks. Today,...
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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a great walking city, especially along the river on both the Buda and Pest sides.
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Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061 Hungary
Built between 1875 and 1884, the neo-Renaissance Opera House is worth a visit for the architecture alone. Purchase a box seat in one of the gilded balconies for a closer view of the baroque chandeliers. For a more raucous experience, head three...
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Budapest, Király u. 13, 1075 Hungary
It's a challenge to really nail down the type of place that Printa actually is: coffee shop? Design store? Creativity cultivator? General all-around cool place to be? I chose the latter after sitting in the shop for a while, enjoying the...
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Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary
When you walk across the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, you can walk up a number of pedestrian walkways toward Buda Castle. If you turn around and look toward the Danube River, there are several great vantage points and views of Pest and the...
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Budapest, Csengery u. 57, 1063 Hungary
Director Pail Feig took long walks around Budapest when he wasn't working on his 2015 movie, Spy. He'd start at his hotel, move to Castle Hill, and then pass through the popular shopping avenue. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
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Budapest, Hősök tere, 1146 Hungary
On a night walk around Budapest, I followed the sounds of music into City Park. It was my first night in Budapest and didn't realize that some sort of music festival was going on. After listening to a number of different musicians and musical...
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Budapest, Balatoni út - Szabadkai utca sarok, 1223 Hungary
So, what do you do with all of your statues when the political system crumbles? Build a park to display them, of course. After taking a public bus to the outskirts of Budapest, I spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring Szobor Park, walking among...
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Budapest, Nagytétényi út 48-50, 1222 Hungary

We were also lucky enough to go during the Bor Fesztival which is an annualwine festival that showcases all of the local wines and the tasting took place in a castle...I love europe!

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Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary
I just loved the scene in itself.
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Budapest, Széchenyi Lánchíd, 1051 Hungary
A famous structure in Budapest. Comparable to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
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Budapest, Baross tér, Hungary
If you're an avid train traveler, you must visit this railway terminal in Budapest, Hungary. It's one of the main international and intercity terminal which was built around 1881. This image highlights the allegorical statues that are part of the...
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Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4, 1118 Hungary

If you get the chance to go you must experience at least one Medicinal bath, we  went to the Gellert Spa Baths which are the eldest ... We entered feeling a little uncomfortable as nudity is encouraged, but once you relax you really feel...

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Innsbrucker Str. 13 D, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
Some friends had been hiking in Austria in May and had to cut the trip short because of an unexpected blizzard. After all day hiking in the snow and not prepared for it, we came to a hut that was open to guests run by a woman named Helga. Helga...
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Tržiště 9, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
At the Aria Hotel, you’ll find a floor dedicated to opera, another to classical music, and others to jazz and contemporary. The hotel’s music director, Ivana Stehlikova, can advise you on cultural events in the city. The hotel is...
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Jánský vršek 3, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia
Last visit I managed to secure a great rate at the Design Hotel Sax. Located at the bottom of the winding and atmospheric alleyways below Prague Castle and a stones throw from Charles Bridge, the Sax is where you want to be yet still feels...
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Veleslavínova 1098/2a, 110 00 Praha 1 - Staré Město-Staré Město, Czechia
It was six o’clock on New Year’s Day when we were unceremoniously shoo-ed out of our taxi at the far end of the Mánesuv Most — with 3 pieces of luggage, 2 carry-ons, a stroller and one sleeping child. “You’ll...
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Jakubská 649/8, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
The Buddha Bar Hotel in Prague is the first location where the famous restaurant / nightclub branched into boutique luxury hotels. For this discerning photographer, lighting is very important to me and this hotel’s design did not disappoint....
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Nebovidská 459/1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
Vaulted ceilings and arched hallways retain the medieval character of the 14th-century monastery that originally stood here in the Mala Strana district. The hotel also houses Essensia restaurant. Doubles from $350, Nebovidska 459/1, Mala Strana,...
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110 00 Prague 1, Czechia
Locals organized a memorial after Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, died on December 18, 2011. The experience was surreal: I had read his play Largo Desolato for an English course a year earlier.
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Karoliny Světlé 34, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
If you are looking for a quiet place to relax away from the thick crowds of central Prague, try Bethlehem Square. A 5-minute walk from Old Town Square, it is a quiet, calm refuge hidden away from the tourists. Named after Bethlehem Chapel...
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Staroměstské nám. 1/4, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
We happened to be in Prague during Easter week, so we were able to see these decorations all around Old Town Square.
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Wandering the many alleyways of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Such a beautiful place!
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Ul. Pera Čingrije 7, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
We were in awe when we looked off our balcony at Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia...and saw this! The clean, clear waters of the Adriatic and Miramar Bay are mesmerizing and just the right temperature to cool you off after a day of...
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21000, Split, Croatia
As we cruised the Adriatic coast from Zadar to Montenegro, we were surprised by the climate (Split is farther north than Boston), cafe society, beautiful people, and a history that stretches from the Romans and Venetians to Turks and today's very...
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6, Ul. Don. Pavla Poše 1, 20260, Korčula, Croatia
Marco Polo is reputed to have embarked on his Silk Road travels from Korčula, a small island off the Dalmatian coast. Residents will boast that the explorer was born here—in the building next to the 18th-century bishop’s residence that...
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Crijevićeva ul. 9, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
There’s no denying that Dubrovnik is a gem of a city – lots of things to do and see but, if you go any time starting in May, it can also be sweltering hot. The cool blue waters of the Adriatic Sea will look ever so inviting but there are the old...
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At Pile Gate, the Old Town’s main entrance, descend the staircase to a landing near the small fountain (formerly only for Jews) to experience a moment of serenity, looking at this quiet bay bracketed by the mighty fortresses of Lovrijenac and...
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One of Dubrovnik’s oldest fortresses stands atop a 100-foot rock, guarding the western land entrance to the Old Town. Vigilantly turned toward Venice, it serves as a monumental tribute to Dubrovnik’s foresight, encapsulated in the...
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Dubrovnik’s star turn as King’s Landing in HBO’s Game of Thrones brought a new immediacy to the city’s historic sites. The infamous Season 5 “Walk of Shame” scene took place on the Jesuit Staircase that descends from Gundulic Square to St....
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A large piazza, the Narodni Trg (People’s Square) has served as the heart of Zadar’s public life since the Renaissance. If you’re keen to explore the square’s historic features, start at the 16th-century City Guard...
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Ul. Zadarskog Mira 1358. 1358, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
The oldest Gothic church in Dalmatia dates back to 1359—and its monastery is even older. Built around 1221, the monastery was home to a Franciscan school and a precursor to the University of Zadar. Although the interior of the church is...