Last winter, a woman on a travel forum asked for help with a 36 hour trip to Bratislava. She had purchased a discounted airline ticket from her home in England and planned a quick getaway. “What would you do?” Someone… Read More ›
Places we have lived.
The Hungarian Parliament Building
The diminutive country of Hungary, weighing in at just under 10 million people, is home to the third largest parliament building in the world. Consequently, some Hungarians have coined the phrase, “little country, big parliament” (to which a few add… Read More ›
America, Win or lose, will grown men cry? Because that is futbol!!
During this World Cup, I keep reading that Americans have embraced soccer, turned ourselves into a country of World Cup crazies. Still, I think of our young soccer stars dashing to practice between violin rehearsal and chess club. Soccer, in… Read More ›
An urban living room: Szent Istvan Park – Budapest, Hungary
An Italian friend once told me, “the piazza is my living room!” I envied him. My living room languished in the dark recesses of my house; formal and unused – a world disconnected from daily life. His living room reeked… Read More ›
Living as a Local in Budapest, Hungary
In the castle district, the “var”, beer festivals pop up intermittently throughout the summer in the palace courtyard. Pay an entry fee, make a deposit on a castle themed beer mug, and taste from a selection of over priced beers…. Read More ›