In this week’s books for travel blog post we move to the beautiful city of Budapest, known by locals as “Paris on the Danube.”
Budapest is a gorgeous destination for travel in Central Europe, and a very cultured city. Visiting Budapest will be the highlight of any European vacation. Are you interested in history, architecture, relaxation or literature? You’ll have plenty to look forward to on your trip to Budapest.
The mighty Danube River splits this sprawling city in two. Buda is ancient and Pest is modern. Both sides of the river claim places on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Sights in Budapest include Buda Castle, the Danube Embankment and Andrassy Avenue. The Pest side has broad avenues like Paris, with several ring roads and avenues radiating from the center. You can walk through central Budapest, but there is also excellent public transportation.
Budapest is a very literary city, which has inspired many novelists and writers from around the world. Here is our list of must-re..
Locals call Budapest “Paris on the Danube,” and with good reason. This beautiful city sparkles like The City of Lights, especially at night. The Danube and its bridges are even more impressive than the Seine. Exploring the city’s gorgeous architecture is a necessity. And Budapest’s Christmas markets are famous throughout Europe. But if you want to experience Budapest to its fullest, you’ll definitely want to get on the water. Here are the best Danube river cruises!
River cruises in Budapest with JayWay Travel Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. It is a city where you just can’t get enough of the visuals from the water. But if you’ve come here expecting week-long tours on the Danube, we’re sorry. We’re just not into them. The Budapest section of the Danube is beautiful and seeing it from a boat is great, but river-cruising and cruising in general is the antithesis of what we’re about. Personalized travel doesn’t mean a b..
Cities don’t just offer memorable breaks but also give a first-hand glimpse of the local life, markets, food and other striking elements that have shaped the identity of the destination. Several travelers prefer getting a feel of a country by visiting its best cities. Here are some of the major European cities to get an amazing Vacation.
This east European delight may not feature on top if your must-do Europe list. However, it is exquisitely beautiful and offers budget travelers fantastic value for money. You’ll enjoy the distinct charm of two different cities for the price of one. Spilt by the stunning Danube Bridge, the Hungarian capital has Buda and Pest on either side, with each having a characteristic aura of its own. Enjoy a thermal bath or for a more off beat experience, go to the Japanese Garden or Margaret Island in the heart of Danube. You can visit one of Budapest’s street markets for awesome shopping deals.
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DATE : February 20, 2017
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1. Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is laid out brilliantly for cyclists. For visitors, there are cheap bicycle rental ports across the city for a casual ride but there are also schemes for serious cyclists. GoBike, for example, strategically places docking stations at metro stations for commuters and visitors alike. These bikes can be reserved via smartphone for forward-planners and also include a touch screen electrical pad for log-in and GPS navigation.
On your visit, continue with the green theme and take a break from cycling with a walk through the 25 hectare botanical gardens or open air museum.
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