A tale of two cities: Budapest; Vijaya Pratap; Indian Express

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I have had the most wonderful time in Budapest and it is still one of my favourite cities in the world.

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Budapest – On The Up; Magali Castells & Arlett S Hoff; 4 Hoteliers

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In Budapest, a medieval synagogue dormant for hundreds of years is rededicated; Yaakov Schwartz; Times of Israel

As hundreds gather to celebrate the renewal of an ancient prayer house, Hungary’s Jewish community fights for the restoration of similar sites abandoned since antiquity…

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15 Under-the-Radar Things to Do in Budapest; Carole Rosenblat; Fodor’s

While London, Paris, and Rome used to top most travelers’ must-visit European capitals list, people are finally recognizing the just-as-exciting and less-expensive city of Budapest. Though it’s become known for its ruin pubs (bars built in unused spaces), public baths, and escape rooms, Budapest is constantly coming up with unique and exciting things to do. Here’s what to do, what to see, and where to go while you’re in Budapest, Hungary.

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9 things you might want to know about the Buda Castle; Zsoka Kovacs; Daily News Hungary

nr. 1: people thought that #Dracula lived under it #Hungary #Hungarian #Budapest #BudaCastle

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Must-see castles of Hungary; Dora Szel; Daily News Hungary

Hungary – Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape

Travelo.hu listed the most beautiful castles in the country; the trick lies in deciding which one you want to see first. Do you want to take a carriage ride along the black pines in Keszthely, maybe have a picnic and treat yourself to a wine tasting? Or do you want to get a glimpse of the life of count Almásy and his servants in Gyula? Or maybe you would rather start by experiencing the extravagance of 19th century aristocratic balls in Tolcsva? History lessons have never been this fun!

SZÉCHENYI CASTLE IN NAGYCENK

This castle is on our list mainly because its park was once the most popular venue for taking wedding pictures. Also, the rows of linden-trees in front of the entrance are so unique that they made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list. One and a half years ago a permanent exhibition was opened. This lets the visitors walk through the castle, room by room, and experience a day in the Count’s life.

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12 Best Wine Regions in Europe; Charity De Souza; Trips To Discover

Hungary – Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

Douro Valley, Portugal 

The Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest wine regions in the world, where you’ll find enchanting valleys and steep slopes that make it a premier wine destination. Just a short drive from Porto and its famous Port wine aged in cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia across the river, the Douro Valley is home to grapes that create sweet red wines. Travel from Porto to Pocinho for a scenic train journey.

Bordeaux, France 

Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is one of the largest wine regions in Europe. It’s captivating combination of history, medieval culture and delectable local cuisine make it popular for non-wine enthusiasts, while those looking to indulge in a glass of vino are spoiled with the region’s elegant blends. Fermenting grapes since the 8th century, you can go on guided tours on foot, boat or bike through the picturesque wine country that produces sweet white wine.

Piedmont, Italy 

Piedmont is a beautiful wine-growing region in the northwest region of Italy, where notable names like Barolo and Barbaresco dominate the region.

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Top 5 Lesser-Known World Heritage Sites In Hungary; XpatLoop

Hungary – Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

Here you’ll find five fantastic yet lesser known Hungarian World Heritage Sites, along with why they’re so special. On the other hand, Budapest – including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue – is not described in detail although it has UNESCO World Heritage status as you probably know why the capital is so sublime. So read on for the low-down about the five UNESCO ranked wonders @expatsintheloop find most fascinating.

1. The Tokaj Wine Region Historical Landscape

Known among the sommelier community for its unique grape cultivation and “aszu” production, Tokaj is regarded as a world heritage site based on its landscape and traditional land use as well as its methodology in wine tradition that has survived intact for a thousand years.

This intact universal property value that meets UNESCO’s criteria includes specific environmental conditions conducive for wine growing as well as long term settlements that reflect cultural heritage in terms of ethnic diversity and long-standing cellars still in use for wine production.

Where: County of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

2. The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

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5 European Cities You Can Visit for $50 a Day; Nick Wharton; WiseBread

Hungary – Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue

European getaways are often associated with high costs, and when you’re talking about cities like London, Madrid, or Paris, that is often true. However, if you stay away from the traditional European hot spots, you can find destinations that are much friendlier on your wallet while still providing that old world European charm. Many of these places give even the best budget destinations in the world a run for their money.

Though you can find bargains all over the continent, Eastern and Central Europe, in particular, provide a lot of bang for your buck. These regions also have many lesser known, and therefore less busy, destinations just waiting to be discovered.

*All costs have been estimated using Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, and hotel booking site Booking.com.

1. Sofia, Bulgaria

The majority of visitors to Bulgaria head to the popular coastal regions, but the country’s historic capital is worth spending a few days in.

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Invaluable treasures: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hungary; Alexandra Beni; Daily News Hungary

Hungary – Hortobágy National Park – the Puszta

Do you get more excited about visiting a place when you find out that it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage? Well, we definitely do, because the certification proves that the given site is of immense value. Listed below you find our 8 Hungarian World Heritage Sites and also the reasons why they are special

According to vilagorokseg.hu, Hungary joined the World Heritage Convention in 1985 and included the conditions in the Hungarian rule of law in the form of a statutory rule. Two years later, the World Heritage Committee decided on the first Hungarian sites to be added to the collection.

Since the summer of 2002, Hungary is the proud owner of 8 World Heritage sites. Out of them, seven belong to the ‘cultural’ category while one is listed in the ‘natural’ category. We share two of the sites (Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, Fertő/ Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape) with our neighbours, Slovakia and Austria.

BUDAPEST: BANKS OF THE DANUBE, THE BUDA CASTLE QUARTER AND ANDRÁSSY AVENUE

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