Category Hungary

Euro 2020 Match Day 13 – Germany v Hungary

The match takes place in Munich with Germany favourites to progress. Germany Berlin is great for a city break. The German capital has lots of historic buildings and is of course steeped in history. It was all things Berlin Wall that fascinated me. There are remnants of wall in several places, plus my personal favourite, […]

Abbaye de Sénanque, Provence, France

Euro 2020 Match Day 9 – Hungary v France

The second Saturday of the tournament kicks off with a match in Budapest. Hungary I was first supposed to visit Hungary in 1987 on inter-rail trip one. We had procured a visa and even some Forint, a currency pretty hard to get back then. This was the time of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 5 – Hungary v Portugal

The holders (Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal) kick off their defence in Budapest. The are in what is known as ‘the group of death’ along with favourites France and perennial achievers Germany. Hungary Apologies Magyars, I have only ever been to your capital on my three visits to Hungary. In 2006 my visit with Mrs Wilbur commemorated […]

The Bridges of Europe Part 5 – Eastern Europe

Having already written about bridges in Southern, Northern & Central Europe as well as the UK, it is now time for the East of the continent. My classification of Eastern Europe is pretty much behind the old Iron Curtain (minus Prague which I pinched for Central Europe), stretching as far as the Caucasus Mountains. Budapest, […]