Tag Archives: Budapest

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, […]

Tallinn, Estonia

My European Capital Ranking – 15 to 11

It would not surprise me at all if any of my next five cities featured in many people’s top fives. A brilliant time is hard to avoid in any of them….. 15 Reykjavik It is quite difficult to separate Iceland’s capital from the rest of the wonderful country. I was there for my 50th birthday […]

A-Z April Challenge – Budapest

I have visited Budapest three times – once in 2013 en route to Moldova by train, a weekend break with Mrs Wilbur in 2006 and as part of my third inter-rail trip in 1992 with my buddy Hamish. It is the first occasion that is the subject of my piece today. ’92 was not long […]

Friday Photo – 11

When I first visited Budapest in September 1992 I didn’t much care for the place. The Danube was far from blue and I found the city centre traffic a bit much, so much so that I hot-footed to Prague at the earliest opportunity. When I returned with Mrs Wilbur in the winter c.2005 this all […]