Tag Archives: Budapest

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 […]