Tag Archives: Budapest

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 […]