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If Europe is a seven-course dinner, Hungary deserves to be called dessert. Sweet, serene scenery is complemented by a cordial population which cares for cleanliness and respect. A host of several World Heritage Sites add to the quaint attraction of this gem set in the heart of the continent. Bordered by tourist-favored countries like Austria, Romania and Ukraine, it figures among the 15 most popular destinations on earth.
It has had a stable history with Kingdom of Hungary through the 2nd millennium. Such peaceful reigns gave the country its numerous castles and churches, making it the cultural center of Europe at various points in history. The collapse of the Eastern Bloc has been followed by a quick rise in the charts of GDP and Human Development Index.
The stupendous line-up of world-class attractions deserves personal visits. The points of interest are both natural and man-made. Hungary with its hundreds of thermal springs is home to the second largest thermal lake in the world- Lake Heviz. The baths and spas are built on these thermal springs. Prominent among these are the medicinal Szechenyi baths in Budapest and the cave baths at Miskolc-Tapolca.
Hortobagy, the largest natural grassland in Europe is worth exploring on horseback. The mountains house beautiful caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst that feature stalagmites and dripstones. The Danube flowing through these hills waters the biggest lake in Central Europe- Lake Balaton.
Nestling in the rocks, specimens of baroque architecture at Eger speak fluently about the grand history of Europe. Esztergom has the biggest church in Central Europe. The towns of Kecskemet, Szekesfehervar, Godollo and Vac too have buildings that remind of the glorious past of this country. Even the village of Holloko is so well-preserved that it is on UNESCO's list. Be it the cultural landscape of Ferto and Tokaj or the Necropolis at Pecs, the richness of their heritage is coveted around the world.
Don't worry about the stamina required to walk around these landmarks as the Hungarian fare is delectable to the last bit. Paprika is universally found in dishes, especially goulash. Goose meat is prepared in a variety of ways to pamper the taste buds.
Moving around the countryside is easier by car on highways. Trains connect the cities well. The general etiquette requires you to speak softly and avoiding political topics.
Hungary Traveler Advice
Ta Marija Restaurant
In «Ta 'Marija», located in the center of the village Mosta you’ll be amazed by the welcoming atmosphere created thanks to the traditional setting of talented entertainers and warm ones. Every Wednesday and Friday after the Auto Reviews and Auto Shows that are shown in the TV, customers are invited to sing accompanied by mandolin and guitar, traditional and popular songs ... Read full Blog post
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
An Aerial fiesta in Clark Pampanga
Its a party in the sky as multi colored hot air balloons piloted ny different pilots from various partso of the world participated in this annual gathering. As early as 5am, the 2,500 hectare aviation complex at Clar Economic Zone in Pampanga was already crammedi with excitement. Clusters of hot air balloon participants busily prepare their own balloons for liftoff as they need to take advantage of ... Read full Blog post