If Only in My Dreams Update November 30, 2020: Mr. TWS and I have been fortunate to visit many European cities and Christmas markets during the holiday season over the years. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed much about our lives and plans, but we are optimistic that we…
To cruise or not to cruise — reflections on our Viking cruise on the Danube River
10 Instagram highlights of our Viking River Cruises journey on the Danube during the Christmas season.
Nicknamed “City of Spas” because of its abundance of natural thermal springs, Budapest has had public baths since the Romans first built them there. Almost any list of top things to do in the city has a visit to a Budapest spa in the top five.
Just nine months after our first visit to Budapest, I was compelled to go back, longing to revisit Budapest highlights we experienced before and to check out others that we had missed.
By Mr. TWS — There were so many things that made our 2013 Christmas markets tour memorable – visiting 3 cities (Bratislava, Budapest and Prague) in 3 countries in Europe just before Christmas, sharing the spirit of the season with friends and family in Wisconsin and Chicago…
As I write this post, I’m with family in northern Wisconsin in a small town along the border of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — Marinette. Yesterday, I came across Santa Claus (possibly the real Santa?) on Main Street. He couldn’t tell me any details, but said that he’d be headed overseas today.
Until recently, Budapest District 8 was off the radar for visitors, considered a high crime area with buildings in various stages of disrepair from neglect. It’s still not a place that tourists will easily find.