Budapest – High Culture on a Low Budget

Budapest – High Culture on a Low Budget

Part 1 – Travel Essentials Overview Budapest Is a city with incredible architecture, friendly and helpful residents, excellent public transportation and clean and safe streets. It is the merge of two cities on opposite side of the Danube River, Buda and Pest (pronounced pesh), in 1873. Buda contains the Castle District (includes the Royal Palace and the Matthias Church), which is the main place tourist visit in the city. Otherwise, it is mainly residual neighborhoods in between numerous hills. Pest is a walkable, urban and trendy with restaurants, bars and clubs. It contains…continue reading →
Cyprus – A Divided Island

Cyprus – A Divided Island

Part 1 – Travel Essentials   Overview Cyprus is a crab shaped island, which is only 40 miles from Turkey, 65 miles from Syria and 200 miles from Egypt. Cyprus is 3,500 square miles (bigger than Delaware, smaller than Connecticut) with a 400-miles long coastline. Being an Mediterranean island, it is not surprising that beaches are its main attraction. There are two large mountain ranges, Troodos and Kyrenia, which have a cooler climate, hiking opportunities, monasteries, churches and forts worth visiting. Population data is stale, but Cyprus has approximately 1.1 million people; clustered…continue reading →
Bulgaria – Land of Bio and Cultural Diversity

Bulgaria – Land of Bio and Cultural Diversity

Part 1 – Travel Essentials Overview Bulgaria is land little known to most non-Europeans. Many associate the country with Olympic weight lifters and wrestlers or as a member of the Soviet dominated Warsaw Pact. Despite this obscurity, it should be a main consideration when travelling to Eastern Europe. There is a lot to offer for nature lovers. One-third of the country is mountainous, including the Balkans mountain range which bisects the country from north and south and is the basis of the region’s name. There is a long Black Sea coast which is…continue reading →