Hungary in the press
CNN - Destination Hungary: "Guide to Hungary's signature dishes" (2013.11.22 )
Mary Novakovich ravenously describes 12 favourite Hungarian dishes, from hearty one-pot meals to dessert dreams to die for! Places to actually taste these culinary wonders are also included, for those lucky enough to visit and try them in situ.
CNN Travel: " 11 things to know before visiting Hungary" (2013.11.21)
Robin Marshall deviates from the well travelled road of praising the buildings and sights and instead gives us a dozen neat little insights into the Hungharian mindset and traditions, such as the importance of water polo and equestrianism, Franz Liszt's Hungarian-ness, and he also sets us straight on Paprika and Goulash (yes, traditionally, it really is a soup)
Huffington Post: "8 Shoresdie attractions in Budapest" (2013.11.05)
A neat roundup of a handful of attractions, including the archetypal Parliament, Bridges and Buda Castle, but also covering the lesser-known shoes monument to Jews killed in the Nazi era, and the National Theatre. A high quality slide-show is also featured.
CNN Travel: "Budapest's Best Ruin Bars" (2013.10.24)
CNN's Mary Novakovich describes the origins of the ruin bar phenomenon, describes the range of clientele, the fare on offer and and highlights the most famous bars: Super 8, Instant, Raczkert, Corvin tető and of course the mighty Szimpla Kert. Check out our own article on ruin bars too!
Daily Mirror, UK:"Jaw-dropping pictures of mountain pool named as Hungary's top beauty spot" (2013.10.15)
An image feature on the attractive natural views at the mountain tarn at Sarospatak, in the northeastern corner of Hungary.
Condé Nast Traveller: "Top 25 Cities in the World" (2013.10.17) and
Condé Nast Traveller: "Top 10 Cities in Europe" (2013.10.05)
According to Reader's choices, The journal's editorial team created a list of the best cities to visit and Budapest came in joint 2nd place in the whole world, and in first place in the top 10 cities of Europe. Readers gave most points for Budapest's culture and atmosphere.
The Washington Post, USA: "In Budapest, ruin pubs, a cat cafe, thermal baths and a nightlife scene that hardly quits" (2013.10.11)
After a bumpy start, travel writer Kate Silver quickly grows to appreciate the uniqueness of Budapest, particularly enjoying the ruin bars and the party scene, as well as the thermal bath culture.
The Guardian Newspaper, UK: "Europe's Cheapest Cities" ( 2013.09.26 )
Hungary gets a pat on the back from the Guardian as the cheapest destination in Europe for a weekend break, beating rivals Madrid and Barcelona with great prices for accommodation, food and travel.
Huffington Post, USA: "The new stars of European travel" (2013.08.09
As part of the launch of a new travel portal minube.com, a massed opinion poll assessed the most popular European destinations. Budapest came in 8th place, praised for its archiectural elelgance, thermal baths and buzzing nightlife.
Forbes Travel Guide (2013.7.20)
issued a list of top cities that are off-the-beaten-path, Jo Caird praised Budapest for its beauty and the distinctive nature of the city's two halves. Foods both sweet (ckaes and pastries) as well as savoury (spicy meat, sausages and langos.) Hungarian wine and winebars also won a mention, as well as a few of the city's more well-known hotels.
Lonely Planet: "Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2013" (2013.06.18)
LP illustrated the retro-hip trend, citing the recent rise in ruin bars and garden-based bars, and mentioned Szimpla Kert as particularly noteworthy. For Restaurants, old-school coffee shops and rustic lunch canteens are now becoming hip once more. Normally called Étkezde or Ebédlő, they are out of necessity, spread around the city but good examples are to be found near the city's market halls and rail stations.
Condé Nast Traveller "Take a Waltz around Hungary" (2013.05.30)
A whirlwind tour of the country includes the fantastic wine region of Tokaj in the north and the rejuvinated Budapest, with its history on display for all to see in a wealth of monuments across both Buda and Pest.
Fox News, USA: "Top five things to do in Budapest" (2012.12.30)
The american news team rate the UNESCO-listed castle and nearby Chain Bridge, the imposing statues of Heroes' Square, the Great Synagoge and Spa Culture.
Lonely Planet "The world's hottest cool places" (2011.11.10)
Tom Hall's article includes the fantastic thermal spas of Budapest. The massive Thermal Lake in Hévíz (the largest in the world at 44 hectares) is sadly not mentioned, so we mention it now.
UCityGuides: "The top 10 most-beautiful cities" (2011.10.19)
The reviewers loved the different natures of the two halves of Budapest, the eclectic architectural styles to be found in abundance, the wide avenues and of course, the Chain Bridge. Who wouldn't?
We would like to express our thanks to all the writers, journalists and researchers who have been kind enough to turn their attention to Hungary.