Experience a Relaxing Vacation in Portugal

If you’re looking for an ideal place to unwind and take a break from the daily pressures of a busy lifestyle, then Portugal has everything you could wish for. With so many great features for presenting a peaceful, hassle-free holiday, it should be a number one location choice. It offers beautiful countryside, marvelous beaches and cities of culture, where you can slow down, forget your stress and gently calm your mind.

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Arranging travel to Europe could not be any easier. There are a myriad of options to suit every budget. However you will have the best opportunity to experience stress-free holidays to Portugal by arranging your accommodations and reservations early. Once you have everything organized, you and can give yourself up to complete leisure and recreation, knowing everything is in place.

Outdoor Pleasures

To take best advantage of the mild climate, time spent outdoors in picturesque countryside is a great panacea for frazzled nerves. Walking along the shores of Portugal’s extensive coastline, presents an endless selection of beaches and seascapes to explore.

On the Alentejo Coast beside the Atlantic Ocean you will find hidden beaches, concealed among rocks or spreading forever along the stretches of golden sands. What better place for taking long walks and discovering secluded spots for perfect relaxation?

You can arrive at picturesque fishing villages like Porto Covo by taking a coast road. Relax in a restaurant in the village square, enjoy the local fresh fish catch, and soak up the peaceful vista of brightly painted fishing boats, bobbing in the small harbor. Local fishermen will take you over to nearby Ilha do Pessegueiro. Zambujeira is another unique spot located among scenic cliffs where you can walk along the path through the woods to find the Fountain of Love, (Fonte dos Amores), set among beautiful botanic gardens.

Culture and the City

A visit to Portugal would not be complete without a visit to its capital. Arguably the most interesting part of Lisbon, the historic Alfmama district, attracts many visitors. A tram ride on tram 28 will take you there. A wide angle view of the city can be appreciated from the ramparts of St George’s Castle.

No matter which of these locations you decide to try in Portugal, you can be assured that you will return from your holiday fully refreshed and at peace with the world.

Beaches beyond Bangkok: Ko Samet and Cha-am

By Melissa Reichwage

The capital city of Bangkok can be a dirty, dizzying attack on one’s senses. That’s why a trip to one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities is best paired with a visit to one of Thailand’s famous beaches. Most tourists trek far to the south to revel in white sand and turquoise waters, without realizing there are easily accessed, unspoiled beaches within 3 hours of the city. Skip Pattaya, a former fishing village, now overrun by the sex tourism industry, and instead hop on a bus down to beautiful Ko Samet or Cha-am.

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Ko Samet

Located 200 kilometers from Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand, the T-shaped island of Ko Samet caters to both the low-key family-oriented vacationers as well as the rowdy nightlife crowd. Considering its proximity and popularity with locals and expats alike, Ko Samet is unexpectedly underdeveloped.


Unlike the more popular Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Chang, and Phuket, this scenic island has no traffic, no high-rise buildings, and few paved roads. This is due in part to the fact that most of the island is part of a national park, protecting it from overzealous construction. Still, there are plenty of luxurious resorts and budget guesthouses to rest your head.


There are over ten pristine beaches to choose from on this small island, with the majority on the eastern side. If the pool and beach isn’t enough excitement for you, try scuba diving or rent a motorbike or 4-wheeler for approximately 500-1000 baht/day. The rough, unpaved interior road will lead you through thick jungle to stunning beaches and cliffs.


To get there: Take a mini-van from Victory Monument in Bangkok or a bus from Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) which leave frequently all days of the week, then catch a 30 minute ferry or speedboat from Ban Phe to the island. Alternatively book with an online travel agency such as:http://tucantravel.com/



King Rama VI made a wise choice in 1923 when he had his golden teakwood summer seaside getaway, known as Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, built near Cha-am. The unassuming Cha-am draws travelers in with wide, sandy beaches and clean, calm grey-blue water. Not only is Cha-am quieter and closer to Bangkok than the more popular Hua-Hin, but it’s also more affordable. The prices are some of the most affordable anywhere along the coast.


The backdrop here is completely different than that of Ko Samet, with many soaring buildings dotting the coastline. The main beach town is at the intersection of Naranthip Road with Ruamijt Road, which runs parallel to the beach. Here there are local festivities at the town’s main pier and many excellent seafood restaurants.


There are a number of local and internationally recognized hotels including the Sheraton, the Regent (formerly Holliday Inn Resort Regent Beach), and Novotel. While Cha-am sees far more Thai tourists than foreigners, it is prepared to cater to all. In addition to beach activities such as jet skiing and banana boat riding, there are wildlife parks, temples, and over five excellent golf courses. However, avid scuba divers are likely to be left disappointed by the clarity of the water and the marine life here.


To get there: Trains leave from Hualamphong Station in Bangkok to both Hua Hin and Cha-am several times daily. Mini-vans depart from Bangkok’s Southern Terminal (Sai Tai), Victory Monument, and Mo Chit about every hour for 160 baht or for about 2000 baht you can take a taxi directly to Cha-am.


Melissa Reichwage is currently living in Colombia and has traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Australia. With a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Global Health and Development, she will continue exploring and learning about solutions available to overcome the pressing issues of our time.

Save up Miles for a Trip to East Africa

Traveling can be one of the most rewarding undertakings in which a person can engage. Most people tend to try and stay with the familiar when they start to plan their travels. The United States is the leading destination for Americans, Europe is the leading destination for Europeans, and so on. By getting out of one’s comfort zone, travel can really expand his or her cultural awareness and understanding of the world.

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Go To East Africa

Traveling to out-of-the-way places can be a great way to get some great excitement into one’s life. One of the coolest places to get a unique experience is East Africa. The nations that make up the former British East Africa are Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. These nations have a beautiful landscape and amazing wildlife. There are many national parks that African nationals and those from abroad can enjoy. These parks maintain impressive populations of exotic animals that are not seen in the wild very often.

Amboseli National Park

One of the most impressive national parks in Africa is Amboseli National Park which sits on the Kenyan side of the Kenya/Tanzania border. This park is most noted for its large population of African elephants. It is not unusual to see 25 to 50 elephants gathered around at one time within the confines of Amboseli. Another prominent feature of the park is its location. It is set at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. This mountain rises over 19,000 feet above sea level and is Africa’s tallest mountain. Kilimanjaro is one of the few places on the equator that has a snow cap. Additional wildlife that is on display at Amboseli includes lions, zebras, and cape buffaloes.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Another nice visit in East Africa is the Lake Nakuru National Park that is located in Nakuru, Kenya. This park is not quite as impressive as Amboseli, and there are no elephants. Nonetheless, there are many different species of African wildlife on display. Gazelles and wildebeests are common as are hippos and rhinos. A nice high view of the park below can be had at Baboon Cliff, named for the animal that inhabits it. In addition to the lake, the most prominent feature of Lake Nakuru is the large population of pink flamingos that reside around the lake.

Serengeti National Park

One of the most famous national parks in all of East Africa is the Serengeti National Park. This park is located on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya/Tanzania border. The Serengeti Plain is best known for the large animal migrations that take place on an annual basis. Planning a trip for the migrations will make a vacation more rewarding.

Getting to East Africa

Getting to East Africa might seem out of reach for many people, but it can be done. There are a number of airlines that allow people to earn frequent flyer miles. These can be accumulated over time, and many people will be able to earn a free flight to one of the major airports in Africa. These trips should be considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and those who are able to get up enough miles to fly for free will want to find lodgings that are in the national parks themselves. These hotels and lodges make the perfect spot to start out a game drive in the early morning or late afternoon when the animals are most active.


Gabriel Obadia is a freelance blogger who writes about making a film dvd for Video Express and Montreal concerts for Shots and Stars.


The Emergence of Secret Hotels

Secret hotels, sometimes known as the opaque channel, have rocketed in popularity in recent years. One operator, Hotwire has reported that hotel room bookings have doubled in the last year, in addition to 5,000 more hotels coming on board. In times of austerity and when fighting for a share of a market that Visit Britain has reported as worth £52bn in the UK alone, the potential for bargains is likely to accelerate this trend.

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What does it involve?

Essentially, you get discounts on hotel rooms in return for not initially knowing where you will be staying. There is a trade-off inherent with secret hotels, which means you accept some unknowns in return for receiving savings on the hotel price. And the savings can be very good – 45 to 50 percent in some cases. Once you have confirmed the booking all will be revealed however.

While it would seem that there is some uncertainty about whether the hotel will match your expectations regarding quality and location, in reality a lot of this uncertainty is taken out of the equation because the secret hotel websites indicate the general hotel locations and there are also quality indicators to refer to before you confirm, – the hotel’s star rating and other travellers’ ratings from TripAdvisor.

Once you have confirmed your booking, that’s it – it’s final, so don’t book thinking that you’ll just go ahead and cancel afterwards. The secret hotel websites have a price match guarantee, which means they will refund the difference of any cheaper offer you find for the same hotel. On the Secret Hotels website their partner Lastminute allows you 24 hours to find a better offer – you’ll need to send a screenshot of any competing offer to claim the price difference.

How it works

The savvy traveller selects their location and dates and searches on the secret hotel website. You will be presented with all the hotels that match your criteria and you can narrow this down further using criteria like the hotel star rating, Guest Review Rating (provided by TripAdvisor), Best Sellers and Price. You can also click for additional information, such as hotel and room facilities. Once you have made your choice you just complete the payment details and you’re booked in. At that stage you will find out the name of the hotel you will be staying in. All in all it’s pretty straightforward.

Why hotels might do it

It is often actually in a hotel’s interest to offer discounted rates. Remember that the vast majority of their costs are incurred before a guest has stepped foot inside the hotel. They have to pay upfront for rates, commercial mortgages, refurbishment, staffing etc., even if the building is empty. Therefore, taking in additional guests does not significantly increase costs, whereas every room that is left unfilled represents a lost opportunity to generate revenue. From the hotel’s perspective they are not losing money by offering discounts on empty rooms, they are gaining revenue from selling rooms that would otherwise have gone unused.

Anonymity can also be used to protect a hotel’s brand. The key feature of secret hotel websites is the anonymity until the point of purchase. While some hotels go down the route of offering sales or discounts on their own or third party sites, others feel that publicising this fact may harm their brand. The reason for this is that some customers value the exclusivity that high prices ensures while others may get irritated if they knew that the guest next door had checked in at half the cost. In this situation secret hotel websites come into their own – making the two ends meet by selling spare hotel rooms in a way that won’t impact on the hotel’s brand but at a good price for the customer. It is something of a win win for both hotel and guest.



Top sights to see on a walking tour of Tanzania

Tanzania is renowned as a hiking destination thanks to Mount Kilimanjaro, but this famous peak is far from the only place worth walking in the country. In fact, its national parks boast many fantastic trails that you can explore on foot.

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To give you a taste of what to expect, here are a few of the top attractions that Tanzania offers trekkers.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater – the largest unbroken caldera on the planet – sits within the Ngorongoro conservation area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spanning more than 800,000 hectares, this protected park has areas of savanna, woodland and highland plains, which means there are plenty of wildlife-watching opportunities.

One of the most important sites in the conservation area is the Olduvai Gorge, where evidence of prehistoric humans was discovered in 1959. This is also among the best spots for a hike, as you can reach the Olmoti Crater from here. This is smaller than the Ngorongoro Crater but is still home to a vast array of animals. Your walk will take you to the rim of the crater, from where you can look down over the forest to the plains below.

Another walk you should be certain to do is the trail that leads around the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater itself, as this will give you the best views of what’s often referred to as “the Garden of Eden”.

Animals to watch out for while you’re hiking in the Ngorongoro conservation area include wildebeests, black rhinos, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, cheetahs, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, lions, elephants, ostriches, pelicans and two species (the greater and lesser) of flamingo.

Tarangire National Park

The Tarangire National Park – named after the river that flows through it – may not be the most famous of Tanzania’s game reserves, but it certainly competes in terms of the number and variety of animals you can see.

In fact, Tarangire boasts the highest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. Elephants are particularly abundant here, so if you’re keen to see herds of pachyderms in the wild, this is the place to come to. In the dry season, elephants – along with many other animals – are drawn to the water sources in the park, which makes for unparalleled game viewing opportunities.

Buffaloes, impalas, zebras, wildebeests, elands and gazelles crowd around the water holes, as do herds of the unusual fringe-eared oryx and long-necked gerenuk. As you wander around the plains of Tarangire, keep an eye out for dwarf mongooses (especially around old termite mounds), pythons winding their way around tree branches and Kori bustards, which are the world’s heaviest flying birds.

Mount Meru

Within Arusha National Park is Mount Meru – the fifth highest mountain in Africa at 4,566 m. Trekking on Meru’s slopes is an excellent challenge to round off your walking tour of Tanzania and it will give you spectacular views of its more famous cousin, Mount Kilimanjaro.

During your hike, you’ll pass through dense jungle and forest and areas of savanna before you reach the Kitoto view point, which is at 2,500 m. From here you can see across the rolling plains that stretch all the way to Kilimanjaro.

If all of this sounds like your kind of holiday, check out the tours available from operators like Explore Worldwide. Itineraries for trekking breaks in Tanzania will usually also include game drives in the Serengeti.


Visit Iceland


The Northern Lights are a spectacle that most travelers plan and hope to one day see. There are few countries that host a view of the Northern Lights. But undoubtably, one of the best places to go for the Northern Lights is Iceland. There is so much to do in this small island country. It is quite off the beaten travel path making it inexpensive and a unique experience for all who go. Below is just a taste of all that Iceland can offer as a holiday destination.

See the Gullfoss Waterfall

This waterfall is the Icelandic edition of Niagara Falls in Canada and the USA. While the North American waterfall is one drop, the Icelandic waterfall hits five different stages before taking its final plummet into the ravine below. The sheer power of the water falling is quite miraculous. Its so strong that people have considered it as a source of power for the country. But while the government is in control of Gullfoss, no such plans have gone anywhere.


Trek a Glacier

Fell like a modern day explorer and commence on a trek across a glacier. The trek can be crafted to the level of difficulty you desire making it a great and challenging experience. You can do anything from a day hike to a multi day hike. The multi day hikes are for the more experienced and thick skinned trekkers. I say this because the last thing it is on that glacier is warm and that is just where you’ll be sleeping! Make sure you bring a nice warm blanket for the night!

Watch the Northern Lights

This is by far the most enjoyable experience you can have while anywhere in the white circle. The beautiful shades of blues, greens, pinks, and purples are sure to leave you in wonder and amazement. The colors hang in the sky like drapes on a curtain rod. The Northern Lights are a perfect example of something that pictures just don’t do justice. It will be more beautiful in person than you could ever imagine.


Hang Out in A Hot Spring

Hot springs are a great and curious natural invention. They are especially curious in places like Iceland. To be relaxing in a pool of natural hot water while snow covers the ground around you or even falls on your head as you swim is quite the juxtaposition. Try not to confuse your body too much while changing temperatures! This can be a great experience for everyone and the best way to relax after a long day of traveling and seeing all that Iceland has to offer.

A photographer’s guide to Venice

Taking pictures is a quintessential part of any holiday and I think you should always try to get a few shots of wherever you go. However, if you have a particular passion for photography – whether you’re a professional snapper or an avid amateur – I recommend you take a break to a city that contains a wealth of beautiful sights and period architecture. One such destination is Venice.

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With the Italian city commonly regarded as being one of the most romantic places to be found in Europe, if not the world, I’m quite confident that you’ll find plenty of great spots in which to take some snaps.

However, the city’s significant size – its population consists of some 280,000 people who are spread out across more than 100 islands – means you should be prepared to put in some hard work to uncover the best places for capturing fantastic photos.

Once you’ve taken care of the essentials, such as booking a flight from Britain to Venice and sorting out accommodation, as well as – of course – ensuring that you pack all the photographic equipment you need (such as lenses, memory cards and tripods), here’s some of the best places to visit with your camera in hand.

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco (or St Mark’s Square, as it translates in English) is, without a doubt, one of Venice’s most stunning attractions. Indeed, Napoleon is widely believed to have referred to the 13th-century public square as ‘the drawing room of Europe’, such is its beauty.

Come here and you’ll not only get to look at the pretty Euganean trachyte flagstones that line the square, but will also get to take in views of some of the Venice’s most famous landmarks – including the Doge’s Palace and the Campanile – and indulge in a bit of people-watching from one of the many cafes that line the square.

As you might imagine, Piazza San Marco can get very crowded with tourists – especially if you come during the peak summer holiday season – so, if you want to get some really good shots, you should head here in the early morning just as the sun is rising. Doing so allows you to soak up the square before it becomes filled with noisy holidaymakers, so you’ll be able to snap locals going about their day-to-day lives.

Grand Canal

Venice is famous for its intricate network of waterways, though there aren’t any which are large or as well known as the Grand Canal. Meandering down this stretch of water, whether in your own private gondola or on a water taxi (which is the city’s main form of public transport) enables you to capture shots of buildings from a very different perspective compared to what you would get on dry land.

I advise you travel down the canal in the evening, as the setting sun casts interesting shadows against the city’s many bridges. Among the most fascinating crossings that go over the canal is the Scalzi Bridge, with any pictures of this landmark sure to be a highlight of your holiday photo album.


As I mentioned before, Venice is split across more than 100 isles thus creating lots of opportunities to capture fantastic photos. However, I think the tiny island of Burano is an especially good place for keen photographers to get some shots. This part of the city is famous for its brightly-coloured homes – which you’ll find are coated in blue, pink and other vivid shades – while the Galuppi Square is a great place for some people-spotting.

The weekly market held every Wednesday is another great location to take some pictures. With traditional Venetian masks and freshly-caught seafood among the items available to purchase here, there’s plenty of scope to take some colourful photos.


How to Explore Hawaii as a Couple

Hawaii is a romantic destination for any holidaying couple. Made up of six major islands (plus a handful of smaller ones), the Aloha State has a lot to explore. No matter what sort of couple you are, Hawaii is sure to have something geared towards your tastes – from hiking to the peaks of active volcanoes to scuba diving with the manta rays, there are great activities for everyone.

Cultural Relaxation

One of Hawaii’s lesser-known traditions is the art of LomiLomi – an ancient form of massage steeped in the culture of islands. Believed to have spiritual healing powers, just about every spa in Hawaii will offer you the chance to experience the muscular bliss.

The two of you should get yourselves down to Maui at pop in to the Spa Grand at the Grand Wailea. This spa is famous all over the world for its amazing range of treatments, and these are all carried out in the traditional Hawaiian manner.

You’ll get an hour of hydrotherapy in The Terme, where you will find waterfalls, plunge baths and aromatherapy tubs. What could be more romantic than a pamper session?

Night Diving

The Islands of Aloha are the perfect place to indulge in a bit of scuba diving. The marine life around Hawaii is amazingly diverse – you’ll find coral reefs, white tip sharks, vivid tropical fish, whales, dolphins and even an endangered green sea turtle or two. This variety, combined with the beautifully clear, warm waters, makes it the ideal destination for any divers.

Head to the Kona Coast (just off the shore of the Big Island) and you will be able to swim with the angels of the sea, the giant manta rays. Often growing to a wingspan of a whopping 14 foot, swimming with these beauties is something you won’t be forgetting any time soon.

Head out on a tour boat – the operators will shine lights on the surface of the water, which attract the mantas. The two of you will then be caressed by the swarming of the gentle giants in the experience of a lifetime.

Picnic on PuuPehe

Hawaii flights aren’t cheap, we know that. But visiting the gorgeous PuuPehe is completely free! PuuPehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, is a monumental tower of rock that rises spectacularly out of the Pacific just a few metres from Lanai’s coast.

There is an old romantic tale surrounding PuuPehe, from which it takes its moniker of Sweetheart Rock. A warrior from Lanai was so overcome with grief when his lover died in an awful storm that he climbed to the top of the rock and plunged to his death.

Okay, so that might not be the happiest of stories, but it certainly has a Romeo and Juliet “star-crossed lovers” feel to it! The rock is a beautiful sight, and isn’t particularly known by tourists just yet. Pack a nice picnic and bring some champagne – enjoy it at sunset for the ultimate romantic date.

How to eat like a local in Copenhagen

The vibrant city of Copenhagen features no fewer than 2000 restaurants, cafes and other types of eateries to choose from, which cater to all tastes and budgets. While it is possible to find dishes from all corners of the globe here, people who want to enjoy a real taste of Copenhagen will want to turn their attentions to modest eateries aimed at local people.

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The largest number of restaurants, cafes and snack shops can be found in the Strøget area of Copenhagen. There are also a large number of shops and boutiques to be found here, which makes the Strøget area a popular place for residents of Copenhagen to stop for a bite to eat in between browsing for bargains here.

Rather than falling into the usual tourist trap of eating at more highly priced restaurants and cafes aimed at visitors, follow the example of local people and head to one of the snack bars that can be found lining many of the city’s streets. These snack bars offer a wide range of cheap ad tasty treats and offer visitors the chance to sit at one of the street tables in the sunshine and indulge in a spot of people watching while they eat. If your’e a blogger and want to get some reviews done it also helps to give you a more diverse experience.

A wide range of different types of snacks and light meals are served at these carts, including delicious open faced sandwiches known locally as smørrebrød. Polser is a type of hot dog which can also be found at many snack bars known as pølsevogn or sausage wagons, while these are also the perfect places to sample the pastries that Denmark is famous for throughout the world. While we may know them simply as Danish pastries, in Copenhagen they are known as wienerbrød.

Copenhagen’s numerous and excellent bakeries are the best places to pick up local-style breakfasts. Known locally as bager, the city bakeries can be recognised by the signs that hang out front in the shape of a pretzel. These are great places to buy fresh bread as well as sandwiches and more tasty pastries. One of the great things about buying breakfast instead of eating in a café is that you can choose a bench in a scenic spot of the city and dine outdoors.

Enjoying brunch with family and friends is a very popular pastime in Copenhagen, especially in the summer months. A large number of cafes located throughout the city are famous for their extensive brunch menus, which usually come with a theme such as American or French.

Many of the city’s restaurants offer special dagens ret menus, which translates as meal of the day. These restaurants are particularly popular with local people as they offer huge portions of whatever the cook feels like serving up that day for a very reasonable price.

Those who have taken advantage of cheap flights to Copenhagen will also be able to use the money they save to sample some of the city’s gourmet cuisine. There are a number of Michelin starred restaurants to be found in Copenhagen, as when Danish people have something to celebrate they love to do it by enjoying an excellent meal with good friends. People who are searching for rare and exciting Danish cuisine to should head to Noma and Ensemble, where the food and service are simply to die for.


What to expect when you visit Hungary

With a rich history and stunning surroundings, Hungary is the perfect destination for all types of traveller. In fact Hungary is so popular it attracts 10.2 million visitors every year, putting it in the top 30 destinations in the world. Whether you travel alone, or with company, there is certainly something for everyone.

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Here are the highlights of Hungary when on cheap holidays:

Travelling with kids?

Keeping kids occupied can be hard, but not in Hungary! The Children’s Railway in the Buda Hills is a fascinating day out for the whole family. Children aged 10 to 14 can drive the narrow gauge train, collect your tickets and salute you at the stations.

If your children would prefer some animal magic then Medve Otthon Bear Sanctuary will be a real treat. The sanctuary is home to brown bears that have been rescued from circuses and other entertainment establishments. Visitors are invited to feed the bears honey from wooden spoons, perfect if your children love Winnie the Pooh!

Quench your thirst!

Hungary is home to some of the most unique watering holes in the world. ‘Ruin bars’ are set in derelict buildings such as the courtyards of disused apartment blocks. They are famous for their cheap beer, cool music and interesting décor. You’ll find them in the Budapest backstreets and they are best enjoyed during the summer months, although some ruin bars open all year round.

Café culture

If you’d rather have a non-alcoholic beverage then you could do worse than visit the Central Café in Budapest. Relax in the wood panelled interior, with its quirky art deco features and enjoy the delicious cakes and hearty breakfasts. An ideal way to start a busy day sightseeing!

The ultimate spa trip

Hungary boasts the world’s second largest thermal lake, Lake Heviz, and it offers a unique spa experience. Wash your worries away in the warm, mineral-rich water, surrounded by water lilies, as the underwater jets gently massage your body. Outdoor temperatures reach 27°C even in the autumn months, so it’s worth a visit no matter when you travel.


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