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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Extremely rare Carol Bible, courtesy of www.vizsoly.hu

Most visitors to Hungary focus on the popular tourist destinations like Budapest and Lake Balaton, but with the help of my Hungarian friend, Zsuzsa Mehesz, I’ve had the great good fortune...

A double rainbow appears over Panyola, Hungary. Does it lead to a pot of gold, or will the policies of the European Union impede their progress?

My friend, Ambrus, pointed out the black flag hanging just outside the church door. Someone has died in Panyola. Later, I mentioned this to his wife, Zsuzsa. “Yes, I know, they...

Main street in the historic center of Holloko leads past adobe houses with stone foundations, to the wooden-steepled church

Perhaps it was the fairytale I’d heard earlier in the day that put me in mind of ogres. Approaching Holloko Castle I felt like Jack, the steep path to the top...

Outdoor pools at Szechenyi Baths

Budapest is one of those places that I hadn’t gotten enough of the first time around, so I was delighted that my Viking River Cruises Grand European Tour would end in...

Magnificent Melk Abbey, along the Danube River's Wachau Valley

The English historian, Edward Gibbon, once remarked that, “According to the law of custom, and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman.” Gibbon might well be...

Passau perches precariously on a peninsula between the Inn and Danube Rivers, making it prone to severe flooding. Note the more muddy waters of the Inn River, at tip, which carries silt from melting glaciers.

The phrase “last but not least” comes to mind when I think of Passau. My Viking River ship had sailed down the Rhine, turned left onto the Main River near Frankfort,...