Hungary | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Pannonhalma Monastery, a Benedictine Abbey that is currently home to 50 monks

Perhaps it was my imagination. The lavender harvest had been completed two weeks earlier, but as I trudged up the hill in temperatures hovering near the century mark, the air still...

Detail of some of the items that have been left in front of the memorial by holocaust survivors, descendants, and concerned citizens

Kiraly Street is the new mecca for the younger generation in Budapest. By day shoppers frequent its upscale boutiques, coffee shops, and designer outlets. After dark it hops with nightlife, offering...

Families huddle together in exhaustion

The young man in the dirty jeans and faded navy T-shirt wouldn’t tell me his name. I’d asked the group of refugees hanging around the park in front of the Belgrade...

Seared tuna medallion appetizer at Borkonyha Restaurant

On a visit to Hungary two years ago, I struggled to find vegetarian food of any quality, much less good quality, but on my most recent visit I discovered that the...

Heart shaped Hungarian Honey Cake has a mirror in the middle so the receiver can "see the face of the person whom the giver loves"

Honey cakes. Even the name sounded delicious! I first encountered these traditional Hungarian treats during a visit to Hortobagy National Park in far Eastern Hungary. They lined a table in the...

My clickety-clack rural train to Debrecen, Hungary

I am on a rickety train, inching my way to Debrecen from the tiny village of Panyola in eastern Hungary. We are picking up speed now – making headway at perhaps...

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