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returning home to the UK

Returning home to the UK: reflections

I can’t believe it. My month-long trip from Budapest to Athens is at an end. It’s been awesome. From the hospitality in Albania, to the Greeks who kept trying to overfeed me; from the architecture of Budapest to the “too cool for school” vibe of Zagreb. As I spend my first 24 hours after returning home […]

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Budapest city break costs

Budapest city break costs – eats and experiences in Hungary’s capital

What is there to do in the Hungarian capital? And how much should you budget? Here I give a breakdown of Budapest city break costs from my five-night “flashpacker style” stay; where I went, what I did, and whether I’d do it again. Accommodation – food and drink – entertainment (museums, tours and spas) – […]

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life behind the Iron Curtain

Budapest – what was life behind the Iron Curtain like?

Whilst the history of post-war Communism is likely to show up in a classroom textbook or a museum; I wanted to know what life behind the Iron Curtain was like in my lifetime. Budapest’s museums and tours help me tell the story of Csilla, my Hungarian alter-ego. Here’s her story. 1987 – behind the Iron Curtain My […]

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Budapest to Athens

Greek, long division, packing, and my mum’s email needs: Budapest to Athens here I come!

Budapest to Athens: It’s only five days and counting until I shake off my Eastern Europe /Balkans virginity on my month-long solo trip. Several practical questions – beyond the emotional ones around the excitement of it all – are whizzing around my head as I count down the days to my departure. Why hadn’t a trip […]

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