The Belvedere palace

The Belvedere palace was built in the early 1700 century for prince Eugene of Savoy. The palace consists of both an upper and lower section joined together by beautiful fountains and gardens. Admission to the exterior portion is free and the tours inside are available for a price. To be honest I spent about five hours […]

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The Butterfly House in Vienna

  The other day I had my daughter on the phone and she was looking up things to do while I’m in Austria.That’s what got me pointed to a butterfly garden. The Butterfly House or Das Schmetterlinghaus is essentially a greenhouse located next to Burggarten in Vienna . The fee here was $7euros and it was worth […]

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Schönbrunn Palace

I spent most of yesterday in a fairy tale world full of fountains; flowers and horse-drawn carriages. While it was quite beautiful unfortunately the Schönbrunn castle was a bit of a tourist trap. However everything wasn’t for sale and I did flash a little cash on a whimsy.  I started my day at the largest and […]

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While visiting in Slovakia I found myself near a cool cave that I wanted to visit. However this cave was about 14k from my lodging and I wouldn’t have enough time in my busy schedule to walk there. I must say after researching the nearby cave I really wanted to go, so one morning after […]


Lake Hev’is

Lake Hev’is sits at the southern most end of lake Balaton in Hungary. It is the world’s largest thermal lake that you can access and swim in. Fortunately one of my new friends from Budapest told me how to get there and here’s what I found. The ladies all said to get to Hev’is I […]

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The Széchenyi bath house.

The Széchenyi bath house was not my favorite spa in Hungary, though very famous. The outside architecture is very beautiful the inside is rather white, monotonous and boring. There are some beautiful masterpieces on the ceiling but that is in the visitor’s center. Another reason I was not impressed with this bath was because it was […]

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Varga Tanya

Varga Tanya is an event facility located about an hour drive from Budapest, Hungary. The actual driving time is dependent on traffic. I attended this venue through a program named Angloville, and I’ll talk more about this towards the end of the article. There’s something in a name, and while I’m not completely sure about […]

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