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 […]Read More The Belvedere palace
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 […]Read More The Butterfly House in Vienna
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 […]Read More Schönbrunn Palace
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 […]Read More BYSTRIANSKA CAVE
From Budapest, Hungary I took the Rio Jet bus to Bratislava, Slovakia it was about $8usd and I booked this online. The hotel I had reserved ended up being on the outskirts of town, so my first impressions of Bratislava were cold as the scenery was a mirror of the Soviet Union. The buildings […]Read More Slovakia and the hotel Zerrenpach Osrblie
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 […]Read More Lake Hev’is
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 […]Read More The Széchenyi bath house.
Today’s blog post is about the baths at Gillert, a church and a hike. To begin with Gellert baths are probably my favorite part of Budapest to date. They are hot spring fed; ancient, architectural, and artistic. In planning a day at these baths I had given myself a timeframe to work from, of which […]Read More The Gellert baths, caves and hill.
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 […]Read More Varga Tanya
I had some time on my hands after unexpectedly leaving Yellowstone so soon. Having owned a copy of Hiking hot springs in the Pacific Northwest for many years, I realized that I was near an area I had always longed to explore. By near I mean the generic Google maps near. The drive from Bozeman, MT to […]Read More Three very unique hot springs outside of Salmon, Idaho.