Category Archives: Hungary

Vienna, Austria: Hanging with Beethoven and Something Different

Zum Schwarzen Kameel
Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Sometimes you need to take a break from your worries. Sometimes you need to venture off the tourist route, even if just a little.

So whether you are planning your next trip to Vienna or just needing a break from the everyday same old, then this podcast can solve both.

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia

We visit with Beethoven, yes, you’ll hear about it.

We stop by a silent disco. I know, it sounds strange. We’ll tell you about it and where to go.

We also share how eating a hamburger differs in oh so proper Vienna.

 

Sopron, Hungary
Sopron, Hungary

More fun, more different ideas, and day trips to Bratislava, Slovakia and Sopron, Hungary are on this episode of Stories Faces Places.

 

 

 

 

Budapest, Hungary, Part Two, Taste Hungary

The Tasting Table
The Tasting Table

That’s Taste Hungary and not taste hungry. Join our continued adventures in Budapest, Hungary.

The next paragraph we’ve cut and pasted some of the description for Budapest, Hungary Part I. So what you might ask? Well, it describes part two adventures also, with that confusion, here we go:

“Well, it goes something like this: Begin with calmness and a set of expectations that you have developed based upon what you think you know. End with the knowledge of what you think you know is really only the camouflage to what you really don’t know you don’t know. Confusing? Stick with us, it becomes the un-confusing and very amusing story of our Budapest visit over Christmas.”

In Jail in Budapest
Who smiles in the clink?

That was what we said in Part I. In Part II, we meet with some  fun and genuine Hungarian people.

Gabor and Carolyn own their own business in Hungary called Taste Hungary and The Tasting Table. They offer food and wine tours in Hungary and Austria. In addition to providing great tours, they have one of the largest collections of  quality Tokaji Wine at their establishment called The Tasting Table.  You can visit anytime and taste many Hungarian Wines.

Rita Takaro, a friend and wine consultant in Hungary shares her knowledge and  history of Tokaji wines. Without Rita, we would never have met Carolyn and Gabor.

Ruin Pub
Ruin Pub

Later in the episode, we not so nearly break out of jail, and visit a ruin pub. It’s all fun and interesting information about Budapest, Hungary’s things to do, people to see, and places to go, all off the beaten trail.

If your plans include Budapest you can reach our friends at:

Carolyn and Gabor at TasteHungary.com

Rita Takaro: rita@ritatakaro.com

Budapest, Hungary Part I, Travel Tips, and Christmas

Strolling Through the Christmas Market
Strolling Through the Christmas Market

Well, it goes something like this: Begin with calmness and a set of expectations that you have developed based upon what you think you know. End with the knowledge of what you think you know is really only the camouflage to what you really don’t know you don’t know. Confusing? Stick with us, it becomes the un-confusing and very amusing story of our Budapest visit over Christmas.

Night at the Christmas Markets
Night at the Christmas Markets

In this episode, we take you right into Budapest with us. We mean it, as Laura says, “literally”.  We take you right to the street with us, interviewing a local, name unknown, but candid-ness, if that’s a word, running freely. A sampling of the Christmas markets is in store.   A visit with an entrepreneur and owners of the Tasting Table. Communism, Nazi’s, and Hungarian history is strewn throughout. The fun never ends with the sausage nazi, a prison break, or not, and of course our bumbling travel antics, which actually lead to helpful tips for you to avoid our blunders.

Chimney Cakes
Chimney Cakes

We have so much Budapest to share, or as Al says, “We’ve stuffed ten pounds of fun into a five-pound paper bag”.  With so much learning and information sprinkled throughout, this podcast becomes part one of our two-part Budapest experience.