Snapshots from the Countryside

Having spent the last 3 years (almost!) living in the city, I learned to appreciate the city lifestyle and the benefits of having everything within walking distance – be it green parks, markets, art and culture events, restaurants… However, when it comes to having a holiday or a short break, I find that being closer…

Weekend Break in Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital, is just over 2 hours away from Budapest by train. We took our first trip there in December 2014. The weather was really cold and the city was appropriately dressed for the festive season with various Christmas markets, lights and street decorations. We visited Vienna again last July and the city was…

A trip to the Istrian Peninsula

Recently we decided to take a road trip to the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. It was a long weekend here in Budapest and the weather was gorgeous, so it was perfect to spend it close to the sea and enjoying nature. We rented a country house in the heart of the peninsula, making it easier…

A day in Gozo

We recently visited Malta, our home country, for our annual family visit. We were not exactly in total holiday mode though, as my husband had to work remotely and we also had a lot of errands to run. However, we enjoyed our time there and it was good quality time with our families. Of course…

Budapest by Night

Budapest is a beautiful city, home to various architecture styles and famous for its art nouveau buildings. By day, you can admire the intricate details of these buildings and the majesty of various palaces. At night, all prominent buildings around the city are lit up and the spectacle they create is truly amazing. The views by…

Easter Weekend at Lake Balaton

Being a long Easter weekend here in Hungary, we decided to take a trip and explore the countryside around Lake Balaton. This lake is the largest in Central Europe… just to give you an idea about its size, you could easily fit the island of Malta twice in there! 😵 Lake Balaton is a popular…

Milan in Black & White

This post takes me back to a hot Summer weekend in July. My husband and I took an early Saturday flight to the city of Milan and spent the following two days roaming around the beautiful Italian city. Without a doubt, one of the main highlights of the city is the magnificent Duomo, standing tall…

Snapshots from Norway!

Since my last post, my husband and I travelled to Norway to celebrate his sister’s wedding to a real life Viking! 🙂  They had a lovely ceremony, followed by a delicious dinner, emotional speeches by family and friends, fun games and a lot of dancing till the early hours. It was a great night, where…

A Visit to Berlin

Last week, we decided to take a short trip to Berlin for the weekend. Flights between Budapest and Berlin are conveniently scheduled on Saturdays early in the morning and return on Sundays late in evening. They were definitely two long days. However, we managed to get around the city and explore quite a lot. We were very lucky…

Memories of home

The past 5 weeks have flown by so fast! We had a great time with our families, with the highlight of the trip being celebrating my parents’ birthday and my brother’s wedding. We also met some of our old friends to catch up over drinks, lunch or a bbq. Although we had planned to do a lot…