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New York Cafe- Budapest Day 3

The New York Cafe, first opened in 1894, was a center for cultural musings,literature and conversation. It’s said that a particularly zealous cafe-goer stole thekeys to the cafe and threw them in to the Danube River so the cafe could be open fortwenty four hours a day, for everyone to enjoy. That guy had the right idea. The New York Cafe is a wonderful place to spend the day.Every part of the hall is covered with ornate decorations and paintings. And before youhave a second…

A Bike Ride Through Budapest- Day 2

Care to join me for a ride through Budapest? Here’s our guide, the lovely Sam. Hold on tight because there’s no slowing down withthis one! Our first stop is  Heroe’s Square. This is Vajahunyad Castle (try saying that 10 times fast!) It was built as part of the  millenial exhibition and includes all sorts of architectural pieces from different eras. Unfortunately no dragons or Prince Charming’s here but they did have a moat! The  whole time walking around it, I kept repeating, “It’s a castle.…

Travel Diary: A Panda In Budapest

After what may possibly be the longest flight ever, I’ve finally made it to Budapest!Seriously, I think I managed every cramped, sleep position possible. I truly feel foranyone over 5’4” and having to make it work in that tiny 3×3 sitting space. I arrived in Budapest late at night and was successfully dropped off at my friendSam’s apartment. It’s been almost a year since I last saw her back in New York soyou can imagine my excitement to finally see her again! Unfortunately jet lag…

Long Beach

Spent a relaxing afternoon down in Manhattan Beach at Simmzy’s before exploring Long Beach and watching the sun go down. Simmzy’s is quite the happening place,  so after putting our name in, we wandered around the boutiques and built up our  appetites for plenty of beer and burgers. Simmzy’s is casual and friendly with plenty  of natural sunlight and the brussel sprouts, oh my. Did I mention the amazing goodness that is the brussel sprouts here? They have a solid selection of craft beer and…