Budapest, a Christmas fusion lunch.


Over the past 5 years we have had extremely varied lunches to celebrate Christmas. A Spanish menu on the beach on Lanzarote, a seafood extravaganza in central Brussels, roast mountain goat in Southern Spain, and now an Asian fusion buffet in Budapest. Bizarre! The Buddha Bar hotel in Budapest offers a Christmas day brunch, all … Continue reading Budapest, a Christmas fusion lunch.

Budapest, a Christmas morning walk.


Every place we visit for Christmas Day has its own culture and approach, Budapest is fully “open” with bustling people around shops and restaurants, plenty of traffic with cars, buses and trams. After a very light breakfast we decided on a walk along the Danube to build up an appetite for the all-you-can-eat Asian Fusion … Continue reading Budapest, a Christmas morning walk.

Christmas markets in Budapest


There’s something about Christmas markets in European cities that makes you feel good! Whether it’s the smell of mulled wine or that overwhelming sense of tradition they have a positive spiritual effect. Since a cold Christmas in Brussels 5 years ago we have missed them, because there’s nothing to match them in England, so here … Continue reading Christmas markets in Budapest

A dark winter day in Budapest


There’s something about Budapest that is mindfully magnetic to me since our first visit 18 months ago. We are back again for Christmas and staying at a very upmarket hotel, The Buddha Bar, at Elizabeth Bridge on the banks of The Danube, and looking forward to the usual Christmas markets, the goulash, Furmint, the Astoria, … Continue reading A dark winter day in Budapest