In Budapest, I love...

I just spent seven months living on Veres Palne Utca in Budapest, two blocks from the Danube. These are some of my favorite discoveries.
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Cafe Kor. Grilled goose liver. That's all I need to say about it.

Cafe Kor restaurant in Budapest Cafe Kör

The shoe memorial reminds us of the Budapest Jews shot and thrown into the Danube by the Hungarian Arrow Cross (allies of the Nazis) in 1945.

The shoe memorial reminds us of the Budapest Jews shot and thrown into the Danube by the Hungarian Arrow Cross (allies of the Nazis) in

Brody House Hotel. So nice, so stylish.

Brody House Hotel. So nice, so stylish.

Jeg Bufe for pastries and coffee. I never visited Budapest during the Socialist period, but I hear that this place gives you a sense of stepping back to that time.

Jeg Bufe for pastries and coffee. I never visited Budapest during the Socialist period, but I hear that this place gives you a sense of stepping back to that time.

Muzsikalendárium

Muzsikalendárium

Public transportation. Reliable, convenient, cheap, safe. Better than New York. Really.

Public transportation. Reliable, convenient, cheap, safe. Better than New York. Really.

the bridges. Okay, so the Danube is NOT blue, but I never heard anyone complaining.

the bridges. Okay, so the Danube is NOT blue, but I never heard anyone complaining.

Muzsikalendárium

Muzsikalendárium

Rozsavolgyi Szalon. Downstairs is the music store; upstairs is the salon, where they hold concerts regularly. My stepfather, a classical music devotee, said to the cashier, "This is the best music store I've ever seen." The cashier smiled and said, "We know."

Rozsavolgyi Szalon. Downstairs is the music store; upstairs is the salon, where they hold concerts regularly. My stepfather, a classical music devotee, said to the cashier, "This is the best music store I've ever seen." The cashier smiled and said, "We know."

Saturday morning concerts at the Franz Liszt Memorial House. Tickets cost about five dollars. The music is exquisite.

Saturday morning concerts at the Franz Liszt Memorial House. Tickets cost about five dollars.

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