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Over There in Eger

I’m wrapping up my winery tours in Hungary, with more to come later on Lake Balaton and Villany, but first a few pics and bits of info on Eger. As I always tell people, it pays to get out of the big capital cities, especially in Europe, if you want to get more for your …

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Awake in Budapest

Thanks to some melatonin and well-timed sleep, I’ve been hungry for Hungary for the past two days and have returned to my regular disposition of shameless debauchery. Since I’m here to write about Hungarian wine, I don’t even have to try very hard. I visited the cellars of sparkling wine producer Törley while most people …

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The Downside of Hostels

One of the great things about traveling in cheap countries is you usually don’t have to sleep in hostels. You can still get that community feeling in the hangout area of the guesthouse, but you can close the door to your own room at night. One of the drags about traveling in an expensive country …

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Getting Around Gets Easier

In the days of the intrepid explorers, getting from point A to point B was a death-defying experience. And you had to be either very wealthy or be financed by royalty. Think how far we’ve come in the past century, just with commercial flights, rental cars, subways, and air-conditioned buses. The staggering thing, though, is …

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