"If Big is Better, then Budapest is Best" Budapest by richiecdisc

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Budapest is one of those rare cities that both lives up to any of your wildest expectations and catches you by surprise all in the same breath. Though long regarded as the first city of Eastern Europe, it has shared a dual existence as one of the first eastern destinations to lure western visitors and as such seems more westernized than neighboring Croatia and Poland though language barriers remain more pronounced. Perhaps it is this dichotomy that makes this exotic locale so intriguing. Even the name conjures up visions of a place not wholly in Europe, and verging on the Middle East. But after one accepts these barriers as part of the mystique, the visual spectacle presents itself in a variety of architecture with a grandeur not seen in many cities and you will find yourself walking around agape with senses overloaded.

  • Last visit to Budapest: Oct 2001
  • Intro Written Sep 10, 2002
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