On our way to spend 3 nights in Budapest, we will pass through Slovakia and right by Bratislavia. I would LOVE to stop here, but I do not know if we will have time. Seems such a shame to drive right past it twice without stopping. We will see. Maybe on the way back to Munich.
Hungary has been occupied and invaded by almost everyone at some point in its history. Such as: Romans, Huns, Mongols, Turks, Soviets, Germans, Soviets again until the Hungarian Revolution. Hungarian Jewish Holocaust victims totaled 600,000 according to Wikipedia.
The “curse” manifests itself as inner strife, pessimism, misfortune and several historic catastrophes.
With such a history of invasions and foreign occupancies, it is no wonder they believe in a curse. But things are looking great for Hungary since the revolution. Budapest is a thriving city today, with amazing sights to see and things to do. Not to mention, the thermal baths…Budapest is pretty much a giant Spa City.
Dreams are coming true here folks. I have signed us up for….wait for it. (Sorry Rob) an authentic cooking class in Budapest. We will go to the famous Great Market Hall to purchase the ingredients we will need for our 3 course meal. Then we will return to the cooking school and start cooking our lunch.
Our Typical Hungarian menu will consist of:
Creamy potato soup with sausage, Chicken paprikás with “nokedli” (homemade dumplings), Somlói galuska ( chocolate+ vanilla cream sponge cake)
Hungary is a land of thermal water, so going to a traditional Hungarian Bath House is definitely on the agenda.
Other Must-Do stops:
Now, back to Munich…for a few days of drinking and eating before flying home.
If you have ever been to any of these places, I would love to know your thoughts. Any tips for “must-dos” and “don’t bothers”?