Welcome to Travel Notes & Beyond, a collection of travel stories, photos and personal opinions focusing on less known travel destinations. This is where you can also learn about culture, history, food and more, and hopefully get inspired, informed and engaged. I am an award-winning travel writer and passionate photographer living in Southern California. Growing up, Read More
Hungary has many interesting destinations, but most tourists never go beyond Budapest. About two hours away from Budapest and an hour away from Eger are the Miscolc-Tapolca Cave Baths. This is an extraordinary miracle of the nature. What makes this place very unique is that it is a thermal bath inside an actual cave. You swim and play in a large cave system, with water temperatures around 30° Celsius.
My love affair with Budapest started about ten years ago when I accompanied my husband on a trip to visit his extended family in Hungary. My first contact with the city was truly love at first sight. Something about that place made me feel like I belonged there since forever and believe me, it wasn’t my husband’s relatives. Since then we went back very many times and that feeling still persists.
It is difficult to explain what made me fall in love with this city, what dazzled me about this place. I often wonder: is it the buildings, the streets, the squares and the sights? Is it the restaurants, the Read More