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
Like with every place you visit, there are some you fall in love with instantly and others that you may find interesting, but not necessarily want to revisit. For me Budapest was love at first sight. Located in the Carpathian Basin, Budapest is in every way the centerpiece of Hungary, being not only the country’s political center, but also its most important center of commerce, culture, art and music. The city’s grandiose architecture and rich history, dating back to Roman times, make Budapest one of the 10 most beautiful cities in Europe.
Separated by the River Danube into the Buda and Pest, corresponding to the two major cities of which it is comprised, Budapest is administratively divided into 23 numbered districts written in Roman numerals.