Budapest, Hungary

Before the unification in 1873, Budapest was actually two separate cities, Buda on the west side of the Danube, and Pest on the east side of the Danube.  The combined city is one of the largest cities in the European Union, and is the capital of Hungary. Budapest is a very picturesque city with impressive…

Lado Cafe, Budapest, Hungary

Before I get into the post, I must give you a lesson in pronunciation similar to the one we got as we were driven to our hotel.  Budapest is not pronounced like it’s written and if you say it that way, you will be corrected, in a friendly sort of way.  It’s pronounced “Buda pesht”.…

Now Boarding – The AmaSonata

We boarded our riverboat, the AmaSonata, in Vilshofen, Germany.  This riverboat is Amawaterway’s newest boat having been inaugurated in May of 2014.  This boat is state of the art in every respect.  The cabins are larger that I expected, most with a French balcony (sit in the cabin with an open sliding glass door) and…