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During our summer break we decided to visit Budapest, the capital of Hungary. We really didn’t know what to expect at first. We’ve visited most of the Baltics and the Balkans and thought Hungary would kind of be similar in some ways. But Budapest is something else… It literally blew us away and went straight up to the top of our list as the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe. No wonder it’s often named “the Paris of the East”. Budapest seems to have it all; stunning architecture, lovely locals and surprisingly good food! A few facts about Hungary Unlike the surrounding Slavic nations, the Magyars arrived from the Ural Mountain some 1100 years ago along with their unique language Population size: 10 million Religion: Roman Catholic Invaded by the Mongols and later by the Ottoman Turks Hungary is rich in geothermal water and boasts around 1500 spas Hungarians are avid inventors and can be thanked for the ballpoint pen, the Rubik’s cube, the helicopter, holography and vitamin C Hungarians are also pretty good at sports, only second to Finland when it comes to Olympic gold medals per capita Buda and Pest used to separate cities divided by the Danube […]

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