This is part six of my trip to Paris and Budapest. For the remainder of the series, please see below.
Paris – Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Paris – The Marais, Le Bon Marche, Le Comptoir du Relais
Paris – St. Germain, Hermes, L’Avant Comptoir
Budapest – Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Budapest – Andrassy Avenue, Onyx
Budapest – Taste Hungary
Budapest- Christmas Markets, Bock Bistro
During our stay in Budapest, we decided to take a food tour with the very highly reviewed Taste Hungary. We had a great time with our private guide Dora, and learned so much about the city’s cuisine and history. Even Mr. Feather, who is ethnically Hungarian and lived for years in Budapest, said that it was one of the most educational and fun activities we did on our trip. Here are some more details of the day we spent with Taste Hungary!
After a small breakfast (we were warned not to eat too much), we made our way to the Central Market – a large open food market in Budapest – where we would be met by our guide Dora.
I loved the Central Market, and would recommended it as a stop for anybody visiting Budapest. It reminded me a bit of the bazaars in Istanbul, only quite a bit less crowded. It is a massive building – multiple stories with sellers of all kinds of goodies and foods.
Our first stop in Central Market was actually not for food, but drink – actually, an alcoholic shot!
Unicum is a traditional Hungarian alcohol with a very interesting history, which we learned about while sitting with Dora. The shot itself was good, though I have to admit that I really shouldn’t be drinking anything alcoholic before noon, (as I’ll typically be found passed out by 4 PM). Just a small shot though was a nice way to get a jolt and start our tour. Continue Reading