The history of hot springs in Budapest goes back to Roman times. Ever since the Romans colonized the area around the Danube River valley, where Budapest is located, inhabitants have used the thermal hot springs to relax and bathe in its healing properties.
As many of us will remember from our school days, for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day and shortest night of the year occurs at the time of the summer solstice, which occurs on or about June 21 each year.
Recording trips these days are often done through a smartphone. Your plane ticket, maps, pictures, down to your itineraries are kept in digital form and are easily forgotten. If you’re like me, you prefer writing things down and having physical copies of things often kept on our phones.
Every year, 600,000 visitors from all over the globe flock to Munich for the world’s largest and most well-known beer fest … if you plan to attend Oktoberfest this year or have a friend who is, here’s what you need to know to stay safe.
1. Establish a meeting point.
Electronics and technology have essentially become an easy button for entertainment and communicating. I know I’m guilty. I could easily spend a day perusing Pinterest Boards and watching the latest cat-dressed-as-a-shark-riding-a-Roomba video on YouTube.
Oktoberfest kicks off with its customary keg tapping and declaration of “O’zapft is!” by the mayor of Munich on Saturday, Sept. 21st. The Bavarian festival celebrates all things beer through Tuesday, Oct. 6th and is expected draw more than 6 million visitors.
With many of their countries topping the list of greatest coffee consumers in the world, Europeans know how to brew a great cup of joe. They also have a knack for creating beautiful and fun coffee shops to serve up their delicious beverages.
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is so close I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
There are so many things that I regularly miss about the United States. The first that comes to mind is Chipotle and agreeing every single time to pay extra for guacamole. I also wouldn’t mind eating an entire Godfather’s taco pizza.
In 1842, Bavarian brewer Josef Groll put Pilsen on the map for what would soon become a world-famous beer style, pilsner. This pale lager is brewed at the Pilsner Urquell, a veritable beer lover's mecca.
Perhaps you’re new to Europe and you haven’t caught the buzz. Maybe you’re resisting the temptation to make that first purchase because you know you’ll soon be addicted and can’t stop at just a couple of pieces.
Summer lives in our imaginations throughout the year because it nourishes our souls. The warmth ... the fun ... the sheer deliciousness. But mostly, the luxury of time, unbounded by school. Time to explore, to make new friends, to lie on your back and watch the clouds billow.
For children and adults alike, the prospect of entering a new school can be daunting, let alone when that new school will be based in a foreign country. For some it may be their first experience within a Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) school.