Tag: hungary



Never Again

February 28, 2016

From the outside, the building at 60 Andrássy Street doesn't appear too different from the rest of the elegant, stately houses along what's known as the "Champs-Élysées" of Budapest, with the exception of two massive metal stencils spelling out "TERROR" attached to the roof. Once past the ticket booth, however, I'm immediately greeted by the barrel of a Soviet tank, behind which are thousands of black and white portraits above a panel with the ... continue reading

   BUDAPEST    HUNGARY    HOUSE OF TERROR    APPLE    SAN BERNARDINO    POST-WWII    OPINION    TRAVEL   

Whispers of Hungarian Yore

January 29, 2016

I've never lived in a city with as much history manifested as in Budapest. In China, almost everything was destroyed during the cultural revolution. In America, tour guides point to buildings and say, "In the 1980s…" In Budapest, the tour guides point to buildings and say, "In the 14th century…" As someone who once considered picking up a second major in history, I can't help but shiver (it's cold, okay?) every time I lay eyes on some relic that ... continue reading

   BUDAPEST    HISTORY    HUNGARY    ST. STEPHEN'S BASILICA    HUNGARIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM    COMMUNISM    STATUES    WALKING TOUR    PHOTOS    TRAVEL