Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage. Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube. It has also been called the City of Spas, as there are a dozen thermal baths complexes served by over a hundred natural thermal springs:

Hotel Victoria Budapest
Picture borrowed from Hotel Victoria’s web page

That’s where my wife and I are going for a long weekend and we are both so excited. We’re prepared, have red a lot about this beautiful city – are packed and now ready to get some sleep and tomorrow morning: Budapest – here we comes!

Btw: I’m not even sure if I’ll take my computer with as there is no internet connection where we are staying. Besides: I want to explore, stay in the presents and focus on the adventures and this 5 days of quality time with Diane. So then I hope you understand if I’m not that active in Blogsphere dear friends and regular readers!


  1. Wow! What an awesome looking place! Enjoy!!

  2. I wish you the best (romantic) trip! :-)

  3. One of the places that I need & must visit and have a great time Renny :D

  4. Sounds like so much fun! Hope you enjoy yourself with less technology around. Love that photo, reminds me of Victoria BC at night!

  5. Can’t wait to see the photos and hear of your short break, Renny. I’ve heard the Budapest is a beautiful city…now you can show us. Have a lovely time.

  6. Have a great trip and don’t feel guilty for disconnecting!

  7. I hope you and Diane have a wonderful trip!!!! Check ya when you get back!

  8. Hello friend – Breathtaking site. Know that you and Diane will leave your cares behind and have a wonderful time.

    May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

  9. Renny…i finally get to come by and chat, and you are gone! LOL

    Hope you are having an awesome time!


  10. Wow, what a wonderful vacation! I hope you have the best time ever and I can’t wait to see the pictures, especially the food!

    Love and Blessings,

  11. how stunning Renny!!!
    I hope you and Diane have a wonderful break :)

  12. You will already be on the way by now I should think, so my best wishes are sent through the ether for a wonderful break. I’m sure we all look forward to some great posts about all your impressoins.

  13. Hey Renny,

    What a lovely picture!

    I hope you have loads of fun with Diane, and relax: we will still be here when you get back :D!

    Have Fun!


  14. Hey, thanks a lot for the info! I have never had my nails done before nor eyebrows or had a massage, so for a once in a lifetime opportunity, 40.00 seems worth it! Thanks for the tip!

  15. Another holiday! *envy*
    Enjoy yourselves, love!

  16. Have a wonderful time in one of my favorite cities. Try the Tokjai wine (spelling?) It is wonderful!
    Congratulations on your hole in one!
    I apologize for not being in touch much with you and Diane. The puppies and a sick Anneliese have kept me very busy!

  17. Budapest seems to be a marvelous place! Can’t wait to read your report and adventures with Diane!
    My new blog:

  18. wow! pls do feed us with beautiful pics! ;)

  19. Have a wonderful time and don’t worry about blogging – it’s summer and everything slows down a bit. Enjoy!

  20. Awww that’s awesome! Hopefully I can meet you guys in Oslo soon since I am taking a trip there with Odd while we’re in Fredrikstad for 8 days visiting his parents. Anyway, is it okay if you can send me your number again probably through email since I lost your number when I changed phone and number.

  21. Hi Rene!

    How was the trip? I remember when I visited Budapest alone for a business trip. I was sent for a 5 day conference from Seattle and loved it! I did visit those famous spas and it was an experience I will never forget. Did you and your wife just love it?

    Warm Regards,

    Johanne (now living in Oslo)

  22. Hoping to catch a glimpse of your holiday photos. :)

  23. Håper du har hadde en fin tur!

  24. Ahh that looks stunning. Have a wonderful relaxing time and we look forward to the photos!

  25. Hei its me (still remember?). HAhah, havent been here in a while. Budhapest? Sounds like fun. Heard that its a haven for photographs =D

  26. Once I live in the Netherlands with Astrid, we have already talked about how we will NOT take our laptops with us when we travel…so that we will totally experience the experience! We need to do that more often!

  27. Very nice information. Thanks for this.

  28. nice picture , your articles always entertaining :)

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