Hungary for romance

A trip to Budapest offers a chance to be bewitched by a rich and vibrant city, writes Kim Haughton.

4th December, 2011
Hungary for romance
Budapest: the capital of Hungary deserves its name as the Paris of the east.

Within minutes of arriving in this foggy city, I see a couple kissing on the riverbank. The sky is white and the scene is monotone; it's like stepping inside a Robert Doisneau photograph from the 1950s. It's little wonder that Budapest is known as the Paris of the east.

As I make my way past the couple towards the Christmas markets at Vörösmarty Square, I feel the first flushes of a warm and fuzzy Yuletide...

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