Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungary

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Wiley, Apr 28, 2004 - Travel - 252 pages
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Budapest, awakened in 1989 after its long slumber behind the Iron Curtain, is one of Europe's hottest destinations. It stands proudly at the center of Eastern Europe's cultural rebirth, and best of all, it still ranks as one of the continent's best bargains. "Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungary" has all the practical details and candid advice you need to plan a successful trip. We've reviewed the very best places to stay and dine, from historic hotels to intimate guesthouses, from grand cafes to atmospheric taverns and pubs. With Frommer's in hand, it's easy to explore the all the city's highlights; our detailed walking tours will introduce you to a wealth of gorgeous architecture and show you the hidden treasures of the city. And of course, we've got all the details on Budapest's exciting nightlife, its vibrant arts scene, and its fabulous thermal baths and spas.

Then we'll take you to explore the best of the Hungarian countryside, where you'll discover sunburnt hillside vineyards and deep verdant valleys, lush cherry orchards, the lovely riverside towns along the Danube Bend, the famous caves in Aggletek, and the shores of Lake Balaton. Frommer's puts it all at your fingertips, with a handy glossary of Hungarian phrases and detailed color maps.

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Written for the casual visitor, this is primarily a city guide. All the touristy stuff is here, and slightly larger print and color headers and highlights make this especially easy to read. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

All four of Joseph S. Lieber’s grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century, settling in New York City, where he was born and raised. Mr. Lieber lived in Hungary in the early 1990s, teaching English and researching the first edition of this book. He lives in Boston now, where he is a housing lawyer.

Christina Shea served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Hungary in the early 1990s. Subsequently, she directed Peace Corps language-training programs in Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan. She is the author of the novel Moira’s Crossing (St. Martin’s Press 2000). A resident of Boston, she teaches at Lesley University and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

Erzsébet Barát was born in Kunhegyes, a small town in the Great Hungarian Plain. She currently splits her time between Szeged, where she is an associate professor of English at Attila József University, and Budapest, where she is on the faculty of the Gender Studies Department at Central European University. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Lancaster University, in England. Her dissertation concerns the oral histories of Hungarian women.

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