Monthly Recap: January-February 2020

Hey, we didn’t forget about our monthly recaps! But with all the things going on, we just missed it at the end of January. 😛 Anyway, we didn’t have much to say then. Not because we didn’t do anything, but because we didn’t do any of those cool things people imagine travellers usually do. Still, our January and February were quite fulfilling, because we worked so hard! We’re full of travelling and blogging ideas for this year, and our first achievement is: we’ve just published Bea’s book!

Bea’s new eBook: 200+ Travel Tips For Hungary

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, it’s no news to you that we’ve been living in Hungary. And since travel is such an essential part of our lives, of course, we travelled A LOT in our home country. But we’ve never written enough about it – though we have quite a couple of blog posts about Budapest and some other cities and national parks.

In her first book, Bea went further (she’s the one doing the writing on our blog, anyway, in case you wonder). She’d like to give you a unique insight into Hungary, show you places that most tourists haven’t even heard about. Whether you like sightseeing, history, arts or spending time in nature, she will show you the most spectacular places our country has to offer.

Liberty Square, Budapest, Hungary

So what’s in the book?

  • travel tips for Budapest
    • things to do if you visit Budapest for the first time
    • places to go if you like history, want beautiful views of the city or yearn for adventure
    • great museums to visit
    • hidden architecture gems to find
    • delicious food to eat
    • seasonal goodies
  • travel tips for more amazing cities like Pécs, Eger, Sopron, Szeged, Esztergom, Debrecen, Veszprém, Székesfehérvár or Szentendre
  • tips to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hungary
  • tips to find impressive Hungarian castles and ruins
  • hiking tips and tips to find unique natural treasures
  • tips on what to eat and drink when visiting Hungary
  • tips for visiting Hungary in different seasons
  • tips for getting around in Hungary
  • Hungarian books and movies that give you insight into Hungarian history and everyday life

Buy the eBook from your favorite store here! And don’t forget to leave a review, we’re eager to hear your opinion.


Well, other than publishing Bea’s first book. 🙂

Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

Taking a lot of pleasant walks in Budapest. We walked to places we love so much. We also visited places we’ve planned to visit since ages – it just hasn’t happened until now. We admired the stunning architecture in the Palace District of Pest and the Buda Castle District. We walked in Memento Park. We took long strolls on the bank of River Danube. We could tell that we showed the best of Budapest to Tomi in the past two months, but it would be a big fat lie. Because he slept through most of these walks – and even when he was awake, it was architecture and history that he was interested in the least. Well, he has a couple of years ahead of him to learn to appreciate them. 😀

Photographing beautiful Budapest. I rarely take my camera with me when in Budapest. Why? Because I live here, I guess. But still, this time I enjoyed photographing the stunning architecture so much!

Tomi turned 6 months old. He’s so energetic and curious! And every single thing in the world is interesting to him – from how we brush our teeth to how the water boils. He tries to put everything in his mouth – that’s what experiencing the world looks like to him at this age. And we still don’t sleep much. Can one get used to it?

Destinations visited

Budapest, Hungary

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Coming up in 2020

Budapest, Hungary

After a half year break in our travels we can’t wait to be on the road again – well, or in the air. Both will happen soon as we planned lots of shorter and longer trips for this year!

The first country we’re visiting is one that we love so much: Croatia! People usually visit Croatia in summer – and they make it crazy crowded. We prefer early autumn if it’s a beach getaway, but this time we thought of something else: a hiking getaway in spring. Any suggestions where to go hiking with our 6 months old little boy in the carrier?

One of our dreams for 2020 was to visit the Canary Islands, specifically volcanic Lanzarote. But the direct flight from Budapest to Lanzarote was cancelled which made us postpone that trip. We didn’t feel disappointed for too long though, because we found another fabulous place that would be an ideal first flight and island getaway with Tomi: Sardinia, here we come!

Okay, there are already too many exclamation marks, so I stop at this point. We have lots of plans for the second half of the year, too, and even for the next year, but there’s something sweet about keeping them as a secret for now.

How about you? How was your January and February? What are your plans for the next month?

200+ Travel Tips For Hungary

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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