Swans Balaton

Balatonfured – Hungary


Lake Balaton destination- April 2019

A dream destination… I found a little gem in the heart of Balaton district! That is how I can best describe this little charming lakeside town in Hungary which dates back to the eighteen hundreds. Only 2 hours by car or train from Budapest, not far at all! You arrive in a totally different part of Balaton and Europe. The best thing is not to to have any expectations and you might just get pleasantly surprised. This little town is totally walk able on foot and you can get around in just a few hours the most. The promenade is full of life and activity as holiday makers enjoy the well manicured parks and beautiful spring flowers that pave the town’s walkways. The selection of restaurants and coffee shops as well as little bistro’s are superb! There is something for everyone young and old! There is very much of a cosmopolitan selection with well decorated exteriors. The yacht club is not short of beautiful views and sunsets. Small and big boats decorate the lake and set the magical atmosphere for Lake Balaton especially relaxing to watch during early mornings and sunsets. If you are looking for a small relaxation to unwind and escape the every day city life, Balatonfüred is just the most ideal quite town but still has all amenities if you feeling a little adventures. You can hire bicycles and cycle to other towns and little stop overs in the area where you can enjoy a glass of drink or just a cosy picnic along the lake or by the forest. Not to mention there are plenty of parks and nature activities as well such as hiking or wine tasting. Plenty of Bed and Breakfasts or as they call it Panzio in Hungarian around or a few larger hotels perhaps if you prefer ready made beds and all inclusive accommodation with big swimming pools and sun umbrellas. If you really looking to explore this region, I highly recommend a local expert who knows a thing or two about Balatonfüred, its history and so much more. Check out Aniko’s tours and personalised sightseeing programs and recommendations tailored for English speaking visitors! Check out some of my photographs, hope that you are motivated to travel to Balatonfüred and make your own discoveries and come back with fond memories and your own travel photographs of of course!

balatonfured park

Yacht club balatonfured

Tihany lake balaton

village train

Balatonfured photographs

Balatonfured buildings

Cherry Blossom photography

Cherry Blossoms


Spring INSPIRATION – April 2019

Cherry Blossoms can be witnessed everywhere in the world, it is a spectacular phenomenon that can be best observed during the Spring season for a very short time only. Hungary has it s very own beautiful cherry blossom trees, and some are white and even different hues of pinks and purple. Spring signifies a new beginning of life. Cherry Blossom fruit trees are very well renowned in Japan where they are the national flower. Cherry Trees can have over 150 varieties worldwide. This beautiful natural miracle can only be viewed for just a few weeks and it is every photographers dream to at least once be part of this privilege. The delicate flowers add a real nice colour splash to every travel photograph and is effeminately a real beauty. Hurry and find your very own flower spectacular location in Budapest! I found mine on Toth Arpad Setany, where the trees are planted in in a long sequel, decorating the pavements and thus exhilarate the effect when blooming. This historic place makes a perfect backdrop for cherry blossom photographs in the Buda Castle district.

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secret weddings in Budapest


Wedding city – February 2019

Elopement Weddings are still a thing- and oh yes! What s the appeal of a secret wedding escape? Modern age millennial couples are more and more following a conscious lifestyle and are seeking more practical arrangements without the traditional price tag associated with weddings. After all, travel to a popular city destination like Budapest and have your honeymoon celebration too all in one. No need to worry about wedding invitation and the chaos of organising such a huge event. Intimate weddings are so much popular nowadays that Budapest has been getting in the league for boutique establishment and grand castles with private functions to cater for this boom. Hungary is still affordable and offers venues with a romantic charm and character in idyllic settings. But even if its a modern and luxurious set up you seeking in a five star hotel, whatever the budget you get it all! Couples can have their wedding set up conveniently with different packages available to them. Whether it is a winter wonderland wedding or a classical wedding with all the fuss, Budapest is one of the hot cities right now!  So what are you waiting for?

 

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Solo travelers to budapest


Why travel solo – December 2018

Travelling alone is a world wide phenomenon and a huge trend right now. It is much easier to travel alone or with a group of other solo travelers. Like some of us we don’t want to wait around for the ideal travel partner so we set off and arrange our own plan and go for that perfect holiday you have been longing for. Solo travelling doesn’t have to be lonely! Quite the contrary. Nowadays there are so many tour companies that tailor packages especially for singles and even specialising in female only travellers. Thus there is plenty to do and many opportunities to make new friends. After all there are no compromises and no need to agree on travel goals and activities. Sometimes.  Don’t forget that you might just feel a huge sense of achievement like climbing that huge mountain on your own or learning how to scuba dive. You can even have your personal photographer accompany you on your adventure and capture those exciting moments of your holiday. Conclusion; you can have loads of fun and relaxation on your Eat, Pray Love mystical adventure!

Budapest pictures

Autumn photography


Autumn inspiration Budapest – October 2018

Just because its getting colder and yes significantly colder, it doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful high quality photographs. It just means that you have to dress warm and bear the colder moments and still look unposed and cozy in your vacation photos. The autumn months have their own beauty and meaning. With all the leaves falling and changing colour from green to different hues of browns and yellow has its own significance within the four seasons of European weather. The skies are more dramatic thus adds a lot of drama to your photographs and shows off more character. Choose your locations wisely and look for more prominent facades such as castles, old buildings and bridges. For engagements and couples photos those elements will frame your photos and add the drama that you want as they will look aged like a good bottle of Whiskey and heavy. In Budapest, there are so many historical facades and great backdrops to express your photography and add charisma to your holiday photos that makes everyone full of envy. Remember to adjust your highlights and shadows to show the bold skyline over Chain Bridge or Liberty Bridge or Arpad Hid, whichever bridges you fancy most in the cosmopolitan inner of Budapest. 

 

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Budapest love affair


a Surprise Marriage PROPOSAL- July 2018

Why is the city of Budapest a popular spot for lovers and romanticists alike? There are just simple so many fun things to do in around the Budapest. There are several great venues to strike your marriage surprise proposal and take your sweetheart on a secret journey to ancient castles, churches and courtyards.  Your choices are in abundance, because whatever your personality or travelling style, you have infinite choices for venues and locations. It is easy to get around the city and many venues are within walking distance or a short metro ride away. With lots of sunny days from Spring to Autumn even in winter time, you can explore the city till late evenings with lots of bars and cafes open till dawn. I would highly recommend to book a personal photographer who can take you on a private tour and show you the best spots to ask one of the most important questions of your life. The vacation and couple photographer can advise you on the finer details and accompany you and your partner in secret and wait for the right moment to take those memorable candid photographs of your engagement.  Then celebrate your engagement  in style with a glamorous Danube river boat ride or a  stylish rooftop dinner overlooking Buda Hills with a bottle of Hungarian fine champagne. Maybe you will plan your wedding in Hungary and come back to this exciting city once again.

 

Budapest Fishermans Bastion

Vajdahunyad Var

Budapest no.1 destination


a bright city with castles and museums- August 2018

Budapest the city of castles, museums and antiquities. The landlocked city is studded with architectural landmarks and bridges.Hungary has an eclectic mix of art works. Ranging from Medieval art, also with Baroque fine paintings and facades and Gothic influences too. You can see a vivid collection of sculptures, paintings and buildings with influences from the age of Classicism, and Art Noveau and contemporary architecture. A collection of museums include the Acquincum museum, Museum of applied arts and the Hungarian National Gallery among many others. The biggest building is the Parliament building and one other noteworthy structure is one of the largest basilicas in Europe the Esztergom Basilica. Hungary is also home to the largest synagogue in Europe built in 1859. The most renowned building is the Royal Palace which sits on top of Buda Hill, surrounded with famous medieval , baroque and neoclassical houses, churches and squares know as the Castle District. The castle has been declared a World Heritage Site.