Browsing All posts tagged under »Budapest«

Beauty & the ‘burgh

July 22, 2013


One of my greatest joys in life is discovering a new city on foot. I’ve written about this often in the past from cities as far afield as Bangkok to Budapest, Singapore to Sydney, Lyon to Lijiang. Rising at the crack of dawn to discover crooks and explore crannies, watch day break and neighbourhoods come […]

Beauty from Budapest

April 7, 2011


Having fallen in love with Budapest during my trip to Hungary last month, to run the 200km Balaton Supermarathon and then to enjoy the city in all it’s glory with my mum, it seemed only natural that I check out Elche …. Hungary’s finest import in Dubai, in the form of an award-winning beauty salon […]

Diamonds in the rough

March 25, 2011


Sometimes finding a great masseur, and specifically a great sports masseur, is like finding a diamond in the rough. Finding Angelique then, equates to finding the quintessential rock in the perfect cut and clarity, presented in that iconic blue box. The Tiffany’s of sports masseurs. I arrived back from Budapest late last night following a […]

Three days gone in a haze …

March 20, 2011


Click here for Part 1 of this post. Day 2 Distance: 53km with a vile hill to end Weather: Rain, wind and cold Thoughts: as follows I woke up stiff. Not surprisingly since I ran 50km yesterday. I have come to a stark realisation that the way to combat these long multi-day’ers, the way to […]

Bulletin from Balaton – Day 1

March 17, 2011


50km down My thoughts are these: Following dinner last night of lashings and lashings of Hungarian Ghoulash – delicious – and then a breakfast of Kings this am, I felt fuelled up and ready to go but we had to wait till the start time of 11am! It struck me that until moving to Dubai, […]

Mile-high meals

March 16, 2011


I arrived at the airport last night, excited and prepared (or so I thought) for a fairly smooth sailing journey to Budapest via Vienna with 12 or so hours of uninterrupted bliss to read, chill and listen to some good tunes. The purpose of my journey is to run the 200km Balaton Supermarathon that starts […]

Packing in circles

February 22, 2011


I must confess that I am the world’s worst packer. Despite travelling all the time, never for work, always for pleasure, I still spend hours and hours trying on everything I own and getting utterly sidetracked making up new outfit combinations. The result is normally a hardly recognisable bedroom of clothes, bags and shoes strewn […]