In addition to its thermal baths, or “medicinal spas”, Hungary is famous for its wine, porcelain, and jewelry. Hungarian jewelry typically comes in deep, jewel tones – often with a vintage look. During a wine festival at Vajdahunyad castle, I saw numerous Hungarian women sporting these dangling, jewel-toned earrings – which inspired me to take some jewel-toned glass beads and wrap them with non-tarnishing silver jewelry wire for a more updated, Hungarian look. Please see my Budapest Wine Fest Series earrings on the Earrings page under Hungary. Sorry, the beads are sold out and I no longer offer these earrings.
Did you know that the city of Budapest is really comprised of two cities – hilly Buda on the left side of the Danube River, and flat Pest on the other?
Interesting links about Hungary and Budapest:
Vajdahunyad Castle: http://www.fsz.bme.hu/hungary/budapest/bptour/bppark00.htm
Authentic Hungarian Recipes: http://www.fsz.bme.hu/hungary/cuisine/foods.html