From Hungary

How to Deal: When It Doesn’t Work Out With a Volunteer Host

From building an eco-village to managing a hostel, the range of opportunities available to volunteers on sites like HelpX, Workaway, and WWOOF are practically endless. I felt like I was living in a choose your own adventure book when reading the different host profiles. However, this wide gamut of possibility also means that there is an element of risk and surprise when arriving at a new host location. More often than not, the place is wonderful. Unfortunately, though you may find that a particular location, for whatever reason, is just not a good fit. And that’s okay.

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Street Food Souvenirs: Lángos

One of the things that we get asked the most about is food. But it is just really hard to pick a favorite food experience. So, we will be sharing our favorite foods from the road in this new series, Street Food Souvenirs. We will also try to recreate these tasty treats at home and we’ll see how the homemade version stacks up against the original street food version. Today we are trying lángos (pronounced lang-osh), a tasty fried dough snack from Budapest.

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Glamour of Budapest

Budapest is a covertly luxurious city. This Eastern-European capital’s slightly crumbly facade masks a subtle glamour and elegance that is within every visitors’ grasp. There is great food, eclectic bars, spas, and exquisite architecture. And, overall, many activities are very affordable. Here are seven ways to feel like a king or queen in Budapest that don’t break the bank.

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