A Gift for My Readers: My Book is FREE on Kindle Today!

Dear Readers, this post is not about Budapest, but it is about something very dear to my heart. Today, my new book The Charms of Miss O’Hara: Tales of Gone With the Wind & the Golden Age of Hollywood from … Continue reading

The Lotz — My Favorite Sunday Sit!

I like places with surprises: hidden courtyards, secret gardens, unexpected details. There’s one place in Budapest that always surprises those who see it the first time. It’s the Lotz Hall, or Lotz Terem, on 39 Andrássy ut. Entering the building, you’ll … Continue reading

Wednesday Walk — The Liberation Monument

Budapest is a city of statues, and one of my favorites is the Liberation Monument, known as Felszabadulási Emlékmu. (Try saying that five times fast!) Standing 14 meters high atop Gellért Hill with her hands stretched upwards, she looks like … Continue reading

Have I Taught Them?

The school year has come to an end. I know my students will forget how to multiply over the summer, and next year’s teacher will show them how to do it all over again. I know my third graders will … Continue reading