Tuesday flip-through: Budapest, Clooney, and locals

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What are the Cheapos reading over lunch today? Here’s a quick Tuesday flip-through:

Flight Reading

When we can’t hop on a plane and jet to Europe, we tend to pick up a good read to quell the urge. So, we were happy to be reminded by The Intelligent Traveler that “The Best American Travel Writing”, 2007 edition, which hit bookstores last fall, is chock full of essays that will take you there.

Travel Gal Pals

We’re excited for the launch of Budget Travel’s new magazine, Girlfriend Getaways. The first issue is out on newsstands now and includes a cheeky article by Ann Hood about how she and a few friends went searching for George Clooney while visiting Italy’s Lake District. We tried to find George too, while at ITB Berlin. But, only got as far as this wax figurine.


Budapest Bets

Last week, Daily Candy emailed us about Budapest. Not only did they dish up ideas for where to get drinks, soak up the entertainment factor, and eat our hearts out, but they also recommend a few spas. Who wants to play chess in a sauna? We do!

Local Listings

We’re loving Olivia Giovetti’s (aka “High Culture on a Low Budget“) feature “Ask a Local.” This week, she asked Mike from Munich about his cheapest thrills and where he gets his doner kebab. We’ll definitely be following this series!

About the author

Meredith Franco Meyers

About the author: Meredith earned an MFA in fiction writing at The New School in New York City. Her feature stories and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Self, Bridal Guide, Time Out New York, Fitness and more. She joined EuroCheapo in summer 2007.

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4 thoughts on “Tuesday flip-through: Budapest, Clooney, and locals”

  1. Thanks for the Budapest tip, yeah the chess players in Szechenyi are sort of local landmarks, and I like playing chess too, but for younger people it may be also fun to go to Rudas Spa Bath to a Rudas Party (CineTrip)

  2. I’d not yet heard about Girlfriend Getaways, but I will have to break down and get a copy when it hits the newstands! Sounds like a cool premise. Also, I agree with Emily- not so much George Clooney, but still pretty cool!

  3. First, I am DYING to read “Girlfriend Getaways.” Also, that waxy man looks more like Tom Brokaw than George Clooney, but we’ll take it. Love the thoughts, Mere, as always. I’m reading “You Shall Know Our Velocity!” by Peter Eggers, which is a good “travel” novel. . . albeit far from traditional, as he is want to be.

  4. Aw, thanks for the love guys! And who doesn’t love a good doner kebab?

    And for any Euro-readers out there who’d like to be part of a future Ask a Local, please feel free to e-mail me (oliviagiovetti AT gmail DOT com), I’m always on the lookout for folks who know how to creatively stretch their currency.


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