7 Great Cities to Visit in Eastern Europe ...


My American friends always ask me which cities to visit in Eastern Europe. With all the allure that Eastern Europe has, very few people actually know where to go in that corner of the world, so for the most part they end up avoiding it all together. But there is something very unique and exotic about Eastern European countries that should make most Americans want to visit at least once in their lifetime. Having been born and raised in that corner of the world myself I am going to tell you about a few magical cities to visit in Eastern Europe, as seen through my eyes.

1. Budapest

The capital of Hungary and the largest city in Eastern Europe, Budapest was ranked as Europe's seventh most idyllic place to live in the world by Forbes, and as the ninth most beautiful city in the world by UCityGuides. It is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited and a must on the list of cities to visit in Eastern Europe of any worldly girl. Created by the merging of two old cities, Buda and Pest, Hungary’s capital will take your breath away with its extensive World Heritage Sites which include the banks of Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. But perhaps one of the coolest thing about Budapest is its geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water system, including the sprawling, baroque Széchenyi Baths in City Park. Even the Mission Impossible franchise thought Budapest was cool when they filmed the Ghost Protocol there!

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