Guidebook for Eastern Europe?

Aug 16th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Tx bob.... I will try it with something cheap!... We have had no luck getting mail delivered here... And the main post office - challenging!

I do tho order books from the bookstore. A fun project for today!
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Aug 17th, 2013, 06:19 AM
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Which book store?
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Aug 17th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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I have 4 go to bookstores... Pen dragon on pozsonyi... Goodreads on oktober 6, the ceu bookstore in front of saint Stephens... And a new/used bookstore in the basement on katona Josef a block down from Nyugati. (I read a lot....).

All will order, all have strengths and weaknesses.

We went exploring today and not to a bookstore... So I will hit up goodreads tomorrow when we go buy the weekend paper!
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Aug 17th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Thanks centraleurope, we will go poking around next month. Love books. You know when you are in the states next week you will be missing the Chocolate and Candy Festival, the wine festival and the horse races at Hero's Square!! and of course most importantly.........us.
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Aug 17th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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And I overlooked an interesting observation on the culture. We have see a lot of the world and we have never been to a place that had as many bookstores as Budapest does.
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Aug 17th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Oh no Bob!,... Not chocolate !! (And you...!!)

For the most interesting book selection (IMO)... Go to the CEU bookstore. It is a block and a half out the front door of st stepen's on the right.

For the best if you just want any old book, try katona joszef ... A block or two from Nyugati on the right. They have a basement filled with used books.

Enjoy!
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Aug 17th, 2013, 07:15 PM
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My son and I went in the CEU bookstore last year and we walked out with half the selections. Expensive place though. We go to Alexandra's for books and movies and to hang out
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Aug 18th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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And you could try and pretend to be a little more broken up about missing me!!!! ;-)
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Aug 18th, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Hey centraleurope and Bobandco—you take over my thread but you don't invite me to come visit you? What gives??
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Aug 19th, 2013, 02:57 AM
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Excuse me cranacin... Do I know you?
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Aug 19th, 2013, 03:00 AM
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Ok, just kidding... I did research guidebooks yesterday... Rough guides and Brandt are both good (and Brandt covers countries rarely covered).

But I did not see a comprehensive single book like lonely planets Eastern Europe.

Now, step aside please..... Hand the phone to bobandco...
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Aug 19th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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I still vote for DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Eastern and Central Europe 2012 Edition. A little shallow but easy to use.

Cranachin, we did sort of turn your thread into a chat room didn't we? CentralEurope is just too ...... Well, oh, the visit. Cranachin, you have a standing invitation to come visit when we are both in town. I will take you to the neighborhood wine bar and introduce you around a little. I will even put you up for a few nights if need be; inquire for rates ;-)
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Aug 19th, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Thanks, Bobandco. I'll have to let you know if my travels will take me to Budapest.
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Aug 20th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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You are almost always welcome.
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Sep 8th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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I use guidebooks for research but never take them anymore. You can download as many as you want on a book reader to reduce heft in luggage.
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Sep 16th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Hey Bobandco and centraleurope,

Looks like I am likely to be in Budapest this weekend and/or early next week.

Will you be around?
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Sep 17th, 2013, 07:03 AM
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oh my... I will not ... I am on my US home leave and return Sept. 24th (land that day, around 4).

But when you return, please, let me know. This is my last long visit home for a while.
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Sep 17th, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Crainchin... Let me know if I misunderstood your timing. I am in town starting the 25th.

I work during the day - but am free early for coffee or later for a drink. Our apartment is in the Danube near Margit Hid (Pest side). We live on Szent Istvan Park (a nice park if you have not seen it). Cute places to eat on Poszonyi. You get there by the 4 or 6 tram - stop is Jaszai Mari Ter.
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Sep 17th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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centraleurope,

Unfortunately, you didn't misunderstand

It looks like I probably will be in Budapest at some point in the range September 22–25. Most likely I would be heading out no later than the 25th, although that is still up in the air.

I'll let you know when the final schedule settles, which needs to be soon!
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Sep 18th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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no worries... Even if you don't see me - stop by the neighborhood. I love Poszoyni...
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