Kürtőskalács: A Delicious Hungarian Doughy Treat

The most delicious street freshly made, warm bread you'll ever eat.
The most delicious street freshly made, warm bread you’ll ever eat. (Budapest)

In the picture above you can see a man in Budapest making Kürtőskalács (I know, I don’t even attempt to pronounce it). In spite of its unfriendly name, this bread is a heavenly sweet treat made from sugar, wheat flour, butter, milk, eggs, yeast, and salt. The yeast dough (raised dough) is made into a strip which is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone and rolled in granulated sugar. Continue reading “Kürtőskalács: A Delicious Hungarian Doughy Treat”

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Noteworthy European Destination in Photos: Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest is not at the top of the list when people think of European destinations, but it has so much to offer: castles, caves, Danube river, opera, shopping, food… Really everything you would want in a travel destination.  Plus you’ll find that Budapest is a bargain compared to other European cities, because although Hungary is part of the European Union, it does not use the Euro as its currency, instead it uses Forint (Ft, HUF).

My expectations were definitely surpassed when I visited in 2009, and it still remains one of my favorite places in Europe to visit.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves: Continue reading “Noteworthy European Destination in Photos: Budapest, Hungary”

Travel Theme: Statues

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

We’re all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones; I’ll never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. It’s like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. We’re trying to use a thing we don’t understand to understand ourselves.
-Meshell Ndegeocello

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HDR Around The World (Part I)

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

I am an amateur photographer but photography is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I love capturing colors, architecture, and culture, and I have always enjoyed the post-production stage (editing) of photography and filmmaking too. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several countries around the world and have captured some of these places with a digital camera.

A while ago, I experimented with HDR (High-dynamic-range) where you can reproduce a greater range of luminosity in a photograph by digitally overlapping different exposures of the same subject. Continue reading “HDR Around The World (Part I)”