Author Archives: George Augustine

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary (VI)

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary: Király Bath House – Bathing Ottoman-style   The Király fürdő was built in 1565 by the Ottomans. One of the smaller bath houses, it is notable for its location inside the former … Continue reading

Lodging in Berkeley, California (I)

1. Lodging in Berkeley, California: Bancroft Hotel – Landmark property close to campus   The Bancroft Hotel is a National Landmark property from the 1920s and is the closest hotel to the campus. The Bancroft Hotel is directly across the … Continue reading

Best Places to Eat in Florida (Part 1)

If the thought of cuisine in the United States of America only brings hamburgers, fried chicken and hot dogs into your mind, then you are making a big mistake, at least where Florida is concerned. In the last few years, … Continue reading

Best Golf Clubs on Vancouver Island (III)

Easily accessible by air and sea, Vancouver Island is serviced by the Victoria International Airport as well as several smaller airports throughout. There is extensive ferry service to many coastal communities and the Gulf Islands from mainland Canada and United … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (V): Hangzhou

Best Cities to Visit in China: Hangzhou   "Green mountains surround on all sides the still waters of the lake. Pavilions and towers in hues of gold and azure rise here and there. One would say a landscape composed by … Continue reading

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary (V)

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary: Szechenyi Bath House – In hot water in City Park   The Széchenyi, located in City Park, is Budapest’s most popular bath house, and rightly so. Completed in 1878, it was the … Continue reading

Best Museums in San Diego, California (V)

Best Museums in San Diego, California: Marston House Museum – Arts and Crafts treasure   This 16-room Arts and Crafts showplace on the edge of Balboa Park was once the home of George and Anna Marston and their five children.  … Continue reading

Bed & Breakfast in Milan, Italy

1. Bed & Breakfast in Milan, Italy: B&B Althea – All in the family Althea is a family run bed & breakfast on the third floor of an early 1900's building in a quiet residential street east of city center … Continue reading

Best Places to Stay in California (V)

Best Places to Stay in California: Beach Village at the Del – Luxury villas by the sea   This premier San Diego resort — a recent add-on to the historic Hotel Del Coronado —caters to the discriminating traveler, with private … Continue reading

Best Places to Eat in Thailand (VI)

Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Sabieng Lae – Seaside seafood   A mid-range seafood restaurant popular with both Thais and tourists, Sabieng Lae has a large menu filled with all kinds of once-swimming food.    I tried and enjoyed … Continue reading