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Title:
Living in Hungary
Author:
Soulé, Jean-Luc.
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Publication Information:
Paris : Flammarion ; London : Thames & Hudson, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9782080111432
Format :
Book

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Takes the reader on a voyage into the homes and countryside of Hungary.


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Library Journal Review

Since the fall of communism, former Eastern Bloc countries are becoming increasingly accessible to visitors from around the world. Part of Flammarion's "Living in" series, this beautiful book will certainly encourage travelers to explore Hungary, a country steeped in culture and history. Luckily for the contemporary tourist, buildings from ancient times through the 20th century have been preserved or restored, so that a great variety and depth of tourist attractions are to be seen in every part of Hungary. The book is divided into five chapters, including one devoted solely to Budapest and four to the country's main regions: the Danube, the Northern Uplands, Lake Balaton, and Transdanubia. "Essential Hungary" covers customs, food, and festivals, while the final chapter offers information on hotels, restaurants, museums, and local festivals and specialties. The book was originally written in French by Soul?, who spent years living in Hungary as a director of the French Institute in Budapest, and readers will sometimes puzzle over the translation. However, this defect fades when one views the plethora of stunning color photographs contributed by Hungarian-born award-winning photographer Fleischer. Definitely recommended for travel collections in all libraries.-Olga B. Wise, Austin, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.