ESCAPES: Budapest, Hungary

It had been quite a few years since my last foray into Central Europe, and though I’d previously hit many beautiful and interesting cities in this part of the world — Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Split — I had yet to make it to Budapest. So with a couple of my girl friends, we planned a long weekend in the heart of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, replete with market visits and spa indulgences for which the city is justly famous.