Category Archives: Budapest

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Four Amazing Cities to View Autumn in Europe

The northern hemisphere is cooling off this time of year. Tourism slows making sightseeing more enjoyable for those who prefer less crowds. If you enjoy quiet walks to take in all the fall colors, it’s the perfect time to visit Europe’s most beautiful fall cities. Budapest, Hungary Temperatures in Budapest linger around 70 degrees Fahrenheit/ 21 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect temperature to enjoy the many festivals in the region. Most of the tourists have returned home and th ... read more

WINTER BREAKS vs SUMMER BREAKS

Everyone’s been singing summer songs for a long time. Now, when summer is giving us signs of goodbyes and the chilly autumn breezes will be blowing by the windows , we are obliged to look forward to the blue evenings and chilly days of winter. But don’t get all gloomy as winter is often greatly underestimated when it comes to all the fun you can have. Let us remind you of all that can be done during winters. Where summer offers great festivals, sunny days and sandy beaches, winters ... read more

Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is full of outdoor activities everyone wants to make as much out of this time as possible. Kids take out their trip planners and maps while parents cherry pick the right kind of holiday home for the family at their chosen destination. Red Apple Apartments provide you just that and much more. Read below our insight on how we think you should be spending this lovely time of the year. Festivals n Parties: Summer time, Party time; Festivals and parties are at peak during summer spannin ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Where to go on New Year 2014/15

Amsterdam: (Romance is in the air) Amsterdam is taking the crown off Paris in being the most romantic getaway for couples. Many are seen boating around the canals reflecting shimmery lights atop the classic architecture of the city or sharing a cuppa at one of the back alley cafes or taking a quaint evening walk just before the New Year’s eager crowds have not yet fully taken up the streets around the canals. Amsterdam builds up the best New Year excitement starting as early as 24 hours bef ... read more

Sziget Festival 2015: Budapest

Budapest is improving in its classic character along with modern western impact progressively. It’s recently been named as the most welcoming city of Europe according to a survey. This is probably the only city that doesn't die down in winters with its charming Christmas markets and tourists still barging around the streets. Unlike other European capitals Budapest is still within the means in terms of affordability. 2014 was the year when Budapest cuts the ribbon on many new attractions includ ... read more

Tips on travelling with kids: DOs and DON’Ts

Travelling with kids is a tricky job. You have to cater for their needs and make sure they are enjoying a safe environment in a way that doesn’t spoil their experience because once their mood is upset your whole trip can tumbledown. Kids thrive on adventure, they take travelling so seriously, they would want everything that can make it the best experience of their life and if they are happy your journey is guaranteed to be a pleasant one. Following are some tips to make it possible: What to ... read more

Red Apple's Romance Capitals

Most people say that Earth comes to life in summers. When the sun is shining bright, Green Gardens are voiced by the colorful summer birds and wind is filled with the scent of blossoming flowers, who wouldn’t agree that romance just feels right in summers. Pacifying white beaches, quaint medieval cities, spirited night life and festive city breaks Europe takes the lead for being home to the most romantic cities in the world. Here are few recommended cities by Red apple Apartments for romantic ... read more

Looking East.

We've been busy these past few months finding the best apartments in some of the most exciting destinations in Europe. We're constantly meeting great owners in hospitable towns on the eastern edge of Europe and we'd love to introduce you to our new favorite places: In Ukraine, we're open in Kiev, Odessa, and Lviv. Kiev is of course an exciting capital city hosting lots of business travelers, government and non-governmental workers and other curious visitors.  Odessa is the Pearl of the Black S ... read more