Interview with Tünde Szabó, secretary of state for sports

All Hungarians should do sports

A former world-class swimmer, Tünde Szabó has been leading the State Secretariat for Sports within the Ministry of Social Affairs. The Budapest Times sat down with Szabó to talk about the sports…

14 November 2018 - 10:11 AM

British TV aristocrats have familiar ring for many Hungarians

Lords of the airwaves

For those not familiar, or for those who need reminding, "You Rang, M'Lord?", or "Csengetett, Mylord?" as it is known in Hungarian, is a splendid, very English period comedy, set in the 1920s and…

14 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

Zuzu in District XII

Why wander into foreign kitchens?

Wherever Krisztián Huszár swings his wooden spoon, the gourmets fall to his feet. The rock-star chef with the striking dreadlocks is one of the most exciting characters on the Hungarian gastro scene.…

12 October 2018 - 10:10 AM

Vienna’s café culture dates back hundreds of years

Supping with ghosts of Freud, Mozart

The Kaffeehäuser are said to be the public living rooms of Vienna. The home of Mozart, Klimt and Freud is as famed for its coffee culture as it is for its music, architecture and quality of life. From…

03 October 2018 - 09:10 AM

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