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All change on Ukraine border

As many benefit from and enjoy today's open, free borders throughout mainland…

Down south by the border

The “Sunshine City” of Szeged with its outstanding university, illustrious…

A shop window onto Vienna’s streets

The 40-plus hotels in which The Budapest Times has bedded down in 15 or so…

Absolute power corrupting absolutely

Journalist and author Paul Lendvai lays down his brief for this book: to deal…

International Hospitality Awards® 2017 is to announce the best hotels in Europe

The Gala Awards Ceremony of the International Hospitality Awards® 2017 will take…

Special is the word

Winter is a time for heavier, richer food, and the latest annual “Chef’s winter…

‘Your room is – almost – ready’

Conversion of one of Budapest’s architectural masterpieces, Párisi Udvar, into a…

Insights into the human condition

The Budapest International Documentary Festival will run at Cinema City Aréna…

The saint of singers, songsmiths and showmen

This weighty 510-page oral history manages to be biography, autobiography and…

Death never far in ‘suicide’ squadron

When brave men and women are put to the test in war, heroic deeds follow. World…

The advent of gratitude

Advent is here. Christmas is in sight. The season of goodwill and glad tidings…

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes from farm to fame

David Bowie’s death in January 2016 leaves drummer Woody Woodmansey as the only…

The ruin bar of us all

Budapest’s social scene is dominated by the ruin bars that occupy District VII.…

Invasion of the round buns

If we only consider their shape, they look just the same – bagels and doughnuts.…

Old charmer in a new dress

“People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain…

The new gastronomic heavyweight

In Malta, the name of Marvin Gauci is a synonym for quality cooking. His small…

Magyar Telekom leads field

Based on the measurements of independent consultants P3 Communications,…

Individuality is wonderful, arbitrariness not so much

After many years as a PR- and strategic communications consultant, Erzsébet von…

New Japanese ambassador quickly into action

Japan’s incoming ambassador to Hungary, Sato Kuni, hosted a large reception for…

Lviv and let Lviv

To say the least, lesser known Lviv, albeit and obviously different in ambience…

”The man standing on Platform One . . . ”

Before this volume, author and journalist Simon Jenkins wrote the books ”A Short…

Three contracts signed

As the Hungarian government is working on intensifying the economic relationship…

Building a digital future

T-Systems Magyarország organised the two-day “Symposium” conference for the…

More than a pretty pattern – part of life itself

The colourful, ornamented and floral pattern dominated by a very distinctive…

Jamie jumps the river

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver began his journey to international fame in…

One loved, one hated the Führer

Other people’s lives can be utterly fascinating; biography can outdo the most…

Last but not necessarily least

Once upon a time we struggled manfully – or was it masochistically? – through…

Ever deeper into a despot

Surprisingly, Volker Ullrich informs us that while there has been no shortage of…

Álomutazó (Dream Traveller)

After the great success of ‘A játékkészítő’ (The Toy Maker) back in 2014-…

Dark, darker, darkest

Strangely, it seems to us, film noir is one of the most precisely defined genres…

Kazakhstan celebrates independence

The Budapest Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a reception in the…

Un joyeux Noel

How many Maigret/mystery enthusiasts are avidly buying all 75 of Penguin’s…

Home “sweet” home

Kushanava Choudhury isn’t exactly alone in today’s global village in being…

A birth, at 221B Baker Street

A new piece of art – music, book, play, script, painting – may spring fully…

Psychologist wins Nancy Brinker Award

Judit Désfalvi, a psychologist with Semmelweis University’s Center of Radiology…

Knight of entertainment

One of the world’s biggest names in music, Sir Rod Stewart, the voice on hits…

Visit the world in a day

Forty-five countries are expected to be represented by their Hungarian embassies…

A cut above most of the rest

Hundreds of books have been written about The Beatles, including a number by…

Meditation between two courses

Hungarians are eating rather unhealthily! In a ranking by the British…

Feasting in the castle shadows

The Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest City Park with its eclectic appearance is not…

Respect and enjoy but keep your distance

Bears are the largest predatory mammals in Europe. Worldwide there are eight…

Slaughter in the streets

Paris has been living in the shadow of fear for six months. Five women out on…

Turkish Cypriots celebrate

The North Cyprus Turkish Representative Office in Budapest has celebrated the…

Dancing Horses fill the Arena in Budapest

After a fantastic performance of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna almost…

In-Person Meetings with Business Schools: 4 Reasons Why You Should Participate

Top international business schools meet One-to-One with aspiring business,…

Retro isn't moving on any time soon

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so the saying goes. Well yes, this…