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Sun rises on la dolce vita

Trump, Merkel, Trudeau, May, Macron, Abe and Gentiloni have just left town and…

Coasting along

Budapest to Catania, Sicily, is a quick one hour and 45 minutes flying, taking…

Delights deluxe

Luxury (noun): Great comfort, especially as provided by expensive and beautiful…

A family at war

When the Second World War began In September 1939, the six young Jarman sisters…

From the Hawks to The Band

In 1966 Bob Dylan concerts were booed on three continents as devotees berated…

All ship-shape and Bristol fashion

“Location, location, location” is the mantra of the real estate agent, their…

Behind bars with Reg and Ron

Truth can indeed be stranger than fiction, otherwise how to explain two…

Spotlight on a spy

When English author Ian Fleming published his first James Bond novel in 1953, it…

Red stains in the snow

The centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917 is an apposite time for a fresh…

Something to think about, with Ealy Mays

What I know about art could be written on the back of a postcard. My approach is…

Stages set for summer of art

As the temperature rises in Central Europe, the stages blaze with magnificent…

Exploring the universe

Have you always wanted to know how space travel looks from up close? Or what…

Don’t fence him in

The Sári Villa horse farm is to be found in scenic Fejér county, 25 kilometres…

The best of bunking down

Creaking, uncomfortable bunk beds in unisex dormitories, loud parties and dirty…

Designs for living

John Fotiadis has been a licensed architect in the United States for 20 years…

Out west in the woods

Visitors looking to explore national parks have plenty to choose from in…

Small pond, getting deeper / Small pond, getting larger

Hungary is a landlocked country, so it’s understandable that restaurants serving…

"It's a dinner party every night“

Tucked away on the ground floor of a luxurious apartment house in the heart of…

Hits on horseback

Argentina is widely regarded as the best polo-playing country in the world, so…

Different times now

For those who have seen the immediate and obvious tourist sights in this region,…

Home to Mozart, Harry Lime and emperors

Splendid building after splendid building in the imposing ex-imperial city of…

Queen the Third

Singers in rock bands have an unpleasant habit of dying young, and taking their…

‘Hello, Possums!’

For a lark, Barry Humphries would surreptitiously spill tins of Heinz Russian…

AGGI rocks!!!

The world has gone off kilter. We’re in the midst of a big family feud that is…

Trendy, unusual and delicious

When you combine a Vietnamese pho soup with a Hungarian goulash, you will either…

Growth beats analyst predictions

Hungary's economy grew by an annual 4.1 percent in the first quarter this year,…

Harnessing technology for the good of society

The Singularity University calls itself a global community using exponential…

Hard acts to follow – but they do

Sziget Festival, the seven-day non-stop music and arts festival on the “Island…

Finger on the trigger

The European Parliament (EP) has voted to propose invoking Article 7 against…

New York ready to talk on CEU

Hungary will accept New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's invitation to discuss the…

Kong Ming Tea House

The Kong Ming Tea House jokingly called itself the “most slowly opening…

‘Deep dive’ into being a vital city

District 13 of Budapest is one of the partner cities of the Vital Cities…

Dunderheads on two wheels

Members of the I Bike Budapest pro-cycling movement took to the streets of the…

The Brief History of the Week

Presenting in one concise package the week’s most important and fascinating…

Of art and uprisings

Some years ago, seeing off an Irish friend on her return flight to Dublin, we…

Tragedy piled upon tragedy

“Macbeth” and “Otello” are magnificently dark productions lifted from the…

Photographer displays an eagle eye

Hungarian zoologist Ottó Herman once said: “There are many occasions on which…

Moroccan conquers wet track

Racing driver Mehdi Bennani won for the Sébastien Loeb Racing Team at the…

Portrait of a man of extremes

In “Swinging Sixties” London, man-on-the-scene David Litvinoff associated with…

Trouble at top in Jobbik

Three deputy leaders of the radical nationalist Jobbik who are considered to…

Break for the border

I have an innate distrust of guidebooks, the well-known names in the travel…

Optimising the ‘SSC’s 4 Strategic Pillars’ concept

With almost 100 shared services centres, commonly known as “SSCs”, Hungary is…

Songs of eastern praise

In Christianity the music is one of the most important “divine arts” and it…

“I don’t do art to get rich but to make a difference”

The young artist Luca Rózsa was born in Budapest in 1990. In her youth she began…

The Brief History of the Week

Presenting in one concise package the week’s most important and fascinating…

Different dimensions ahead

The exhibition of Róbert Várady titled Immersion is on view in the Várfok…

Galleries have got the goods

Stimulating artworks make the heart beat faster, and there are more than 100…