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Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia

Welcome to that ‘wow’ feeling

“Dobrodošli Christopher Osterberg“– Welcome Christopher Osterberg – says the message on the wall-mounted television, with the words superimposed over a beautiful colour photo of the classic Mediterranean coastal town of Rovinj, its close streets dominated by the spire of the 18th-century Church of Saint ...

Hotel Puntijar preserves culinary past in artistic atmosphere

For a quick getaway from Budapest, I recommend a long consummate weekend at the Hotel Puntijar. This delightful and unique family-run locale on the outskirts of Zagreb is a top-end hotel within the hilly and leafy green climes of residential area Gracani. A four-hour ...

Official hails new regional flights between Hungary, Romania

Ensuring flights between cities in the Carpathian Basin is a top priority for the government, foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said in Debrecen on Monday, at an event marking the launch of flights connecting Budapest, Debrecen, Cluj (Kolozsvar) and Targu Mures (Marosvasarhely) by ...

Cultural capital Kaunas celebrates 60 years of Fluxus in Europe

The Lithuanian city of Kaunas, a European Capital of Culture this year, had at least one head start when drawing up a program for 2022 – it was the birthplace 60 years ago of the unique “‘anti-art” movement Fluxus. The fact will be celebrated ...

European Capital of Culture 2022

Kaunas continues to make an exhibition of itself

“Kaunastic” is the buzzword of the moment in Lithuania's second city where they are continuing to celebrate their year as a European Capital of Culture, with the historic event also enjoying the motto “From temporary to contemporary”.

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A symbolic impression of Ukraine's second city in suburban Pest

Little Kharkiv tucked away in Thököly Road

A place I was fortunate to travel to this year between pandemic lockdowns was Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city in the east of the country. And it's interesting that since my return to Budapest there have been certain moments back home when things suddenly spring ...

Szolnok with an unexpected Estonian twist

A tale of two Tallinns

This wintery, restricted-action January I yearned for a day out. It did not matter where. In haste, I took the first train out of the city and went to Szolnok. I had no real aim in mind other than to be the mere tourist ...

Tower top matches famous Hollywood film

A touch of “Vertigo” at Polish church

With all respect to the Polska Parafia Personalna w Budapeszcie, which translates as the Polish Personal Parish in Budapest, whenever in line of sight of this Kőbánya landmark it is the tower top that gives the surreal but impulsive take I always have here ...

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Travel writers organisation returns to the road

Promoting tourism in post-plague times

It was a case of “worth the wait” when the Croatian sector of the Fédération Internationale des Jounalistes et Ecrivains du Tourisme (FIJET, World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers) held its annual Marco Polo awards ceremony in Zagreb on December 9, having had ...

Szolnok with an unexpected Estonian twist

A tale of two Tallinns

This wintery, restricted-action January I yearned for a day out. It did not matter where. In haste, I took the first train out of the city and went to Szolnok. I had no real aim in mind other than to be the mere tourist ...

A symbolic impression of Ukraine's second city in suburban Pest

Little Kharkiv tucked away in Thököly Road

A place I was fortunate to travel to this year between pandemic lockdowns was Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city in the east of the country. And it's interesting that since my return to Budapest there have been certain moments back home when things suddenly spring ...