DK: Gellert Hill funicular should be public project

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) supports plans to build a funicular on Gellert Hill on condition that it is carried out as a public investment, if the number of trees cut is kept at a minimum and tourist buses are banned from the area, ...

Liszt Ferenc passenger numbers close to 540,000 in July

Passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc International reached 538,074 in July, double the number measured in June and close to the total number in the first half of this year, operator Budapest Airport said on Wednesday.

Travel after the pandemic #16: Istanbul, Turkey

One city, two continents: following in the footsteps of Marco Polo

“Why did you come to Istanbul if you don’t want to buy a carpet?” Several carpet-shop touts had already approached me in the streets to invite me to see their wares in my few days in Istanbul but I politely declined, even avoiding gritting ...

Travel after the pandemic #15: Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Slovakia

High or low, and sometimes you can have your views both ways

Can there be many finer views from a hotel’s front rooms than the immense eye-popping panorama deep down into the immaculately laid-out valley that spreads out for kilometres and kilometres before the Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras in Slovakia? Well, perhaps there is, guests ...

Travel after the pandemic #14: east Slovakia II

Cool and calm while so near yet so far

Apart from Košice, Slovakia's second main city, and Prešov, a university town, one could say that almost everywhere further eastwards in Slovakia, from a tourist perspective, still remains relatively off the beaten track. There are a few exceptions, most notably the out-of-the-ordinary locales of ...