European Capital of Culture in Kaunas also backs Ukraine

In the middle of a cloud, Yoko Ono over Lithuania

Organisers of the European Capital of Culture 2022 event at Kaunas in Lithuania this year have scored a notable coup with the staging of an installation/exhibition by New York-based Japanese-American artist Yoko Ono.

Away from it all in blissful Austrian Alps

For a quick and pleasant getaway from the city, in my family's case from Budapest, we recommend a visit to the Kreischberg ski resort and general mountain area in central Austria.

Travel after the pandemic #24: World Heritage in Bulgaria

Safeguarding nations’ cultural and natural treasures

The idea of a UNESCO World Heritage List was born in 1972 to protect sites of outstanding universal value from the likes of armed conflict, destruction, economic pressures and climate change. Hungary has eight such listings and is slightly outnumbered by Bulgaria, which signed ...

Liszt Ferenc passenger numbers exceed 562,000 in January

Fully 562,635 passengers used Liszt Ferenc International Airport in January, an increase of more than 750 percent from the first month of last year and 60 percent of the pre-pandemic level of 2019, operator Budapest Airport said on Wednesday.

BKK launches new Budapest transport app

BudapestGO is the capital city's new travel app for everything from purchasing season tickets to finding out current traffic information, Samu Balogh, the mayor's chief of staff, told a press conference on Monday.

My splendid but troubled return to Ukraine

What’s up Mr. Putin’s sleeve this time?

2022 so far has been more of a game of poker rather than chess for President Putin, a man who has always had many tricks up his sleeve, played out at random to ultimately achieve his main desire – to gain further concessions and ...

Novi Sad / Нови Сад

A city with two alphabetical identities

Novi Sad, known as Újvidék in Hungarian, is a vibrant city 300 kilometres south by road, river, rail and bicycle lane from Budapest. It's located in the central heart of Voyvodina, a flat, agricultural province in northern Serbia and 75kilometres from Belgrade. For where ...