A European Capital of Culture prepares
45 days and counting to the big day in Kaunas, Lithuania
As the clock ticks down to January 19 and the opening of Kaunas’ year as a European Capital of Culture 2022 – 45 days, 13 hours and 31 minutes when we just looked at their website – preparations are nearing complete to offer more ...
Light shines on Bodø in Arctic Norway
Culture in the land of the midnight sun
When Bodø in northern Norway is a European Capital of Culture in 2024 it will offer something that none of the other 60-plus cities and regions across the continent to have held the title – from Paphos to Porto, Rekjavik to Riga – have ...
Novi Sad, European Capital of Culture 2022
Freedom, Rainbow, Hope and Love in ‘Serbian Athens’
The shores of the River Danube are home to many charming European cities, and Novi Sad in Serbia is one, with three bridges across the water. This landmark trio will be central to the theme of Novi Sad’s year as a European Capital of ...
Hungary’s cycle path network close to 15,000 km by end-decade
Hungary's cycle path network will add up to almost 15,000kms by 2030, a Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) official said on Saturday.
Travel after the pandemic #23: Croatia’s Adriatic Highway
Scenic delights but slow-going on a pre-motorway trip
Europe can still sometimes offer unforgettable drives, if you can get away from the solid lines of trucks, spaghetti junctions, roadworks, accidents, toll booths and vignettes, radar traps, potholes, lunatic overtakers and other hazards. One such spectacular route is the Jadranska Magistrala, the scenic ...
Expo 2020 Hungarian pavilion draws 100,000 visitors
The Hungarian pavilion at the 2020 World Exposition in Dubai has attracted 100,000 visitors since the fair opened a month ago, the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU) said on Thursday.
Croatian cuisine at your fingertips
With much high, meticulous dedication, a professional reference book and online guide, “100 Leading Croatian restaurants and their specialities”, has been written by Rijeka resident and catering specialist Karin Mimica. The guide follows a series of annual follow-ons, and is the latest, 26th “Gastronauts” ...
Travel after the pandemic #22: Norway
Beauty comes naturally, and mankind does its best too
Each year since 1947, the good people of Oslo have gifted a towering Christmas tree to take pride of place in London’s Trafalgar Square, a way of thanking Britain for its support during World War Two. An abundance of spruce trees is just one ...
Mystery Hotel Budapest is a place of mystery, magic and adventure
A surprise in every corner
Mystery Hotel is a name that cannot be ignored or misunderstood. It makes other hotel names sound commonplace (mention no names, spare their blushes). Budapest has had the Mystery Hotel since March 2019, and surely when inquisitive types hear about it they must be ...
India to honour Hungary immunity certificate
Hungary and India have agreed to mutually recognise each other's Covid immunity certificates, the foreign minister said on his social medial page on Saturday.