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Pearl with a cosmopolitan soul

Odessa is the top tourist destination of the Black Sea and the maritime capital…

Third Man museum fights back against virus

Black marketeer Harry Lime faked his death in post-World War Two Vienna in a bid…

Life hits a temporary roadblock

The desire to travel is eternal but today's travel and tourism industries are,…

Under the magnifying glass

Who is the greater detective – Maud West, who was a rare female operative in…

Marriott hotels join fight against coronovirus

The Budapest Marriott Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center, The…

Brexit leaves the headlines, coronavirus remains

As a Brit in Budapest, while it's clear to everyone else that coronavirus and…

Overcoming the plague

To those yet to see the splendid River City, this article is for you, no matter…

On wanting to be a Zen Master

With so much being written about Covid-19, there's very little left to say. Yet…

"Today it is the virtue that really matters. The world of arrogant, eccentric chefs is a thing of the past."

We talked to Zoltán Herczeg, publisher of the Dining Guide, about the…

"We would like to be trendsetters"

One of the highlights of this years' Volkswagen-Dining Guide Award Gala was a…

A man respected and feared

Year after year the Volkswagen-Dining Guide – Hungary's oldest and only…

Cups and character

It's a famous quote by Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly: "Some…

Life under lockdown

Following hundreds of places worldwide, Budapest rapidly became a city in…

Coronavirus claims UK diplomat

The UK Ambassador to Hungary, Iain Lindsay, has paid tribute to his Deputy Head…

A time for thanks: Áder

President János Áder has used his Easter television broadcast to thank…

Severity of law 'unavoidable'

The Hungarian National Assembly has passed the Coronavirus Protection Act,…

Ventilator for economy

The government aims to create the same number of jobs as have been destroyed by…

The brief history of the month (April 2020)

Presenting in one concise package the month's most important and fascinating…

Erudition this side of heaven

English playwright, actor and wit Noel Coward, asked if he believed in God,…

Turkic Council nations unite against pandemic

The Turkic Council Member States – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey…

Extra powers for government

Hungary's parliament approved a bill on March 30 giving Prime Minister Viktor…

900 pages of fame

All biographers should have it so "easy": Andy Warhol was a lifelong hoarder and…

LaLigaSantander Fest broadcast ‘unprecedented and historic virtual event’

The LaLigaSantander Fest charity festival broadcast on March 28 brought…

Debauchery 'too wonderful to deny'

The opening sequence alone was too much for many in the audience. A Rolls-Royce…

Get your green on

St Patrick's Day 2020 falls on a Tuesday. In countries where it's a national…

Aiming for the stars

A galaxy of international entertainers is booked in for Budapest as 2020…

Digging among the isotopes and radionuclides

Even to unscientific minds, the numbers just don't add up: the worst disaster in…

Coasts are clear for big year

This year's two European Capitals of Culture are both coastal towns: the…

Every picture tells its story

The Budapest Photo Festival, running now at Műcsarnok until April 20, is an…

Farewell to the family

Clannad derives from the word clan meaning "family" in Gaelic, and the three…

Better late Lara than never

Lara Fabian's shows originally planned for Eastern Europe last November but…

Have storm, will travel

When Gyula Bondor says that his hobby is hunting, he does not mean shooting…

A credit to the country

Hungarians have the lowest amounts of debt relative to their incomes in a…

Opposition unity conquers

Gergely Kálló, the joint candidate of the opposition Jobbik, Democratic…

Green house in order

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his state-of-the-nation address laid out in…

The brief history of the month (March 2020)

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

Coronavirus curbs hit even harder

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced new, strict restrictions from midnight on…

Spiced up with music

"If music be the food of love, play on." One of William Shakespeare's most…

From businessman to spy

The Budapest Times first came across author Henry Hemming in 2017 when we read…

Bulgaria celebrates 142 years of liberty

Bulgaria's Ambassador to Hungary, Ulyana Bogdanska, has hosted a reception at…

Important artists brought modernity to art

Many of the most important paintings of Miroslav Kraljević, a prime figure in…

Tourism ready to take off in Ukraine's east

It was a real pleasure to finally visit Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city,…

A life at the drawing board

Sprawling, packed, exciting, overwhelming, transitioning: London is all these…

Capturing the glory of somewhere special

How many weekends have we spent in Vienna now? How many day trips? It is so…

Leonard lets the light in

"Thanks for the dance." It’s 2019, and my dancing partner is Leonard Cohen, dead…

Marriott restaurants benefit needy children

Four Marriott hotels in Hungary used their restaurants to raise HUF 11.3 million…

Cups and character

It's a famous quote by Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly but it…