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Invasion of the round buns

If we only consider their shape, they look just the same – bagels and doughnuts.…

Old charmer in a new dress

“People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain…

The new gastronomic heavyweight

In Malta, the name of Marvin Gauci is a synonym for quality cooking. His small…

Magyar Telekom leads field

Based on the measurements of independent consultants P3 Communications,…

Individuality is wonderful, arbitrariness not so much

After many years as a PR- and strategic communications consultant, Erzsébet von…

New Japanese ambassador quickly into action

Japan’s incoming ambassador to Hungary, Sato Kuni, hosted a large reception for…

Lviv and let Lviv

To say the least, lesser known Lviv, albeit and obviously different in ambience…

”The man standing on Platform One . . . ”

Before this volume, author and journalist Simon Jenkins wrote the books ”A Short…

Three contracts signed

As the Hungarian government is working on intensifying the economic relationship…

Building a digital future

T-Systems Magyarország organised the two-day “Symposium” conference for the…

More than a pretty pattern – part of life itself

The colourful, ornamented and floral pattern dominated by a very distinctive…

Jamie jumps the river

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver began his journey to international fame in…

One loved, one hated the Führer

Other people’s lives can be utterly fascinating; biography can outdo the most…

Last but not necessarily least

Once upon a time we struggled manfully – or was it masochistically? – through…

Ever deeper into a despot

Surprisingly, Volker Ullrich informs us that while there has been no shortage of…

Álomutazó (Dream Traveller)

After the great success of ‘A játékkészítő’ (The Toy Maker) back in 2014-…

Dark, darker, darkest

Strangely, it seems to us, film noir is one of the most precisely defined genres…

Kazakhstan celebrates independence

The Budapest Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a reception in the…

Un joyeux Noel

How many Maigret/mystery enthusiasts are avidly buying all 75 of Penguin’s…

Home “sweet” home

Kushanava Choudhury isn’t exactly alone in today’s global village in being…

A birth, at 221B Baker Street

A new piece of art – music, book, play, script, painting – may spring fully…

Psychologist wins Nancy Brinker Award

Judit Désfalvi, a psychologist with Semmelweis University’s Center of Radiology…

Knight of entertainment

One of the world’s biggest names in music, Sir Rod Stewart, the voice on hits…

Visit the world in a day

Forty-five countries are expected to be represented by their Hungarian embassies…

A cut above most of the rest

Hundreds of books have been written about The Beatles, including a number by…

Meditation between two courses

Hungarians are eating rather unhealthily! In a ranking by the British…

Feasting in the castle shadows

The Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest City Park with its eclectic appearance is not…

Respect and enjoy but keep your distance

Bears are the largest predatory mammals in Europe. Worldwide there are eight…

Slaughter in the streets

Paris has been living in the shadow of fear for six months. Five women out on…

Turkish Cypriots celebrate

The North Cyprus Turkish Representative Office in Budapest has celebrated the…

Dancing Horses fill the Arena in Budapest

After a fantastic performance of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna almost…

In-Person Meetings with Business Schools: 4 Reasons Why You Should Participate

Top international business schools meet One-to-One with aspiring business,…

Retro isn't moving on any time soon

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so the saying goes. Well yes, this…

Submerged in the Arctic Ocean

The Titanic is the most famous ship in the whole world. Since 1997, when the…

Dream your way out of this one

I brag about Budapest. I brag a lot. I brag to the point that I’m beginning to…

Clara at the Corso

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s two-act ballet “The Nutcracker” apparently wasn’t an…

A matter of meaning

An alarm bell went off in our mind when we reached page 79 of Belgian author…

Even Maigret can’t win them all

Simenon, writing this book in the mid-1950s, quickly and expertly sets his scene…

On course for India

India has skills and India wants to share its skills with the world. One way it…

Timeless elegance

In the Corinthia Hotel recently for breakfast, I was struck by the timeless…

Feast from the East

The city’s only Pan-Asian Sunday Brunch returned at Buddha-Bar Budapest on…

Turkish ambassador leaving to retire

Ambassador of Turkey Şakir Fakılı and his wife Behiye said their farewells to…

Turkish ambassador leaving to retire

Ambassador of Turkey Şakir Fakılı and his wife Behiye said their farewells to…

Shot seen round the world

Photographer Burhan Ozbilici was off duty when he went to catch up with a friend…

Change, but not too much, in Székely Land

As an English outsider, somehow I have to attempt to really “get with it” and…

Death by ideology, courtesy ‘Uncle Joe’

It is a statistic to boggle the mind: in 1932-33, an estimated nearly 4 million…

Budapest Bonfire Night: Xpat Party For Charity, Marriott Ballroom, 5 November

The international community in Hungary is welcome to the British-style “Guy…

Czech National Day

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Hungary, Juraj Chmiel, hosted a…