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She feared the worst, and it happened

When the UK's Granada Television filmed 12 of the 75 "Maigret" novels, six in…

CV-22B demonstration flight over Budapest

Hungarian and United States Special Operations Forces began a training…

Czech Tourism workshop: "Where to go beyond Prague?"

It was a pleasure to participate in the Czech Tourism workshop in Budapest on…

To the heart of the human matter

It's a kind of literary high-wire act, where beloved travel writer Bill Bryson…

Wisdom of nature restores body's equilibrium

Kempinski The Spa in Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has been voted Hungary's…

The Dogs' Breakfast Group

It does my heart good to hear non-Hungarians talking in terms of giving back to…

All-round service for unique events

Good catering is the soul of every professional event and vital to their…

Bruce on the Button

Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world's most storied musicians. Aside…

Hurricane still blowing

Fifty years have gone by since the days the juvenile Klaus Meine, Rudolf…

"Slow Living" and minimalism

Uniform colours and minimalist patterns with a touch of vintage style: clothes…

In the realm of bats

More than 200 caves can be found under the Buda Hills. The Pálvölgy cave is one…

Wandering actors find a home

Golem Theatre – the only professional Jewish theatre company in Hungary – will…

PM wants mutual respect

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stressed the need of compromise between two…

Fidesz strongholds fall

Hungary's governing Fidesz party suffered its biggest setback since the 2006…

The brief history of the month (2019, October)

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

Plants prelude alongside playground

It was with pleasure that I, a former landscape gardener who worked in…

Lessons of 1989 for young generation

The 30th anniversary of regime change in Hungary and the reunification of Europe…

Stories of dystopia and black British women

In an unexpected move, the judges of this year's Booker Prize have awarded the…

And now for somewhere completely different

The whole topic of that weird place North Korea – the "hermit kingdom" – is…

E-visas for St. Petersburg

Nationals of 53 foreign states including Hungary may now be granted an e-visa to…

Expect fireworks

Three Hungarian children's charities will benefit when the Xpat Charity Gala…

Socialist statues' last stand

The clouds have turned grey and the wind has become chilly – not normally a…

Russia's hybrid war exposed

Ukraine's Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop and her Embassy in Budapest have…

Great life isn’t a closed book yet

At very nearly 1000 pages – and over that number when you include the…

Top-notch biography, in and out of the bedroom

Rarely does the pace flag or is the narrative less than compelling in this…

Bloody hell

It's not all bad news at the World Press Photo exhibition 2019 – just the great…

Bill Gates writing book on climate change

American business magnate and humanitarian Bill Gates is writing a book about…

Strangers in a strange land

An oft-heard quote is that India was the "jewel in the crown" of the British…

Making hay while the sun still shines

Summer is behind us and the restaurants in the city are returning to life again,…

Masterpiece in the frame

"Every Picture Tells a Story" sang Rod Stewart in 1971, and his picture is one…

Comics and the power of drawing

Chilean comics artist Marcela Trujillo's work has gone on display at Budapest's…

51 years in a wheelchair, so far

The Vietnam War was an American disaster. Iggy Pop, who performed in Budapest…

European office of Turkic Council opens

The 10th Extraordinary Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the…

Four-star innings

Where to go and have a look first? Lord's Cricket Ground, the home of the sport,…

Concise look at a complex history

Andrew Robinson's book covered a whopping four millennia of Indian history in…

The other Balaton

I'm writing this from Balaton. Not the Balaton but the one and only Balaton in…

Gentle as a lamb

Lamb are an English electronic music duo from Manchester, consisting of producer…

Ghost bring Death

Following the coveted Special Guest slot on Metallica's 26-date summer European…

Fish out of water

It's a late summer day in Vancouver, Canada, the kind of day where you can feel…

Ostalgia on wheels

The Trabant was as affordable and modern as cars got for most people in the…

Unwanted but not unloved

Herosz Animal Welfare Association takes in orphaned or abused animals. Only with…

The powerful warrior princess

Long red curls, fair skin, a petite nose (which would make Cleopatra jealous),…

Let battle commence

Hungarians will go to the polls on October 13 to elect mayors and municipal…

The brief history of the month (September, 2019.)

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

'Priority number one' to stop Russian aggression

Ukraine's celebration of its Independence Day each August 24 was taking place…

Still time to enjoy Capital of Culture 2019 festivities

Picturesque Plovdiv in central Bulgaria and second city to the capital Sofia, is…

Silent film comes alive

Elaine Loebenstein is an Irish classical pianist who has honed her craft as a…

New manager to lead into the 2020s

InterContinental Budapest’s new General Manager is a Dutch national, an avid…