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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…

Three occasions to celebrate

The Embassy of the State of Kuwait held a reception at the Kempinski Hotel…

Curious ventures await in shadowy Istvántelek

No offence to those from Istvántelek, as life and daily routine in this District…

'Beautiful harmony' reaches a highlight

This year's celebration by Japan of the Emperor’s Birthday was the first in…

Second to none in its idiosyncratic way

Hands up if you have been to London but not Birmingham, to Istanbul but not…

A momentous 12 months

The Rolling Stones made their lout-like breakthrough in 1964 and still draw tens…

The Celtic Barber

I'm having flashbacks to 1994 and the birth of the term "metrosexual". The…

The what and the where

Sometimes, it may not be so much what you eat and drink when you go out but…

50 years treading the boards

Iconic guitarist Carlos Santana is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his album…

For the heart and head

Following his sixth studio album, "Once Upon A Mind", released in October, James…

A waltz around Esztergom

One of the most splendid and inspiring views in this region is Esztergom's…

Success move by move

Chess – also called the game of kings – is indeed one of the most complex board…

Coronavirus 'all clear so far'

Preventive measures implemented against the coronavirus by Hungary have proven…

Boarding now: easier

The first phase of the new passenger terminal, Pier 1, went into operation at…

Time for (green) visions

The Prime Minister, among many others, has introduced Budapest as the world…

Brexit is half-way here

Finally, after 47 years of membership and 1317 days – three and a half years –…

What drives Hungary forward

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, speaking during a podium discussion at the National…

The brief history of the month (February 2020)

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

'Foreseeing' today's troubles

New biographies of already-much-written-about deceased notables usually come…

Literature's most brutal break-ups

From Margaret Mitchell to Haruki Murakami to Graham Greene, capturing the…

Classic football and food

One of the most important games of the 2019-20 European soccer season will be…

From the stage to the page

In December 2018, after 50 years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Sir…

Why The Scientists thought The Angels' fans would kill them

It was 1993 when, at the end of a Sunday night shift on The Newcastle Herald in…

Restaurant gets down to business

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre has that sparkling newness and…

At last, better news from entangled UK

To those people not familiar, this briefing concerning a bunch of fluffy…

Indians fly the flag

The Embassy of India celebrated the 71st Republic Day of India on January 26,…

All you need is love

No one has pinpointed the exact origin of Valentine's Day – dark days in ancient…