Orbán-Putin meeting: lots of symbolism, no major development

Anticlimax on gas, Paks 2

The Russian president's visit to Budapest on October 30 was the seventh high-level bilateral meeting between Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán since the annexation of Crimea in…

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Deep Purple, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna, December 9

Still making progress

Although they were originally formed as a progressive rock band, Deep Purple shifted to a heavier sound in 1970 and is considered to be one of the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. And on…

13 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

Pierrot in District I

The beginning of a success story

Anyone familiar with the Budapest gastronomy scene will surely know this name: the Zsidai family has been setting the standards of the domestic hospitality industry for more than three decades. The…

13 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

Things don’t always turn out like you think they’re going to

Caught off guard

Some years back I lived in Budapest. Lots of new and exciting places to explore in this fine city but also, while my husband was off at work, lots of day to day chores to be done.

31 October 2019 - 11:10 AM

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