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The Bridges of Budapest

The Bridges of Budapest

I sit here in Armonk, New York watching the rain drive incessantly through the window above my desk in our upstairs study. I search for something to write about. And why write about anything else other than the Bridges of Budapest? Because without bridges there would be no Budapest. And that is a literal statement. […]

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The Bathhouses of Budapest

The Bathhouses of Budapest

To and from the far corners of the globe Budapest is known as the city of Spas. Nature has bequeathed these grounds with thermal medicinal goodness. Ever since the Roman’s were here – and probably well before that – the people have soaked. But what, exactly, is so god damn special about listlessly slipping the […]

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Local Stories: Why Budapest?

Local Stories: Why Budapest?

There used to be an after-hours night club on the outer edge of the Blaha Lujza Ter metro station between Budapest’s ramshackle district VII and VIII. The club went by the name of Corvintető and it occupied the top two floors of the dishevelled, communist-era Corvin department store. Tető means rooftop in Hungarian and it […]

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London’s Best Local Food – Farmstand

London’s Best Local Food – Farmstand

When in a new city and looking for a place to eat, it’s become instinctive for people to search on google. However, the restaurants, cafes and bars that appear on top in the search results poorly reflect the identity of a city. The places you’re shown have the highest marketing budget and don’t correlate to […]

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