Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sólyom Visits Wellington

The President of Hungary,  László Sólyom, visited Wellington on Sunday, 27th September as part of a four-day visit to New Zealand.  The last time the President of Hungary visited New Zealand was on 1999 when Árpád Göncz came to our … Continue reading

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Shadows on The Citadel

The last time all four of us were in Budapest was over three years ago. We had decided that we would see the sunrise above Budapest, the city we first learned to love, as a family, ten years earlier:one of … Continue reading

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Csókolom!

This is a lovely photo from Flickr taken on old lady typical of those you see in the town market. They dress in traditional, peasant or rural dress with stiff petticoats and the ubiquitous scarf over the head. She is … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Snails

Who’d of thought? I hadn’t. I was amazed to come across in my news gathering for the next issue of the Magyar Szó to learn that Hungary produces some 2000 tonnes of snails each year for export. Apparently the annual … Continue reading

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Shadows On The Danube

We cross from Tahitótfalu to Vác on the ferry in the late afternoon. We have made this journey many times, in winter and in summer, in autumn and in spring. Here it is summer, the long, hot Hungarian summer where … Continue reading

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