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In general Hungarians – and people from Budapest in particular – are not uninhibited like the extroverted Romanians or sentimental Slavs who laugh or cry at the drop of a hat (or drink). They are reserved, somewhat formal people.

Forget the impassioned, devil-maycare, Gypsy-fiddling stereotype – it doesn’t exist and probably never did.… Read the rest here →


By now, most people have forgotten that the city was littered with statues to Lenin, Marx, Engels, and the other representations of the Communist times. If you have some recollection of them and are wondering where they have disappeared to, here is your answer.… Read the rest here →