What Lies Beneath is the title of the column I write for the Budapest Times, the city’s monthly English-language magazine. My remit is pretty broad. I get to write about people I’ve met, places I’ve happened upon, and life in Hungary as I see it.

Chernobyl Diaries

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Of all the questions expats ask of each other, what do you do…

The Greening of Budapest

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St Patrick’s Day this year falls on a Sunday, which is perfect…
Juli and Flo Catch Budapest

Catch Budapest - Learning Hungarian

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I couldn’t tell you the number of times I’ve made a determined…

New Year, New Local

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The lads have bought a bar. A neighbourhood joint in the IXth…

The gift of art

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Nothing makes me feel more ‘of’ a place than running into…

Save this man

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In 2013, when the Hungarian government first criminalised homelessness,…

Scream, Shout

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I’ve had a string of bad news lately. Death and dying are featuring…

A Scottish man walked out of a bar...

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Bring up the topic of football stadiums in Hungary and you’re…

Volunteers needed for the Nursery Project

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‘Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose…