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.

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…

Day trips from Budapest

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Occasionally, when friends or friends of friends are planning…

My Budapest

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Hardly a week goes by without someone asking me for advice on…

To A Bird Another Bird

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Much has been in the news in recent times about Hungary and Hungarians,…

The politics of decency

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In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’.…

With a nod to all things Irish

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When 1 March dawned this year, Ireland was covered in a blanket…