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.

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…

Cheers!

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In a previous life, while working with a think-tank in London,…
(c) Jonás Mátássy

Birds of paradise

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I dislike the mindlessness induced by social media. I loathe…
ADvent wreath

The advent of gratitude

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Advent is here. Christmas is in sight. The season of goodwill…

Dream your way out of this one

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I brag about Budapest. I brag a lot. I brag to the point that…

Timeless elegance

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In the Corinthia Hotel recently for breakfast, I was struck by…

Hitting the spot

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Where has the summer gone? Is it my imagination or is time flying…