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Stories from travels in

Budapest

Currency exchange

Before we travel, we check weather forecasts. We check places to eat. We check museums,  galleries, churches, places of interest. We shop around for places

Hitting the spot

Where has the summer gone? Is it my imagination or is time flying by ever so quickly, much quicker than years ago when it seemed

Doing St Patrick proud

What started off in March 2006 as a bunch of people with a shared affinity for Ireland and being Irish getting together for dinner has

1%

Paying tax is a duty, an obligation. Taxes pay for our medical care, our education, our roads, the infrastructure on which society is built. Even

Selflessness in action

The village of Tarnabod sits 113 km east of Budapest. A shadow of its former self, today success and plenty are but a memory. Like

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While out on Friday night, a Hungarian friend mentioned that the Monk of the Gulag had died earlier this week (January 15th), aged 100. As

The proof is in the passion

For me, wine falls in to the same category as music and art:  I know what I like and what I don’t like. I have

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In trying to find a word to describe a friend of mine recently, I had occasion to Google the term ‘giving people’. And once I’d

Shutting up

I’ve been overdosing on West Wing, the old TV series starring Martin Sheen as President of America that ran from 1999 to 2006. The writing

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You don’t have to look very far on Facebook and other social media to see people’s reaction to the current cold front that is sweeping

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