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Stories from travels in

Eszterházy

When comparatives fail

There’s a French proverb that says to compare is not to prove. On some intellectual level, I know that. I know that comparing myself to

What would you do with a second-hand palace?

When it came to wealth, I thought the Habsburgs reigned supreme but apparently the Esterházy family topped them on the who’s richest list of the

Paying for prayers

Before it became a Camaldulian heritage, the monastery at Majk was a Premonstratensian provostry. And yes, I had to check the dictionary. Twice. Once to

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