2013 was all short-haul for a change. It was Poland for the British Guild of Travel Writers’ AGM in February with stays in Krakow and Zakopane and its ‘alkoholes’ where much Polish vodka was drunk. Soon after, I had to dash off to Glasgow.. In March it was three weeks in Hungary where I was […]
Trip to Hungary: a photo essay
Nineteen days in Hungary: ruin pubs in Budapest; fog in Lake Balaton; snow blizzards in Pecs, freezing cold in Debrecen. The unseasonal wintry weather turned this into a very difficult research trip for the Rough Guides. Was it worth it? The pictures may help you decide for yourselves.
A primer on Hungarian pop
As Hungarian pop is isolated from the rest of Europe, especially Britain because of its language (though many groups sing in English) and, frankly, because of pure laziness from our part, I thought I’d give everyone a small sample of its output. I’ll start with this Hungarian indie track which was a big hit there, […]