· April, 2006

Stories about Hungary from April, 2006

Hungary: Budapest Cliches

  25 April 2006

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an amazingly cliched text about Budapest for aspiring expats.

Hungary: History Book Reviewed

  18 April 2006

Doug Merrill of A Fistful of Euros reviews the English-language edition of Paul Lendvai's The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat.

Hungary: Ramil Safarov Sentenced To Life

  17 April 2006

Pestiside.hu reviews the coverage of sentencing to life of an Azeri army officer who killed his Armenian colleague while on the NATO's Partnership for Peace training program in Budapest.

Hungary: Electoral System

  10 April 2006

Pestiside.hu cites the crystal ball predictions for the general election that took place in Hungary this past weekend, and explains the Hungarian electoral system.

Hungary: General Election

  8 April 2006

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar analyzes various Hungarian parties’ platforms and chances in the upcoming general election.

Hungary: Hangover Cure

  6 April 2006

Pestiside.hu reports that a drink capable of saving one from hangover has been created by Hungarians: Soberguard, […], combats the symptoms of a hangover (macskajaj) by ‘cataliyzing the enzymatic alcohol metabolism pathways’.”

Hungary: “Real Community Politics”

  6 April 2006

As the Danube water continues to rise, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar thinks various Hungarian parties’ activists have a chance to get involved in “real community politics” on the eve of the election.

Hungary: Budapest Parking

  5 April 2006

Pestiside.hu writes about strange ways punishing Budapest parking violators: “Not only are some alleged offenders long since parked six feet under, many of the surviving motorists are claiming they no longer owned their vehicles on the dates given. Others say they remember paying the fines but no longer have the...

Hungary: Budapest Prepares For Flood

  5 April 2006

Timbo of The Hungary Years posts pictures of how Budapest is preparing for the flood. Pestiside.hu writes about disaster tourism and media attention: “The English-speaker of unidentified origin […] speculated that the Danube would have to rise another meter for the story to be big enough for the BBC.”

Hungary: Blogging Cop Missing

  3 April 2006

Henrik of Hungarian Accent reports on a possible case of censorship directed at a blogger – a policeman-blogger. Paul at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes on the sometimes dangerous conditions in which Hungarian bloggers work.