How to slow down at Christmas
Most Hungarians are still familiarizing themselves with the slow movement. There are slow restaurants and workshops on slow parenting, but this is probably the first time that slow Christmas has been widely celebrated in Budapest.
25 Dec 2017
Swiss village to pay newcomers
In order to avoid Albinen shrinking to a vanishing point, its residents got together and decided to grant each newcomer a hefty financial sum.
25 Dec 2017
The Grenfell tower fire: a symbol of poverty and desperation in Britain
Survivors and their families not only have to deal with an intrusive press and official investigators, but also with tourists taking selfies in front of the tower. Luckily, a group of dedicated volunteers is protecting it.
18 Dec 2017
Budapest Public Transport is near inacessible to the disabled
In an interview with Nepszava, Daniel Csango described all the difficulties he and other people with reduced mobility face due to the lack of accessible facilities -- e.g. elevators -- in the Budapest public transport system.
13 Dec 2017
When police have to react to hoaxes
Recently, a rumor of a planned terrorist attack at a Christmas market has spread in Bratislava. It got so serious that the head of the police forces, Tibor Gašpar, had to interfere and calm down the public. What was the hoax about?
1 Dec 2017
Thousands of homeless Hungarians face
winter without shelter
A few years ago, the biggest cities banned the homeless from living on the streets. Most citizens backed this initiative. Even though they know it is not a solution, they literally prefer not to face the problem each day.
21 Nov 2017
Drivers of London's iconic black taxis are over Uber
Andy, a former chemical engineer, is studying 80 hours a week ahead of the memory test mandatory for taxi drivers in London. "I speak five languages, I’ve got two degrees, and this is easily the hardest thing I’ve done."
14 Nov 2017
Is art worth the trouble?
Bratislava is divided over White Night festival of lights. Are mass art events worth the hassle to city officials and residents?
9 Oct 2017
Is Airbnb turning Venice into a Disneyland lagoon?
The rise of mass tourism, mostly brought on by the low-cost holiday boom (read: Airbnb), is changing the face of many Italian cities. City centers laden with priceless art and historical monuments risk being reduced to tourist exhibitions.
28 Sep 2017
Growing up in a hotel: The reality for thousands of homeless Irish children
For thousands of children in Ireland today, a hotel room is home. Can you imagine living family life within the confines of those four walls?
26 Sep 2017