October 20, 1991
I enjoyed very much your article on Budapest cafes and dining, but some of the misspellings are painful to one who can read and write Hungarian. The most obvious one is paradiscom (totally meaningless) for paradicsom (tomato), which means, literally, "paradise." KLARA CSERNY HUNT Camarillo
July 27, 2003
I am a Hungarian who has lived here since 1951. Thank you for Robert Strauss' excellent article on Hungary ["Budapest, in Living Color," July 13]. The picture of the Chain Bridge, Parliament and the Danube River is the best I have ever seen. Buda has many wonderful big, hilly parks, one of which was across from where we lived and was my very favorite playground. I recommend to all travelers that they try some of the many scrumptious fancy pastry shops, which were one of my fondest childhood memories.
March 17, 1986 |
All Yoko is still saying is "Give peace a chance." It's a theme she stressed repeatedly during her concert here Friday night--the 10th stop in the singer-songwriter's first tour since her husband, John Lennon, was slain in 1980. "As John said, we can make it (peace) together. . . . Together is the secret," she told 15,000 people in the International Fairgrounds hall, a bare, stark room the size of a football field normally used for cultural or consumer exhibits.
April 18, 1987 |
The Vatican hopes that the Soviet Union will agree to host the first formal dialogue in the U.S.S.R. between Catholic officials and Marxist philosophers next year, a former California bishop on the church's Secretariat for Non-Believers said. Bishop Mark Hurley, who left for Rome last week after ending 17 years as bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, said the Vatican is waiting for Soviet approval of the proposed meeting.
February 21, 2014 |
BODVALENKE, Hungary - I'm not sure what I expected to bring back from an eight-day luxury tour of Budapest, Hungary, and environs. Memories, photos of Art Nouveau architecture, a few extra pastry-induced pounds and a lifetime supply of sweet paprika, maybe. I never thought I'd find myself, just a month later, Skyping at 7 a.m. about a storm that had recently hit the village of Bodvalenke, about 150 miles northeast of Budapest, not far from the Slovakian border. Hailstones the size of walnuts had caused flooding and decimated the natural vegetation and local crops, one of the village's few sources of income.
June 21, 2013 |
Portugal's wine-making city of Porto and the surrounding Douro Valley top Lonely Planet's list of 10 European destinations to see this summer. Budapest, Hungary; Northern Iceland; Cinque Terre, Italy ; and Moravia, Czech Republic , in that order round out the five destinations Americans should consider if they're heading abroad. Editors and writers in the guidebook company's Oakland and London offices selected the destinations with American travelers in mind, weighing value and touring options.