Because we are working so hard to bring you the most interesting news, places and people Hungary has to offer, every August we take a break to get some well-deserved rest. OK, this is only half of the truth. Fact is, it is very difficult to provide anything newsworthy in the last month of summer, simply because virtually everybody – officials, politicians, businesses, etc. – is on holiday. Being a sports fanatic I was happy to realise that this year the Olympics coincides with our break, so – due to the time difference – I can pull plenty of all-nighters and hopefully cheer for a bunch of Hungarian (gold) medals. I’m not entirely certain what the official position of ISIS is when it comes to the Olympics, but since a few days ago Brazilian police arrested 12 people who were apparently planning “terror attacks”’ in Rio de Janeiro, I assume it’s nothing good. They – as unfortunately so many other nations – probably did not hear of the Olympic Truce. It is a tradition dating back to 778 BC, when a truce was announced before and during the Olympic Games to ensure the host city state was not attacked, and athletes and spectators could travel safely to the games and return peacefully to their respective countries. During the truce period wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from threatening the games, legal disputes were stopped and death penalties were forbidden. This apparently lasted up to three months – there were no budget airlines back then, so travel took a bit longer – but I would be extremely happy if this time around it could last for at least during the three weeks of the Rio games. It is unlikely that it will but one should never give up hope. Here’s to a quiet holiday and all of you staying safe until we see each other again on August 26.