This August’s summer break saw The Budapest Times venture to familiar territory in neighbouring Transylvania in Romania and to further afield in pulsating and fascinating Kolkata in India. Next year? Perhaps further still to the 7,107 idyllic tropical islands of the Philippines on the edge of the warm Pacific Ocean, which are looking to attract more Hungarians. This week’s special section may give readers some ideas.
Mad dogs and an Englishman Confessions of a young, wild ’traveller-not-a-tourist’ Immediately after completing a three-and-a-half-year journalism apprenticeship in England in 1973, Christopher Maddock set out on an overland trip[…]
Passengers travelling eastwards from Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport have an opportunity to see Mumbai’s new Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, now surely one of the world’s most beautiful and astonishing airports.[…]
Production of the Ambassador, the first car to be made in India, has been halted because of falling demand. Modelled on the Morris Oxford, the car's design has changed little since it first went into production in 1957. But motoring journalist Hormazd Sorabjee is not too upset to see it go.
The world’s second-most populous and seventh-largest country is also absolutely fascinating with holy cows, red forts, snowy mountains, tropics, public cremations, elephants, the Taj Mahal, vultures, nuclear bombs, gods galore,[…]