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Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Raided by Police
"I apologize to my family, My colleagues. My constituents, please evaluate my slip up in the light of 30. Years of persistent and dedicated work stumbles personal. Please do not extend it to my country or my political community. That's an apology from the Hungarian politician use if, say, Air your founding member of the ruling finished party it up until two days ago, vice chairman of the European People's Party in the European Parliament It's always known until yesterday about his sudden resignation in Brussels on Sunday. That's until Belgian media published details of his arrest at a party. The Belgian police raided for breaking coronavirus rules. They say he was detained after trying to run away from what is being described as an orgy attended by two dozen naked men. And the position is known for having drafted the Hungarian Constitution, which campaigners say is hostile to gay rights for houses or going down in Budapest. On the line from Hungarian capital is the freelance journalist Justin Spike. What are the headlines this morning? Then? This morning, Justin Good morning. Thanks for having me s O. The headlines in Hungarian state media and pro government media are pretty quiet about the story. They haven't really touched on it. Despite the fact that it's been quite explosive on the other side of the media, they really avoided the more lurid details of the story. If they've covered it all Hungarian State news just is the story was breaking yesterday, their main headline. Was the Hungarians had never in history been so satisfied with the prime minister as they are with Viktor Orban.
Caeleb Dressel sets new Pro Swim Series record!
"American swimmer Caleb Dressel has set a pair of short course World records at the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary are Matt Piper with the 24 year old Florida native broke records in the butterfly and freestyle in just 40 minutes, expected to be one of the top stars at next summer's Tokyo Olympics. Dressel became the first Number two of clubs, 48 seconds and the 100 M butterfly, touching with a time of 47.78 about 40. Minutes later, he won the 50 freestyle in 20.16, eclipsing his own short course record by 0.8. Wrestle one to relay golds at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has blossomed into one of the sport's biggest stars since
Paprika In Hungary
"Let's start today's travel. With rick steves with the role a little pepper from the new world plays in that tasty cuisine of hungary. Note that today's interviews on paprika galicia where recorded just prior to the global shutdowns pepperoni as the backbone of hungarian cooking as the crucial ingredient in chicken pepper. Cash and hardy hungarian stews from mild to hot. We'll find out why this spicy so central to hungarian identity. How to best buys and pepper on your trip and we're going to learn how you can spice up. Your own meals was well to get this education hungarian paprika. We're joined by to guide tonight studio from hungary. And leonard and george farkas anna and george. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having us thrill to be well. Thank you from coming all the way from budapest a long trip. And we're gonna talk about paprika. I mean when we think of hungary we don't know a lot about hungry sometimes. But we think of paprika. What's the connection actually public. A strong connection because it is actually from the american continent and it was The physician of christopher columbus or columbus who brought it to the old world to i not to hungary of course but to spain that through the commercials of the mediterranean sea it got to the ottoman empire and when the ottoman empire extended its political power to eastern century up. We glad to not only bad things that we also got things like the patrika. What are the coffee so paprika and cuffy came as your time in the ottoman empire in paprika actually from america via columbus actually us. So i like teasing are two members and americans who is. That's why to travel here. Righ- flying through the But i like my publisher hungary. There's something romantic about having paprika in hungary. And why does hungary embrace paprika. What does it mean to hungarian. I have great micro-climate lots of sunshine. And what is very important that when we got the paprika was a hot spice and it was the hungarians who grew the might version of it it is from the nineteen twenties when in a small. Get in sega. It was kind of discovered. And since then if you come to our covid market hall you can always buy tubers the mild paprika and the hot fabric honky now. George when i go to budapest i always go to the big market hall right. But it's the name of that. Hologhan bashar knocking hungarian big market or century. You can't miss it when you're a tornado in credits. The first one out of five actually that they built at the time. And what you're going to find is well everything that hungarian cook would want to find. But certainly find peppers. See when you look for the peppers in the market. Well actually. you're not looking for peppers you looking for paprika is already well there is. It is basically a huge difference because many people don't realize it in hungary. Everything is called paprika. Let it'd be around fat skinny red yellow sweet and hot so i'm a little confused. Then so because Is it a pepper or it is a but we call it paprika but we also called a powder paprika yes because when i think of peppers and my supermarket we've got yellow ones and green ones red ones and that all of that. We call paprika even if it's Any shape really And then you have. It already powdered. If you're looking for the paprika that you cook with powdered yes okay. So it's a very unique technique to powder because One of the things that you have to be extremely careful with how you approach paprika once you grind paprika after all the time you spent with it to become dry and ready to grind. You have to do it very slowly makers as soon as you pick up speed you burn the paprika and that remains throughout its lifetime because once you come to cook it again you have to be very careful with a not to burn it because then you just have to start over again tour guides from budapest anna leonard and george farkas are filling in on the importance of peppery cup in the cuisine of hungary right now on travel with rick steves. Okay so when we're talking about this have rica and i think it goes back the days when spaces were really important. I mean spice was big money in the early days of training today today at that time and originally now why was spaces in general very important economically for people well. It was a very important product. It was expensive at that time. It was not so easy to fly from one continent to other a trip two months of making food more interesting or is it a matter of preserving food actually spicy i got to the highest study stock chrissy those who had the opportunity to get products from far far away and paprika also i was introduced for the highest stock resi in hungary after people realised it is not poisonous because i it was considered a supposin and when they discovered that it has healing effect. You know it here the colorado and screw after it they started to make its production but it was a rarity and it was very expensive so at first who is just for the very wealthy and then you learn it. It helped as medicine against scurvy and cholera. Yes but also medication. Very often is a privilege of the wealthier class. Not available for everybody. Some
Hungarian Journalists Launch Independent News Site Amid Tightening Government Control
"Hungary's nationalist prime minister. Viktor Orban often does what president trump does. He calls factual reporting fake news or on and his allies now control more than eighty percent of the media outlets in Hungary. Here's Joanna Kakissis. Earlier this month that a small office in Budapest Tush Bobby and huddled with his colleagues around a computer and counted down. There proud funded new site telex was about to go live. The cheered and hugged is their stories hit the web. I couldn't believe we were able to launch daleks at all because just two months before disaster struck our previous workplace. We still feel like bursting into tears when we think about what happened there and how it all ended just a few months ago the staff of Telex, another outlet called index the most widely read news website in Hungary Szabo's dual. Then editor in chief says readers relied on index for definitive news reporting most recently on the pandemic as well as scoops that pro government media ignored Kim similar to. Like win a mayor from the ruling party got caught with a sex tape or when Hungary's ambassador to Peru was accused of paedophilia the government was annoyed. It could not suppress these stories ex prime. Minister Viktor Orban called us. News factory this spring one of the prime minister's allies spot a controlling stake in a company that's in charge of indexes revenue surgery on data quest. As. Consultants wanted to outsource work to outsiders of course posted then you've got fired. In July more than seventy index journalists quit in protest they flanked Managing Editor Veronica Moon at a press conference. Piston cast nick our editors firing was a red line for us. We are united and we would really like to stay together in some form. This off felt familiar to anders pet though who worked at a newspaper that also lost its editorial independence while run by the same pro or bond businessman re came under pressure from our own management. To drop certain stories to remove certain stories from the website and said, no than the editor in chief was forced out of his job, and then I resigned and many other people resigned
"budapest" Discussed on Cineflek
"What's it? What's the Saint Jude Law at the beginning is like as the saying goes like some thing and, Nebraska and, Georgia. On the edge of my seat. I need to memorize that I I've seen this movie like ten times and I haven't memorized that I need to get that spelled like Bush Banda burger or something like that. Oh, you're good. I'm always bad with quotes. So don't think I'm a big guy on quotes. I am big on quotes and you'd be ready for the end of the podcast. Yeah. Now that's suspenseful right there. Now it's shadowing. This is going to be it's going to be an action movie going to be an action movie and then like let me say it's my turn for a scene, isn't it odd? Yes it is there a favorite scene me think I made you the first train scene bright scene love that scene such a good scene. I think because she was eighty-five or something like that. Yeah. Yeah exactly. I I love a couple of things happen for the first time in that scene birth. For the first time you get to see Gustav stand up and put his life in danger poor is lobby boy, you get to see him it's a and but he also like home specifically puts his life in danger because he tells them that he's an immigrant. He's like, you can't arrest him because he's a bloody immigrant and then everyone stares at him and then the camera switches because the the score is like as like a big like and I was like a something playing in the background and it's like very suspenseful and it's like flashing between every single character and then they grabbed them and shoved them between the doors. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. It's so great. It's so great. And so the first so yeah, I mean he he clearly does something wrong and then after that point, he's like he's like if you're taking him he takes me too and he puts up this fight and whatever so so it's the first time you really see him stand up. Power his employees and then and then also the scene with Ed Norton..
Travel to Zagreb
"Let's start with a look at a European capital that's often overlooked by the beach crowd who enjoy Croatia's crystal clear coastline. But miss out on the scene in its capital city. It has a distinctively modern take on old world charm and it's just a few hours inland. To tell us about saga we're joined now by local guide Darya goateed. She's joined by Ben Curtis who writes about the Balkan regions elaborate history and thinks that Croatia's best period may be now Darya in Ben Welcome my pleasure. Same. Thank you for having. US Doria. You're from Zagreb your guide in Zagreb, a lot of Americans no Dubrovnik. Venice and a lot of Americans know the Anna Zagreb is right there in the middle. What should we know about Zagreb? Nanna. Saga is I would say the mix of. All these big capitals around and all these much better known cities around from historical perspective It was influenced by different cities and countries. So we have a little bit of all of that. What's an example? How is it a little bit of? How is it a little bit of Italy says it a little bit of the Slavic World So? obas part of the hops Burke monarchy later austro-hungary for few hundred. Years. And then architecture in town is very much what we would call out through nor Central European. So the mixture of Hungarian hungarian-austrian. We don't have much Dubrovnik textures that. Is Zog. Is completely different about the cuisine that scene is also very influenced by Austria but not only that we do eat struggles and. A lot of meat and potatoes and then on the other hand we also eat. A lot of Pasta beat some. We are very sensitive on coughing, and then we also have the Turkish influence because arguable also for few centuries, just about forty, five, fifty miles Sir north from the Ottoman Empire boarder okay. It's a crossroads release across through the s the Ben Curtis here in American who has a fascination and a deep interest in this part of Europe how would you say Zagreb is unique Zagreb is unique for being this gem of a central European capital. So everybody can measure saying they know Budapest, Vienna, they know Prague, but here's this. Gym of a historical city that hardly any American visits right and even though Zagreb stars rising on the Tourism Front these days but you can go there and it's not gonna be jammed with busloads of tourists from all over the place you're not gonNA hear a lot of other North American accents and you're going to be able to experience the city where the fabric of locals you're going to be sitting in a cafe with mostly other people from Zagreb, and that's great and it's hard to find that in Dubrovnik are in Vienna these days a year. Exactly. So if you had two nights in in one Danes, is there enough to keep you busy. Yeah. For sure I think, what would you do if you're gonNA show me around for a day the it's a great kind of one day stop if you're coming in and out for some of the coast. So Zagreb surprisingly has some of I think are the best museums of its kind in Europe now they're quirky right? You don't. Go desire grab for the Louvre or something like that. But you go to Zagreb for these unusual small museums like the Museum of naive art, which is great sort of not formally trained perhaps painters but really characteristic art with peasant themes. The famous one which is kind of made headlines around the world is a museum of broken relationships which is filled with these stories of couples who have broken up the objects that they have Meant something to them and they've given it this museum and so it's just a really interesting kind of poignant sometimes hilarious trip through people's relationships. So when we think of this naive art, I love this idea because you go to most art galleries in Europe Bennett, the opposite of naive arted this refined fully embraced high-society art but naive art is by definition just unschooled hasn't Sir Working People that just had a passion for painting. Exactly but are often very, very talented even if they didn't train at the academy or something like that but they're expressing the lives and cultures and artistic visions of people from the rural areas and it's genius really an undiscovered genius that happen to come out of the farm community or something absolutely. I love that museum by the way that that's really one of the unique things in Europe and it is in the capital of Croatia Zagreb.
4 Ways to Live Each Day With Intention by Shelley Levitt
"For ways to live each day with intention by. Shelley. Levitt with live. Happy Dot. com. I WANNA move through life energy and a sense of discovery achievement, joy and engagement. That is my intention. My hope is that living according to it would be the antidote. The uneasy feeling I often have at the end of the day when I flop into bed filled with self-reproach and wonder where my time went. My. Intent is to be guided by purpose instead of feeling that I'm spending my time haphazardly succumbing to whim or distraction according to expert Mallika Chopra creator of the website intense dot com and psychologist Eliot. Berkman. Head of the social ineffective neuroscience lab at the University of Oregon setting intentions. Confession is a kind of internal northstar lighting, the path to greater fulfillment and life satisfaction. These are the changes I've made in the few weeks since setting my intention. Number One, I meditate almost daily. Is taking me years to commit to a meditation habits but the ten or fifteen minutes I spent doing a guided meditation on the common APP has been transformative. The turning point was a workshop I took with so Kessedjian Norman Fisher, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. When people say they don't have time to meditate. He said I asked them how do you have time to not meditate with a regular mindfulness practice he went on you'll have fewer accidents you lose things less frequently your focus will improve making decisions will become easier. Remarkably found all these things to be true and when I'm feeling stressed I summoned the image I visualized during my meditation I imagine my breath as a long string of pearls and it helps reconnect with that experience of stillness yet as good as meditation makes me feel I'll skip it unless I keep to a schedule. So make sure to meditate daily at eleven am with four PM has a backup. Number two, I've stopped binging on the news. More than ever I. Feel it's important to stay informed but watching new show afternoons show wasn't bringing greater insight into the issues. I care about is only fueling a sense of outrage and I'm happy to have added The Washington Post, my beloved New, York Times subscription reading either one in bed was only deepening my chronic insomnia. So of made some rules, no new shows or Newspapers after nine. PM. Instead I think about how? I WanNa feel inspired amused transported and lanes and I choose what I want to read watch listen to based on that this has led to fewer hours with CNN and more with globe netflix's comedy about a real life women's wrestling league from the eighties the on being with Krista Tippett podcast and Elena Ferrante as beautiful Neapolitan novels. Number three, I cook more. I'd like to lose five or ten pounds, but resolving to lose weight is usually both joyless an unsuccessful. So instead I think about nourishing myself in ways that will align with my intention to feel more energize. And that helps to your me away from takeout Chinese food and into my kitchen when I cook pots of Faro. Embrace Swiss chard practice poaching the perfect tag and dig into cookbooks like Paulo I of food of Morocco and what to eat for how you feel the new all your data kitchen by divvy alter. And try new dishes like Paulo's egg plans a luke or devious sprouted among solid also experienced that sense of discovery and achievement that I'm looking for. Number four, I do at least one new thing each weekend. I've been having all sorts of new experiences, a meeting interesting people volunteering to do kitchen prep at a food pantry hiking trail taking a class in brewing booja walking the Los Angeles River in a meet up led by long distance, swimming champion Diane, and yet attending a talk by no Levine author of Dharma police at the inaugural Budapest in La. Some outings have turned out to be less than inspired. The less said about the mass meditation held at a conscious life expo the better but I always feel like falling through on my intention to step outside my comfort zone. I'm far from living completely in line with my intentions. Three countless ways I stray from the path but feeling courage rather than defeated I've more clarity about the way in which small things Afar too messy desk and unmade bed can undermine your vision of how you want your life to unfold and I think it'll be able to put some new habits in place soon.
Hungary to unveil statue of late President George H.W. Bush
"And a statue of former U. S. President George H. W. Bush will be unveiled in Hungary next month to honor the first sitting US president to visit the country in 1989. The statue will be inaugurated October 23rd and Budapest Liberty Square, near a statue of former President Ronald Reagan, also honored for fighting the communist
The George Soros Saga: Antisemitism, Conspiracies, and Influence
"Billion-a-year Fillon therapist mega donor George Soros has long been the villain of conspiracy theories. He has also been a target of politicians and pundits on the right who resent his fierce opposition to George W Bush and Donald. Trump, they also object to his philanthropy support of liberal causes support most clearly defined by his mega donations. Earlier this month, the open society foundations, the ill philanthropic group founded by Mr Soros announced it would invest one hundred, fifty million dollars in grants for black lead, racial justice groups, and another seventy million toward local grants for criminal justice reform. The announcement came amid protests in the streets and calls for racial justice sparked by the murder of George. Floyd. Minneapolis those protests, some of which have turned violent have fuelled critics to view those donations as efforts to foment anarchy and back government corruption emily. Tamken. saw these critiques and conspiracy theories already building steam and two thousand sixteen which inspired her to research and write the influence. Of Soros, her latest Book Emily Welcome. Thank you so much for having me on the show so far listeners. Let's take a step back and start with WHO is George Soros not who the conspiracy theorists say he is but who is he really and what causes does he support and why? George. Is a Hungarian born American billionaire he is very influential in three realms the realm of finance, the rubber philanthropy, and the realm of politics in finance. He was a very famous and successful hedge fund manager. He's maybe the most famous and successful currency speculator in the history of finance, and then you know in the nineteen seventies after making a lot of money, he decides to start giving away some of that money to the cause of what he calls open society. The title comes the Name Open Society comes. From this book by Karl. Popper who was Soros's tutor at the London School of Economics and basically the premise of open society and its enemies is that this gross over simplification but basically, the premise is that you know neither you nor I can really know the truth. So what we're supposed to do is all of us together in a society come together and we discuss and debate, and we try to reach this perfect understanding and practice that's meant giving students scholarships. It's meant setting up a university in. It's meant you know after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in Suva Union paying for Internet for various government ministries and trying to connect people to information. He's also a big an influential figure in politics beginning in two thousand four. In the United States, he decided that he really wanted George W Bush out of office and became a major political donor. So I think you know I WANNA be careful to make clear that the political spending is separate from thirty but because he's this major philanthropic and also major political donor and because the political donations or not exclusively, but do tend to be four Democrats in liberal causes. I think that that colors the perception of some not just on the right but particularly, some people on the right in the United States. So source is a Hungarian. Jewish emigrant right tell us more about his upbringing and how it informed his philanthropy and political activism nineteen thirty Hungary is the Inter war period between World War One and World War Two prior to World War One Jews in the Hungarian part of the austro-hungarian Empire were more assimilated than many other Jews in Europe. They really saw themselves. Many of them saw themselves as Hungarian were part of the Hungarian national project report of this Lake Glittering Budapest life world we're one happens Hungary is on the losing side they lose a lot of their territory in the tree of and all, which is like the austro-hungarian version of the treaty of Versailles. And for a variety of reasons, the Jews are scapegoated for this. So you have these he's born into this world where you start having a Jewish quotas laws meant to persecute Jews, and this is. Even, before World War Two, his father has them changed their name from shorts to Soros to seem less obviously Jewish in this increasingly hostile environment his father had previously like escaped. Prison camp in Siberia during World War, one and made his way back to Hungary during the Russian civil war. So he knew something about survival. World to comes and there's there's not the occupation and there's the Arrow Cross which is like the Hungarian variant. He sees his father as this great protective figure who helped other people the father. was procured bull forged embargo documents of the Soros family and friends in front of friends could hide out is Christians during during the time, but he also he's persecuted for being Jewish he then after world, War Two is living under a certainly not the same kind of persecution but under a repressive oppressive socialist regime and I think that this is two things one, it makes this concept of society where we can all debate and discuss very attractive and I also think that for him because he was persecuted on the basis of his ethnicity religion. That inspired in him. The understanding that it was important to try to help whatever group was caught under the wheel at a given moment with this history and background in mind. IS IT ANTI Semitic to criticize Mr Soros and the causes he supports I'm not saying the criticizing Soros is. Anti Semitic I think he's done things that you can criticise part of the reason that I wrote this book is that it should be what he is actually done and the money that he's actually spent not money that he has never spent and thinks he has never going to do that to me is when it trips over into in antisemitic conspiratorial.
Why Was a Doctor Once Ridiculed for Recommending Hand Washing?
"Even, when there isn't a pandemic gone, we all know were supposed to wash our hands especially before we eat or after we've touched something gross, but that wasn't always the case. As recently as the eighteen hundreds, a doctor was mocked for even suggesting that physicians wash their hands before working with patients, and that dear listener is how we begin the strange and sad story of Nets, some of ice, a nineteenth century doctor sometimes called the father of infection control. them vice was born in Hungary in eighteen, eighteen and graduating medical school. He started a job at Vienna. General Hospital in Austria in eighteen forty six there there. He became a gas to the mortality rate of new mothers in one of the hospitals wards. In this ward up to eighteen percent of new mothers were dying from what was then called child, bed, fever or pure berle fever. We know today that this is a fever caused by infection of the reproductive or urinary tract in new mothers? Yet another of the hospital's wards where midwives instead of doctors delivered all of the babies, only about two percent of mothers died of this then mysterious fever. similize vice began reasoning his way to the root of the problem. He considered climate and crowding, but eventually ruled those factors out in the end. The midwives themselves seems to be the only real difference between the two wards. Then Zuma vice had an epiphany one of the hospitals doctors, a pathologist accidentally nicked himself the scalpel that hit used during an autopsy of one of these unfortunate mothers. The doctor was sick and with child bed fever and he died. Zamel vice made the connection that doctors were performing autopsies on patients who died of child, had fever, and then immediately afterward going to deliver babies without stopping to wash their hands. He suspected that this was the source of the deadly problem. We spoke by with Dana Towards e eski philosophy professor at Purdue University whose name I hope I'm pronouncing correctly. She explained, basically has hypothesis here was that it was cadaveric matter from scalpels, the entered the pathologists blood, and caused the infection and same material could be transferred to the women on the hands of the doctors, because the doctors do autopsies, and then go straight to examine the women who had given birth without washing their hands, changing their clothes, or basically taking any hygienic measures at all, he then tested this hypothesis by requiring people who had performed autopsies to wash their hands with chloride of lime, a disinfectant before attending the weapon and this, the mortality rate in the first clinic fell to that of the second. You'd think that some of fellow doctors would have lauded him for this discovery, but you'd be wrong. You see in the eighteen forties. Germ theory hadn't been conceived yet. That's the theory that diseases are caused by organisms, not visible to the naked eye and people still suspected the diseases transferred from one person to another via toxic. Not Bacteria or viruses, this was called miasma theory in washing their hands. They probably wanted to be rid of whatever was causing a bad. Not to kill germs that might wreak havoc on them or someone else. We also spoke by email, but Michael Melanson, an adjunct professor of medicine at. University he said physicians of Vices. Time simply did not understand or believe that something microscopic could be wreaking such havoc on their patients. They literally believed their own is less. We feel too smug. Consider how many people currently embrace a lack of COVID, nineteen deaths among people like me geographically racially economically or otherwise as evidence that scientists are overestimating the pandemics risk. Better hand washing regimens dramatically improved death rates at the maternity ward, but some vices colleagues were at best miffed at the implication that their ignorance was killing their own patients, and perhaps implication that midwives were better at delivering babies than they were. It didn't help that Zimmer Vice essentially laid the deaths of the wards mothers at the feet of his superiors. His own supervisor countered that the hospitals new ventilation system must be the reason for the decline in maternity deaths. Also, Zimbabwe's was a Hungarian in Austria A. Working in country in the throes of xenophobia. So those doctors rejected his theories and some of ice himself as being inferior, they opted to stick with their miasma theory, and for good measure in eighteen, forty nine did not renews vices appointment. As vice eventually got a medical position in Budapest where he according to the British Medical Journal quote publicly harangued doctors nurses about hand, washing and reduced maternal mortality. He eventually published a book on the subject some fourteen years later, but it was poorly written and poorly received. Possibly, experiencing mental disorder or extreme stress from his rejection by the medical establishment, Zim of ice ended up a patient in an asylum in eighteen sixty five weeks later, he was dead of an infection from a wound that he received in the facility. She was just forty seven years old. similize left behind monumental legacy, but the tragedy of his story has made it Garner a few minutes. One of those being that demo vice was the first suggested theory about doctors transmitting germs. Kaletsky said he wasn't really a pioneer. Other people before Zamel vice had hit upon the idea that child bed fever could be transmitted from doctor or midwife to patient for example Alexander Gordon of Aberdeen showed in Seventeen Ninety. Five child had fever was almost always transmitted by doctors or midwives, and also that it was connected to a kind of streptococcal skin rash. He also thought that the best treatment was copious bleeding.
Top E.U. Court Rules Against Hungary’s N.G.O. Law
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human
Hungary 'broke EU law with foreign funding rules'
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human rights
"Today's fearless. Woman is both a maverick and a legend a national heroine in Israel. She parachuted into enemy territory to liberate Jews during the Holocaust looking death in the eye. Let's talk about Hannah said Nash Hanis. Ns was born in nineteen twenty one budapest Hungary the daughter of an author and a journalist. Honecker up in a literary household she routinely kept journals of her own from H. Thirteen right up to her death in the nineteen thirties as antisemitic sentiments were burgeoning and Budapest. Hana was drawn design scientist activities and in nineteen thirty nine. She left Hungary for what was then. Palestine there she. I attended an agricultural school and eventually settled at kibbutz. Yom where she wrote poetry and a play about life on the kibbutz in nineteen forty three at the height of World War Two. Hana enlisted with the British army in volunteered to be a paratrooper. The mission was to help the allied forces establish contact with resistance fighters in Europe. Were also working to help the Jews. Hana trained in Egypt and was one of only thirty three people chosen to parachute behind enemy lines in March of nineteen forty four. Hana parachuted into Yugoslavia and began working with the Yugoslav partisans. A Communist led resistance the access powers. The partisans were considered among Europe's most effective anti Nazi resistance groups Hana's Fervor and passion for the movement or captured in her poem. Last is the match. But she wrote during her time in Yugoslavia. After three months with the partisans on across into hungry in June of nineteen forty four at the height of deportation for Hungary's Jews with the goal of reaching her native Budapest. She didn't make it Hana was quickly picked up by the Hungarian police who were faithful to the Nazi party. Despite being repeatedly torture Hana declined to give up information pertaining to her mission. Even when the police threatened to harm Hana's own mother she held steadfast and her resistance and refused to cooperate during Hana's trial October of nineteen forty four. She didn't appeal for mercy and instead defended her actions at every turn on November seventh nineteen forty four. Hana was ordered to be executed by firing squad in the moments leading up to her that she refused a blindfold that was offered to her. Instead choosing to stare squarely into the eyes of per excecutioner. She was only twenty three years old. After her execution a poem was found in Hana's sell it read one two three eight feet long to strides apart. The rest is dark. Life is fleeting question. Mark one-two-three maybe another week or the next month may still find me here but death I feel is very near. I could have been twenty three next July i Campbell on what mattered. Most the dice were cast. I lost Hana's life was brief but her impact. On the world lasted long pastor untimely death her diary and poems were published posthumously and several of her poems have been set to music in one thousand nine hundred fifty Hamas remains were brought to Jerusalem and reinterred at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl to this day. Hana remains a symbol of self sacrifice idealism in the face of dire circumstance.
More of the world is starting to reopen
"Several European countries are taking steps today to ease restrictions imposed over the pandemic in Spain adults will be able to exercise out site in Austria old shops have been reopened Bethany bell reports small shops reopened in Austria two weeks ago but now all schools are permitted to stop business again headdresses in PT sandals also allowed to operate Austrians are now free to leave their homes often looked down restrictions were eased but that's still being asked to keep the meter parts loading to the Hungarian news agency Budapest is opening its borders for business travel from Austria Germany South Korea Poland the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Germany churches museums and playgrounds will open on Monday Singapore says it will gradually begin to ease some measures put in place to contain the spread of cabinet nineteen traditional Chinese medicine practitioners will be allowed to resume some activities from Tuesday while some businesses including Bob as and laundry services will be allowed to operate from may the
"Ignace. Similize was a showman but when he truly believes something he fought through the feelings that might have otherwise nope back his voice one of the few things that he was outspoken and confrontational about was the simple act of handwashing. He was certain it was necessary but only after much observation getting other people to believe him was a different story born in Hungary in the city known as Buddha which would one day join its neighboring city across the river to become Budapest. Similize started law school but he wound up becoming a doctor in the end in Eighteen. Forty seven just three years after earning his medical license. The methodical and intelligent fellow was given a notable position at a maternity ward in Vienna Austria. His job was basically as the chief resident which gave him a lot of responsibility and power over the staff at his hospital. There were actually two maternity wards which is where women go to give birth. The first word was staffed by doctors called obstetricians the other word was staffed by midwives trained health professionals whose main concern as caring for women during before and after the Labor of childbirth more on the difference later when some of I started he noticed two things one. All the women admitted for delivery wanted to go to the ward staffed by midwives and to ten percent of the women who went to his word the obstetrician. Stafford died while they were there. Well no wonder everyone wanted to go to the other word right. The unfortunate women died from thing called child bed fever which we now know to be caused by an infection. Women wanted to go with the midwives because well they weren't done living yet and fair enough but ignace wanted to know why there was a difference in the fate of the patients in the two wards and more importantly how to solve it so he made some methodical observations. I he noted women gave birth in two different positions in the two different words so he had the doctors deliver babies the same way as the Midwest. No difference same fevers same tragic results then he noticed that when someone died a priest walk through the halls ringing a bell in solemn honor of the women who passed he thought maybe this played psychological tricks on the women in the word. Perhaps they realized that someone had died in that they very well could be next. The suggestion alone might make someone gets sick. Meanwhile of course no one died in the other word hence Nobel ringing so do you get as line of thinking. Well he told the priest ago ring his bell somewhere else still no difference with his methodical mind. He tried everything he could think of. No luck of any especially for the poor patients on the ward then. One of the doctors got sick with symptoms similar to the women and before long. He too died at this time. Medical doctors not only took care of living patients but they spent time on cadavers. Or dead bodies. It's kind of gross. When you think about it and it would certainly give me the willies. But what better way is there to learn about the human body than with a real not live human body? It ain't pleasant but it's the truth and we've learned a lot as society in this way anyway. It turns out that this now dead doctor had practised finger while working with a dead body now we know he got an infection and he died eighteen fifties Austria like pretty much everywhere else in the world didn't understand germs or bacteria or viruses or infections yet. There were still plenty of people who most diseases were brought on by miasma which is bad air in shortly idea was that you might smell something really bad and then get sick. It sounds crazy now but you should understand that. Most diseases made a body smell bad You're around some smelly sick person. You might get sick too. We know it's germs now but all they had to go on was that sticky stinky surrounding. The city Sim obese new. They're just had to be a connection between the dead bodies and the sickness. Unlike the midwives who simply dealt with the pregnant women many of the doctor spent time dissecting analyzing and learning from the cadavers which obviously meant touching them then they just hopped on over to the maternity ward when there was a baby to deliver and they did not wash their hands or their tools. Crazy right by today's standards. Yes but two hundred years ago. This was business as usual. The connection had not been made by science. The evidence was pretty clear to some of ice so he made a new rule. Doctors must wash their hands in chlorine and their tools. And guess what happened. The number of deaths fell dramatically. In fact in the obstetricians ward the survival rate was basically the same as the midwives ward so he went around telling everybody about it. Wash your hands. You're bringing gross stuff to a healthy body with your unclean tools and you're unclean fingers and instead of being excited and saying thank you. The doctors were like you're telling me I making my patient sick. Who Do you think you are? I am a good doctor and you know nothing similize before long. He was ridiculed out of existence. It's too bad. They didn't listen to him. Lives could have been saved with some simple handwashing just a few years later. There was a British nurse working in a war zone during the Crimean War who helped revolutionize medical cleanliness Florence Nightingale paid attention to international science. She took her job seriously and was responsible for the lives of thousands of recuperating British soldiers. There's a chance she heard about vices. Observations there's also a good chance that she just figured it out on her own because when she implemented rules about washing hands and tools the same thing started to happen she saved lives but still there were plenty of detractors. The anti hand washers. The dirty hinders the filthy fingered. You know nothing nightingale. They cried but you see these two did know what they were talking about. They might not have understood it on a microscopic level but they could clearly see a relationship between dirty handed doctors and sick or dying patients. The world was changing in the mid eighteen. Hundreds and doctors were doubling as scientists often to determine what was causing serious illnesses.
"Let's start out today's travel. With Rick Steves with a little old world charm in Hungary when travelling in Europe. You just have to include the great cities on your itinerary. Hungry elegant capital of Budapest is certainly impressive. But there's another side that you should explore as well and that's the country's smaller towns and cities historic Acre is an easy and popular sidetrip northeast of Budapest. It's been attracting travelers from Eastern Europe. As a place to catch your breath surrounded by the opulent architecture of Hungary to introduce us to the scene. And we're joined by Hungarian tour guides. Monica Poche and George. Farkas thank you. Did I get that right in Budapest? If you're looking for a little break you head up to egger very much. So yes how far away is it and what it would take about. Maybe an hour and ten minutes done in a highway and then on the secondary roads. And then you find yourself in gear Third Drain Connection. There is yes you will have to switch. That's one of the reasons why is not as cosmopolitan as it should be? Because when the train tracks were planned they didn't make a direct connection initially so That's a little bit of a of a downside of it but there's a great bus connection as well so Monica when you were growing up in Budapest. Did your family ever go to Edgar together? Yes actually not just with our family but I remember that During school trips during the communist era we were taken to Edgar Edgar was the seat of the archbishop pre so it has fantastic beautiful churches by the way would like to tell you during the communist era because of the nine hundred fifty six revolution aft-r in Hungary all of the churches are considered to be museums. Saw it ever also well capped? That's even during the communists. They are as squid children. We were taken to the Churches Museums. But not as living places of worship. The church survived physically. But it's a historic place Museum rather than a place of worship joining a community standard harmonised. Okay well it was very much controlled control. Why let's just turn around a little bit and say why Edgar would be the number one destination for Hungarians visit because it's part of the curriculum because that's where biggest victory happened. Hi this is Turkey Turkish time because they talk about. That was the last place to be taken in by the Turks of they go all the way thirteen. Nine thousand Turks are coming over and two thousand Gillian's actually locked themselves up. In the castle women children as early and they go and defeat the Turks. So that's the victory talk about. That's why all children are taken and they are taught. We don't talk about the fact that the send away the defeated Turks. A couple of months later turned around and came back into the town. But that's something we talk about. Obviously that's that's not really something won your battle fifteen fifty two so nearly five hundred years ago. The castle is still there and you can visit the Castle Castle. You even as a tourist. You get a sense. This is really important to the Hungarian much so very much. And my memory of Egor is a minaret and it must be the most northern minaret from the Ottoman Empire sticking up right there in the middle of this city yet. It's like a spaceship. There cannot send has no contracts they just sitting there is under go in a major restoration and so rather interesting Just recently they Reinstated the culpa. Praia a month later. They put it on their huge reconstruction was built for the the man who sings the calder calling. For prayer he actually climb up. The spirit is what about two hundred steps all the way to the top right and then he would get that acoustical benefit of being a top of everybody and to this day while they might not climb up there five times a day. Tourist can climb up there. Yes it's a tight little climb. Yes but it's a good view from there and also the reason it's important to mention because although Hungary was under the Turkish Ottoman invasion in a fifteenth century. They majorly converted existing buildings into minarets or they converted the Roman Catholic churches into mosques. They didn't be too many things. They've built these mirrors that we have. I think maybe two or three in our whole country for the minaret would just decorate a pre existing building that became a mosque. Is that what you're only by? They will buy. It's very rare to see anything from the Fifteenth Century Turkish Ottoman era. But that minaret is one of a kind of it. Gary Tour Guides. George Farkas said Monica Poche telling US why the town of Edgar Northern Hungary is one of the country's most popular getaways right now on travel with Rick. Steves something I remember from Edgar is. The market is just a wonderful market. George can you take us on a little walk? If you have some American friends with you and you want to introduce the culture. What would you find in the market at Egger? That gives us an insight into the salt of their Hungarian cuisine. And it's a great experience. Actually it's a a living market and you still see the ones that actually just went out in the morning and they went to see what's there to sell and they come onto their tunnel is stalls and then they sell day or individual small quantity backyard. I remember that it's like my little card table. And there's a hardscrabble old farmer husband and wife and they've got their turnips potatoes and they kind of looked like their produce very much so yeah so you can get that type of thing and then and then you continue on and then you start to see. The beautifully presented larger stalls with Grapes and Peaches and plums and veggies. And all that beautiful presented. The key is to have that relationship with the vendor. So you go and blink and then they know that they know us so you get the nice stuff From the front. I'm you know to really presentable one. And you're not regular year. You have to be aware you might not get what you see. Are you likely to find some of this famous Hungary and Moonshine for sale very much so Pelinka Pelinka because that's fundamentally something It's like GRAPPA? It's very legal. I would say it starts from eighty proof upwards and its shots That's how in the old days those that work out in the field started. They with just to get some energy my hunches. There's these flat little flasks. That people have definitely I I do have one with me. At that moment Hungarians would never leave the country without a Lilla flat flesh of Polanco. We also call it medicine if you have a heartache if you have a little bit of stomach problem because you're abrode no you are not taking. Bapti obese more something as but you immediately get delillo. Hungarian piling cars sanitizer society. Strong believe it or not but there are still destination centers in the country when you have some fruit trees in Hungary. Let's say plum or apricot or whatever you can take your own fruit to these destinations centers. You know it's bio and then Not filled with chemicals and then they make it for you. This bio moonshine exactly. There's actually a reconsidered approach today because In the old days when you went to house of Hungarian Oh you start to the dinner at the venue they will offer you pulling her and now modern culinary understanding. Is that if you offer Pelinka before the meal. You should be assured that the meal is not going to be good because what they say that if you have your Pelinka sort of so strong it kills your taste at your ability to ten. Then you don't taste the food so now pulling Kush should actually be digested. I suppose to Pera tiff. So if you are a host and you respect what you've cooked you want people to appreciate it you're not gonNA hide it by giving then you offered as before
Hungary’s government accused of using pandemic for ‘power grab’
"The Hungarian government is pushing to strip the country's mayors of their powers the move comes days after the parliament granted the prime minister on president of distorting is Joanna Kakissis reports the changes have sparked outcry across the European Union Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is being accused of using the corona virus pandemic to grab power lawmakers passed a law on Monday that gives him the right to rule by decree indefinitely the following day he tried to push through a new bill that would sideline all of the country's mayors the mayor of Budapest Kerr get car shown as a young and popular progressive will beat Orban's far right candidate Russian them okay Steve hold on the US market this is not a time for small minded power games he said in a televised statement this is a time for cooperation the government rescinded the bill but some E. U. leaders say Brussels must punish or bond for attacking
Katrina Adams on making tough decisions
"Hear from former pro and former US TA president Katrina Adams. Okay Katrina welcomes the tennis dot Com. Podcast it is an honor to have you joining us today thank you. I'm happy to be here kind of want to start with the biggest the biggest news these days which is the kernel virus and how it's affecting all of us in large scale form and everyday forman in nine. Oh you mentioned that you are on self isolation. What is life like for you right now? It's pretty boring right now Being by myself in my apartment or been since Sunday night You know it's it's pretty. It's pretty scary as to what's happened in America and across the world But I was In close contact with someone who contractor buyer at a and Doubt on Monday or Tuesday that they were actually contaminated or or a heck and track with it And I've been in isolation fence fortunately I had cancelled a trip to Switzerland for my ICS board meeting Chose to come to New York and just do it by phone. Prior to any knowledge of of what has what has transpired so actually. I've been home since Sunday. Night was up at three. Am on Monday on the call. You know to Switzerland and for the next two days and and so it's just been. It's been quiet around here. I know you have a bunch of different job roles especially when I was trying to figure out and research your life story but one that stands out to me in this time right now and how things have gone and tennis in the past week is a VP at the ITF. So were you involved in that. Big Decision to cancel tournaments. Well we did have just mentioned. We had a board meeting That was in Switzerland on Monday. Tuesday Wednesday of which I participated by phone and the world of tennis is is Kinda turned upside down as the world of sport has so you know following a Lotta. The statements Indian Wells was the first tournament too close and Miami and then both tours made statements of Stopping event We made the decision to postpone a Fed Cup finals which is To be played in Budapest for the first time the second week of April. That's postponed to a later date and from an ICS perspective with The other many other hundreds of events that they operate around the world all of those cease as well in conjunction with The ATP and the WPA towards so I know that Obviously Italy is in just a state of crisis We have to mention that and I know China's one of the first places to be affected by it but here in America. Did you ever feel like no chance? It can be that bad like. Were you ever thinking like no ways is really going to actually affect the sports world or were you in a sense of? Oh My Gosh. This is really about to happen. And a bunch of tournaments are about to be cancelled and a lot of people's lives are about to be affected. Well you know what I'm an optimist and always think for the pie you think for the best but I'm also a realist And I'm literal so when this really started to unfold you have to think that it was only a matter of time that the sports world was affected. I think initially you know what we were looking at was the upcoming March madness events when they started saying that people shouldn't be in you know bigger crowds excetera and then you started looking at the NBA and then you realize that it affected more than just those arenas that affected all arena and it wasn't so much Just about fans and attendance. But what about the athletes and the players? They're the ones that are breeding all over each other. You know every second of the game almost And you have to think about their health and their well being and not just them the other thing about families who they're going home to At night so you know it's a trickle or a ripple effect on everyone and I think you know the decisions that have been made in the sports world as drastic As they may be. I think it's the best thing that has happened to. At least protect those athletes and their families and to at least to be owners of slowing down the transmission of Kobe. Nineteen so the three of us have something in common. We all played college tennis. And I know that there's obviously bigger storylines and not even talking about sports way beyond that but NCAA has been hugely affected. All these seniors are are not gonNA get their chance to end their year. So you know. I think you guys are both phenomenal. College players arena. Nci AS Katrina. You want and say doubles titles. I mean can you guys imagine having your senior year taken away from you not because of injury but because of something that's so far beyond your control and it's something that we haven't really talked about. Well I mean listen. It's it's disappointing an athlete You know who was collegiate athlete and champion as you mentioned to not See these young athletes be able to fulfill their dreams or at least you know play in their national championships. No matter what sports they may be an you know. I was supposed to call the tennis. Men's and women's tendency AA Championships Alonside Sam Gore And of course disappointed that we won't be going to tell the Oklahoma state this year To call the championships. Hopefully it'll be back You know in session in twenty one back at the USC campus in Orlando Twenty one but you know I just feel for the athletes. I filter the Seniors. Even more so those that you know this is their last hands to go to the to the dance to say perhaps win a national title and and have that on their resume for the rest of their life I know what it feels. Like to be referred to as a champion and you know my heart goes out to not to see athletes but the coaches the institutions and the families. You know everyone who's pour their heart and soul into getting these athletes to the best position possible
The ATP & ITF Have Cancelled The Tour For The Next Six Weeks
"Are not living in normal times. The coronavirus obviously is wreaking havoc across the world. It's up ending global markets in in whence once it became obvious that this virus was going to spread all over and is started to affect markets. And you had the the real fear right that it was going to be a lot more difficult when it came to large crowds right That's when it became apparent. I think that the sporting world in general not just tennis Obviously we're not just talking about Tennessee. I mean we are on this podcast but look every every sport in the world. is being affected by this. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Baseball basketball. It doesn't really matter. I mean every sport for the most part is really being affected because as I said the other day when the canceled Indian wealth I said it was the right decision inlet. I thought they were going to cancel Miami. Obviously anytime you get a large crowd together you increase the fact that you're going to transmit this virus onto somebody else and you can take a crowd of ten thousand people in maybe two or three people in the crowd that have Krona Virus. And it's going to spread in it's going to spread quickly in those people are going to take it back to wherever they're from whether it be some other place in the United States or other places across the world and then they're gonNA infect the people it's just you know we all know this right. This is how you know anytime. You have any kind of the flu in a kind of disease that can be spread. That's what you want to avoid and so I was not surprised when they announced the cancellation of Miami. Today I was surprised when they announced the the tour was going to be canceled for six weeks. And which is obviously a big deal that being said. I think it was the right decision. So deep the press release from ATP chairman a Andrea Gdanski Said and I quote. This is not a decision that we take lightly into represents a great loss for tournaments players and fans worldwide. However we believe that this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players staff in the wider tennis community and JEN in General Public Health. In the face of this global endemic the worldwide nature of our sport in the international travel required presents significant risks and challenges in today's circumstances as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and we look forward to the tour resuming when the situation improves. In the meantime our thoughts which is our with all those that have been affected by the virus in quote and look. I was surprised that this was the action that they took I really believed that. They're going to wait another week. Or two to see how everything was faring with the current virus and then make a decision kind of more on a week-to-week basis. But the reason I think they ultimately did this was twofold one. It was proactive. Right you you make the decision you say. Look we're GONNA shut this thing down for six weeks and that keeps players from having to figure out okay. Are we going? We're not going constantly on the edge trying to determine whether or not they're going to be playing a tournament next week And it also allows fans to cancel flights. Cancel Hotels Way In advance. Meaning they'll get all if not some of their money back It that way you just you take the guessing game out of the situation and obviously the ultimate result in all of this is to keep the current. Oh virus from spreading By hosting these events and then causing more people to get it and then you know to spread it to others and to pass away and you know. I've read some comments online You know once this was announced jumped onto a couple of websites and I was looking at the comments. And there's some pretty terrible ones honestly I'm not going to repeat them necessarily but but we have to remember here. Is that at? The end of the day is much as I love tennis. I Love Tennis I Love Sports Obviously there's other sports that I I Follow in cover quite a bit. It's still a sport right. I mean at the end of the day it's not life it's life and death Some things are more important and people's health living you know that matters This is is important. It is as much as I love it. It doesn't come close to the value of human life That's why you know when they were talking about whether or not to allow the Australian Open to go on earlier this year. I cancel the thing. You can't guarantee that these fires are not going to the winds not going to blow the smoke in the direction if you have people with Breathing conditions Did they may be fine. Otherwise but if you get smoke involved People could you know people could die? They might not be able to breathe in. Then you know that happens and it's tragic and even one person dying is is not worth it. So this here is something. Obviously that is It's terrible The roadhouse World Health Organization has stated that they believe. It's going to get worse before it gets better In that I think was a major factor. In fact I know it was a major factor in their decision and they were in contact with them. They they know what the prognosis worldwide. At least a general picture seems to be and what the expectation is. And so you know you got to make the decision and I said you've got to be proactive. And that's exactly what I think the ATP in the IT F- Have stated What their goal is is to work together. Cancel these events and then hopefully in six weeks. Things are better than they currently are. So what does this mean when I say six weeks right? So basically there are no challenger events there are no events at all all Challenge events will be cancelled. Everything will be cancelled from now. Up through Barcelona and the Hungarian open and Budapest. So we're looking at the cancellation of Miami The Faez Sarah Firm and company. Us Men's Claycourt Championships in Houston the Grand Prix Hassan in March the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters the Barcelona Open as before in Hungarian. Open Budapest so all those are are cancelled and all of the challenger events as well that go on as well between between now and then also be cancelled so again it one one hand. It's terrible right. You don't WanNa see the tennis world bended Like this This a lot of people that go to these events to look forward to it every year people that have never been to some of these tournaments who are looking forward to it as well But again at the end of the day it's a sport rate in in the thing that matters most really is people's health and when you put that at risk or if you could possibly put that a risk by holding these tournaments you have to Cancel it you have to do. What's in the best interest of the fans that are coming to those events? And if you were to hold these events and then the end result is that you contribute to the spread of the virus and a possibility of your Tournament in the spread of the virus because of it contributing to deaths. That's something you don't want It doesn't first of all it doesn't it doesn't look good right that you've said We're GONNA hold the event and you know. Oh well you know that. That's pretty cold and nobody wants to see that happen. It doesn't look good from from pure standpoint. Isn't that good from our morality standpoint? You know it just it. Looks Terrible. Sounds terrible nobody wants that. I don't think anybody on the ATP In the IT F. One to see that happen in. WanNa see that their actions had contributed in some way to you know this virus infecting and possibly taking more lives. So you'd be practice you say when a cancer for six weeks and then we're going to see how it looks and then we'll go from there. Look in six weeks as they get towards. You know the end date to that cancellation. If it doesn't look like it's getting any better more events will be cancelled you know. Romo be cancelled Madrid will be cancelled. And then obviously you have the possibility that Roland Garros could be cancelled. And maybe Wimbledon to. We don't know at this point Yeah there's a good chance that in six weeks things will be looking much and maybe the tour can resume but this is just A. Hey would doing this now. And then we're going to see what it looks like in then we'll go from there You might see something like okay if if things aren't better if maybe it's stabilizing but it's still not looking like it's really getting to the point where we've gone Run to the point where it's it's worse it's been at it's worst Then you might see them say okay. We're canceling Rome and we're canceling Madrid. And then we're GonNa see what
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Cafe get. Yeah, desserts. Go with a group, if they're really fun area of Budapest really surprised me with you know, we've been to a lot of castles. And you know, sometimes I'm not like, okay, we're going to walk around and read all the stuff and like see a castle, but Budapest castle was very cool. Because it's so high above the city that you can see the rest of Budapest, and then you walk through this old neighborhood. So it was just a really great experience. And then you end with the pastries I mean, and it's definitely different than if you haven't been to Budapest, you can listen to our Budapest destiny destination. Diary, where we jump way more into this neighborhood, but castles on the Buda side, which is more residential hilly. The pest side is where like all the night life is and a lot of people stay so it was nice to be on the boot side be at the castle walked down these cobblestone streets in these tilles streets. Be at the cafe to see a different side a quieter side of the city over there on the Buda side. So that's my number three rows room creme at the Russ worm confectionary. Yeah. So good. My number two. We got to bring it back to donuts because they're my favorite, and we had just the best time in Nashville, and we went to couple breweries, and then my sister, Julie who lived in national at the time. It was like listen you've been in Nashville three times and you never been to four daughters donuts. Like, this is an institution in Nashville. We have to go, and we got there right before we got we right for the post like we gotta get here. And we'd had a couple of years. I mean, Julie was driving. So she was definitely saved drive. But traveling I had had a couple of years. Legal to draw to drink in a car in Tennessee, not the driver, you can have an open container which who knew we found out that day..
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"You answering that they were actually leaving the country and moving to Yana, which is a huge loss for this country. So or by new that see was really George Roche's legacy, and George Soros, regarded US a very important achievement of his life. And that also suggests the Serey that there is some personal disagreement. But also of George church is becoming a figure for right wing populists all across the world. So was the phrase fake news media was it used prior to Donna. Trump easing that phrase not in Hungary. Yes, it's interesting to see that Orban's and his people really started to use fake news media after Donald Trump became president and made this very popular. And you know, they don't even say in Hungarian, they use the English phrase Vert forever. They say fake news in English. So it is so powerful actually the election of Donald Trump varies me from Hungary's point of view because having Donald Trump in the White House signals Viktor Orban that he can do anything he wants. And he knows this and he does this week tour. Bam was able to kick out of out an American school from this country without really being punished for this. There are some statements from the amassador and the State Department, but the good relationship between Washington. In Budapest was not hurt by this. Actually, there is no statement from the White House. There is no acknowledgment. There was a State Department statement. And you know, everybody was very very story. But the. Explained that they were really really still friendly and a few days after that the US ambassador, David STAN, he gave an interview to weekly magazine and said that he's heartbroken, but he still has he stressed in Victorian. And on the night when thousands of protesters very marching on the TV headquarters protesting against propaganda media. The American BUSTER David cornerstone was watching a soccer match in the VIP section of stadium with Viktor Orban in a rural town, and I think that chose a lot about the American government's relationship to the Hungarian of NET win last question on January first you tweeted out this sounds like the Hungarian government. And it was a piece in the Washington Post about silence from tr. Representatives and reporters trying to get information out of the American White House. What did you think it's sounded like hungry because this is what happens to me every single day? I send questions as a reporter to Hungary ministries, government officials spokespeople. And they don't answer. They don't even say, no comment. They just very simply ignore my question. And in fact, that is illegal Eckerd, the hunger law every government agency needs to create a press department, and that press department is required to answer every single question by journalists and the very simply ignoring me. And then I was reading that story about the White House. I was I was really astonished because my experience in the United States was that it was much more transparent than open than Mike country. And now it's behaving. Just like the government simply not answering reporters questions. Are you hopeful about anything going into twenty nineteen? I am wo fault because the protests that started right before Christmas showed a new kind of enthusiasm and determination both from people and position politicians because one of the main problems here was that the opposition was really either afraid or unable to act and now they realized that they have to try different kind of politics, and that they have to work together, and they are doing so, and they are also pushing women into the front lines. This is a very very macho country, and the very very much government and the themselves out. You're stone used by women stepping up against them. And that makes me hopeful actually. Thank you so much for joining us today and telling us a bit about what it's like to work as attornal in Hungary right now. Hope you stand touch. Thank you so much. That's anita. Move an investigative journalists at lotto first person is produced by Dan Ephron and edited by rob Sachs. I'm Sarah wild Mun. And I'm your host..
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I know because it was one of those you want to do it tonight now. Well, we'll though tomorrow and then all of a sudden we just left. My wish we had done. I guess I'm just being very basic here was I wish we had gone to more thermal baths. It makes sense. You can't miss the thermal baths. I wish we had done more thorough bass. I actually had it all planned out of which ones are going to go to win, and I was going to do like a three, thermal bath, bang, bang, bang, bang in one day. And again, we just ran out of time. So when we go back, I definitely want to check out at least three or four of the other thermal baths just to get a good feel for them. And I, I mean, you can't go wrong with their own bath. Really. It's fun in the summer. It's fun in the winter. It's it's not that expensive and it's a cool cultural experience for me, basically checks all boxes. So I wish we had done a few more of the thermal baths, and they're all they're all unique as well. Like they're all different summer smaller summer bigger. So I think that's pretty cool that they all have their own by. That's what I wish we had done, but. That being said, he's real into one, maybe one of the best ones one. And we also had a fantastic time in Budapest. There is almost nothing I would change. It was the city that both of us had been wanting to go to for a while and you put it on your top ten places you wanna go or your travel wishlist, you're for the last three years. I really glad that we win and indefinitely lived up to our expectations and maybe even better than I thought it would be because we just enjoyed it so much. And we did go to bury nice time of the year. It was the end of may, and it wasn't super crowded. But the weather was really awesome, just pleasant and it was kind of just in the seventies and eighties degree Fahrenheit every day. So I don't know. I would highly recommend going in may. And as we mentioned Budapest to me as one of those cities that the more time you get to spend in it, the more you're going to like it. We did eight days and we did a lot, but I feel like it's a place. That you could go and live. Not that not everyone. Listening is going to go live there, but you could spend it and extending time STAN. There's a lot to do. You can also hit it for three days and get get some of the field, but it's certainly a place that's manageable walkable by caboodle. But there's a lot underneath that still you can see if you have an extent walk everywhere. We took a taxi to and from the airport, that's it. And we took the train one time. And other than that, we just walked in walked and walked and it was really, really enjoy 'em. So one of our favorite cities in the world, I think I speak for both of us when we say that because it had good food, good coffee shops, good places, drink culture, great architecture. And again, like we said, manageable with a kid also manageable. It can be very, very cheap. Or if you want to do a little buji experience Budapest's it's still a third to half the price of a western city if you were to go to New York or Paris or London. So all of that combined really makes it in my mind, a pretty special and magical place that I think most people should put on there. I timber, especially if they're going to do one of those European vacations do a euro trip. So there you guys have it if you want to check out all the stuff. We mentioned remember everything and it's going to be a lot of stuff. This time is linked up in the show notes. You.
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"You can take the little cable car up to it or the killer rather. And I was not expecting to enjoy because we've been to a lot of castles. Put the views up. There are amazing. The castle itself is very beautiful walking around it, and then you have the whole castle district which I have no idea. About, but it kind of feels like this old part of Budapest rates. Residential on has some really cool buildings in it's very high up as you can see the river and the rest of the downtown area. It's a very, very cool. Yeah. And a lot of people won't stay on the Buda side. They'll stay on the pest side. So it's nice to get over to the Buddha side where the castle is and wander through that castle district because it's very different from the side, rolling hills and cobblestone streets and things like that. Mike can't miss. This is very hard decision. It came down to the thermal baths or the ruined pub house. Ideally, someone would open a ruin in an old, thermal bath. Then I could just say in both. Well, you just basically did. I am going to say, I going to say that thermal baths, both are very unique to Budapest, but the thermal bath blue blew my expectations way also says, Jenny, I was a little like how we're going to the most touristy one. I kind of wanted to go to some that we're off the beaten path didn't matter. It was awesome so much on perfect to sit out on summer day and what we've heard from people who follow our Instagram, they're like, oh, you think it's cool in the summer. Go back in the winter when it is snowing. Yeah, that would be amazing. Seem absolutely magical. All right. What's the one thing that you would recommend that we that we did that you would recommend that people skip? If they don't have a lot of time, they come into Budapest. This was hard for me because everything we did, I would recommend to people because there's, I mean Budapest's such a cool cool city. We loved it so much. The one thing that I didn't super enjoy guess was the terror museum me too, and I thought that you'd probably have the same one. You especially disliked it. It was a very neat setup inside, but you didn't know what was happening. Yeah. It's more like an art installation in my opinion than it is a museum because there's no writing in English anywhere on any of the plaques or anything. You can't. You have to grab a piece of paper at the beginning of each exhibit and read through it, and it was just a lot of reading. And when you would read through it, it didn't really explain what was in that room kind of. Like a history book like you're working right through a history book, but it didn't correlate to the stuff that you were seeing in the room. So I if you go in with the mindset that it's just a very cool cultural art exhibit in less than a museum where you're going to learn a lot of things than it's cool because the art in there like the installations, the way they it up are very cool and I can appreciate that. So it's definitely if you want to just kind of see the vibe of the place. Very cool. But if you want to actually learn, then you're gonna have to read through all of those papers and still kind of come out being like, well, I don't know exactly what the point and it's a bit expensive by Budapest standards. So I as someone who's always curious and wants to know what's happening, I was left very feeling a bit uneasy. You always saw some neat stuff, but I don't really get what exactly what was going on. So I, I'm with you. I would skip the terror museum. Wish we had done. What's one thing that you wish we had done and we're going to do when we go back? Well, every night every day we kind of said we would do this or we do it the next day and we just kept pushing it off. That's a river cruise. We never did a river cruise, which is crazy because it's on the Danube and everybody does river cruise, and we just we never really got around to it, kind of forgot that. Yeah, we didn't do it..
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"I knew the past district was right to our left, and we just turned up on the streets like this cool street and then just got lost, kind of not lost, but lost on purpose, wandering through that district really fun nap. Definitely one of the best things that we did. I think another thing that we enjoy doing when we go to other cities is to discover their markets and kind of wander around them in check out the food stalls and the arts and crafts seen the two markets that we went to mostly food markets, hold street market and central market, which what did you like better eye syndrome markets. Big and there's a lot of tourists their whole troop market. I think I like to little better only because we went and we had the good food there and also because being there felt like you were a resident because all the residents came to get lunch there. Yeah, the central market is cool definitely worth going to see, but it is very touristy and there's a lot of the same stalls carrying paprika spices, and it's it's cool, but hold market is definitely more. You know, it's off of Andre c. and that's the shopping street and it's, you know, it's not near any business shirt. So it's clam for lunch and it was cool. Yeah, ruin pubs. We've already mentioned a lot, but we to throw it in here. You have to go to ruin pubs. They're so unique. They're fun even if you don't want to drink at a ruined pub. That's totally cool. Go walk around him, you know, get something to eat. It mazal tov, which is the upscale ruin pub. Obviously go to simple Kurt and just just go in like, no one is going to bother. You know one. Cares if you're not drinking, of course, if you want to have a drink, that's cool. And if you wanna party, those are some of the places to go late night as well. Just a very, as you mentioned. Very interesting in Budapest. One of the prettiest places make 'em even the exact opposite of a ruined the exact opposite of ruin pub, New York coffee house. We walked in here and it's like going into, I don't know a four seasons or some other Ritz Carlton in New York City. It's kind of that vibe. It's a beautiful, beautiful hotel and they have. I mean, they have a coffee house attached to it. It's a restaurant where you can get teen stuff like bastards desserts, very pricey, coffees, and teas. But even someone rose, I am. I would recommend going and it's worth like the eight dollars. You're gonna pay for a coffee if you just want to sit in and have the experience. Stunning. Of course, we didn't actually get anything because you could just walk in. Hotel sit in the lobby, which is one of the most beautiful hotel lobbies I've ever seen and just hang out and we hung out there for what two hours. Yeah, we'll because it was in the middle of a rainstorm and just kind of waiting out the rain. And there was a person playing piano live music, and we did go to him and he loved it was so cute. So that was really fun, and it's just a beautiful, beautiful spots. You can make an event of it and actually go in and get something to eat, or you can just kind of hang out in the lobby and just enjoy into the scenery. And again, no one, it's a big lobby. No one cares that you're there. It's part of the coffee house, so don't think you're going, oh my gosh, I'm sneaking in. It's totally cool that you're that you're allowed to do that. In the New York coffeehouse. So definitely a must see if you're wandering around, put that on your map and go check it out one of the, yeah, one of the prettiest places that that we saw in Budapest and maybe even just of this year, just architectures. Cool. And of course it wouldn't be a destination diary. If we didn't end with our can't miss skip and wish we had done, so we don't know each other's answers. We've kept it secret from each other. We do this every destination diary episode hat. If someone's going to boot a Pash, what is the one thing they can't miss? So my Paik is the castle because I was blown away by the castle you can walk up to it..
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"Two of the what was it? Two of the seven nights that we were out through the eight nights that we out and Budapest. So another really funding to do, especially if you enjoy shopping is to wander up and down a street called undersea, and that is the main shopping street in Budapest, and there's a lot of high end shops. It's not where the cheaper shops are like h Namur czar. I mean, not that you need to hit those up because you can go there anywhere, but it's beautiful, beautiful avenue with really lots of trees and big sidewalks and just the spots to shop, they say, yeah. I say that right. Okay, whatever he's maybe of Budapest it. Yeah, we didn't shop on it, but we certainly walked up and down at fifteen twenty times during our time there. If you're doing some touristy stuff and you're making way between the districts, you're gonna hit it really beautiful tree line. Just a great great little spot even if you're even if you're just going out for a wander. My favorite place though, to wonder is around the palace district and this you could miss if you didn't make the decision to go see it like Endre sees going to be hard for you to not wander on because it's a main street and there's lots of things off. Like one of the markets is right off of it, but you have a palace district is a place you kind of have to make your destination, and it's really cool. It is obviously it's where a lot of the old palaces are. It's very residential and quiet, but still very easy. And one of the places we recommend that maybe you stay if you're if you're looking for something a little quieter and district eight Palestinian because you can get to every. Thing very short walk from most of the stuff you want to do, but just old residential, quiet, beautiful buildings. And the architecture's just stunning in this area. So if you don't stay out in the palace district, make sure you make your way to the Palestinian. There's on offbeat Budapest. There's like a walking tour that you can take, and he explained with some of the things are even if you don't care what they are and he just wandered around him. We kind of did that by accident. We were wandering..
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"Choose like a few different coffees, a flat white or a drip or something like that. So that's great. And then it's right across them tally from simply which is one of our as you guys heard one of our favorite Koga brunch, definitely hit up contact and then bang. Bang way over and then forget. We went to multiple times for their pastries for breakfast, whatever. But they also had amazing coffee. I, I had the coffee at least three or four times, and those are both in the same area. So you know, kind of nearer staying. Hence why we went there few different times right across the street, literally right across the street from our apartment was this third place which even before we checked into our -partment here because we landed and you want to get good coffee, we check in check maps, even, you know, good coffee in the area in my little meme. Melbourne came up. And so we went there. The very first stop we made in Budapest, and their coffee is also delicious. Really, really good. They don't have a lot to eat. They're just a couple little cookies and pastries, so don't go hungry. But if you just want coffee, my little Melvin and then around the corner from that is blue bird, which is a cute little spot as well. We're picked up coffee one time, literally no food at blue where they actually have no. No food only coffee hot chocolate. They're pretty good pretty good. You know it was like, I wasn't really getting a lot of hot chocolate seeing as summertime. Yeah, but Bluebird had a decent hot chocolate and then right next to A Bola Espresso, which we just mentioned as a good communist era bar is a place called Madala, which we, we went to. This was like kind of rounding out the five top coffee it that I decided to take you to when we had found a list and model still pretty good, but I think you'd rate it as maybe just a touch below everything else. You really good coffees. You can't go wrong with any of those places and they're all generally in the same area. Yeah, they really are and Madonna right there on the main square. So besides eating, drinking ruined pubs, there are other activities in Budapest, and some of them are cultural activities. That's right. Poultry activities that are really, really unique. And we, when you think about Budapest, if you. Know anything about it. You're probably thinking, if you're thinking of called track TV's, unique activities, the thermal baths, which I had no idea about before we decided to go here. And then people told us, you have to go to these thermal bath. And I heard a stat and this is like a convoluted step, but Budapest has more thermal hot springs than any other capital city in the world. Okay, I it's just funny because it wasn't like more than any other city in the world. I think it was any other cap. It could be any other capital city in Europe. I think it's any other capital city in the world though. So it has to be one hundred ninety six other cities. Well, done Budapest. You did. You've got a lot of thermal baths and they're really cool. The one that we went to the one that's called what the Times Square thermal baskets. Most famous, it's the biggest most touristy, but it's really cool, really, beautiful is say, Sheni did you say? I don't know. We just listen to someone pronounce it on Google. Before this say Shany's I think say Sheni say Sheni and Travis rate. It's absolutely stunning..
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"It was a cool spot. It was definitely interesting. You felt like you were back in time a little bit. There were a lot of locals there. The inside was cool. I went inside to use the bathroom. We were sitting outside because it was such nice weather. But the one downside to a lot of places in Budapest is if you're sitting outside, you can smoke. And so everybody smokes and it's really not that comfortable to be out there, especially if you have kids. So that's only downside. But other than that, it's a cool experience and they did have the IFA the local IP Endre there, which we liked call the supreme knee IPO. And this was the point I was trying to make when I start talking about this was surprisingly is the biggest. It'd be like having Budweiser in America, right? It's their, it's their national beer. I, at least I'm ninety percent sure. It's Hungary and if I'm wrong, just tweet me let me know, but it's everywhere, but surprisingly decided to get in on the action and make their own IP. So normal. So you think, okay, this is going to be crap. Well, it's certainly not the best we've ever had thought it's decent and it was enjoyable to drink, and it was really cheap, like two dollars me me. Right. So if you're out and you're looking for and you're not at a specific craft beer bar, but you're at one of these regular bars or pubs soup Supromega Roney. you can usually find way way better than the actual regular surprise me. I will say that because I tried to, I did like stomach a tiny bit of the regular supreme me, and it was not exactly the best. So supremely I pay pretty good. I want to throw in here place that we walked by a couple of times I went in, but it was always so crowded. We actually didn't stop get a drink, but it's unique in its own. Right. That's called the four sale pub. And that is right across the street from the central market, and you can what's interesting about it is you go in and people have just put pieces of paper all over the wall. So I guess it started because people are putting stuff up for sale listing stuff. That makes sense. It's, it's a little weird. It's pretty cool. There's peanuts all over the floor. It's a bit touristy now, but it's just a unique little spot right across from central market. That's easy to find. So you could check it out the four sale pub. And of course, we talked at the top of the show about all the ruined pubs. We've already mentioned them soon. Unique to Budapest where they started, and they're really fun to drink at. And you know, even simple Kurt has like a craft beer bar. It also has a wine bar has a cocktail bar and it has like a bunch of other regular Basel, whatever wine you got me wasn't the best idea yet. It stick with beer. I didn't get it from the wine bar. Allies. Close. Yeah, the wine bars close so you could check all those out as well. If you're someone who likes beer. That's cool. You probably don't start until at least noon, which means you gotta get your coffee fix in the morning..
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"I'm like, I don't want to one, but Jonah Rosa has it's interesting and it's cool. And then when we talk about dessert have maybe your favorite place because you made us go back to it was Molnar 's in Budapest. They have something called a chimney cake, which is basically baked dough around like a ceramic or some type of circular colander thing. And they bake it in the put flavors. I like cinnamon or chocolate or vanilla almond all these flavors. They're all over the city. There is little stands everywhere. We got one from a little stand. It wasn't that good. It wasn't as good at. I mean, it was good. It wasn't as good as this spot Molnar is which is kissed. Kissed, I know if it's the original, but it's the one that's known around for it was better than the other ones. And it's definitely the best if you get it fresh because when we went the one time it was fresh. And then we went a second time at the very end of the night and they weren't making fresh ones anymore. It was still good. It wasn't as good. So make sure you're going when it's like a time, they're still making them. You gotta get the chimney cake. I'm not even going to pretend to pronounce try to pronounce what it is in Hungarian. But Heather will tell you if you get the chimney cake, don't go for the chocolate. Don't go for the walnuts. Don't just get the cinnamon is the back because I tried all these other ones, and I was always disappointed when I thought I should have just got the cinnamon, then she'd have the cinnamon one. She wouldn't wanna share. Well, I did share you did share eventually, so Molnar get a chimney Cape would go to more noise that's like the institution there. All right. Now we're going to get into the drinking in Budapest because between the amount of beer and the amount of coffee and the quality of beer and coffee, you've got some absolutely. Incredible options. So let's kick it off. We're gonna talk about beer, and both of us were able to have a very good time sampling some of the craft beer and also one of the newer style macro, Bruce, I guess you'd call it. So we didn't really good time drinking in Budapest, and the probably the best place who, and especially with craft Preuss was the first craft beer and barbecue. I-. Taproom outdoor Townley your gardening, like an outdoor beer garden and we hit this up. I think it was maybe the second day we were there was kind of our first day out exploring, and it was a beautiful day. It's right next to the river, and we had a burger. We had some beer and we just sat there and hung out and did some people watching it was very relaxing interested enough. We were trying to find the Jonas craft beer bar. That's what we have put into Google maps. So we went and we thought we were at the Jonas craft beer bar. It's right next to this. I craft beer. Bar and we sat down, we had a, we had a burger. As you mentioned on the banks of the Danube and the best beer we had, the whole trip was the first craft brewing tropical, and we had it their only later did we find out when we left that we were at the first craft brewing not app years, not showing us, which is right next door. So we went back to Jonas of course as well. Yeah, and Jonas had a lot of beers. They had a lot of different kinds of beers. We did like to be better at the first craft beers, especially because they had that tropical IP which was really yummy and juicy and refreshing. So did enjoy a little bit more, but they're literally next to each other. So you can hit up both. We got burgers at both places. They were deliberate little spots on the Danube right in district. Nine, you can't go wrong at either place. You could go right between them again. It's all out the receding and you wouldn't even know which one you were at if you didn't ask. So hit them both up while you're there. If you're looking for. Less of a hipster craft beer vibe because this is certainly that and you're looking more for a good communist era bar with nice outdoor seating. We recommend hitting up Ebola espressos. So it's called Espresso that does not mean that you go there to coffee bar. It's a bar..
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"So that's like the quintessential ruin pub. But a bunch of these other ones have been called ruined pubs as well. And they're centrally just all buildings where they put up a lot of cool stuff. But the two next ones are going to mention are much are less positive or. Yeah, they're more curated. They're not as wild and crazy with just stuff everywhere. I mean, they still have things, but especially the one that I love mazal tov is in a ruin and it's actually kind of like between two buildings and it has. It's just so well done like artistically visually. It's beautiful. It's unique and it's a restaurant as opposed to just being like a bar, right? It's an Israeli restaurant is probably the trendiest restaurant in all of Budapest's at this point, and it was great. We went for, usually you need recommendations. We rock stations. But I say recommendation yet, usually you need well, you gotta recommend it now you need reservations. But we went at like three PM and we were able to get a table, but it packs out like, so if you're going for lunch or dinner, get reservation, it was fantastic. Food is great, Isreaeli food for us. It was thirty five bucks. We got two entrees a lobby, and they start or like a big starter glass of wine. So by Budapest standards pricey. But by normal US or western European standards, great deal because we were, you know, we got a pretty upscale meal for thirty five bucks and we ate a lot and even had a glass of wine took. Some of it back with us is it was too much food, so mazal tov highly recommend to ruin pub, but it's beautiful and it's not a pub. It's a restaurant kind of in between those two like mazal tov pretty upscale. Simple occurred. Just this ruin the quintessential room pub is this place called Sindhis. Tars wine bar in garden. And we went here one night late and they have a really nice little outdoor patio right in front of, I think a Senate terrorist. A part of your park was a park, but it was dark. So he couldn't really tell and we were going to sit out there. But again, we had about fifteen smokers around us in poor little wit was asleep in his stroller, and I was like, not to be that mom, but yeah, I'm not gonna sit here with fifteen people smoking around my kid. So we went inside, which is very cool to sit inside, but. This was one of my favorite places. This was a very cool spot. It was cool. So we sat inside like Heather mentioned, and it is has ruined stuff in it in that they have crazy to core all over. But again, it's curated they had great food. So why cheating? They had good beer and the food. You know, you've got, you've got to fetter cheese dip or something like that, and I got sausages and both were like five bucks so. And it was good. Yeah, it was a great fun. I would definitely recommend going there whether you sit inside or out in the the garden area. Yeah, one of my favorite places for sure. Check it out. I would. They have breakfast as well. I definitely wouldn't go buy. It felt to me like a place that you would go back to possibly over and over again, because it's right there. It's pretty centrally located and it has breakfast. It has late night stuff. It has lunch stuff and it's just a really cool vibe. So that's the send these Tarja wine bar and garden. Again, we're going to link everything up in the show notes because we're probably butchering some of these names. If you speak Hungarian, you like. Oh my gosh, we're saying this way, but we're trying to pronounce it phonetically. So linked is up in the show notes. You.
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Twelve bucks. You get twenty four hour pass for six bucks seventy two hour pass for fifteen. So they have all these tiers. So if you're going to be using it a lot, you go for a seven day. One is twenty bucks. I mean to ride the metro wherever you want. If you're going to get further out or you're staying further out or you're just staying near metro on you. Wanna take it a lot and have something quicker than walking do it. It's cheap. It's easy. It's convenient and it runs along. I mean, you're there in the winter. Maybe you don't. You wouldn't wanna be walking quite as. Much cold, yeah. Or maybe if it's a lot hot in the summer, we were there when it was Fahrenheit seventy, seventy five degrees sunny. So we just wanted to get out and walk. So super walkable city, superbike ball, and great public transportation. So you really can't just go to Budapest. I don't know why you're not booking a ticket right out and if you are not sold on Budapest's yet in the neighborhoods, we're going to sell you right now because this is our favorite sexual. This guy s we're talking. We're talking eating eating and we broke these up into kind of in the categories because we did so much eating and drinking that we decided we were going to break it up. And so these are the trending restaurants there. And a lot of these cafes do phenomenal. Breakfast lunches, brunches, all that kind of stuff. Starting with a few of our favorite places that you have to go to. If you hit Budapest, absolutely have to this spot for cat, we went to three or four times, I think at least three and it's in this cute little courtyard. It's right off one of the main streets so, but it's very quiet because you have to kind of like go into an alley. And then it opens up into this courtyard and has outdoor seating, and it has indoor seating as well. But they had very good coffee and we're going to get to the whole coffee section. You could say food here. They had very good desserts. We had this Snickers pie that we posted on Instagram. And I'm telling you is the best thing I've eaten not maybe not ever, but like maybe the second best is right. I've ever had. It was phenomenal. The three or four other times we went back though they didn't have desserts every time. So she did say, you could request this and we kind of try try. It wasn't the same person anyway. It was good. I had breakfast there the one morning it was ham and eggs and toast and salad. And it was just done exceptionally well. It was very good and it. What was it? Five dollars. You're handling eggs, like your complete breakfast, five bucks a Snickers pirates like three bucks a flat white, the coffee which you love to fifty. So we're talking not expensive for Budapest standards, but a little bit. But comparatively, you know, you get to go to one of the nicest places and spend way less than you would in a western western European city or a US city for cat. Yeah, one of. Our favorites for sure. Obviously, we went back three times, yes, and then probably tied with my favorite is Zimba early simply s. z. I'm just going to say, simply, let's say it's a silence. I silent z. simply food was the best brench we had in the entire time. We were there. The probably made me the best food. The whole time we were there. They have really interesting brunch things. For example, I got a Cuban, but it was unlike any Cuban I've ever had on this really soft bread and it had like bananas and drizzled of all types of little sweet banana saw it was so delicious. Yeah. So you're talking nine dollars for that Cuban which was phenomenal. Eight dollars for an egg with green green cream and like a full brunch high level, gourmet breakfast for eight, nine bucks on. You're going to have to wait..
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"But there is another option that's much cheaper and not even that much longer just with a kid. We figured well, we just Bucci this time. I'll admit it. Take that taxi. We were very tired getting off the flight. So the other way to do as you can take one hundred eighty bus and that runs every thirty minutes. It's three euros a person. It's about thirty to forty minute ride. Last bus comes right after midnight. So if you're getting in late night, you might not be able to do that. But that's a decent option. We actually saw that as you were going back to the airport. So for three euros get to downtown Budapest, it'll drop you off right in one of the main. You know there's a few spots you can get off, but all right in that downtown intercity corridor. Definitely a really easy way to get in from the airport and super cheap at three years of person. So. Yeah. So let's talk about neighborhoods, you know, half that I and if you guys are new to the podcast, you might not know. But if you've us out of the destination diaries, loves neighborhoods, I love neighborhoods. I love figuring out neighborhoods. I love whoever shot me a text message or maybe it was not a tweet or maybe it was a E mail saying, hey, can you add more neighborhoods when you do destination? Dyers? I thought thank you. Someone is asking for it. So now I have an excuse for doing it. Obviously when we travel to some of these places, we don't either not as neighborhood or we don't get a feel for the neighborhoods as well because of offbeat Budapest dot com. I got a great feel for his neighborhood. So let's talk about neighborhoods I because then when we talk about where to sleep and where to eat, you'll have a little bit of a sense of what we're talking. And so two past, it's basically split up to the Buddhist side and pest side. Right? And so the Buddhist side you're going to look at and that's where the castle is that's going to be Hillier. It's going to be more residential. It's going to be less..
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"You're done this podcast because we'll give you some of our don't stop potash right now, but that was really good. And I will say then as we get started, there are two ways to kind of do boot. Well, there's, I guess there's three ways to do boot approach. You could do it super super luxury, which which we did not do. You could do it very budget. And one of the reasons at Budapest is big on the backpacker scene and and for all tours, really is that it is much much cheaper than other European capitals. So you could do. It really budget. You could get accommodations for twenty to forty bucks a night that are decent. You could get meals for three, four, five bucks, things like that. Or you could do it this in between what we're gonna call like boozy Budapest, and and then I like it. That's how we, of course, I like it. Yeah, that's how we did it. It's a semi upscale way. When you think about that, we're going to the nicer trendier places that are going to be more expensive. So for Budapest levels, they're going to be somewhat expensive. But those are about half price to maybe two thirds the price of what you pay somewhere in New York para. So for example, you're going to a really nice brunch and maybe you're paying seven or eight dollars instead of fourteen twenty, something like that. Absolutely. So that's what we did in. I mean, so it was really fun for me, I guess. Yeah, I'm the boozy Budapest girl is usually Budapest. We did it that way and it was cool. The thing I liked about Budapest, obviously, if I'd been going on my own, maybe I would have done it even more frugally, but it was cool to go to a city and get to do all the hot spots, best places to eat things like that. Stay in a two bedroom. Nice apartment for one hundred dollars a night instead of. Another place for maybe fifty. So it was cool to be able to do that and to be able to afford it as without really breaking the Bank. Because if you're going all out in a city like Paris, you're going to be spending thousands of dollars. So yeah, this was great. It was like, you know a nice time. Yeah. And that's one of the benefits of going to cheaper city is you have you have those options to be able to do it multiple ways and to be able to afford it. So getting into it, I want to talk about just getting there getting into Budapest. We flew into the airport, we had a direct flight. Yeah, Philly. Philly. Just recently added Philly to Budapest on the world's awfullest planes worse playing ever, but that's okay. It got us there. And then when we arrived there, we did something that we don't often do. This was the beginning of the boozy Budapest's. We took a taxi. We took a taxi to downtown from the airport. It's about thirty minute ride twenty five US dollars ish with the exchange rate at a at this point. And you. It's two hundred and eighty four to one US dollar. So is about twenty five US dollars took about thirty minutes. Definitely the easiest way to get to exactly where you want to go..
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"That teaches you how to travel more while spending less. I'm your host. Travis Cher and joining me today is someone who is definitely a western European girl, but who will take eastern Europe if it's a little bit boozy by wife and constant travel companion. Yeah, I like eastern Europe. I mean, what eastern European country have we been to that I haven't liked you like eastern Europe, you just you don't like for the same reasons? I like it. I like it for the grittiness. You like it for the. I mean, they're. All countries and I like that you can do some of this aim things they're cheaper than you could in western Europe. That's true. That's true. We always that's boozy. I don't know we. We always joke that I'm an eastern European guy and how there is a western European girl. I think it fits a little appropriately. She's she likes things a little nicer, a little more upscale. I like eastern Europe for the grittiness like specifically, but in today's podcast, always seek out those very interesting spots. Yes. I like western Europe creates more off the beaten path. It's grittier of course. I like it because it's cheaper than western Europe and what we're going to be talking about today, which is really fun is one of I think I can safely say this for you all at, you've speak for yourself. But for me, one of my now favorite cities in the world Budapest, and I'll be I'm going to call Budapest because that's how that's what they say. So that's what they say. Yeah, it's an amazing city. And I feel like we have. Quite a few cities that are favorite cities in the world. But this is definitely in the top five like we talk about Capetown is being our favorite foreigners as being our favorite. Yeah, there's there's a few on their amateur Budapest is definitely up there in the top five. Yeah. And we're going to give you are complete rundown of Budapest. We are going to absolutely destroy and murder a lot of the names of these things co. Yeah, not speak Hungarian. I can say, Buddha, Pash. That's why I'm doing Budapest show, at least I get that right, but we're going to be giving you are on the ground report. And so when we do destination diary episodes, if you're new to the extra pack peanuts podcast, moat we do is when we go to an area or city or region even country every once in a while we do these travel guides. We do these destination diaries in their everything uncensored what we loud. But we didn't like, you know, all all of our own experiences wrapped up into these guides and I know you guys like them because it it is not a real sterile look at it sometimes. I mean, if we don't like something, we're going to say it in fact that the end of the destination dire episodes, we are always do are one thing. You can't miss one thing that. If you're coming, we would recommend maybe even skip. And then one thing that we wish we had done that we didn't get to do. Of course, inbetween we're talking where to stay. We're gonna talk neighborhoods because I love neighborhoods and Budapest has some great neighborhoods. We're gonna talk eating drinking activities. You know how to get around things to do in Budapest. It's a great city..
"budapest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Wanted to relate a wonderful store we had on a recent tour to budapest our tour guide really pushed us to get out of our comfort zone and and go to one of the bass and it was something that we would have really been unlikely to do on our own but he told us that we really needed to do it so he we did and i gotta tell you it was one of the most fantastic things we'd ever done because i'd only was fun but it was it was very interesting to see the locals in budapest get out and enjoy themselves real really out with the locals the mid afternoon it was more of an older crowd and then it was very interesting as it transitioned to five or six o'clock it was a much younger crowd and it was sort of budapest equivalent of beach in california you know a lot of dates go going on anyway it was just great and jamie of your listeners who were on the fence about doing that i would strongly encourage them to to do that and and don't be worried about what you look like because i am certainly on those can be accused of being welfare then i i know the feeling you're there's a little anxiety and it's kinda like you're going to be changing your clothes you're going to be leaving your valuables in a locker you're not gonna speak the language you know you're out of your comfort zone there's a little bit of vulnerability there and i think you're a good inspiration for our listeners that when you just go for it and get out of your comfort zone it's it's pretty rare that you regretted and generally leaves you with a great travel memory all right take care dan thanks for the call thank you guys there's more than just soaking in the baths you can play chess peter talking about this tradition of playing chess in the bath i guess it goes with having too much time on their hands as some of the guys have any pets and you just go there i guess this is where the hang out it's like the town square but it's under water yeah you're supposed to take some money with you don't they play what like one hundred or two hundred four hundred little coin you win you win some money so he's just the fact that but you'll see people playing chess with these wonderful swimming pool chessboards and there's more to it than just soaking also because when you sign up you can get a massage can do this traveled for excuse we've been talking about relaxing hungarian style live peter policemen and george marcus let's just things up with your personal favorite memory of enjoying spa somewhere in hungary just pinup picture let us know how a hungarian enjoys the hot spring charge it's my childhood basically with my sister we're many many summers long we went down to our some cottage from saturday morning or sunday night we were there with my sister my parents were back in house and we were just let go two of us we run home for lunch and we run back out for the afternoon and it was two kits it was very safe and we just jumped in and out some bated went back into the water in and out it was from sounds like an american childhood memory of going to the neighborhood swimming pool right but you happen to have a mineral spotting and peter i would connect to georgiana on this case because for me going back home after after travel season i reconnect with my feminity i've got three kids as well and the first time when i really feel at home is when we go to bath and then we start playing throw i mean the water we do the slides then off you go so you're traveling around the united states right now when you get home checking out the bath will be part of your welcome home routine i hope so i hope so too and next time i come to budapest let's do it together george farkas peter poulsen thank you so much thank you.
"budapest" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And i will make a fool myself and you can all see but it was fun it was all good fun so you probably didn't notice that i was away because of the magic of radio joey and i pre taped a couple of shows for you but my oldest daughter is studying abroad this semester in stockholm and so i went to visit her but of course she didn't want to spend her whole spring break in stockholm cush there the whole semester so then she wanted to go to budapest i knew very little about budapest in hungary and just looked it up and saw that oh they just get in big baths together this plot bass in budapest and lots of castle touring and loss of walking which is good so we did both budapest and hungary and here the two things i want to tell you and if you know me you know i have a phd in clinical psychology and i am obsessed with the science of human attachment but also with human behavior in general and i always look for the intersection between culture and biology because you know we come into this world with his biological predisposition to have certain kinds of personality and behave in certain ways and now of course we have a lot of identical twin studies where sadly twins were separated at birth and adopted by different families so we try to study what part of them is culture what was learned and what part is genetic so when i travel i'm always fascinated with culture and can i say one thing we all need to pack up and move to sweden right now okay besides the weather that wasn't you know it's called.