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"Field championships are being held in Budapest, Hungary. Alexandria, Virginia native Noah Lyles missed it by that much. But that being the world record in 200 the meter event. However, he still didn't disappoint. He's feeling uses the closest watch the clock. No allows going football track on 51. He doesn't get the world record, but he gets another world championship. Pretty cool is heard on USA network. Noah Lyles, Lyles wins with a time on 19 .51 seconds falling short of Usain Bolt's record of 19 .19 seconds in the 200 meter event. No allows wins his third world championship event, but becomes the first American in 16 years to win the double, meaning capturing the gold in the 100 and 200 meter events. Pretty cool to say the least. We do have baseball Nationals continue their road trip there in Miami tonight. Take on the Marlins as 640 start on 1500 3 AM American League Orioles hosting Colorado at Camden Yards, a 705 start. Steve Coming up after traffic and weather, lawmakers in Virginia have reached a long awaited budget deal. We'll tell you what that means for taxpayers. You're going to get some cash back. It looks like it's 427. Hi, this is George Wallace. And did you know that summer is the time best to replace your roof? If you don't believe me, pick up the phone and call Patrick Fingal's at New Look Home Design to finish your summer off, right? New Look is offering 50 % off all materials for roofing, siding and doors. But wait, that's not all. New Look is also offering 0 % interest free financing for five years, which means you save even more money. And as a bonus on top of all that, call today and schedule a free consultation and you will get a $100 restaurant .com gift card just for inviting New Look into your home. Do what I and over 40 ,000 customers have done. Trust the locally owned and operated roofing expert of 20 over years. They install most roofs in one day and have completed over 40 ,000 projects. They're backed by a consumer protection guarantee, which means you don't pay until you're 100 % satisfied. Don't wait any longer folks, schedule your free no obligation estimate by picking up the phone and calling New Look Home Design at 800 -279 -5300 or visit NewLookHomeDesign .com. Brought to you by the Capital One Venture X card. The travel card people for always asking, where's next? Capital One, what's in your wallet? Term supply, see CapitalOne VentureX .com for details. 428, traffic
A highlight from STOP BEING LAZY - Andrew Tate Motivational Speech
"I understand don't people who say they lack motivation in life because I'll make this extremely clear. If you're not pushing and striving for something, life is so mundane. I've always had this problem with literal crippling perpetual boredom. I was bored. I had no money. I'm carrying boxes of ice. I'm a smart guy. I'm not playing chess anymore, right? This is, I'm 34 now. So this is quite a few years ago. It's before the internet, before Facebook was all big and nothing. What do you do with your life? What's there to do? I thought the only, I need to do something which drains me so that I can go to sleep at night without frustration. And if I kickbox, if I run three miles to the gym and then fight for three hours and run three miles home, at least I can sleep. I literally couldn't sleep. I wouldn't say it's ADHD, but I was just frustrated. And then on top of that, I've always had this huge frustration in regards to money. Even though I was poor, I'd grow up around a bunch of other poor kids and we'd be walking to school or walking to college and a Ferrari would drive past and they'd go, oh, cool Ferrari. And I'd say, doesn't that annoy you? And they're like, what do you mean? And I'd be like, he knows he's hacked the matrix. Don't you see? How does he have 400 grand for a car? He knows something we don't know. Well, aren't you annoyed that there's people out there living a lifestyle that we can't ever aspire to. We're never going to work in a job and pull this off. Doesn't this bother you? And they all be like, no, but me, it was, I was always angry. I was always angry, not angry in a go to jail way, but just in a, I was angry. I was like, something isn't right. Something doesn't add up. So I kickboxing was my answer. I just started kicking, kicking people's ass and I felt a little bit better. That was kind of how it worked. At what point did you realize you were like world -class at this? So when I, my first day in the gym, I walk in my coach, it was four Bosnian men, men. I was a child. It was four Bosnian men in this tiny little terrible gym. It was not like a commercial gym or commercial class. And he said, can you fight? And I said, yeah, I've done karate for a few years that I got knocked clean out on my first day, of course. And I guess they expected me to never come back, but I kept coming back. And my coach said to me, look, after about a year, he said, look, I want to put you into a fight. And he took me down to a town called South End on C and my first fight was in kickboxing. My first fight was actually MMA and it must've been a little over a year because I was 18 and I was fighting a 24 year old security doorman. And being a stupid American, I thought pounds and kilos were the same because I weighed in at like 82 pounds. He weighed in at like 90. No, I weighed in at 82 kilos. He weighed in at 90 kilos, which is an 8 kilo difference, which is almost like 20 pounds. And I was like to my coach, is that a big difference? He's like, no, no, don't worry about it. I was like, okay. Thinking back, a 20 pound difference is a big difference in fighting, right? And I got in there and I won. I didn't win necessarily through skill, but I just kept going and I just outgassed him and towards the end, I'm just on top of him, just punched him in the face, right? And now I'm only 18 years old. So from there, my coach was like, okay, you have some potential. And I knew for a long time, it was, I believed it was my only way out because like once again, before the internet and stuff, I'm going to college, I finished college. I don't believe in university because I'm too smart to get in debt for formal education. I'm too smart for that job. So I finished college. I'm working these sales jobs. I was always a good salesman. So I'm working sales jobs. I'm bringing in, you know, 3000, 4000 a month, whatever, but I thought my only way to get rich rich is fighting. I couldn't think of another way to get rich and I didn't fight only to get rich, but I saw light at the end of the tunnel. So that's all I wanted to do was just fight, fight, fight. And so at what point do you go fight for the first world championship? So I fight for my first level world championship on two days notice. So I'm in Slovakia. There was a town. I'm going to tell everyone now on this podcast, I'm going to give the secret away. If you go, if you're bored right now, if you're watching this on the internet, load up Google maps, right? And there's a town called Kosice, K -O -S -I -C -E, and it's on the opposite end of Slovakia to Bratislava. So Bratislava is the capital and then you have Kosice on the other side. It's four and a half hours drive from Bratislava. It's about four hours drive from Warsaw and about four hours drive from Budapest. It's in the middle of nowhere, but all the villages and all the towns, everyone around this little town, every hot girl within about 400 square kilometers lived in this town because there's no, there was nowhere else to go. Right. And they were all there. And when I was going there, this is pre -EU. They didn't have the Euro and me and Tristan used to go there on holiday because we would clean up. And when I say clean up, my brother, and when I say clean up, I don't mean clean up, like you clean up on holiday with some in Mexico. I mean, clean up with tens, like supermodels, it was unbelievable. And a beer is like 30 cents. And we're the only men there who speaks English. So I was in Kishidze and then I got a phone call from Amir saying he has a world title fight in two days. So I was just really drunk at the time. And I was... Amir is my coach, sorry. He was Bosnian Muslim. He fought in the Yugoslav conflict. He got shot six times and didn't die. That's the deal. Right? So he's still like a father to me. And I must've been crazy. I was like, okay, I can't explain, and I want to say this in a way where it's truly understood. When I say I didn't give a shit if I lived or die, I don't mean that in a sad, suicidal way. I mean that in an empowered, charging at the gunfighter. Back then, I didn't think I had anything that really made me really give a shit about living. Not in a doo -doo -doo sad way, just in a, let's go out, in a blaze of glory then. I'm not rich. I don't have nothing. I'm just banging girls in Slovakia with us. Who is this guy? So it was against the French world champion Jean -Luc Benoit was his name. And the opponent pulled out and they needed a guy on two days notice. And I had to lose six kilos, which was around 13 or 14 pounds in two days. Is that easy or hard? That's hard, bro. 13 pounds in two days is a long way to lose. So I just stopped eating, stopped drinking, sitting in saunas, spitting out all the water, just dying. Finally made weight, went to France, fought in 12 rounds. My first ever 12 -round fight as well, fought him. And they gave the decision to him, but I was wrong. I beat him. I beat him. I beat him. I didn't knock him out, but I beat him. Is this one of the four world championships, or this is the fifth? Well, it should be, yeah. But the tape was so convincing, the tape was actually sent off to the ISKA, the fighting organization, and they demanded a rematch. They knew I won, right? But he's France. He's French. He's in France. And fighting has a lot of politics to it. You have to understand, I mean, UFC is UFC, the real big ones. But outside of the smaller ones, it makes more sense for the French promotion of a French champion. They'll sell a lot more tickets and a lot more pay -per -views of the French champion. So basically either you knock him out or it's going to go down. It's kind of like that, right? So they commanded a rematch, and I rematched him seven months later and knocked him out in the eighth, and I became world champion. Okay. Why keep going once you've won? There's always a new mountain to climb. I mean, that's kind of, that's a good question, because that's also kind of the reason I quit. Because it's like, why keep going? Well, there's always someone new to fight, and I'm still not financially where I want to be. And I don't know what else I want to do with my life, so I'll keep going, right? So I fought again. I beat another Frenchman, and then I fought again. And then I beat two Dutch guys to become four -time world champion. But one day I woke up and I was like, is becoming five -time world champion going to improve my life? I mean, I've already got, do I need five belts? How much money do they pay for these fights? 3 ,000 bucks, 2 ,000 bucks. It doesn't even, you need to work on the side. You're giving up all your free time to get punched in the face. Like, it's a terrible decision. Like, I don't know why I decided to do it. But eventually, once I was world champion, I'd get like 100 grand to fight, but I'd give 20 % to my manager. Then the UK, with the UK taxes, 40, 50 % would disappear. And sometimes you only fight twice a year or whatever. I was certainly not rich. I didn't consider myself rich. So you get like 30 to 40 % of what? Yeah. And I didn't consider myself rich. Like, 30, 40 grand chunks, but twice a year, maybe three times a year. I'm living in London. London rents. I need a car. I'm trying to know, like, you're not rich in any way. And that's actually the reason I retired, because I woke up one day and I thought, I'm giving six hours a day of absolute focus and energy to this. And I believe I'm smart enough that if I put that much tenacity into something else, I can be a multimillionaire. I truly believe that. I was like, I've realized now I've reached the pinnacle of kickboxing. My choice is either to change over to MMA, which I was offered to do earlier in my career, but at the time, the kickboxing contract paid more money. I had to pay the bills, so I went kickboxing. Change over to MMA, learn to wrestle, change over to UFC, blah, blah, blah. But this is also like seven, eight years ago, where even the UFC didn't pay the money it pays now. But the UFC still doesn't pay that much money, from what I understand. No, if you're like top five or champion, yeah. But most of the dudes you're going to see there on the prelims, they're getting 10 grand a fight, nine grand a fight. It's nothing, right? So it'd be like starting my career all over again. And at the age of 28, I thought, I don't have the gumption to start again. I've been through hell for this. I've broken my hand eight times. My ribs have been broken. I don't want to do this all over again. So what do you do when you realize that, hey, maybe I don't want to keep fighting? I decide to get rich, Rich. What does that mean to you? When you're sitting there, you're getting 30, $40 ,000 kind of net on a per fight basis. Is rich to you like, hey, I want a couple hundred thousand dollars, a million bucks, 20 million dollars, a billion dollars? I want 30 or 40 ,000 every month. 30 or 40 ,000 every month, so about half a million bucks a year. I thought if I had that much money, I could do whatever I want. Okay. That's what I decided. So what's step one that you do? So step one is, maybe that's how we ended up here together, my friend. Step one is, I decided to be very logical about it, chess player, right? So I was like, I want money.
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Pope greets Russian Orthodox envoy amid peace mission talk
"Pope Francis has greeted the foreign envoy of the Russian Orthodox Church, just days after revealing a secret mission was on the way to try to put an end to the war in Ukraine. Francis devoted his remarks at an audience to a recap of his weekend visit to Hungary during which he made repeated calls for the end of the war, while in Budapest, he met with metropolitan hilarion, metropolitan Antony's predecessor, as the foreign envoy of patriarch Khalil, the head of the Russian church, who strongly supported the Kremlin's war, justifying it on religious grounds during a press conference en route home. Francis praised hilarion and Anthony as knowledgeable and main conduits to reach kuril. He was asked if hilarion and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, who has maintained relations with Moscow, could facilitate a mediation to the war. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Pope in final Mass in Budapest urges Hungary to open doors
"Tens of thousands of Hungarians fill Budapest's cautiously or square to see Pope Francis as he wraps up a three day visit. Speaking to crowds, Francis has urged Hungarians to open their doors to others with a plea for Europe to welcome migrants and the poor. The Pope has also called for an end to Russia's invasion of its neighbor as the Vatican grows concerned for the polite of Ukraine. How sad and painful it is to see closed doors Francis said from the banks of the Danube. In a final prayer at the end of the mass Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and a future of hope not war, a future full of cradles, not tombs. I'm Lawrence Brooks
Pope in Hungary meets with Ukrainian refugees, Russian envoy
"Pope Francis has urged Hungarians to carry on a culture of charity in a country run by a prime minister who is staunchly anti immigration. At a mass attended by refugees, Pope Francis thanks the Hungarian people for their welcoming nature. Thank you for having welcomed not only with generosity, but also with enthusiasm, so many refugees from Ukraine. At the end of the events, a band of Hungarian Roma musicians serenaded the pontiff, drawing a standing ovation and cheers from the crowd, and a thumbs up from Francis. Outside the Greek Catholic Church in Budapest, Pope Francis greeted crowds over barriers to get the chance to touch his hands. Hungary's nationalist government has implemented firm anti immigration policies and refused to accept many asylum seekers trying to enter the country the move has led to prolonged legal disputes with the European Union. I'm Karen Chammas
Amid Ukraine war, pope to give vision for Europe in Hungary
"Pope Francis has arrived in the Hungarian capital Budapest, beginning a three day visit to the country. Pope Francis is greeted by officials and children waving flags as he steps off the plane from Rome. Francis plans to outline his vision for the future of Europe during the visit. With Russia's war in Ukraine, migration flows and Hungary's relations with Brussels looming large over the pontiff's weekend journey, Hungarian officials say Francis pilgrimage is designed primarily to let the Pope minister to the country's Catholic community and to encourage its members in their faith. I'm Charles De Ledesma
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"To orkney in the future. Thank you. A while back, some of our travel with Rick Steves listeners shared tales from their travels when the kindness of strangers made a real difference in their lives. Sometimes it's the little things. Sometimes it can save your life. We'll revisit their travel memories in just a minute. Sometimes the interactions you have with strangers while traveling turn out to be the best things you remember about that overseas trip. And sometimes those encounters can be a lifesaver. Let's check in with listeners now at 877-333-7425. For reports on the kindness that strangers showed you in your travels. Sally is on the line in lavelle, Pennsylvania, Sally thanks for your call. Thank you, Rick. Three years ago, I solo tracked through 8 European countries over three months on a shoestring and traveling like that. There's an experience of so much of the kindness of strangers and I was cat sitting for a few weeks on less of island grief in each day would go out to swim in the sea and one day I was out in the swells with lift me way high and I'd look out to C and see the ships and then way low. And I'd see nothing and way high and see the beach way low, see nothing. I wondered why the beach was full of bathers, but no bun about myself was swimming. As I swam to shore after about an hour, the water felt very strange and before I knew what hit me, I was being hit by what felt like a tractor trailer truck and a thrashing of a hydraulic and I went to hurriedly grab my glasses, which I actually was floating and swimming with because I'm quite vision impaired. So as I went to grab my glasses being hit by a force like I've never felt before here to man, one on each side grabbed my hands and they hauled me out of the sea. Just out of this suction hydraulic where there was about a, I'd say about an 8 foot straight down drop that had hollowed out a straight down of the beach. So I would have very possibly broken my neck or been drowned and these Greek men who I'd never met before I was there alone hauled me out, saved my life. I learned that two men in their 20s too strong young men earlier that week in these same deadly conditions had been killed at that beach. Oh my goodness. But amazingly. When lucky traveler in that case. These two angels showed up. Oh, that's great. And of course, my glasses were not to be found. You were lucky your life was to be found. I was so lucky my life was to be found. My goodness. The next day I was poised to head back across the country alone virtually blind. Across the world, actually, halfway across the world. So I went in a little shop in the town, asked if they happened to have any discarded old glasses. I might possibly see a slight bit better to read the signs in the airport and of all things they happen to have a contact lens that was the prescription I knew mine to be. And when I asked the price of it, they said, oh, no charge and refused to take a penny. And I returned home across the world with my one eye. With somebody else's contact lens. Well, from the little eye shop. That's great. Well, Sally from Pennsylvania, those are fun travel stories. Thanks for sharing. You're welcome. Okay, take care. Thank you. Bye. Jay Bruce is on the line in a sailboat in the Florida keys, J Bruce, thanks for your call. Yes, thanks, Rick. Thanks for taking my call. I really enjoy your show. I wanted to relate a story that happened to me after I left Los Angeles area in 1988 on a sailboat. And ended up in Mexico in the sea of Cortez, and I was there for a couple of years, but unfortunately didn't learn to speak Spanish at that time. And I found myself in need of returning to California for a little while, and I had a truck down there. So I cut in my truck from near port of AR and headed up to California, which is about a two day drive across the mostly desert. And it got to be about 4 o'clock in the morning and I was just exhausted. And decided that I'd better not continue. So I decided I would just pull off the road and find a place where I could get off far enough that I wouldn't be in danger of being hit by anybody. And I pulled down a little dirt trail that I didn't think was much, but there are things growing up all around it. And I couldn't see exactly where it was. Well, I fell asleep and in the morning, I awoke to a knock on the window, and I was startled awake, and when I looked up, I saw that I had parked nearly right in front of a person's house. And there was a woman standing in older woman standing at my window and I rolled down my window as quickly as I could and tried to apologize in a little bit of Spanish that I had. And she said, no, no, no, no, she said, that's fine. She said, I just wanted to let you know that I brought you breakfast and if you'd like to go and wash up first, you can use the sink over there. Oh, I love it. I love it. It was amazing. Here I am in American stranger, sitting at practically at her front door in my truck. And she brought me breakfast. She wasn't even the least bit concerned. And this was a humble village woman or something. I mean, it was, yes, just a very humble, very rural Mexican village. And in fact, there was not even a village nearby that I could see. You know, I bet you to this day, she remembers a meeting you. Perhaps so, because this American just dropped out of some place. And landed on her front porch and it never even occurred to her to be angry. And it was the most wonderful experience. And that truly, I've been sailing and traveling by sailboat now since 1988. I've been through all of The Bahamas. I've been the entire Pacific Coast of the United States and Central America in all the times I've always found that the rural people are all basically the same. Everyone around the world is just friendly people and children especially are the same everywhere. Little boys tease little girls and little girls to use little boys back and everything is just the same as it is in your house. It is my house and houses in every village in every place in the world. Jay Bruce, I gotta say, you sound awfully naive because there's a lot of Americans that never get out of their town and they watch TV and they'd be scared to death to do what you're doing because people are so dangerous out there. Yes, this is true. Thank you so much and happy sailing.
"budapest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"You can sing a song if you wish. So wait a minute. A hinge is an acoustical kind of moat. It is. That's right. Liz Stonehenge, you got wood hens, you got Stonehenge when you think about those things. You know, we think about the stones that Stonehenge, but there was also earthen dimensions to that. And that's not as easy to survive through the millennia as stones, but you still see traces of those hinges so you in orkney will have these hinges and you can demonstrate how that improved the acoustics when people were gathering. Correct. That's right. So the definition of a hinge hinges a ditch or a rampart that surrounds a circle of stone or wooden structures used for ceremonial purpose. So the idea is that I got to interrupt you again because this is so evocative to me. I've had guides in Sweden that take me up to uppsala, and they gathered there in ancient times, all the different tribes. And I've had guides in Iceland. Take me to the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe come together and there's all that volcanic activity and in ancient times tribes gathered there and an orkney you've also got a hinge where people would gather together for political or religious ceremonies for festivals. It's hard to imagine that was going on 5000 years ago. It is incredible. That's correct. And these people were not people who walked around with a club and didn't know what they were doing. They were, it was a civilization that was drawn in to build these amazing places to worship and live in peace and harmony for as long as they could. And the echo from around the ring of brodgar possibly, but also the standing stones of Stannis is quite incredible. So it takes you to those and then there's lots of places like mason. Okay, so that was a standing stones, like a kind of a stone circle. What we might see at Stonehenge, you took me to a tomb that was from 3500 BC, 500 or 800 years before the pyramids, and you and I had to bend it down and we're both tall, we went way down. I had to work out the muscles on my thighs. I had to do it several times for the TV camera rolling. You remember we both came in, and it was quite a bit of exercise. Got through that tomb and we stood up in a corbelled vault. It was a beautiful dome, and to think that that was constructed. They didn't have a Roman arch. They didn't have a round arch. They had these corbel to every stone overlapping a little bit to span that top, and it was designed so that on a certain day the sun would shine through that tunnel that we just walked, right? Correct. That's right. It's called maze how chambered Tim it means the two under the hill, and the idea behind it on winter solstice December the 21st normally, if it's a clear day, which is a one in 7 chance at the moment. As the sun sets between the hills of hoy, heads into the back chamber of macel chambered tomb at the lowest point of sunset, which is about quarter past three in the afternoon. What a drag, you got all your family together, you know, hiked all across the island. It's December whatever you're all there and you're waiting for the sun and it's, oh, it's cloudy. Come back next year. I know it's quite funny actually. A lot of people think, oh, it's terrible. If you speak to the people who run the site at maze, how they will tell you that a two weeks at either side of the shorts is day, the same effect will happen if it's a clear sky. But you really want to be there on winter solstice if you can. But you can see it basically a day. And if you look around the island, that's the one that's excavated and discovered. There are a lot of lumps, big pimples in the landscape that are probably unexcavated, prehistoric tombs. There's a massive amount of them, and there is about 90% of the ancient structures here in orkney have been never been uncovered. And so anywhere you drive, you'll see bumps in fields and areas and those will undoubtedly be something from the ancient past. Kindley Francis is joining us from his home in kirkwall in the orkney islands just north of the coast of Scotland right now on travel with Rick Steves. Kinley offers private tours of the island's adventure trails, its historic sites from the world wars and even prehistoric sites dating back to the Bronze Age, Iron Age, and the Stone Age. His website is orkney uncovered dot co dot UK. So kinley, we've got the stone circles and the hinge. We've got the chamber tombs, and what was very memorable and unique to me was the actual subterranean community that was scara brae, right? That's correct. It's a neolithic village discovered by accident in 1850 when a powerful storm smashed the coastline of orkney an unwritten to uncover this amazing village. And walking, I was going to say through that, walking over it because it's protected obviously. It's a precious sight, but they let the people the visitors come and walk on elevated passageways around it. We look down and it looked to me like sort of the cross between an underground camp of a bunch of teenagers and a rabbit Warren. It was people must have been a little smaller back then. They must have gathered and huddled together for warmth, kind of like people in an igloo or something like that. And they had sewer pipes they had tunnels that connected different families. They had lamps from whale oil, tell us a little bit about life in this underground Warren of neolithic people called scarab ray. So yes, Rick dates back to about 5200 years ago and originally the people who lived there lived in freestanding community buildings, small stone buildings, maybe groups of twos and threes. And then about 400 years after that, they started building a much bigger structures much bigger village on top of the original. And joining it with underground subterranean tunnels, the buildings themselves are easily high enough in which to fit people in. The only difference is that it was quite small to get into these structures and the reason behind that is not because the people were as tiny as such, but they'd have to duck to get into it to stop the wind blowing them through their tunnels. But it would have been a very busy little community probably about 200 people and it would have overlooked the North Atlantic and incredible sea view for their village and there was continually lived in for about 800 years. Amazing. And when you were talking about that, I was thinking almost like trench warfare. People digging down to get out of the danger, the wind, you know, whatever was dangerous up above. They burrowed in and they lived together. Kindle of all the moments that you've enjoyed in your studies and in your travels and in your guiding. Let's finish this conversation off with just one moment where you were particularly wonder struck when it comes to megalithic people and the souvenirs they've left us of their lives. For me, it has to be the standing stones of stennis. It's just such an incredible structure. A henge monument that predates Stonehenge by about 1500 years, and it's just standing in the center of it and be able to speak if you were there with a grip or yourself, you can hear your voice echo back from the stones. It's something powerful in that. And I think when there's the we get very, very, very lucky that we get the aurora borealis here in Orton equate a lot. So when you're standing there, speaking to yourself at night and you can see the aurora borealis above you, it's something extremely special. Kenley next time I'm in orkney, I want to be there with you when there's an aurora borealis. Thank you for joining us in best wishes with your teaching and with your family and with your life in orkney. Thank you so much, Rick. I look forward to welcoming you back
"budapest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"On. I want to talk about the specific sites in a moment can lay but right now I just want to talk in general because it's so hard for me to imagine human beings working together in communities. I think we can call it culture. Can you imagine how people lived back then? I mean, paint a picture of what life must have been like. I mean, you've got an 8 year old son, Benjamin, and a wonderful wife, there's three of you huddled without electricity in the cold, barren island of orkney, 5000 years ago. What was it like? It would have been very difficult for these people, one of the most difficult things was getting fresh water nowadays, most of our water for drinking comes from under the ground. Back then, people lived to the age of about 30, maybe 40 or 50 they outside. But it would have been hard life, but it was a slightly milder climate with slightly warmer, 5000 years ago. But with no electricity, no metal tools or anything it was all Stone Age, it would have been a very difficult time, but they were very big apparently from what we've seen from some of the things that have been found in fishing and farming and building amazing structures of stone. So we can derive certain things just by the artifacts that survive. And by the nature of things, if it's stone, it lives longer than woven material or wooden material, but even from carved stone material and remnants of their architecture and so on, we see that they were often more sophisticated than we realize. First of all, I'd like to do a little terminology review. When we talk about Stone Age, we're not talking about necessarily our by definition a year, we're talking about the technologies. So in one part of the world, the Stone Age could be a different time than another part of the world, depending on how their technology was, where they working with metal yet. Is that right? Yeah, so these people were in the neolithic period, the new Stone Age was most of what we had here in orkney for the sites. And it was purely working with stone tools and from deer. So thousands of years before the metal period of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. So in orkney would you, if you're going to put it in rough terms, would you say the Stone Age, whether the new Stone Age or the old Stone Age was that like more than 5000 years ago or what? Correct, yeah. I mean, Orton is being continuously lived in for the last 12,000 years, so from the end of the pay lithic period onwards. And when we say megalithic, you've got the neolithic, you got the old Stone Age and you've got megalithic. Another word that means big stones. So Stonehenge is mega. That's right. So the timeline as far as we go is that Neil I think is new Stone Age mass solid thick as middle Stone Age and pale I think is old Stone Age and the megaliths are the big stones that you see in these amazing stone structures and we've got plenty of those here in Orton. And then when you finally get more advanced, you've got metalworking and that gives you better tools and better weapons and what was at first was it bronze and then iron. Correct. It was Bronze Age forest for a couple thousand years then Iron Age and then moving on to the Viking ages. And lots of metal, lots of sorts. And then pre history comes in also. I mean, pre history was, you can imagine, before they were writing their own stories, that right? Prehistoric civilizations as opposed to ancient civilizations, Greek, and Egypt, that was not prehistoric. So those were ancient. That's correct. Yeah, there was an ancient ancient period of time. Some of our sites here in orkney scour, for example, is about 600 years older than the pyramids at Giza, but there's a lot of similarities to some of these different places across Europe to the same sort of stone structures here in Orton. You're a student of this and my final question just to get things straight is can you call these societies civilizations? How do you define civilization? Or civilization for me is definition, I think, of a group of people who are community that have managed to live successfully and build properties and have a very busy working life, a hard graft is not working together if they're doing projects together. That would be a mark of a civilization. Correct, yeah. And they did in the traded with the mainland of the UK and they lived for hundreds the period of time for the neolithic period was of a hundreds and hundreds of years. So it was a very busy place or during that period. Well, that's what's amazing. I mean, first of all, before we get into orkney, there are megalithic remains of Stone Age societies all over Europe. It seems like there's a lot of that in the British Isles. In Europe, in 5000 years ago, where would you find the most surviving stone relics of civilizations from this period? There are some great places if we're talking about the UK first and foremost it's believed that ancient man started off in the orkney islands for building these stone circles and then further moved down towards places like Stonehenge, so our stunning stones of stennis is about 1500 years older than Stonehenge, so period of time of moving as the title levels rose and destroyed their fresh water supply the left orkney islands and moved further south. There's another great island just off mainland Scotland called the island of arran, ARR an, and it's got an amazing place called macri Muir with about ten small henge monuments. And they're going all the way down to a spree and to Wiltshire to Stonehenge as well. The UK is full of history. So we are 90% of the tourists. They just go to Stonehenge or avebury outside of London, and they've seen their megalithic wonders. If you want to go to the Mecca of the megalithic world, you got to go up to orkney. It's like an hour flight from Edinburgh. It's very easy to get to orkney. You can rent a cars you arrive, and there's lots you can see and do around orkney, but let's talk about if you were there 5000 years ago, you'd find more human beings there, 5000 years ago than you find today. Yeah, there's about 25,000 people that live here at the moment, so back then you'd probably be looking at almost double the population and most of the islands would be inhabited. So very busy community. An extremely busy civilization for a long period of time. Wow, this is travel Rick Steves. We're talking with Kindle Francis, and he just loves to share the wonders of his island, the remote orkney. It's off the north coast of Scotland. It's a home to surprising number of megalithic monuments can lay joins us today. He's the owner and operator of orkney uncovered and his website is orkney uncovered dot co dot UK. Kinley, we're on orkney. It's a small island with to give you an idea of how small it is, one lane roads, there's not a single traffic light on the whole island, is that right? That's correct. There are no traffic lights here in the orkney islands, and most of the roundabouts you just drive over the top of them. They're really small. So yeah, no, it's just a great place to live with a great community. And you are and you if I remember you're like, you're generally taller than the people I'm with, but you're 5 inches taller than me. You are 6 foot 7. You got a beard that goes all the way down to the middle of your chest. And you got a bushy head of red hair. To me, you look like you stepped right off of a Viking ship, and if you did, there would still be people that were ancient to you, and that's the people we're talking about today. Let's talk about orkney. If you were going to take me on a trip around orkney for a day, what would we find? Let's talk about some of the megalithic wonders of orkney. Okay, so one of the best things about the orkney islands is that there's so many amazing things that you can visit. One of my favorite places I would take you to forest is called the standing stones of stennis. Now, the henge is a ditch that surrounds these stone structures, the megaliths. And when you stand in the center and you clap your hands, your voice echoes around the ring. So 99% of the people who come here have no idea how a henge works, but it's to transfer your voice over an area. So it's incredible
"budapest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Produce in Europe, I think, oh, that's great. And I love how it was an answer to make a beautiful elegant and chic city. Obviously, the designers thought that they can't afford to have boxes and traders and all those out on the streets anymore, so they decided to pull them on the roof. So that was it. I didn't know that was an initiative to clean up the streets by providing there was a competition between Budapest and Vienna, which town can come out with a nicer cityscape and this sprawling open air market, the nosh Mark. And Budapest has taken all that nosh marked chaos and put it in a protected room. Wear a building under a protected roof, iron, and which looks like a train station, but it had never been a train station. It was built to be. Oh yeah, people enjoy it. We enjoy it locals shop there. I think Peter does. He just lives around the corner from there. Well, we pick up the kids from the kindergarten from the nursery and have them walk over to the market hall. They pick out something I get to eat it. Boy, it's gorgeous. Peter, let's say I'm gonna visit you in Budapest and you take me to the big market, where would you take me? What would we buy? First of all, there's a three levels to it. I really like downstairs because that's where the pickled vegetables are. And that's one thing that locals love. I would definitely take you there and pickles. Because, yeah. Why so many pickles and hungry? It's just traditional when they were no refrigerators people used to pickle everything for the winter. If you want to take your vitamin C, you don't go to a pharmacy to be vitamin C you go down to the market hall and then you buy pickled vegetables and awesome. It works. So I can prove it, yeah. Well, when I was in Russia, it wasn't anything about vitamins. It's something to eat with your vodka. Well, yeah, that's good for certain. Okay, so you got the pickles and what else do you have in the basement? And that's fish as well. I think it's in the basement. And the good thing about the market hole is that it's a real market. And one of the cheapest ones recently, they run an article in a Budapest newspaper that talked about the good butchers in the city and among the top three they were in the market hall. And it's one of the cheapest places. So I would definitely take you around and show you all the knuckles and the hoofs and the tails and everything that you may not hoofs and tails. Oh, you're stoking my appetite. Once I met a chef from a 5 star hotel and he talked about seeing stuff here in the market hold that you can not get in Western Europe. I think what's also great, the ambiance between the shopper and the shopkeeper is still there. So they recognize each other instead of going to these big supermarkets. So they understand each other. They didn't know what one or the other looking for. And August calling from Vancouver in Washington, Olga, do you have any memories of your visit to Budapest and walking along the Danube? Yes, I was just recently there. I decided to play tourists because I'm Hungarian and I decided just to have a fun walking down on the Danube on both sides. And I came across memorial for the Jewish people with the shoes. Very moving spot to go and see. It's really hard to describe. You have to be there to see it. So I understand it's like bronze shoes in the pavement or describe the memorial to us all good. Yes, they have shoes that are like men choose women's shoes, high heels, little children's shoes. And people, I noticed we're leaving the rocks like Jewish memorials, but also flowers, little mementos, but it's just you can imagine the history behind it at least what I understood was that the Jewish people were brought over there. They were shot and then pushed into the Danube, but they were asked to remove their shoes. And so the shoes are ripped at least that's how I'm understanding that that's what the shoes are representing. It's very, very poignant to think that they said, we don't want to waste the shoes, and then they would kill them and throw them into the river. Yes. So very sad spot, very moving place. And I think it's good to be reminded of what happened in the past. It sure is. Olga, thanks for your call. Okay, thank you. This is travel with Rick Steves. We've been talking with George farcus and Peter Boltzmann about the Danube as it flows through the great city of Budapest. If you could both just share with me, let's pretend it's your birthday party you've invited a bunch of friends and you're going to go down to the Danube and you're just going to have a good time. What are you going to do, George? I would probably go down to the edge of the Margaret island that we haven't talked about yet. And just sit by the musical fountain and open up a bottle of champagne and enjoy it there. Happy birthday on Margaret island. That's the playground. And Peter. Joaquin to mind is at the very southern end of the city. There's a beautiful music hall. Yeah, I would love to go there. You can party there as well, and you can listen to music. Which music call is that? And this is called debris in his mood. It's a palace of arts. I guess that's true. So a new cultural sense. Can you graduate? Beautiful thing. Peter postman, George farcus, thank you so much for giving us a better understanding of Budapest. Thank you for having us. It's actually just as close to the Arctic circle as it is to London. Up next, to guide from the orkney islands, shares his favorite neolithic standing stones and prehistoric tombs that you can visit in his island archipelago just off the north coast of Scotland. And a little later, we revisit the times when the kindness of the local people was a godsend in our listeners travels. You can share your own travel tales with us by email, we're at radio at Rick Steves dot com. And in English you have tongue twisters in French, we have a famous one, which is an chassis chassis. So a hunter who can hunt without his dog is a good hunter. It's amazing how much of Europe is dotted with Stone Age sites. The megalithic age is literally the age of big stones in 5000 years ago, societies were bragging huge stones into circles to build celestial calendars. They were building underground chamber tombs. They were even living together in underground warrants. While countless thousands side trip from London to see Stonehenge, few Americans, relatively speaking, ventured to the very north end of Scotland to see perhaps the most impressive megalithic wonders anywhere. That's what we'll be finding today on orkney, the island about ten miles north of the tip of the British Isles. I recently ventured to orkney and I was so glad I did. My guide was kindly Francis, and he runs a company called orkney uncovered. And today, kinley joins us to share his expertise on the megalithic art of orkney and beyond. Kinley, thanks for joining us. Yeah, thank you very much, Rick, it's great to be here and turn to your questions and good to see you again. Yeah, good to see you now. I'll never forget the couple of days I enjoyed with you climbing through and around Stone Age sites on orkney, and you clearly love it. What intrigues you about this slice of history or should I say prehistory? I just love the fact that it's almost a mystery and no one really knows exactly what happened. It's just such an atmospheric place, particularly the stones of stennis and the ring of brodgar. You can stand and actually put your hands on the stones and it's almost feel the sort of energy pulsing through your body. I love it and I love the aurora that we get the aurora borealis. It looks incredible. And inside mace how chambered two
"budapest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"They see there's an energy you can feel, even in the stones on the windswept orkney islands. So when you're standing there speaking to yourself at night and you can see the aurora borealis above you, it's something extremely special. Coming up, local guide kinley Francis introduces us to the prehistoric megaliths and the Viking history that his fellow arcadians take great pride in. Standing stones of Stannis is about 1500 years older than Stonehenge. The grandeur of the austro-hungarian empire lives on in the elegant architecture of Budapest. A nighttime stroll along the Danube is an ideal way to admire its floodlit castle and bridges, driving home maybe 11 in the evening and looking over to the castle district and see all the lights there are on and I'm just saying how lucky one can be to live in Budapest. Hand listeners tell us when the kindness of strangers made all the difference in their travels. Insider views of Budapest orkney and your travel tales are just ahead on travel with Rick Steves. Come along. They don't really have a tradition for wearing a family plan or playing the bagpipes in the orkney islands of Scotland. In just a bit, we'll hear how an impressive collection of prehistoric standing stones help to define the dramatic archipelago of 70 islands, leaning into the North Sea, looking toward Norway. Sometimes you need to get away from Google in your phone and talk to complete strangers when you travel in another country. Listeners share their stories from when the kindness of strangers save the day in their international travels. Let's start today's travel with Rick Steves enjoying the views of one of Europe's magnificent capitals. The Danube river defines the two major halves of Budapest and it's been a lifeline for Hungary and its more than 1000 year history. We're joined now by two guides from Budapest who specialize in taking visitors around their beautiful city. Peter Boltzmann and George farcus. Welcome. Hi, thank you. What is the Danube? The river mean to the people of Budapest. George, I think it's one of the places where locals love to come down. It doesn't have to be a tourist. One will come down and just enjoy the view, which I do every day. I'm just so appreciative driving home, maybe 11 in the evening, and looking over to the castle district and see all the lights that are on. And I'm just saying how lucky one can be to live in Budapest. It's a beautiful side, isn't it? Peter, how about you, what is the Danube mean to you? You have a body of water that you can always go back to. It can be a Lake in the river in any city, but Budapest is blessed with the river and the other good thing is that it runs through the heart of the city because a lot of cities have got rivers just kind of way out of the city center. In Budapest, it's just right in there. In some cities do not face their rivers. The river comes through and it's almost a problem and they've turned their back to it, but it feels to me Budapest faces its river, even though it is quite a wide river. Hey, the Danube runs through a lot of cities, there's Vienna, there's Bratislava, there's other capital cities there as well and not necessarily defined by the river, but I think in Budapest, the river really defines the city. I mean, there's just mighty bridges. Describe the bridges that define Budapest. I think I love them all. Obviously the most famous one is the chain bridge that has so many legends that we're playing with. For instance, one of them would take the ladies over and we believe if we have an honest one on our side, the lines will come alive and we always make a joke that they've been resting for quite a bit. So they've got these big ceremonial Lions at the end of the bridge. You just take your girlfriend across there and sadly they don't come alive. No, they don't. I'm afraid, and they always say, well, how about the man? And we say, we can't have them working for the man because they'd be too busy. And they would lose their voices. So you've got very important lines on your voice. And then they spun over the river and obviously besides providing a connection. It gives you a chance to walk across and look from each side and enjoy them. Really nice. And Peter, what are the bridges mean to you in Budapest? There's two that I like particularly one is liberty bridge. It's two pictures down from chain beach and I really like it because there's lots of youngsters sitting on that bridge all the time in the evening. So you turn around and you see all the lines, you see the entire city and it's the same thing with Margaret bridge, which is one region up from chain bridge. You just turn around and sit in tire city. So that's a beautiful thing. I really like the view. So when you go to Budapest, be sure to enjoy the bridges and remember there's that passeggiata scene. Do you know the word passeggiata, paseo? In Spain. Yeah, people are out. What's the paseo thing in Budapest? Are people out in the beautiful early evening hours? They are and I've got some good news for you because the city's very seriously talking about just going back to where it started from, which is people walking along the river banks, so where they will be rejuvenating a lot of areas there. We have got one on the pesticide. We call it the prominent right, George. Yeah. It runs from pretty much the liberty job to the chain which is two bridges, and that's where people would come out, take their photos and eat ice cream, take their kids over there, but aside has got a longer stretch, but because it's longer, it's not necessarily just one stretch that people would go. Most of the riverbank actually mean recognized by UNESCO. So it's a protected site. And now they're moving to make it more pedestrian. This is where, for instance, the European Union comes in that provides us a lot of funds to basically create or to be able to build the dreams of the archetypes, even though some of the dreams that you can see are quite labyrinth. And that's interesting. So there's a sensitivity or a sensibility about the architect had a vision and we need to let our city evolve while respecting the vision of the architecture. Right. Not always considering traffic. How people are going to get from a to B, but many times you have a pedestrian boulevard, there's traffic consequences, but I think people are favoring people friendly and bicycle friendly city designs. Is that happening in Budapest now? Overall, the city am, I guess, Hungary is the third cut in the European Union with the most amount of people using bicycles. And that's definitely true for Budapest. So we have got a tremendous amount of bicycle lanes in lots of areas. They actually brought in several lanes for bicycles, no cars allowed. Parliament area is one of these. It used to be a full of traffic and right now it's all pedestrian and people are enjoying being out there. It's much, much more accessible right now. And Peter was talking about the Danube promenade that is on the pest side and remember Buddha is the hilly side and is sort of the modern commercial side, the venerable palaces and old church and so on is up on the hill on the Buddha side, but pesh is where you've got the busy commercial boulevards, and so on. And of course, you've got this big parliament building. It's sort of like our capitol building in London's halls of parliament put together. It just feels like a little bit of London fell into Budapest, described the parliament building on it. Absolutely. And it's not accidental because our architects are studied in London and took Westminster as a model. It's actually almost the same size, imagine we only have a population of less than 10 million right now and we've got this gigantic big parliament over there. It does feel a little bit oversized for hungry. I've got to say. Well, but I'm proud of it. It's beautiful. We want to say it was oversight for current Hungary, but if you think in turn of a century, obviously the country is much bigger. So that's a very good point. Because was this built as part of the 1896 celebration times of expanding and when they realized that they need one and I always say to people that you might feel that it's too big, but we must realize that our edges were cut off, but they can't shrink the parliament. We should remind our listeners, that was about 20 years before the end of the austro-hungarian empire with World War I. And in the late 1800s, Austria and Hungary together Budapest and Vienna ruled a mighty and multi ethnic empire right now on travel with Rick Steves, we're getting a view of one of Europe's most beautiful cities Budapest from its pedestrian friendly riverfront promenades that run on either side of the Danube. Our local guides are George farcus and Peter Portsmouth. On the pesticide, we've got the little bit of London parliament building and on the other end of the walk you'd have this amazing industrial age market hall. George described this market hall for us because it's one of the most dramatic for shopping for
"budapest" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Resupply and reinforce its offensive in the Donbass region With NATO Jens Stoltenberg and he will not leave NATO and go back to Norway to run the Central Bank He will stay at NATO for a further tour of duty And 8 48 on an eventful Thursday jobs day tomorrow There are 14 stories to cover right now but Lisa the news and truths it's a single headline from Reuters with a little bit of Bloomberg first word follow-up Russia payment on a dollar bond out 8 years processed by JPMorgan and Lisa I guess we assume it was processed in U.S. dollars They probably won't We don't want to make assumptions That's been the big question I will say And just to give some context to this it was a $447 million coupon payment that was due We have heard certain bondholders have received previous payments for other coupons that would do what's interesting to me is this week's call by Russia that they would offer to buy back some of their debt their dollar denominated debt in rubles How are they going to try to play with this without defaulting The romance of spring in Europe Lisa we now turn to our Maria today It is an icy 50° in The Rain in an election driven Buddha passed and she joins us now with snow scheduled for the Sunday election Is the nation gripped Maria today by this election given war on an 80 mile border four hours east of Budapest Yeah Thomas I would have been overshadowed by the war If you remember at the start of this campaign Victor Orban who of course was running for reelection on Sunday He wanted to make this about well the issues.
Caller: The U.S. Is Completely Ignoring the Budapest Memorandum
"First I'm a first generation American of Latvian immigrants So this is really hitting me hard And my question really my observation is I don't understand why the U.S. is completely ignoring the Budapest memorandum from 1994 In the UK and Russia signed on to the memorandum to agree to not threaten using military force economic coercion against Ukraine in exchange for them given up their nukes It's part of history and it's a great point because I said this actually is the day to somebody If I'm a smaller country and have nuclear weapons I don't give a crap what you say I'm not giving them up Because I don't trust America I don't trust any of these NATO I don't trust anybody to get my back And I can give you just look at where we are You know the other thing is is I don't trust that the guy I'm making the deal with it's going to be around to enforce the deal later on which is exactly where Ukraine is right now I would argue that Ukraine wouldn't be invaded right now if they still had their nuclear weapons Absolutely And we promised Ukraine People need to understand this right And this is the reason why they wanted a NATO so badly Because if you fight one NATO in theory it's on paper whether that paper means anything at this point anymore I don't know right But NATO if you remember of NATO and you go into NATO country all of NATO comes to protect you That's part of the reason why Vladimir Putin didn't want them to become a member of NATO It's also one of the reasons why many people didn't want Ukraine to become a NATO country because we didn't want to have to defend them If Russia decided to invade Ukraine
WSJ: How Ukraine Was Betrayed in Budapest
"Looking back on the history here bet you there's a couple times he had congressman mo Brooks on before Sebastian gork on earlier It now appears that telling Ukraine to forfeit their nuclear weapons in 1994 Soviet nuclear weapons that were on Ukrainian soil After the breakup of the Soviet Union was a catastrophic mistake It was a really great piece by The Wall Street Journal editorial board Yesterday if you'd like to look it up it's called how Ukraine was betrayed in Budapest Kyiv gave up its nuclear weapons in return for security assurances So much for that They noticed that people steal themselves for a Russian attack This was written before the Russians attacked obviously It's worth recalling how the U.S. persuaded Ukraine to give up its nuclear weapons The event was the Budapest memorandum of 1994 in which the U.S. Great Britain and Russia offered security assurances to the nation that had won its independence when the Soviet Union dissolved That now it was obviously doesn't appear to be That was obviously a catastrophic mistake I assure you Vladimir Putin would have acted much differently if it was a nuclear powered Ukraine And I get it Many of you are saying oh my gosh then we could be looking at nuclear war We're looking at it now Putin is openly talking about it right now with no deterrent whatsoever Your options are what Let him launch nuclear weapons in an asymmetric manner so that there's no counter strike or no potential for his gurkha pointed out in the opening hour Mutually assured destruction why do you think the Russians haven't launched on us in decades
James Carafano Check-Ins From Hungary
"James how are you sir Hey great to be with you I'm actually in Hungary And then Budapest So I have a bad as close as you can get to the war without seeing it Well tell everybody where that is in relation to Ukraine because some people may not understand it So Hungary and Poland and Ukraine I mean these are countries that are not very far apart And so when in fact the very close to the border on the western side Yeah and so for example today there aren't any American troops in Hungary because Hungary doesn't really need them It's actually not in the line of sight But there are American troops in Poland when the Russians will look in those Americans will be four miles away from the
Hungary: Statue Honoring Mysterious Bitcoin Founder Unveiled
"A statue was unveiled in Budapest of the mysterious founder of bit coin we are all so does she Santoshi Nakamoto is the name with which in two thousand nine some one published in so called white paper the documentation of beats going hundreds G. or P. is a bit coin journalist and the initiator of the project he curated mixed with going he created the blockchain technology he is the god of our market corrected in a business park near the Danube river in Budapest the featureless space of the bust wrapped in a bronze hoodie emblazoned with the bitcoin logo is heavily Polish to make it reflective like a mirror so people can see themselves it does not matter who said that she was it doesn't matter if it's male female white black whatever the idea behind bitcoin is important not to motor was a pseudonym which could refer to a person or group of people of unknown gender age or national origin I'm a Donahue
"budapest" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Preparations for the pope's visit and proudly showed me the gift for the pontiff a miniature version of the statue of Saint Martin of Tours that graces the cathedral. Father. Shushkevich is also a contributor to a conservative daily newspaper called Pasta Oy. And quickly corrected me. When I described Francis as a liberal pope. It's a point of view. Some people, which are liberal think that he's conservative, and why Sarah's In my opinion, both Francis is definitely not a traditionalist. And he's definitely not liberal. I think he is. The right cattle calls about you. As I think Catholic concern about you is supposed to be one of these forced the about a volunteer to certainly Pope Francis is a master of soft diplomacy. The pontiff is spending some 70 hours in Slovakia, whose president Zuzanna Chapo Tova, is the embodiment of tolerance and liberal values after just seven hours in Budapest, home to the populist nationalist Viktor Orban. There. He urged Hungarians to open their arms to everyone a subtle rebuke to Mr Orban, with whom his clashed on whether Europe should accept asylum seekers, especially from the Muslim world. Journalist. Emmerich Gaza is an expert on the Catholic Church. It'll. Still not against O C. D. C. He certainly sending a strong message. Originally, People assumed he would spend the morning in Budapest the afternoon in Bratislava and then in the evening flight back to Rome. That it would be a balanced visit. So this trip is very pleasing for a slow vax. Very encouraging, but also very surprising, and we're asking the question again and again. Why did he decide to come and spend three days here? There have been various hints, but no real explanation. Maybe he himself will tell us the answer. Nadia, Mr on some old.
Pope to Orban's Hungary: Open Your Arms to Everyone
"Hey Francis is started the first of a four day tour of central Europe by visiting Hungary the pontiff's visit to the capital Budapest was welcomed by knowledge crowds as he presided over massive over a hundred thousand people he had the mass promises us Hungary and then now owns towards everyone the need is seen as a veiled critique of prime minister Viktor Orban's anti migrant policies the two leaders did however need to be it for a short period of time organizers say the meeting was cordial even though opens anti migrant policy clashes with the pope's cool for welcome and integration of those seeking better lives in Europe at a meeting with Jewish and Christian I did it against a resurgence of anti semitism in Europe I think this is roughly about seven two little delighting in Europe and elsewhere this is a few not allowed to best band time Karen Thomas
What Can Conservatives Learn from Hungary?
"Cut ninety. Five tucker recounts how he witnessed on the hungarian border if someone crossed and came in there immediately process and released back. Here's the difference in hungary. They're not ruled by a corporate class. They're not ruled by self interested on very weak republicans like we have in our country cut ninety five while we're on the border. Say the serbian border. In hungary we saw two people who attempted to come in weekly. Both them turned out to be from syria and we watched what happened when they were apprehended was very straightforward process so straight-forward that was a little confusing to watch. They came over the border. They were immediately picked up by border patrol. They were brought to a detainment area. They're treated politely. Were there the whole time. They were photographed. They were searched for weapons on the outside of their clothing and then they were escorted through a door and we follow them. We are going to further processing to meet with their attorneys or some soros-funded ngo and then moved into southern part of hungary to stay there forever. At least a few years. But that's not what it was. That door was the border and as we followed them through. They were escorted back where they came from
Our Government Is Subsidizing Lawlessness With the Eviction Moratorium
"Government is subsidizing lawlessness intentionally staying in a home without paying rents or a condo or an apartment. Let me say that again intentionally. Not having some sort of unforeseen medical emergency but intentionally is no different than walking into a bank with a firearm and taking money you are stealing property from somebody else. You are stealing the ability to monetize that property. And what we've done is we have basically said to anyone who has paid rent in any capacity of. You're listening all across the country right now that you are a sucker and that all that money you paid as rents could have been used for something else. We just taxed the responsible people and we bailed out the irresponsible people wonder if that sounds like sounds like the two thousand eight financial crisis. Doesn't it where we tax the people that actually were responsible with their mortgages and we bailed out the banks and the people that were irresponsible with their mortgages.
Is Democrat-Led California Running Our Country?
"California's running our country. Nancy pelosi speaker of the house. Adam schiff is out of the house intel committee eric. Swale well is acting like the sultan of brunei shirtless and a foreign middle eastern country with slaves around him and some sort of country. That's awful for free speech protections. We have camera harris vice president. United states menlo park has google facebook and twitter all headquartered there. California runs the whole country. And you're trying to tell me that if republicans can't win back the governor's mansion in california that you can't take back the house of the senate.
Budapest Orchestra Performs Live Concert From Moving Truck
"The Budapest Festival Orchestra wants its audience back. They're going on the road literally to try to get it. Five members of the orchestra performed classical music to drivers and passers. Buy from a truck and afternoon traffic. People on the streets stopped to enjoy the impromptu concert applauding at the end of pieces.
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"budapest" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Clad only in rags and wooden clogs. They called it the march of death. Fourth of the prisoners died along the way the survivors loaded into boxcars and shift West. George was sent it sent him out Housing. Notoriously brutal camp in Upper Austria. A few days later, he was sent to Evan. See Satellite camp. Official Polly policy of both camps was extermination through labor. It was a cruel mockery of the science that created the prisoners is the international West. What makes you free? Evans in charge was put to work digging tunnels in which the Nazis could hide their war. Armaments from Allied bombing on May 6 1945 11.5 months After George was ripped from his home and family Evans, he was finally liberated by George Patton's 80th Infantry Division, the last of the Nazi camps to be liberated. George was then 16 years of age. He weighed less than £70. After the war, George stayed briefly with two of his aunts and Budapest. Together, they discovered the father was still alive, but desperately L. That tuberculosis sanitarium in Munich. Several months later, George was able to visit him. Settled into a displaced camp for Jewish Children near Munich. In October 1949. He moved to America and lived with his great uncle who owned a small grocery store on the south side of Chicago. George slept on a recliner chair in the store room. He was even happy to be there..
The Mystery Of Hudini
"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to
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.
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