Hungarian Baggage

A few bottles that jumped out at me at Budapest airport last week. Any thoughts, suggestions, notes, and/or observations would be most graciously appreciated. – Bock Villanyi Royal Cuvee 2004 – Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Aszu Eszencia 2000 – Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos 2003 I’ve read lots of ‘wows’ about this …

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Janos Kadar’s skull.

Last May, the skull and several bones of Janos Kadar, Hungary’s communist leader from 1956 until 1988, were stolen by grave robbers in Budapest. Have they been found? I checked eBay, and found nothing. Is anyone still searching? Does anyone know?

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30 second Budapest sex shop advisor.

Here’s an insightful yet breezy survey of Hungary’s sex shops where, embarrassment on the part of shoppers, is a thing of the distant past. (One reported exception was a young man “who froze stiff when he recognised an acquaintance in some gay pornography.”) Among the highlights noted are defective or …

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12-year stroll reaches 40,000th km

Hungary’s MTI reported that Canadian Jean Beliveau, who’s taking a solo walk around the world, passed kilometer # 40,000 on Saturday in the village of Rakoczifalva, where his reception committee included the mayor and the village drummer. His stroll, in conjunction with UNESCO’s 2000-2010 International Decade for Culture of Peace and …

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