The Budapest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

Brendan Behan claimed that the Irish do not have a nationality, but a psychosis, which might be correct- and it might also be contagious. No other nation in the world, particularly not a relatively tiny one, with 6 million people stranded on a remote island, could generate such a commotion in a Central European capital…

Friday After the Rain

Budapest’s been lately seeing snow for hours or so- just as the English summer is half an afternoon of sunshine in June and the storm, Budapest winter is half a morning of snow in February and the rain. But at least the pavement is shiny in the evening light, if that’s any kind of consolation….