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I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to Central Europe (Czech Republic, Poland, & Hungary) last fall with my husband and mother-in-law, and we had a wonderful time...I chose to keep a travel journal along the way to capture our adventures, and this is the result. I found much of my inspiration for this style of travel journal from Mary Ann Moss' blog, I highly recommend it. To see what my handmade journal looked like BEFORE my trip, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgt0oR... Thanks again for watching!
Travel Journal No.3 is finally up people!!! So hyped, this is my favourite vlog yet. I honestly had so much fun making and editing this one. But let me know what you think still :D Also check out our friends' blogs, they're inspiring in the fashion world. Promise. If you're hitting up Budapest, make sure you check out Szimpla Bar (which was where we went but not captioned in the video). Possibly the best bar I've ever been to! ^_^ And special thanks to the awesome people we met at Budapest: Kata our Airbnb host, Susie, Bence, Bence's fabulous boyfriend (I feel terrible for forgetting your name, SORRY!) and Dina the Carrot Lady, you are so gorgeous. **I do not own any of this music. My intentions are to share good music from such talented artists. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as...
More than 10,000 Chinese live in Hungary - more than in any other country in central Europe. Though xenophobia is a reality there, the Chinese community has been largely tolerated.The Hungarian government sees ties with the Chinese as a way to help revive the country's weak financial situation. Beijing hopes to make Budapest an economic bridge to Europe - and the Chinese community there has been largely left alone. But the group has not completely integrated; they have their own newspapers and television channel. A large and modern Asian shopping center caters to members of the community - and a bilingual school has also been opened in Budapest.
Nearly two million people in Hungary - particularly in the southeast - lack access to clean drinking water. In a number of European countries, the groundwater is contaminated with heavy metals. Hungary, Serbia and Croatia are especially affected. For more information go to: www.dw.de/english www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Relations between Hungary and Slovakia have become strained after the government in Budapest offered passports to members of Slovakia's Hungarian minority. Bratislava has reacted angrily.Hungary's new prime minister Viktor Orbán has wasted little time in announcing that ethnic Hungarians living in Slovakia will soon be able to apply for a Hungarian passport. Orbán neglected to inform the Slovak authorities first and they were quick to voice their disapproval. Slovaks of Hungarian descent who accept Hungarian passports now risk losing their Slovakian citizenship. In addition, Slovakia's Hungarian passport holders won't enjoy the same rights granted to regular Hungarian citizens. They will neither be able to vote in Hungarian elections nor qualify for social security benefits in Hungary.
A year ago, Hungary almost went bankrupt. Since then, the country has been following a strict austerity plan. Institutions for the mentally ill have been closed, and now many are homeless.Hungary's biggest psychiatric hospital has been sacrificed to the savings plans. It was first opened in the mid-19th century as a madhouse. The hospital had been out-of-step with modern psychiatric thinking for a long time before it finally got the chop. The plan was to replace it with smaller, state-of-the-art clinics, but now there's not enough money to build them. So far, none of them have been built, and no one's doing anything to help the former patients.
Hungary holds the Presidency of the European Union. But it is currently risking conflict with the EU. It has forbidden sales of agricultural land to foreigners.When negotiating its accession to the European Union, Hungary agreed to liberalize the purchase of agricultural land. But now the government in Budapest wants to keep farmland from being sold to foreigners. With a Law on the National Stock of Land, it controls private sales of fields, meadows, and forests. Many farmers, especially from Austria, had bought such land and now feel cheated. They were counting on seeing their pocket contracts legalized.
Slovakia is home to a sizeable ethnic Hungarian community that is pushing for greater autonomy. The government in Bratislava opposes the initiative, which has put a strain on relations between Slovakia and neighbouring Hungary. Recently the government produced new geography textbooks for Hungarian schools in Slovakia, in which the Hungarian place names had been removed and replaced with Slovak equivalents. The decision provoked outrage within Slovakia's ethnic Hungarian community, with subsequent attempts by the government to defuse the situation proving to no avail. European Journal takes a closer look at the simmering ethnic tensions in Slovakia.
Two years ago Hungary approved its National Social Inclusion Strategy, intended to improve the lot of its Roma population. Back then, the strategy was hailed as a milestone that could be a model for Europe. But the ethnic minority has seen little benefit. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
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The region around Tokaj in northern Hungary is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and is internationally renowned as a wine-growing region. Even the Romans cultivated wine here,and Louis XIV glorified the wine from Tokaj as the Wine of the Kings and the King of Wines'. Yet the residents of the villages around Tokaj see the wine tradition with rather mixed feelings. The same even in Mezömobor: of approximately 2,500 residents,only a good three dozen can actually live from wine cultivation. The rest is hoping for industrial jobs. Yet they barely see a chance of reconciling industrialization with the area's World Cultural Heritage status.
Hungary now allows its citizens to distill schnapps for private use without the need for a special license or to pay tax. However, physicians and commercial distilleries are against the change.Since autumn 2010 Hungarians can distill up to 50 liters of strong alcohol schnapps or up to 100 liters of schnapps containing 43 per cent alcohol. The government decided to ease restrictions on distilling as a gesture of thanks for the support it received from rural voters in elections. But it's a decision that goes against conventional thinking on public health policy as alcohol abuse is a cause of major concern in Hungary. Commercial distillery owners also oppose the decision. One company, however, is adapting to the situation and is now offering the public courses in distillation with the aim of ...
Following the introduction of strict border rules, Hungary declared a crisis situation in two counties struggling to cope with the growing number of migrants. Mark Kelly reports. Image: AFP Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
Chinese investment in Hungary exceeded 3.5 billion US dollars by mid-2016. One of the most significant investments was the procurement of Hungary’s chemical giant BorsodChem in 2011 by China's Wanhua Group.In 2011, BorsodChem was on the verge of bankruptcy and sent more than 2,500 workers to the country's unemployment bureau. In 2017 however, BorsodChem became one of the top employers in northeastern Hungary and one of only eight producers of polyurethane components in the world. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Watch CGTN Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2-Aq7f_BwE Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id...
The head of the Hungarian prime minister’s office said on Thursday that the “tolerance period” toward illegal immigrants will end on Sept. 15, a move intended to make them “change direction.” Mark Kelly reports. Image: AFP Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
As migrants and refugees continue to make the journey to countries in the European Union, Budapest railway station closes in an effort to stop them boarding trains to Germany. Mark Kelly reports. Image: Getty Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
Sandor Kepiro is accused of serious war crimes. After World War Two, he fled to Argentina. Today he lives in freedom in Budapest - and is suing those who accused him.As a Hungarian Gendarmerie officer in World War Two, Kepiro is said to have taken part in the massacre of more than 1,300 Jews, Serbs, and Roma in Novi Sad. Some years ago, the Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff traced him to Budapest. A Hungarian court ruled that Kepiro must stand trial. But it hasn't come to a trial. Instead, Kepiro - now 96 years old - tried to take Zuroff to court for slander.
Farmers in northeastern Hungary are complaining about large-scale crop theft. Some of them have had to give up their farms.Impoverished villagers often steal a little food from farmers'fields. But increasingly, whole truckloads of animal fodder or alfalfa are disappearing. It's suspected that livestock breeders are the clients of these well organized thefts. The farmers have little chance of stopping these nocturnal thieves given the size of the fields. Some farmers have hired security companies to guard their fields. But that's expensive and doesn't offer 100 percent protection. The government has now increased the penalties for such crimes. But that hasn't deterred the thieves.
Last October, a toxic sludge spill from an aluminium plant in western Hungary claimed nine lives.Travelling at speeds of 60 kilometers an hour, the red slurry flooded several villages. Those affected were promised help, but so far little has been forthcoming. Most are still in emergency accommodation, while the aluminium factory responsible for the disaster resumed production long ago. Meanwhile, there is evidence of heavy metal contamination in rivers in the area.