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The Physchology of Investing


Find out how psychology affects investing, and how to avoid costly and common investment mistakes. This is the first in a series of three articles written by Richard Holmes of Gerrards International an experienced UK Qualified Financial Adviser who is based in Budapest. Click here to read …    

English Comedy in Prague: Earl Okin’s One Man Show!


This is a very special, last-minute surprise show for Prague, as a prelude to the return of regular English comedy shows from Baby Blue Banana in the new year! Live at The James Joyce, U Obecniho Dvora 4, Prague, , 11000, Czech Republic on 12 November, 2012 20:00 Musical genius and international sex symbol Earl Okin is back! One of the most […]

Czech Economy Joins Hungary in Recession


Hungary and the Czech Republic both entered recession as Romania’s economy grew following two consecutive quarters in decline. Both Czech and Hungarian economies, the second and third largest post communist EU members, shrank 0.2% in the first 3 months of the year. The GDP of both countries also shrank by 1.2% from the same time […]

Average Czech Income Quadrupled


The average Czech income has quadrupled since its foundation a report on Hungarian news site index has reported. In the first year as an independent state, 1993, the average monthly household income was 3,751 crowns while in 2011 it had risen to 12,902 crowns. The results for pensioners are even better with the average pension […]

Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day


The 2nd of August marks the Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day. During the night of 2nd to 3rd of August 1944, the Roma camp or “Gypsy camp” as they called them at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liquidated and the last group of nearly 3000 Roma inmates there were sent to the gas chambers. There will […]

Sziget Live on YouTube


Anyone not lucky enough to be going to this year’s Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary can now watch a live stream from the event thanks to the Sziget Festival official youtube channel. Every day from the 8th to 13th August from 3pm until late festival organisers will broadcast a live stream of events, concerts, parties […]

First Medal at London 2012 for Czech Republic

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Vavrinec Hradilek won the silver medal in the men’s K1 slalom Kayak to give the Czech Republic its first medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Hradilek came second behind Italian Daniele Molmenti who was celebrating his 28th birthday today. The bronze went to Germany’s Hannes Aigner. According to UK Eurosport, after the race Hradilek […]

Two Cats in Prague

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Unlike most people I know, I have never been a fan of Prague. My most recent trip there only served to reinforce my feelings and my preference and yes, appreciation for Budapest. In the past, my criticism has been based on ambiance – a feeling that Prague was so clean and sterile it was like […]

Most Wanted Nazi Arrested and Charged in Hungary


Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, aged 97, the World’s most wanted Nazi war criminal has been arrested and charged this morning in Hungary with war crimes. He is accused of having played a part in sending 15,700 Jews to their deaths at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland while serving as a police officer in Kosice (Kassa) during […]

75th anniversary of the Prague-Budapest route

CSA Airbus A319. Photo by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Management from CSA Czech Airlines and Budapest airport held a celebration event at Budapest Airport’s 2B last week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first flight between the cities of Budapest and Prague, which took place on 23 May 1937. CSA Czech Airlines now operates the same route up to five times a day, carrying approximately […]

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