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ANDRáS B. GöLLNER is an emeritus professor at Montreal's Concordia University and professor of communications and media studies at the Budapest Business School.IN OCTOBER 1956, Hungarians won the admiration of the world for their heroic rebellion against a ruthless, Soviet-imposed regime. Fifty years later, Hungarians are bracing themselves for a different type of revolution. The target this time is not an...
Tags: Elections, Europe, Government, Adolf Hitler, European Parliament
Special to The Los Angeles TimesTHE BEST WAY From LAX, Air France, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss Air offer connecting service (change of plane) to Budapest, Hungary. Restricted round-trip airfares start at $734. THE PLACES Look for these kerts, or garden cafes,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThey wear black-vested uniforms and rally for the fatherland. Their red and white striped armbands remind many here of the fascist thugs who did the Nazis' dirty work in wartime Hungary. Formed last year, the Hungarian Guard is the latest specimen of...
Tags: Elections, Government, Czech Republic, Judaism, Bulgaria
For travelers wishing to veer a bit off the beaten path, Eastern Europe has a lot to offer, and it is getting increasingly popular with Americans looking for an authentic taste of Old World life. Times staff writer Susan Spano took a peek at some...
Europe's newest high-speed train, the TGV East between Paris and Strasbourg, is a hit with Americans after just one day in operation. Rail Europe, which handles ticket sales in North America, is selling up to four times as many tickets on parts of the...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesBudapest, Hungary Ihad arrived here during a punishing cold stretch of winter that kept me cooped up in my flat within the shadow of mighty St. Stephen's Basilica — and in earshot of its hourly gong. When I went out, it was mostly to nearby cafes...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Hungary, Judaism, Allen Ginsberg
Special to The TimesThe unhappy marrieds who stray off the interstate in "Vacancy" think that the most unpleasant thing awaiting them is a night in the same bed. But when their car breaks down on a quiet rural road, the only place to stay is a run-down motel with some...
Fiji Officials declared resorts in the main tourist area of Nadi and other regions of western Viti Levu out of the disaster zone after what meteorologists called the strongest and most relentless storm in 100 years. Nevertheless, the tropical...
Egypt Egyptian authorities lifted the requirement for tourist vehicles to travel in armed convoys after 10 years without a terrorist incident on the roads along the Nile. The restriction was put in place after the 1997 attack at the Temple of...
Special to the Tribune"Travia: The Ultimate Book of Travel Trivia" (Intrepid Traveler, $15.95; ISBN: 978-1-887140-75-1) Trivia and travel buffs will find this book hard to put down. Author Nadine Godwin divides "Travia" into a dozen thematic chapters, including travel...
Tags: Massachusetts, Oregon, Long Island, Travel, Czech Republic
Times Staff WriterThe concept of the sublime runs discreetly through Hungarian filmmaker Lajos Koltai's transcendent World War II drama "Fateless." It is not the simple notion of elevated beauty but rather the idea that a form of pleasure can be derived in even the most...
GETTING THERE: From LAX, Lufthansa, Air France, British, Aer Lingus and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane); restricted round-trip fares begin at $792. Budget carriers SkyEurope (vwww.skyeurope.com) and Wizzair (vwww.wizzair.com) offer low-...
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