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How a Dirty Underpass in a Hungary Railway Station Became a Little Isle of Humanity

Krisztina Danka, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.

When I lay down in my comfortable apartment in Budapest, Hungary, all I could see in my mind are images of babies and little children lying on the dirty floor of Budapest's railway stations, or a damp field near the border waiting for their transfer to a new, safer and better life.

'Love Will Win': Syrian Refugee Couple's Kiss Is A Moment Of Grace Amid Crisis

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.23.2015 | Good News

There is little respite for Syrians who have fled their homeland, but a photographer captured two people in a quiet, loving moment. Zsíros Istv...

Facebook Group Helps Migrants, Refugees Cut Through Red Tape, Enter Camps

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

Hungarian officials erected a wire fence along the southern border to keep out migrants and refugees, last week, but over 7,000 Hungarian c...

Up Close and Personal: the Refugee Crisis in Hungary

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
W. Hunter Roberts

American visitors were rare back then. Yet they welcomed me, an American woman from an "enemy state" with open arms. Now, 25 years later, I am in Hungary and they are coming, expecting the same sort of open arms. Instead they find fences and fear.

Woman Organizes Aid Caravan From Spain to Hungary To Help Refugees

HuffPost Spain | Carlota E. Ramírez | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact

  "It's simple: I own a station wagon, and I'm tired of looking at sad images." That's how Natalia Álvarez explains the initiative she started la...

Why We Desperately Need to Help Syrian Refugee Children Get to School

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

Europe will need to do far more to provide for asylum seekers within our borders. But while Europe copes with tens of thousands, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey urgently need more aid to cope with millions.

Hundreds Of Migrants And Refugees To Walk 150 Miles From Hungary To Austria

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

They're miles away from their war-torn countries, and they won't stop until they find a new home. On Thursday, an estimated 1,200 migrants and re...

Photos, Video Show Frantic Crowds At Budapest Train Station

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

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Mirror Mirror, Break the Wall

LGBT News | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

There in the middle of the festival grounds, adorned within a classic Spiegeltent of wood canvas and mirrors stood an island within the island, Magic Mirror - the espoused "hetero-friendly queer venue" of the festival.

Devastating Photos Show Thousands Trapped In Budapest Train Station

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

As European governments spar over how to address the rising number of migrants and refugees trying to enter the EU, some cities in the regio...

Hundreds Of Migrants Protest Hungary Travel Ban As More Die At Sea

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hung...

If You Could Go Anywhere: 10 Bucket-List Travel Destinations

Leon Logothetis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

A change of location can feed both body and mind. There is so much to see and do around the globe. The only question becomes where to begin.

Remarkable Retail Amidst the Ruins

Jon Bird | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

To find surprising retail in a foreign city, you often have to do a little digging. You have to be part archaeologist, part anthropologist, delving beyond the surface similarities of the globalized retail landscape to see what makes a place and its people unique.

Don't Throw Momma From the Boat: How I Survived a Danube River Cruise

Natalie Compagno | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

I am watching the season finale of "Downton Abbey" when my Mom calls to say that she wants to go on a Danube river cruise. Of course she does. It's Pavlovian, the Viking Cruises ad runs before each episode and the bells ring for the servants to attend to the aristocrats of the manor.

Budapest: Hollywood on the Danube

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

When the movie "Spy" opens June 5, viewers will see Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law flirting in the offices of the C.I.A. In Budapest.

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

Oyster | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel

Using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just $100/night this summer. Suddenly, that trip to New York City looks much less appealing. But you'll be shocked by how gorgeous a resort you can score for just $100 in Phuket!

8 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Elodie Cheesman

With a six-week long university break stretching out before me and indecisive friends "umm-ing" and "aah-ing" over holiday plans, I decided to travel alone. My solo adventures in Copenhagen, Budapest and Vienna really emboldened me. Corny as it is to say, my solo traveling experience has literally opened up a world of possibilities.

13 Reasons You Need To Visit Budapest ASAP

Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel

Europe is mind-blowingly cheap right now. And of all the picturesque places to choose from, we've got a special eye on Budapest.

5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job To Travel Now

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

Stop kidding yourself. How long has it been since you said, "If I just get to X, I will take that trip"?

A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

A Tale of Two Menus: Eating in Sister Cities on the Danube

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

Sure enough, the same items kept popping up on every menu, whether I was in the Hungarian or Austrian capital. There was Hungarian goulash everywhere I went in Austria and the Austrian Schnitzel all over the other side of the border.

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Oyster | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not all that way.

Unfashionably Good

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
Eric Uhlfelder

So infuriating is the peculiar nature of the lead character in Manhattan's Mint Theater Company's latest farcical production, that your typical New Yorker may likely have to restrain himself... even herself... from leaping on stage.

10 Things Not to Miss in Budapest

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Budapest is truly a tale of two cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube River. Here are our suggestions on getting the most out both Buda and Pest.