The Budapest Train Station Where Refugees Are Trapped, Scammed, and, Sometimes, Helped


Standing on the platform in Budapest’s Keleti Station after guiding the final group of refugees onto the trains this past Friday evening, Ibrahim Kasem explained the situation to me. A kindergarten teacher originally from Syria himself (he speaks Arabic), Kasem is one of three translators consistently seen on the… »9/15/15 5:15pm9/15/15 5:15pm

What Made You Think The Second Hummer Wouldn't Also Fall Through The Ice?

Eastern Europe has been under a Siberian spell for a week or so, prompting the owner of a Hummer H2 to test the six inches of ice on Hungary’s Lake Balaton for some Siberian-style winter driving. What he apparently forgot was that a few days of 10-degree weather does not magically turn Lake Balaton into Lake Baikal. »2/07/12 2:30pm2/07/12 2:30pm