A BRIT student has been left in a coma after he was mowed down by a car on the first night of his holiday in Budapest. David Kloos, 20, was crossing the road when he was struck by the vehicle. He suffered a fractured skull and doctors in the Hungarian capital have put him in an induced coma because of the swelling in his brain. His dad Simon, brother Callum and girlfriend Laura Clayton have flown out to Budapest to be at his hospital bedside.INTENSIVE CARE David was on his way to a spa party with friends when the accident happened on April 6. Lewis Guest, who was among the holidaymakers, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to fund David’s medical care and legal fees. The University of Liverpool student was rushed to Baleseti Kozpont hospital, where he remains in intensive care. David has always tried to give as much as he can to the community, friends and those in need. I ask you please to find it in your hearts to support a son, brother, boyfriend and dear friendLewis … [Read more...] about Brit lad, 20 seriously ill in Budapest after being mown down by a car on holiday as family face desperate battle to bring him home
In our new Green Weekend series, we invite you to discover Europe’s main cities in a sustainable way - from green accommodation to getting around, ethical shopping to relaxing. Let's begin with Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and this year's best European destination according to European Best Destinations (EBD). Known as the 'Pearl of the Danube', Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto and Stockholm’s easygoing way of life. If you are a green traveler, you may not think of Budapest as the prime eco-friendly travel destination. However, in the last decade, the city of 1.75 million people has made great strides in terms of environmental friendliness. Follow our guide: Getting around: bus & bikes Walking is one of the best - and most eco-friendly - ways to get around Budapest but if you want to give your feet a rest, there are other ways to discover the beauty of Budapest. For example, Budapest’s must-see … [Read more...] about How to have a Green Weekend in Budapest?
Can a university’s campus building promote sustainability and care for the environment while also being an architectural marvel? Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) proves that the lecture halls in which we study reflect our acknowledgement of the seriousness of climate change, put us on a path towards alleviating carbon emissions and waste, and enrich our concept of aesthetic beauty. In July, 2015 CEU became the second higher education institution in continental Europe, and the first in Central and Eastern Europe, to receive the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification, the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. Two of the campus’ buildings – the Nador 15 and the Nador 13 – have been BREEAM certified. In 2017, these buildings won the CEU the Environmental Social and Sustainability Award, part of the CIJ Awards Hungary competition sponsored by CIJ, Europe’s … [Read more...] about Inside Budapest’s green new campus
Where would you set a plant-based vegan food truck park? Probably Berlin, Los Angeles or London, right. Well, none of these location were bold enough for Márton Nagy and his friend and business partner, Péter Papp. No, the duo decided to establish their gastronomical vegan adventure in Hungary, a country where meat comes with a side of meat and is simply a cornerstone of every meal. Their ‘Vegan Garden’ found a home in the heart of Budapest’s Jewish District, putting the Hungarian capital on the map of European vegan hotspots. Márton Nagy worked in the pharmaceutical industry before making the switch to hospitality. He first managed a bar where questions about the impact of western lifestyles on the environment started popping up. What if you could use non-toxic paints and art made of recycled trash to decorate the place whilst serving drinks in paper cups sourced from sustainably managed forests? Returning from a five month backpacking trip around … [Read more...] about Budapest has a new vegan paradise
Published 5:52 am PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 Friday, November 9, 2018 photo, a golden-bellied mangabey with her newborn cub at their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo, Hungary.. The baby monkey was born on October 22. The golden-bellied mangabey is extremely rare, there are only 12 zoos on the world in which they can be found. (Attila Kovacs/MTI via AP) less Friday, November 9, 2018 photo, a golden-bellied mangabey with her newborn cub at their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo, Hungary.. The baby monkey was born on October 22. The golden-bellied mangabey is extremely ... more Photo: Attila Kovacs, AP Photo: Attila Kovacs, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Friday, November 9, 2018 photo, a golden-bellied mangabey with her newborn cub at their enclosure in the Budapest … [Read more...] about Rare golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo