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    7scents

    I have a peculiarly impulsive sense of smell that has led me to stopping random people and commenting on the scent they’re wearing. Women usually

    Budapest

    Coming home

    I have a weakness. I have several weaknesses in fact, but more than any of the others, this one I find impossible to resist. You

    If only we hadn’t missed that turn

    Back in 2008 at a conference in Budapest, I discovered Thinkers50, a biannual global ranking of management thinkers billed as ‘the essential guide to which

    Budapest

    Better leaders, better world

    I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up: a primary school teacher. I gave little thought to my second and third

    The royal Balaton

    My geography is terrible. My Hungarian geography is particularly bad. Add that to a horrible sense of direction and the countless times I’ve gotten lost

    Break for the border

    I have an innate distrust of guide books, the well-known names in the travel world. I doubt if the authors have ever even been to

    Beer and other matters of distinction

    If I needed affirmation that I’d picked the best district in which to live in Budapest (something I’ve long since known), I got it recently

    A New Year’s Prayer

    For many, 2015 might be a year they’d prefer to forget. One that brought all sorts of travesties to the world, resulting in the deaths

    Budapest

    My wish this Christmas

    The world is in a mess, a terrible mess. Decisions being made in the hallowed halls of power in one country are affecting the lives

    Friendly faces when they’re most needed

    In a world where politics polarises people, where contrary opinions can ruin friendships, where ideological differences can result in being ostracised, it’s easy to forget

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