Explorer Sass Flóra – Florence Baker – part 3
Florence and Sam Baker, drawing by Alphonse de Neuville
In the previous instalment, we had followed Sass Flóra and Sam Baker through the Nubian Desert. Here they continue their expedition in search of the origin of the Nile.
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Swindler with a Heart of Gold
Róbert bácsi being helped by Petrás Sári, operette diva
”Róbert bácsi” was a household word in Budapest in the 1920s. When the City government was no longer able to finance the soup kitchens necessitated by post-World War I conditions, Robert Feinsilber, a Turkish citizen born in Yemen and wearing Russian garb offered to take them over, to be financed by his ”Dutch wealth”. The offer was gratefully accepted, since providing a hot lunch for 60,000 to 70,000 poor people every day became an ever heavier burden in those difficult economic times See the full story...
|Too Much Talent?|
Imagine a large meeting of international conductors in the 1960s. The Master of Ceremonies, taking the podium announces: “Would the Hungarian-born Maestro please step forward?”
Not one, but about half a dozen would have stepped forward: George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, Antal Dorati KBE, Sir Georg (sic, pron. "George") Solti, and Zoltán Rozsnyai.
All of them handled their batons like magic wands at the helms of world-famous U.S. orchestras. See the full story...
Olga Vállay Szokolay
|What Language Do Animals Speak?|
People speak many different languages; so do animals. Or is it only that we perceive their ”speech” differently? See the full story...
|Zsuzsi and Andris, a Székely Barbie and Ken|
In the fall of 2018, I spent 5 days in beautiful Erdély with my two younger sisters, Ili and Zsuzsa. It goes without saying: it was a trip of a lifetime! I will tell you about our visit in a very unusual and beautiful museum. See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabó
May is the time for kohlrabi (karalábé in Hungarian). That is why we bring you a great recipe for preparing this dish. See the full story...