Our Jet Set Kitty: An International Pet Adoption

Since May 2017, we have a Siamese-mix cat whom we adopted from Spain. Why adopt? And why adopt from abroad? Our planet has no shortage of cats, and due to the lax neutering attitude of many people, cats often multiply without control. Most animal protection organisations advocate neutering and run neutering programmes, but it is not always enforced. In our federal state, some towns and districts made it a law that if your cat goes outside, it has to be neutered, and there is a petition that...

Budapest Sugar Rush: Grand Cafes and Sweet Patisseries

What could be better in winter than to soak in hot thermal waters and enjoy some very fine cakes? As a child, we usually travelled to Hungary during late spring for a week’s holiday. We had to apply vor a visa months in advance and could only change a small amount of our currency into Hungarian Forint. This was enough for the Leanyfalu Baths, but we never ate put and shopped in supermarkets only – with the exception of a single trip to the then Cafe Hungaria which stuck in...