Famous Hungarians

Ármin Vámbéry

The Dervish in Disguise
My Turkish friend in Istanbul insists that Hungarians are just another Turkish tribe; at least, that’s what they were taught at school. No wonder the ‘madjar’ tourist gets a most favourable treatment in the bazaar. However, Hungarian textbooks still teach that, until the defeat of the Hungarians by the Suleiman the Magnificent […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Famous Hungarians|0 Comments

Ágoston Haraszty

The best lesson I had with my American students back at Rutgers University was the wine tasting class where I was supposed to teach them about Hungarian culture.  Blindfolded, they had to guess which wine was Californian and which was Hungarian; they kept guessing until the last drop and in the end everyone turned out […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Famous Hungarians|0 Comments