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Portfolio

A collection of writing samples from my portfolio, with bylines in WeLoveBudapest.com, Travelling in Style, Stars & Stripes, ResumeWorded, CultureTrip, and Peerspace. Please see more examples by visiting my LinkedIn profile.

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Exploring Budapest’s street art: Delve into the wonderful world of street art in Budapest, murals, statues and figurines, on walls, in squares and even in an underground car park.

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest.com

   Published: 7 January 2021

Budapest Hotel Histories: the Gresham Palace: More than just a hotel, the Gresham Palace has seen generations of Hungarians sweep through its luxurious lobby. But did you know it once also housed occupying Soviet troops? 

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest.com

   Published: 15 February 2021

A city built by water: Budapest from Roman aqueducts to modern spa mecca: The city of Budapest is renowned for its thermal baths, and this association is by no means a modern one. The Romans set up almost five kilometres of aqueducts as far back as the second century, and Budapest has been creating, expanding and evolving its waterworks ever since.

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest.com

   Published: 15 March 2020

Fun, fire and frolics of Busójárás 2020: In one town in southern Hungary, 'Carnival' is not celebrated with beaded necklaces and cbeer, but rather with terrifying wooden masks and huge woolen cloaks, fire, and mischief. Experience Busójárás

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest.com

   Published: 24 February 2020

Travelling in style: Exploring Budapest: Winter 2020 edition of the Kempinski hotel's "Travelling in Style" magazine, featuring my article on sightseeing, food, and architecture in Budapest. Pages 52-57. 

   Publication: Travelling in Style

   Published: February 2020

 

Meet Catherine Dickens, Hungarian descendent of the famed Charles Dickens: Did you know that Charles Dickens has a great-great-granddaughter living in Hungary? Meet Catherine Dickens, the powerhouse entrepreneur running a holiday rental service in Csákberény!

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest.com

   Published: 14 December 2020

Photographer's guide to photographing snow: When shooting in extreme weather conditions, like snow or rain, there are certain methods which the photographer can utilise to obtain the best results.

   Publication: Peerspace

   Published: 3 May 2021

Wonderest: Memories of a micro-music festival: The tiniest music festival in the Transylvanian mountains, Wonderest has just wrapped up its second year of operations. Featuring music, food, environmentalism, lecture series, and a couple raucous thunderstorms, we take a look at the festival experience.

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest

   Published: 27 July 2021

Ditch convention and discover bio-dynamic wine at Marlou: What is bio-dynamic wine? For the average consumer, it might sound pretentious, a new-fangled term riding the organic bandwagon, but that’s exactly what Jean-Julien Ricard is trying to combat with his Budapest-based wine shop, Marlou.

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest

   Published: 11 February 2021

Castles, Cruises and Caves: The Best Things To Do in Budapest: The vibrant Hungarian capital, Budapest, has become one of Central Europe’s premier city-break destinations. From the buzzing ruin bar culture to peaceful boat rides along the Danube River, Budapest has no shortage of activities to help visitors fill their itinerary.

   Publication: Culture Trip

   Published: 3 February 2021

The Button Ladies of Terény: In a quaint village outside Budapest, four women sit around a large wooden table. They work diligently, blocks of clay in one corner, a kiln in another, and on the table in front of them, dozens and dozens of hand-made buttons. These buttons will travel far from their humble settings, as each is destined to adorn the garments of the luxury fashion line Nanushka.

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest

   Published: 26 November 2019

Meet the Crown Maker of Budapest: In a treasure-laden flat overlooking the Danube sits a man in spectacles. He’s an English transplant to Hungary’s capital city, and his professional career has included time in the film industry. But even more spectacular than that is his personal hobby: with semi-precious stones, jewellery and fabrics purchased round the globe, Mark Rimmell makes crowns.

   Publication: WeLoveBudapest

   Published: 11 February 2020

Useful German idioms: As a part of Stars & Stripes' European division, I wrote cultural and travel pieces for the newspaper, which is distributed to US Armed Service members living abroad. I would often write informational pieces to help new arrivals learn about local customs, such as this article on German idioms.

   Publication: Stars & Stripes

   Published: 2017

 

Fatigue and your period: Everything you need to understand about the pain you experience during your period--and when to seek medical intervention.

   Publication: Active Iron blog

   Published: 19 August 2023

 

Talking to your teen abvout their period: It's an awkward conversation to have, for both sides. But periods are a totally normal function of a woman's life, so here are some tips on how to speak to your teenager about their first period.*

   Publication: Active Iron blog

   Published: 15March 2022

*Please note: after a site update, Active Iron is incorrectly crediting this article to Claire O'Brien, but they are aware of the issue and will be fixing it soon.

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