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Lucy Mallows is a European photojournalist, travel writer and translator who moved to Budapest in 1993 with the intention of writing the 'Great Gloomy Eastern European Novel'. She worked for 12 years in Budapest, first as a reporter in the Hungarian Parliament, then as an editor for local newspapers and magazines, and wrote about Hungary and the entire Central European region for all the leading travel publishers. In 2005, she moved to Brussels where she reported from the EU Commission. She contributes regularly to many international dailies and magazines and has written guidebooks and articles on countries from Iceland to Portugal. She is an expert on Central European culture and speaks six foreign languages including Hungarian, Czech & Russian. Lucy now lives in Brighton, where she translates from Hungarian, Russian, Spanish and French and exhibits seagull photographs in local hostelries, when not rambling around Europe, discovering hidden gems. Lucy now edits the popular travel website ‘Brighton Top Ten’, helping visitors to get the best out Brighton & Hove....the novel is still in the pipeline...

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Dracula destinations for you to get your teeth into

From the places mentioned in Bram Stoker’s novel to sites linked to the life of Vlad the Impaler, the real historical figure who served as an inspiration for the fictional count – if you're seeking serious Dracula tourism these are the best places in Transylvania to visit. 


My Perfect Day in Bratislava

Author Lucy Mallows takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her favourite sights in the Slovakian capital. 


Interview with Lucy Mallows

Lucy Mallows, author of our new guide to Bratislava, talks to us about her love for the Slovakian capital, and gives her tips on what not to miss and where to explore beyond the city.