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Mario Loprete in Budapest

Italy, concrete, Budapest – interview with sculptor Mario Loprete

More than 150 group exhibitions from New York to London, more than 20 solo appearances and works-of-art recognised around the world. The hip-hop style and concrete works of Italian sculptor and artist Mario Loprete...
Stand-up comedy in Budapest, Michael Wertenberg

A Stand-Up in Budapest: The Making of a Comedy Legend

I didn’t come to Budapest with the intent of becoming a comedy legend. It just sort of happened. I am a writer, which, sure, is a euphemism for ‘I don’t have a job’, but I...
Castles in Hungary-the creative couple

Castles in Hungary – medieval architecture comes to life in 3d

Medieval Hungarian castles come to life in 3D, in 2018. How is this possible? Thanks to 21st century technology, creativity, and a daring team of two professionals, castles in Hungary are revived in front...
Budapest Bridge Ballet – unique photoshoot of Mexican photographer, Juanjo Rodríguez | Expat Press Hungary Magazine 8

Budapest Bridge Ballet – unique photoshoot of Mexican photographer, Juanjo Rodríguez

A pirouette on Elisabeth Bridge, an arabesque in front of the Parliament – ballerinas cropped up recently in downtown Budapest. The reason was a very special photoshoot. Mexican photographer/musician Juan José “Juanjo” Rodríguez put...
Another successful Hungarian film round the corner? – interview with film director Tamás Yvan Topolánszky | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Another successful Hungarian film round the corner? – interview with film director Tamás Yvan...

We recently received a remarkable request to our Expat Group. Multi-award-winning Swiss-Hungarian film director Tamás Yvan Topolánszky asked if he could post his casting invitation. It turned out he is looking for actors and...
Your Choice: Health-conscious Lifestyle in Hungary | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Your Choice: Health-conscious Lifestyle in Hungary

We receive numerous inquiries and questions from expats about how to lead a health-conscious lifestyle in Hungary. Our interview with dietary consultant Barbara Virágh aims to answer these questions. Barbara is not only glad...
Move To Budapest And Live Well - Expat Interview With Matty Ryan | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Move To Budapest And Live Well – Expat Interview With Matty Ryan

A move to Budapest has become the best-kept secret of many business-people from other countries since the early 1990s. In our recent interview with Matty Ryan, expat Irishman, the President of the Irish-Hungarian Business Circle, we...
Richard Bares All For His Art | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Richard Bares All For His Art

A Budapest institution since the 1980s, Actor/Director/Writer/Radio Show Host/Ouzo Connoisseur Richard Rifkin continues to delight and amaze local audiences with his wit and charm. Here’s the newest take on one of the city’s favorite...
To Ur, with Love from Budapest | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

To Ur, with Love from Budapest

For Budapest expats, it’s a common story: not satisfied with prospects at home, young (!) man pulls up stakes and moves to a foreign country to chase his dream. Now, 17 years later, let’s...
Understanding cultures, the culture of understanding | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Understanding cultures, the culture of understanding

Csenger is a picturesque small town in North East Hungary with less than 6,000 inhabitants, and is the birthplace of several outstanding scientists and artists. My interviewee, Katalin Juhos-Lockefeer, also comes from here. Hailing...

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