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Exciting interviews with expats and locals alike offer opinions about Hungary’s lifestyle and culture, fashion, gastronomy and many more.

“Your health comes first”-interview with FirstMed CEO & Founding Partner, Dennis Diokno

His childhood dream was to become a doctor. He has worked in China, Russia, and advised prominent companies on health care. We spoke to Dennis Diokno, CEO & Founding Partner of the private clinic...
How to be a real Budapester

How to be a real Budapester

Either compete with the Jones'es or with the Kovács'es. Or have the best of both when committing to life here, as the following may apply. General tourism becomes a distant memory, as you no...
Red Ball Theatre Budapest

Red Ball Theater – the Hidden Gem of Budapest’s Cultural Scene

Entirely English-language, the theater’s comedy classes incubated the open-mic scene, a few business ventures and as founder Peter Mezey says “More relationships than you can count.” Shows play the first Wednesday of each month...
Guide to cost of living in Budapest

Guide to Expat Cost of Living in Budapest

As with a move to any new country, there are many things you need to know about living in Budapest. The internet has a variety of guides for the incipient expat and the sponsors...
Asterion Project - Constellations performance

Boy Meets Girl Meets the Quantum Theory – ‘Constellations’ by the Asterion Project

On 26. of January, an English-language performance of award-winning play Constellations is being staged at Fém in Budapest. It has been showcased on Broadway, nominated for a Tony, the piece by British playwright Nick...
Brexit

Brexit – Report on the recent Town Hall Meeting

The British Embassy hosted a second Brexit Town Hall meeting last Wednesday, 9th January at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. Around 200 UK citizens and other interested parties attended what turned out to be a...
Douglas Arnott and Zsuzsa Arnott

New Year’s Honours 2019: Douglas Arnott to receive British Empire Medal

Long-term Hungary resident Douglas Arnott, Chairman of the Robert Burns International Foundation and owner of EDMF Language Services Kft. has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the UK’s New Year’s Honours for services...
Surviving & Thriving Guide to Living in Budapest

The History of Surviving & Thriving, an Essential Guide Book of Budapest

The North American Women’s Association (NAWA) of Budapest is dedicated to fostering a sense of community to North Americans and to other members of the Expat community from all over the world who would...
Comedy Open Mic Night Budapest

English Language Comedy Open Mic Night in Budapest

Auróra, known for its fun, open, positive spirit, its celebration of diversity, and its dedication to uniting culture and community, was the obvious choice for comedians Michaël Wertenberg and Daniel Ligeti to hold their...
Expat Press Digital Nomads Budapest

Budapest – A Paradise for Digital Nomads and Tech Startups

Back in the days when people used to read newspapers, I wrote a column for The Budapest Sun’s business pages called Net@work. As the new media manager for, what was at the time Hungary’s...

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Huge Hungarian Success at the International Chocolate Awards

100% Hungarian success at the Eastern European Competition of the International Chocolate Awards. The International Chocolate Awards announced the Winners of their second Eastern European...

Budapest Districts II, III, and IV- The Residential Side of the...

Continuing our series on the different flavours of Budapest Districts, we present more detailed information on Districts II, III and IV. Budapest District II  District II...