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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Expat Press Budapest Rooftop Bars

View from The Top: Expat Press Guide to Budapest’s Best Rooftop Bars

High above the hustle and bustle and exhaust fumes and traffic of the city streets are some of Budapest’s best rooftop bars, from which you can enjoy stunning views over our fair city. Below...
Garden Wonder

Garden Wonder – Magical Urban House Concerts in Budapest

Going to a concert can be a truly incredible experience. There is a way to make that even more special - by going to a concert that is at a secret venue, available for...
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...

Jairo Alvarez: Asymptotes – Photo Exhibition in Budapest

Jairo Alvarez is a self-taught photographer and visual artist from Argentina, exhibiting in Három Hét Gallery in Budapest as a part of the Budapest Photo Festival. Asymptotes: lines that draw closer and closer but never...
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...

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Budapest Districts XIII, XIV, and XXI

And finally, the last of Budapest’s Districts to be explored: Districts XIII, XIV and XXI. Even here, there are things to see and do. Budapest...

“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…”

Yes, it’s summertime again and Budapestians have already begun flocking to the many and varied ice cream shops around the city. There’s nothing like a...

Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest – Part 3.

If you don’t want to shove your guests onto a good but impersonal bus tour of the city, sit back, sip on your favorite...