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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...
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...
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...

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The best places to sit down in summer – Hungary’s amazing...

As a country famed for its waters, it comes as no surprise to find that Hungary has some amazing fountains. There are so many...

The Enchanting World of a Hungarian Artist

This is a young lady who has already travelled through time, has been to an Elvis Presley concert and took a photo with the...

Proof – A Professional English Language Theatre Production

Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award-winning play about math, genius, insanity, and family, Proof explores these subjects with a humorous touch, a dramatic fervor, and an...