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

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...

“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...
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...
Best Ruin Bars of Budapest 2018 – Ultimate Expat Press Guide

Best Ruin Bars of Budapest – Ultimate Expat Press Guide

Think those old, ruined building facades don’t hold any interest for Budapest’s fun-seekers? Think again. Look closer – closer – closer – and you’ll find venues unique to this Central European capital: The Best...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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Judi Dench recites from Hungarian poet, Miklós Radnóti

When Oscar winning acrtress Judi Dench recites from the famous Hungarian poet, Miklós Radnóti, well, there’s not much to be done other than to...

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...

International Charity Art Event in Budapest

A unique art form combining several artistic disciplines into exhibits and performances is on offer during November; don’t miss this special event. It’s not often one...