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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...
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...
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...
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...

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

Best Ruin Bars of Budapest 2018 – 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...
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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Guide to Expat Cost of Living in Budapest

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Discovering Hungarian Skin Care Beauty Tips and Products in Budapest

I am more than slightly addicted to skincare and beauty products.  I love discovering the latest in skin care beauty tips. I love drugstore,...

Expat Press interview with Caitlin Jones – part one

Caitlin Jones, Deputy Head of Mission, arrived in Hungary on 11 November 2015 and has been carrying out her diplomatic duties here ever since....