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Hungarian art and Hungarian culture and traditions have recently become major influences on the worldwide art scene. Read how this phenomenon has come about.

Magda Szabó - The Door

Hungarian Literature 101 Course – The Door by Magda Szabó

Eileen Kay is an ex-comedienne, ex-BBC sound editor, ex-importer and author of Noodle Trails 2, A Genealogy Adventure: My Secret Century in Budapest. She is currently living in Hungary, and her interest in Hungarian...
Hungarian storks

Hungarian Storks – Their Spirits and Their Legacies

When storks arrive on the scene, it's a sure sign spring is here. Thus bringing much cheer to the  remoter provinces, where these impressive birds prefer to be, in far lesser built up areas....
Layered potato casserole

Hungarian comfort food at its best – layered potato casserole by VígVarjú

Comfort food: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal. (source: Merriam Webster Dictionary) A bowl of soup or a steamy plate of our favourite dish can take us right back...
Szarvasi Kávéfőző

Szarvasi Coffee Makers and the Coffee Culture in Hungary in the Kádár Era

We have had one with a porcelain top for almost 20 years, it works, and brews coffee with an aroma like no other. Its scent is one of happiness, it brings back the laid-back...

CSI Budapest: Zugliget’s Jack the Ripper

In one of our earlier articles we wrote about the system of police records from the beginning of the 20th century, and the related museum which was still not accessible to the public then,...
Police Museum Budapest - entrance

Life in the Shadows Brought to Light at Police Museum in Budapest

For those who have surpassed obvious museum mainstream in Budapest and are searching for something more contrary, I recommend a visit to the Rendőrmúzeum/Police Museum at 5 Mosonyi Street, by the number 24 tram...

Goulash soup and the crows – a recipe from a talented Hungarian chef

The Expat Press team visited VígVarjú, the newest and perhaps most beautiful restaurant of the group to taste a real goulash soup. The first VakVarjú restaurant was launched in Paulay Ede utca in the centre...
May Day Budapest 2019

May Day 2019 in Hungary

No matter what you call it – Labor Day, May Day, International Workers Day, Primero de Mayo – Hungarians still celebrate it with gusto and a day off from their daily toil. Yes, it’s that...

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...
Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Interview with Krisztian Szeibold

Krisztian Szeibold is a Hungarian lighting and compositing artist who had the chance to work on the production of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film won the Academy Award for best animated feature in...

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The Best Christmas Fairs in Budapest

Not only can you find that perfect gift, but you will also be entertained and stuffed full of Hungary’s best traditional holiday foods. With...

Advanced Blogging and Social Media Strategies Event to visit Budapest

John W. Hayes, author of the best-selling business book: Becoming THE Expert – Enhancing Your Business Reputation through Thought Leadership Marketing, has announced he...

Meet Your Future at the 2019 Brain Bar in Budapest

One of the coolest marketing experts in the world. An imam, who believes women will change the future of Islam. The rock star of...