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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.

Expat Press Budapest Museum Guide 2018

Expat Press Guide to The Best Museums in Budapest

Visitors to Budapest are always surprised at the number and types of museums in the nation’s capital. The country’s long and turbulent one-thousand-year history has resulted in a wealth of museum-worthy items, materials and...
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Budapest Transitions – The Reality of Imagination

Like other big cities, Budapest, the Hungarian capital is also ever-changing. Some of these changes occur due to the passing of time, but it also changes in the eyes of the beholder. There is...
Independent Label Fair Budapest 2018

Independent Label Fair Budapest 2018 – The Hottest Hungarian Indie Jams

Meet the people behind dozens of Hungarian independent labels in person in Budapest on September 8. Discover new and strictly limited gems in all musical genres and support the labels directly by purchasing their...
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Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2018

August 20 is St. Stephen’s Day, arguably Hungary’s largest and most important national holiday. Enjoy the celebrations, which will include everything from an aerial and water parade to gastronomy to the arts and much...
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Things We Can Learn from the Life of Frida Kahlo

I was reading (re-reading, actually) F.G. Haghenbeck’s book on Frida Kahlo and as her colourful, surreal and passionate world slowly but surely sucked me in I started thinking about why people like writing about...
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The Symptoms – Innovative and English-Friendly Theatre

The Symptoms are an independent contemporary dance and theater company performing since 2002 under artistic director and choreographer Réka Szabó, a mathematician by trade. The company’s pieces are thought-provoking and dramatic while being liberating....
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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A Guide to Sziget Festival 2018

Sziget Festival An Overview  For many young people, Sziget festival is the first thing that comes to mind when Budapest is mentioned. This week-long festival in early August is full of youthful energy and passion for...

Angels of the Sky: Hungarian Working Women of the 1930s

This is our first collaboration with Napi Történelmi Forrás. The editors of this magazine are historians with the aim of capturing the atmosphere of centuries past through their articles. -an article by Vivien Rapali-  Original article...
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“I Never Drink… Wine.” – The Story of Béla Lugosi, aka Count Dracula

It was 1931, the height of the Depression in the United States. People would do anything to escape the gloom and doom that was all around them. Their favorite activity was to trade in...

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Balaton Turns to Ice in front of Your Eyes

A breath-taking drone video from the talented people at Wenitapress. Watch the mighty Balaton turns to ice in front of your eyes. How amazing...

To Ur, with Love from Budapest, Part2

The adventure of our favourite "internationally unknown author" continues. Missed Part1? Find it HERE!  "For Budapest expats, it’s a common story: not satisfied with prospects...

Gourmet Festival 2018 – from dumplings to high-end gastronomy

Mark your calendars for Pentecost weekend! Once again, gastronomy lovers just have to visit the Millenaris Park for the OTP Gourmet Festival from 17-20...