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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.

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Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2019

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...

Hungarian comfort food at its best – pea stew and meatballs

It’s not a soup, not a side dish either, and not even the result of an accident in the kitchen. One of the most characteristic elements of Hungarian cuisine – and perhaps the toughest...
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An evergreen Guide to Sziget Festival

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...
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,...
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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...

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Take an outdoor bath in the middle of winter? Are you crazy? Only in Budapest. This home-grown exotic type of party is unique to...

Farsang Fun – Carnival Season in Hungary

Let’s say goodbye to the chilly old winter in a stylish way. The purpose of Farsang (carnival) season in Hungary is to scare the...

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...