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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.

Budapest First Time Visitors Guide Part 2

Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest – Part 2.

If you don’t want to shove your guests onto a good but impersonal bus tour of the city, sit back, sip on your favorite summer cocktail and take careful note of the following list...
Expat Press Budapest Art Cinema Guide

Let’s Go To The Movies – Budapest Art Cinema Guide

If I had to point to a place that perfectly captures the vibe of Budapest it would be the art cinema scene. It’s not just about watching a movie on a Friday evening. It’s...
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The Symptoms: Quo vadis? Season-Opener at Trafó, Budapest

The Symptoms are opening the autumn season with a busy schedule. On 15 September the duet Sea Lavender – Or the Euphoria of Being will celebrate its 70th performance, while on 20 September the...
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Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest

When my slave-driving editors at Expat Press ’suggested’ I do a piece on Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest, I could have given them a good old American hug. My daughter and her...
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...
Budapest Transitions

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....

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“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…”

Yes, it’s summertime again and Budapestians have already begun flocking to the many and varied ice cream shops around the city. There’s nothing like a...

Chocolate Might Actually Be Good for Me?

Too many weight-watchers over the years have been avoiding a food that may be healthier than we knew. Chocolate is one of those food groups...

10 Things to Do Before You Retire to Hungary

So, your working life is behind you and you are ready to retire to Hungary. Here are a few tips to consider before you...