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National Holiday: 15th of March

National Holiday: 15th of March March 14, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
A very important national holiday is coming up tomorrow; the 15th of March commemorating the Revolution and War of Independence of 1848. The History After the end of the Turkish occupation in the 17th Century, Hungary was under Austrian rule. Having had enough of the state of constant oppression, several...

Woman’s Day in Budapest

Woman’s Day in Budapest March 7, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Hungarian women are just plain lucky. They have a whole day dedicated just to them. If you’re a woman and in Budapest on the 8th of March, it doesn’t matter where you’re from, it’s all about you. Photo courtesy of: http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=2380530 With the „big day”...

Interior Design Exhibition at the Art Gallery

Interior Design Exhibition at the Art Gallery February 28, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Fan of interior design? Always looking for new ways to redecorate…well, every corner of your house? Then the Interior Design Exhibition at the Art Gallery from March 4-6 is just the thing for you! Photo courtesy of: http://www.metropol.hu/mellekletek/lakoter/cikk/691987 This year’s motto is “go...

Feast Thursday: Eat Out for Half Price

Feast Thursday: Eat Out for Half Price February 28, 2011 | Events, Food, What's New | Read More
Feast Thursday or Torkos Csütörtök is the closing day of the Farsang celebrations, the day before the Great Fast. Traditionally Hungarian folk would eat up the leftovers from Farsang so as nothing would go to waste – kind of like Pancake Day in England. It was last year that the Hungarian Tourism...

It’s Farsang Time!

It’s Farsang Time! February 19, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Having just passed the middle of February, we are well into the height of Farsang season. If you’re visiting Budapest round about now, you’re in luck as making some Hungarian friends could mean getting invited to a ferocious Farsang party! Also check out the list of Farsang balls being held around...

A Dark Experience: The Invisible Exhibition

A Dark Experience: The Invisible Exhibition January 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Ever helped a blind person across the road and then been touched by the idea of what it must be like not to see the world around you? The Invisible Exhibition, an interesting and somewhat shocking exhibition taking place until the end of January, gives the sighted an opportunity to experience what it’s...

New Year’s in Budapest

New Year’s in Budapest December 29, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
For those spending New Year’s in Budapest, here are a few ideas on what to do both New Year’s Eve and Day. Enjoy! Cultural The Budapest Jazz Club is hosting the Jazz Szilveszter New Year’s party. Starts: 31st December, 8pm. Price: 16900 HUF, 6900 HUF after 11:30pm. The Budapest Strings and...

Winter Wonderland in Budapest

Winter Wonderland in Budapest November 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The annual Budapest Christmas Fair has opened on Vörösmarthy Square, spicing up the cold wet days in Hungary’s capital. It may not be as famous or renowned as the Vienna Christmas Market, but it’s just as magical..! Mulled wine, mézes (gingerbread cookies), kürtős kalács (chimney cakes) and...

$5 Cultural Thing To Do in Budapest

$5 Cultural Thing To Do in Budapest October 4, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
This is a tough one. Budapest today is not the inexpensive Eastern European capital it used to be (though still a hell of a lot cheaper than any of the Western European counties), and finding cultural things to do under $5 is a real challenge. How cheap is cheap in Budapest? Anything under 1000 HUF...

PLACCC: Art Attack around Budapest

PLACCC: Art Attack around Budapest September 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Theatre hits the streets of Budapest! Danish, Czech, Polish and Hungarian artists are stirring things up around the city for the next few days with public art projects of the most surprising kind. From site-specific theatrical performances to transformation of public areas, anything is possible. See...
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