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Winter trip to Budapest

The life had changed a lot since I started this blog. We are no longer living in Budapest and I miss the country, the memories and friends we left behind. Then we decided to return to Hungary for Christmas. Planning what to do during the Christmas time in Budapest is not easy. It will be cold […]

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Spring in Budapest – good programs for sunny days

The spring is the best time to visit Budapest. The sun is shinning, the gardens are not only green but colorful. The people are so opened and so happy that makes the environment so fantastic! I can list my insights for spring but you only can experience and understand how nice they are if you are […]

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The Anacondas of the Line 2

For those who come from a city where there’s no escalators in town, the huge ones at the red line of the Budapest subway can cause astonishment! They remind me huge and endless Anaconda! The red line or line 2 is the deepest one because it crosses the river Danube underneath  This is the line that links Buda […]

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The 1000 years Hungarian crown

Today is the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the return of the Hungarian Crown to the Country. This is the Crown used by all the kings since the foundation of Hungary by King Saint Stephen during the century XI. The Crown contents 3 parts: the corona greca (inside), corona latina (upper part) and the cross […]

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Nyírbátor

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I left off yesterday with our wanderings. Now, for a few of the things we actually saw: first up was the Bathory Castle. I’ll preface it with a quick history lesson. If you look closely at the name Nyírbátor, you’ll notice the latter half of the name is bátor.…

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Máriapócs, a hidden treasury

Toady I posted my favorite Catholic churches. What I forgot to mention was that those are Roman Catholics. My favorite Greek Bizantine Catholic is Máriapócs! I visited this church after Christmas in 2011. We were returning from Romania and stopped in Nyírbathory, the city close by, to visit Báthory family castle and a beautiful protestant […]

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My favorite (catholic) churches in Hungary

Of course I haven´t visited all the churches in Hungary and also I don´t have any plans to do so, but I think there are 3 of them I should list here due to their size and historical importance. Budapest´s Saint Stephen´s Basilica (Szent István-bazilika) I have posted already some pictures of this huge church […]

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Put your nicest socks on!

 Once I read that the dogs of the Terézváros District still are not able to clean themselves*. It seems those who live in Belváros District also don´t know how to read! At least not in Hungarian! Budapesti is the city of dogs. It is impressive how many dogs live in the city and their owners walk […]

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20th of August: Foundation of Hungary and Saint Stephen´s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBTCB38a15M This video was made by a Hungarian television channel to celebrate the 20th of August in 2005. I like it a lot because one can see an aerial view of the Danube River, Buda Castle and the singer on top of the Chain Bridge! The song is called Magyaroszág that for those who doesn’t […]

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Budapest in Video – part 1 (Katy Perry´s Firework)

In 2010 the singer Katy Perry launched the music video of her song Firework. Besides any opinion about the song or the singer, I would like to highlight here that the video was recorded in Budapest. My opinion is that the view of Budapest here is breath taking and reason for the awards received for this video.  On […]

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