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MUPA: the surprise is a little further

Mupa is the short for Palace of Arts in Hungarian ( . In my opinion this is the biggest and one of the best venues in Hungary for concerts of classical music international or Hungarian artists in Budapest. It also hosts the Ludwig Museum and Hungarian National Philharmonic. They are located within the Millennium City area, […]

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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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Using the network!

Many years ago I went to Caribe in a cruise. A girl who was afterwards taking the same ship found me on the internet and send me a message asking how was the trip and so on. Now again, 8 year later I received a message from the same girl who now is coming to […]

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Where the subway stations meet each other in Budapest?

The main cemetery in Budapest is called Kerepesi and is not a touristic destination at all but it should be. It doesn’t host the Western icons like the ones in Paris neither attract crowds to its funeral ceremonies like New Orleans’. But for those who know a little more deep the history of the country, […]

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My Hungarian shopping list

When I moved to Budapest, almost 4 years ago, the language was a huge problem. Specially when I needed to go to the market. If you are a tourist, it is different. You stay most probably in a downtown hotel, you go to touristic restaurants,  maybe you have a guide and you will visit mostly […]

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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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Last week I went to my co-workers to Szilvasvarad for a trekking at the National park of Bukk. It was a sort of team building and we choose this place because it is close to Budapest, nice green area, waterfalls and lakes and on top of that (literally) there is a big cave where ancients […]



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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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Historic Hotels of Europe – why not sleep in a Castle?

If you are looking for a nice experience in terms of Hotels, why not stay in a Castle instead of in an international chain you can find everywhere else? I had never been in one of the Hungarians members (there are at least 2), but I stayed while in Salzburg in and it was fantastic! […]

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