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visiting Vienna and Budapest
BEYOND BUDAPEST
June 30, 2018

Here Is Why You Need to Visit Vienna Alongside Budapest

Budapest has lots to excite tourists, from great food, to amazing culture and stunning visual scenery – but the really…
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BPBW beer festival in budapest
FOOD AND DRINKSVIDEOS
June 2, 2018

Add BPBW Beer Week in Budapest to Your Yearly Must Attend List

A new tradition has started in Budapest, based on old traditions: beer brings people together. The inaugural BPBW Beer Week…
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books set in budapest
TRAVEL TIPS
March 31, 2018

6 Books to Read Before Your Budapest Trip

Budapest has long been a great inspiration to many writers - and it’s easy to see why. Walking around Budapest, you cannot…
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budapest golden age
HIDDEN PLACES
March 14, 2018

Budapest Through the Centuries: The Golden Age

Around the turn of the 20th century, Budapest really started to come into its own as this was a period…
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things to do in budapest in spring
THINGS TO DO
February 28, 2018

9 Reasons For You to Visit Budapest This Spring

Spring tends to bring out the best of just about anywhere, and Budapest is no exception. After an often cold…
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best craft beer bars in budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
February 10, 2018

Inside Budapest’s Craft Beer Boom: Where to Find the Best Beer in Town

Budapest has entered an age of Renaissance when it comes to craft beer. From niche interest to latest craze, craft…
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budapest ottoman era
HIDDEN PLACES
January 18, 2018

Budapest Through the Centuries: The Ottoman Era

Budapest’ Ottoman era – which spanned over 150 years - profoundly shaped the city at the time. Today, it's not…
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roman empire budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
December 20, 2017

Budapest Through the Centuries: The Roman Empire

Roman history is some of Budapest’s earliest. Aquincum, as this area was called during the Roman era, was located in the…
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places with vegetarian vegan and guten free options in budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
November 22, 2017

6 Places in Budapest with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Options

Hungarian cuisine is pretty meat and dairy orientated. Certainly yummy, but if you happen to have a food allergy or…
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things to do in pest
THINGS TO DO
September 9, 2017

8 Things You Can Only Do in Pest

Buda and Pest may go together like a horse and carriage, but the two sides have such distinct personalities reveal…
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hungarian cook books
FOOD AND DRINKS
June 26, 2017

7 Books for You to Master Hungarian Cooking and Baking

One thing most people rave about after a visit to Hungary is the wonderful food on offer here. Steeped with…
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best places for cocktails in budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
June 16, 2017

Best Places to Get Cocktails in Budapest

While Hungarian wine gains traction and Budapest’s craft beer scene is on the rise, even if you’re a cocktail lover…
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budapest rainy weather things to do
THINGS TO DO
May 3, 2017

Here Is What You Can Do in Budapest On a Rainy Day

Whether you travel or live there, there is nothing more depressing than a rainy day. When you’re in Budapest and…
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best museums in budapest
THINGS TO DO
March 18, 2017

Unusual Museums and Exhibitions in Budapest

When it comes to museums, Budapest has all the usual candidates, including, art, national, natural history and ethnographic. These are…
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Fungarian
HIDDEN PLACESVIDEOS
February 1, 2017

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Miklós Molnár

Fungarian teaches the Hungarian language to tourists, while also showing off the history, art and culture of Budapest on their…
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food truck udvar budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
December 6, 2016

Street Food and Craft Beer at Food Truck Udvar

Food Truck Udvar is the latest addition to the growing neighbourhood of Budapest's District 9. While the month of December…
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budapest guidebooks
TRAVEL TIPS
December 5, 2016

The Ultimate Selection of Budapest Guidebooks

If you’re planning on coming to Budapest, you’d do well to give yourself a little introduction to the city so…
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films set in Budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
November 18, 2016

Budapest Through the Lens: 6 Films that Capture Hungarian History and Culture

Budapest is an iconic city, with stunning architecture, a vibrant atmosphere and a storied history, so naturally, it’s a city…
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weddings in Budapest
HIDDEN PLACESVIDEOS
September 1, 2016

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Dora Helmeczi

Budapest Wedding is the ideal organizer for putting together your dream wedding in Budapest. They deal mainly with foreign couples…
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hopstel
HIDDEN PLACES
August 12, 2016

Check Out Hopstel, the First Beer Hotel in Budapest

There is no doubt about it: Budapest is becoming a Mecca for beer lovers. With a whole district full of…
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projekt showroom souvenir shop
TRAVEL TIPS
July 29, 2016

Budapest Colors: Unique Souvenir Shop Not Only for Tourists

The latest Projekt Showroom pop-up store, called Budapest Colors, is now open for two full months until Friday, September 30th,…
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budapest in a day
HIDDEN PLACES
July 26, 2016

This Is What a Perfect Day in Budapest Looks Like

Budapest has a lot to offer and, very often, travelers feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to planning their trips.…
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budapest summer
THINGS TO DO
July 18, 2016

The Ultimate Summer Experience in Budapest

If your desire for the best summer ever happens to coincide with a trip to Budapest then you’re in for…
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budapest craft beer district
FOOD AND DRINKS
June 23, 2016

6 Must-Visit Bars in Budapest’s Craft Beer District

In the space of just about 18 months, Budapest’s IX district has grown from one that had pretty much no…
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retro budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
June 10, 2016

10 Places in Budapest for the Best Retro Experience

While it wasn’t fun and games to live under the Communist regime, where even a careless remark could land you…
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királyi bérpalota
HIDDEN PLACES
May 19, 2016

Királyi Bérpalota: The Royal Apartments

You’ve seen it many times. You probably walked beside it the other day. But did you notice it looks different…
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shoe shopping budapest
TRAVEL TIPS
May 9, 2016

6 Unique Places in Budapest for Shoe Shopping

It’s no coincidence that Budapest earned its name as City of Design by UNESCO, since the city is bursting in…
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mátyás szira
THINGS TO DOVIDEOS
April 22, 2016

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Mátyás Szira

Mátyás Szira's company, Conquer Budapest, specializes in high quality walking tours for small groups of people who are interested in…
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tiofelipe
FOOD AND DRINKS
April 21, 2016

TioFelipe: Spanish Tapas Bar with an Italian Twist

Nagysándor József is a short, scruffy street, just behind the lovely green Szabadság tér and close to the fresh produce…
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district 9 budapest
FOOD AND DRINKSVIDEOS
April 13, 2016

District 9 Beer Festival: The Ultimate Budapest Craft Beer Tour in 2 Days

District 9 held their indoor beer festival over the weekend, mapping out a community that involved 18 bars spanning a…
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green sheep bar budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
April 11, 2016

The Coziest Craft Beer Bar in Budapest

Tucked away down a side street off the tourist-popular Ráday Street, Green Sheep Bar is a cozy little basement bar…
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aria hotel budapest
THINGS TO DO
April 10, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Need to Check Out Aria Hotel Budapest

Aria is a luxury boutique hotel in Budapest with unique music themed design and services. However, Aria is not just…
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paneer budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
March 31, 2016

Cheese Reinterpreted: Visiting Budapest’s First Cheese Bar

There is something wonderfully comforting about fried cheese. The crunchiness of the breading combined together with the smooth and delicious…
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vera jonas experiment
THINGS TO DO
March 30, 2016

Vera Jonas Experiment: Tiger, Now! Album Release Party

Unique, fresh and playful, with a very sensitive and personal voice upfront. Vera Jonas, after earning both Hungarian and international…
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disabled community budapest
TRAVEL TIPS
March 25, 2016

Find Out How the Disabled Community Is Empowering Itself in Budapest

Traveling in Budapest with a disability, while not without its challenges, is a positive experience. As is the case with…
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budapest tavel hacks
TRAVEL TIPS
March 13, 2016

Make the Most of Your Budget in Budapest with These Smart Travel Hacks

It’s natural to want to fit it all in when you come on a trip to a new city, but…
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unicum
FOOD AND DRINKS
February 27, 2016

Discovering the Spirit of Hungary: A Trip to the Unicum Factory

When it comes to drinking through Hungary, Unicum, that iconic dark green orb filled with a bitter herbal concoction, is…
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globalista konyha
FOOD AND DRINKS
February 12, 2016

Global Flavors: International Pop-Up Dining in Budapest

It wasn’t dinner as usual in Sushi Sei on Bécsi út in the III District. Rather than the classic sushi…
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valentine's day dinner aria hotel budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
February 5, 2016

Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs for Music Lovers

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day this year, you're probably thinking about how you could surprise your loved one with a truly special…
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feszek klub budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
January 29, 2016

Time Stands Still: See 1960s Budapest at the Fészek Club

One of the frustrating things about Budapest is that you can’t capture all of its major landmarks in one photo,…
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Thummerer winery
BEYOND BUDAPESTVIDEOS
January 22, 2016

VIDEO: Wine Tasting and Cooking Class at Thummerer Winery

Budapest Local headed to a town near Eger, Hungary to explore the different programs offered by Thummerer Pince. These included…
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TRAVEL TIPS
December 26, 2015

Our 12 Favorite Articles About Budapest in 2015

The end of the year has us all reflective here at Budapest Local. A year is a long time in…
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bitcoin budapest
TRAVEL TIPS
December 11, 2015

Bitcoin in Budapest

Budapest is a city of techies with a buzzing startup scene. One technology getting people excited right now is Bitcoin,…
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vintage clothing tour budapest
THINGS TO DO
December 3, 2015

Vintage Clothing Tour in Budapest

When it comes to Budapest street fashion, it’s hard to point a finger at any specific style. Having a unique,…
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aria hotel budapest
THINGS TO DO
November 27, 2015

3 Must-Visit Places in Budapest for Beautiful Interior Design

One of the best ways to learn about Budapest is through its architecture and interior design. However, while you can easily…
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korda studios
THINGS TO DOVIDEOS
November 13, 2015

VIDEO: Visiting the Korda Filmpark and Korda Studios

Did you know that Budapest has become a major filming location over the last years? Movies like Houdini, Hellboy II and…
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taste hungary
FOOD AND DRINKS
November 6, 2015

Thursday Dinners With Taste Hungary

Exploring Budapest through its gastronomy is always great, and when you can combine that with wine, then it's one of those…
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prague vs. budapest
BEYOND BUDAPEST
October 16, 2015

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Budapest Over Prague!

You might be trying to decide between a trip to Prague or one to Budapest. We’ll agree it’s a tough…
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restaurant week budapest 2015
FOOD AND DRINKS
October 10, 2015

6 Restaurants to Try During Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week is an annual food festival of sorts, where restaurants all over the city offer fixed price, three-course menus…
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cozy cafés in budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
October 2, 2015

Cozy Up This Fall at These 7 Cafés and Restaurants in Budapest

As Kert season comes to a close, Budapest slowly starts to take life indoors as the weather cools down. While…
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ruin pubs in budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
September 28, 2015

Ruin Pubs and Beyond: Exploring Budapest’s 7th District

If you're coming to Budapest, visiting some of the ruin pubs is probably on the top of your list. But…
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budapest market
FOOD AND DRINKS
September 19, 2015

5 Markets to Explore in Budapest Beyond the Great Market Hall

The Great Market Hall makes it onto pretty much every tourist’s Budapest itinerary, and for good reason. It’s a charming…
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jewish budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
September 10, 2015

This is How You Can Experience Jewish Budapest to the Fullest!

We recently participated in a tour called Authentic Flavors of Jewish Budapest, offered by Context Travel and Taste Hungary. If…
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budapest airbnb
TRAVEL TIPS
September 4, 2015

7 Airbnbs in Budapest That Will Make You Want to Book Your Trip Right Away!

The days of choosing between one generic hotel and another on a city break are, thankfully, in the past. Airbnb,…
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budapest open-air bars
FOOD AND DRINKS
August 26, 2015

6 Open-Air Bars to Visit in Budapest Before the Summer is Over

As August is almost over, there are more and more signs that remind us of the coming fall season: The days…
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FOOD AND DRINKS
July 22, 2015

Here is the Best Place in Budapest to Get Traditional Hungarian Food!

With its many restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés, Budapest is a mecca for exciting gourmet experiences. Over the last couple of years, the…
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monk's bistrot
FOOD AND DRINKS
July 13, 2015

Check Out This Hidden Bistrot in the Busiest Part of Budapest!

Although we always encourage you to explore the less touristy parts of Budapest so that you can have a more local experience, we also understand…
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coffee shop in budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
June 23, 2015

New Coffee Shop in the Palace District!

Budapest has a long tradition of coffee houses and a great culture of cafés and small coffee shops. In fact, if you spend more time…
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pop up store in budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
May 15, 2015

It’s All About Roses: New Pop-Up Store in Budapest

We love the concept of pop-up stores, and fortunately, there are more and more of this initiative in Budapest. The…
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balkan odyssey
BEYOND BUDAPESTVIDEOS
May 7, 2015

Balkan Odyssey: a New Luxury Rail Journey Between Budapest and Venice

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, a UK-based company, specializes in long-distance rail tours such as its flagship Trans-Siberian Express. They are known for their journeys…
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weddings in budapest
HIDDEN PLACES
April 17, 2015

Dream Weddings in Budapest

In the last couple of years, Budapest has become one of the most popular European travel destinations. Almost every week, the…
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café terraces in budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
April 10, 2015

Best Café Terraces in Budapest to Welcome the Spring Season

One of the best things about spring time in Budapest is that we can finally have our coffees on the…
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finnagora
THINGS TO DO
March 18, 2015

Meet the New Director of Finnagora!

If you follow what's happening in the Budapest cultural scene, then you've probably come across some great Finnish events, such…
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where to stay in budapest
TRAVEL TIPS
February 20, 2015

Where to Stay in Budapest?

Where to stay in Budapest? That’s probably one of the first questions that comes to mind when you start planning…
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budapest neighborhood
TRAVEL TIPS
February 6, 2015

Take the Budapest Neighborhood Quiz!

Wondering which Budapest neighborhood would be the perfect match for you? Take the Budapest Local quiz and find out.
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budapest flea market
HIDDEN PLACES
January 30, 2015

Treasure Hunting in the Heart of Budapest

Flea markets are great places to discover unique objects that you could never find in a store. Visiting flea markets…
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budapest apps
TRAVEL TIPS
January 24, 2015

6 Great Apps to Use While in Budapest

If you have a smart phone and/or a tablet, traveling can be so much simpler and easier. And it's not…
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Virág Judit Gallery
HIDDEN PLACES
December 19, 2014

17 Years Among the Most Beautiful Hungarian Paintings: Interview with Judit Virág

Virág Judit Gallery has been one of the most successful galleries and auction houses in Budapest since its opening in…
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projekt showroom
THINGS TO DO
December 16, 2014

Visiting the Home of the Christmas Spirit

This is the third year that Projekt Showroom has come up with a great Christmas pop-up store with the most…
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budapest in the winter
THINGS TO DO
December 10, 2014

9 Reasons For You to Visit Budapest in the Winter

Are you planning a trip to Budapest in the winter but worried about not finding any fun and interesting activities…
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budapest coffee house
FOOD AND DRINKS
December 5, 2014

Discover the Budapest Coffee House Culture (Part Two)

In the first part of this interview with literary historian Noémi Saly, we talked about the golden age of coffee…
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budapest coffee house
FOOD AND DRINKS
November 21, 2014

Discover the Budapest Coffee House Culture (Part One)

One of the best things about Budapest is that while it's a truly modern metropolis, locals and visitors are constantly…
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veli bej
THINGS TO DO
November 14, 2014

Introducing Veli Bej, Budapest’s Secret Bath

If you're planning a trip to Budapest, then you probably have at least three things on your "must do" list…
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hungarian wine
FOOD AND DRINKS
November 5, 2014

Kadarka: The Place to Learn About Hungarian Wine

When you come to Budapest for the first time, going to wine bars to try out different Hungarian wines might…
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budapest secret place
HIDDEN PLACES
September 19, 2014

Here Is One of Budapest’s Best Kept Secrets!

When you live in a big city, like Budapest, you might get tired of the busy city life, dreaming about…
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jewels of persia
BEYOND BUDAPEST
September 5, 2014

From Budapest to Tehran on a Moving 5 Star Hotel

If you had to describe your last train ride, ‘exciting’ would probably be the last word that came to your mind.…
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Zeller Bistro
FOOD AND DRINKS
August 8, 2014

The Secret Behind Budapest’s Top Rated Restaurant

There are lots of great restaurants in Budapest with excellent food. But there are only a few places that feel truly…
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Paloma
HIDDEN PLACES
August 1, 2014

Check Out the Creative Side of Budapest at Paloma

Today it might be hard to believe, but Kossuth Lajos Street used to be the shopping street of Budapest where…
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Villa Bagatelle
FOOD AND DRINKS
July 28, 2014

Villa Bagatelle – Great Bistro and Bakery on the Buda Side

Although most restaurants, cafés, and bistros are on the Pest side, sometimes it's worth taking the trip to the other…
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Ari Santeri Kupsus
TRAVEL TIPS
July 22, 2014

The One Thing Finnish Expats Always Have in Their Fridge

I first met Finnish expat Ari Santeri Kupsus at one his monthly salon concerts just before I moved to Finland…
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Le Petit Bistrot
FOOD AND DRINKS
July 16, 2014

Le Petit Bistrot – French Ambiance Behind the Opera House

Wandering off the main streets and avenues of Budapest is always exciting as you can find hidden places that are…
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relaxing place in Budapest
FOOD AND DRINKS
July 1, 2014

You Won’t Believe That This is Also Budapest!

The Danube is one of the most defining parts of the breathtaking Budapest view. And yet, we don’t have much contact…
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cukorka and insitu
HIDDEN PLACES
June 22, 2014

Cukorka and INSITU: Two Hidden Stores in a Passage

There are many passages in Budapest that come in handy when you’re in a hurry and need to take a shortcut.…
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Stolpersteine
HIDDEN PLACES
May 23, 2014

Stolpersteine in Budapest

When walking in Budapest, you should always keep looking up because some of the most beautiful architectural details are on…
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