Mother Nature is shifting – Spring in Budapest

With Mother Nature shifting her chilly winter temperatures to a warmer spring, renewed life is arriving in Budapest. With several breathtaking in- and outdoor actives now within reach, you have no choice but to enjoy the thousand faces of this magical city. For starters, discover the beautiful and majestic Vajdahunyad …

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“The city has some of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever experienced in my entire life” – Interview with Sharonda Davenport

Born and raised in the United States, Sharonda is pursuing law at university. Before her trip she knew only a few things about Hungary, and now she is in love with Budapest. Let’s meet Sharonda! Where are you from? I was born in Nyack, New York, although raised in Newburgh. …

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Once Imagined Hungarian Tradition Now Brought to Life

Since relocating to Budapest from Boston last January, family, friends and natives have spoken about the ancient Hungarian tradition of the annual pig-sticking (disznóvágás). This folk custom originated in the early 1600s. One can partake in this special activity from late autumn till the end of winter, roughly between November …

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Beyond Budapest – Further Adventure Awaits Outside The City!

When arriving to Hungary be sure to explore not only the unique and one of a kind capital, for there are several exceptional destinations to uncover not quite far from Budapest.  Take an excursion to Szentendre, a quaint and quiet riverside town originating from the 17th century where you can find a number of charming cafés, galleries, and museums. With a direct 40-minute train ride from Batthyány Square, this is a very …

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LGBT History Month in Hungary – February 2 – March 2, 2018

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Originated in the USA in 1994, it provides role models, builds community, and puts emphasis on the community’s extraordinary national and international contributions. Regarding that last …

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“Life is not a bed of roses when you are African, black and a lesbian”

When Bandy Kiki, Cameroon’s most read blogger expressed her support for the LGBTQ community, she became the biggest enemy of her motherland. Now she lives in England where she fights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of the African country, who still live in fear and comtempt. With …

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Things are never black and white – Interview with Erik Lund

With his love of Eurovision music and traditional salty candy, Erik is a pretty typical Swedish man; but as an expat, he is one of the unique few who actually took the time to learn at least a bit of our language – and he even wrote a song in Hungarian. Let’s get …

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Bringing Roma LGBTQI issues to light

A granted fellowship program awaits for people who want to make a change.     Roma LGBTQIA issues are still considered taboos and invisibility in several European countries and in the Balkan. The Community Youth Fellowships of the Open Society Foundations are opening a fellowship program encouraging people to implement …

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Love Beyond Borders – Romeos in long-distance relationships

Earlier this year, Planetromeo called out for entries from its millions of members to take part in the ‘Love Beyond Borders’ project. “We wanted to give some of our Romeos in long-distance relationships the opportunity to get together,” said Gui Bosselaers, Head of Marketing at Planetromeo. Three couples with their …

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‘Tis the Season

December is now upon us in Budapest and we have so much to look forward to and celebrate with 2017’s final weeks now in sight. This majestic city is preparing for the holidays and so are its citizens. Budapest has several offerings inside and outside to see, do and eat. One that combines …

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