“I love to see the LGBTQ community living happily in Budapest” – Interview with Gabriella Contillo

Born in America’s smallest state, Rhode Island; now bringing her big personality to Budapest. Let’s meet Gabriella!  Where are you from? I am from Providence, RI. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA! What is day to day life for you? I am a writer, freelance marketer, and …

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Summertime Life in Hungary

The sun is shining, allowing Hungarians to relish and explore the glorious landscapes of their country. Each summer brings new memories alongside traditional foods, drinks and activities. The largest lake in central Europe, Balaton is a top attraction for locals. The several lively towns and villages surrounding its shores all …

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Budapest – The City of Spas

When arriving to Budapest, be sure to visit a thermal bath of which there are several throughout this dazzling city with a variety of services. With warmer temperatures upon us, now is a fantastic opportunity to try outdoor pools.       A top pick would be Széchenyi located a …

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“My sexuality is as natural as the colour of my eyes” – Interview with John M. Barac Montenegrin activist

We all have people in our life who are considered as distant acquaintances. They are the ones with whom we meet twice or three times all together. But thanks to social media we follow them and get impressions: where are they traveling to, when are they looking for a new …

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The history of Rudas Bath

It was the Romans who built the first bathhouses in Hungary. After the conquest of the Carpathian Basin, most Hungarian villages were founded near hot springs. The baths in Buda became internationally renowned during the reign of King Sigismund and this reputation grew further during the reign of King Matthias. …

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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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