Category Archives: Life with Kids

Beyond Balaton

Of course there’s a lot to see and do on the shores of Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest lake. This time, though, after attending a beautiful wedding at a perfect little hilltop church overlooking the lake, we decided to go … Continue reading

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Top Weird Hungarian Foods to Try (or Not): Part III

Egg noodles. You can’t go wrong. Kids love ’em. Put something with a cream sauce and you’re ready to go. Well, get this. Hungarians put poppy seeds and sugar on them. Or ground walnuts and sugar. Or sauteed cabbage and sugar. … Continue reading

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Three Countries in a Day… a Day Trip from Budapest

Breakfast in Hungary, lunch in Slovakia, dinner in Austria and then back home to bed in Budapest. It can be done! And enjoyed… It’s just a two-hour drive to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia,which was once the capital of Hungary. … Continue reading

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Run, Forest, Run!

You’ll forgive me for the title, which I couldn’t resist! On Sunday, the Budakeszi Keszegek Running Club (a keszeg is a kind of fish, so it’s rather amusing, we think) held the first annual Forest Run here in Budakeszi, which … Continue reading

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Top Weird Hungarian Foods to Try (or Not): Part II

Hungarians claim to have invented many things, and there are many wonders of the world that they are indeed responsible for, such as the computer and the ballpoint pen. They also may be the geniuses behind the “original M&Ms,” which … Continue reading

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Top Weird Hungarian Foods to Try (or Not): Part I

Whenever you visit or live in a foreign country, you come across some weird things that the locals like to eat. Hungarians have a great culinary tradition, but they do come up with some strange things. Don’t worry, my purpose … Continue reading

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An Easter Sprinkle

My daughter, 8, hid behind me when she realized it was her classmate and his father coming up the driveway. Clutching her pink plush Peeps-shaped Easter basket (an American touch) full of red packages, she grinned from ear to ear … Continue reading

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