Category Archives: Life with Kids

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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Top 10 Travel Destinations from Budapest, Part IV

And finally…a post on Zadar, Croatia, where I was lucky enough to spend this past week! 9. Zadar, Croatia – Just 7 hours from Budapest, highway all the way, and you are at the stunning coast of Croatia, where beaches, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Travel Destinations from Budapest, Part III-IV

Four more ideas for your vacation planning, since I had no internet access yesterday (the reason for this, I will reveal tomorrow)… 5. Zakopane – This is the Polish destination I mentioned in my last post, which is close enough … Continue reading

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Top 10 Nearby Non-Hungarian Destinations, Part I

This week, since it’s spring break at my daughter’s school, I decided to let you in on my favorite places to go in the “neighborhood” of Hungary. Why not Hungarian destinations? I’ll save that for another week when you might … Continue reading

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Top 10 Kids’ Birthday Parties in Budapest, Part V

All aboard! Last but not least, two very unusual birthday party venues… 9. The Children’s Railway: Take a ride on this railway run by kids! This is fun anytime, but you can also rent a whole railway car (adorably called “saloon carriages” on … Continue reading

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Top 10 Kids’ Birthday Parties in Budapest, Part IV

Party on! Here are two more Budapest birthday party venues, one retro, and one underground. And you know what? They’re great for grownups too… 7. Bowling: Picturing a rundown old alley on the outskirts of town, full of old people in dorky … Continue reading

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Top 10 Kids’ Birthday Parties in Budapest, Part III

As you may have noticed, every day I’m recommending one outdoor and one indoor venue for birthday parties. Here are two very special ones for your very special child! 5. Budakeszi Vadaspark Wild Animal Park and the Bagolyvár Birodalom: The … Continue reading

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