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About adriknows

One day, people looking for tips on life in Budapest started coming to me. Friends, then friends of friends, and so on. People were telling newcomers and longtime Budapesters alike, “Adri knows!” Now it’s time to share what I’ve picked up over more than a decade of fun-and-frequently-frazzled family life in the big BP.

Danube Boat Brings the River Back to Budapest

Budapest finally got what it’s been missing – a way for everyone to enjoy the Danube, not just tourists, freighter captains, and the odd nouveau-riche speedboat owner. With the new boat service run by the public transport system, you can … Continue reading

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An eXtremely Fun eXperience

I got a sneak preview of the new eXbox! No, it’s not a video game console, – which is pronounced eex-box in Hungarian – it’s much better. It’s an indoor extreme sports palace that opens today in Budapest! When I say … Continue reading

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Hungarian Artists Worth Watching – Zagabo

I have a reason to be happy when it’s raining. Zagabo, the Hungarian design brand, has been making this fantastic raincoat since its founding three years ago. That’s when I bought the hot pink version… Gabi Szabó (somehow this became Zagabo) … Continue reading

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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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