Category Archives: Cultural Quirks

A Budapest Secret Revealed

And the answer is… my new cover photo is from the synagogue on Rumbach Sebestyén utca in Budapest’s District VII. It’s in ruins. There’s a man in a small booth selling tickets to visitors, but those are few and far … Continue reading

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Cooking With Class in Budapest

It’s truly a trendy thing in Budapest these days to go to cooking school – or rather, just a cooking class, with friends for an evening. But I wasn’t interested in learning how to make pörkölt (stew) or gulyásleves (goulash … 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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Hungarian Artists Worth Watching – Krisztián Sándor

Ever wonder why the cover photo on my blog and FB page is a tropical scene, rather than a Budapest skyline? Today I bring you the answer. It’s a painting by Krisztián Sándor, part of a larger painting entitled African … Continue reading

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Hungarian Artists Worth Watching: Judit Wild, aka vadjutka

 Judit Wild has been making jewelry for a decade. Over those ten years, the first few spent experimenting and not really believing that this artistic pursuit was her destiny, she developed a style that is both respectful of the past … Continue reading

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