Category Archives: Loving Life in Budapest

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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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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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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