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Remembering Extraordinary Hungarians

November is a time to remember those who have gone before. In Hungary, families visit cemeteries, leave wreaths and flowers, light candles and talk about loved ones they’ve lost. For me, it’s a time to think about Hungarians whose lives … Continue reading

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Live It. Love It. Budapest!

I’m back in Budapest and ready to help you get the best out of life here. That’s why I now offer a Live and Love Budapest seminar, an informal two-hour introduction to the ins and outs of the city, from how to … Continue reading

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American-Hungarian Culinary Culture Shock

I’m in the States on vacation, making sure my kids are not only bilingual, but bicultural. That means introducing them to American food culture, right? Here are some American culinary delights I’ve indulged my children with, and some that I’ve … 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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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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