Today is : Monday,25th May 2020

» The legend of the Gerbeaud
The Gerbeaud cafe in Budapest is well-known for its pastries and ice cream, but there's also this intriguing little urban legend about the place...
» Does not translate: Vadász
Welcome to one of the more bizarre libations in Hungary: Cola plus red wine. Order one up by requesting a hunter.
» Budapest weather: Cloudy with a chance of mud
Late winter is definitely not the best time of the year for Budapest. Thinking of visiting at this time? Then read on and dress appropriately.
» On becoming Hungarian
Is it true that the amount one enjoys Hungary is inversely proportional to the amount of Hungarian that one speaks or is it just wintertime?
» Campaign season in Hungary, Part 1
Springtime nationwide elections are coming to Hungary: Right now, campaigns are gearing up, placards become ubiquitous...
» Does not translate: Farsang
Farsang: Kinda like Halloween, kinda like another excuse to dress up goofily, this holiday season is 100% Hungarian.
» Valentine's Day in Budapest
How is Valentine's Day celebrated in Hungary? Is Valentine's Day celebrated in Hungary, if so, what's it called and how is it celebrated differently than in the states? Find out your answerers to these and more questions on Valentine's Day in Hungary.
» Fear and Loathing at the Cineplex
See, this is happens when you decide a good movie snack for "Avatar" would be psychedelic fungus.
» Budapest in Snow
Ah, midwinter in Budapest: Beautiful, white, pristine-looking ... for about 20 minutes.
» Sing into spring at the annual, Budapest festival
Join in the spring festivities during Budapest's most popular cultural, two-week event filled with musical performances of all kinds and dance and theatre acts.
» Snow-covered turd
The title pretty much says it all. Just be careful on the sidewalks of Budapest, especially in wintertime.
» The Two Hungarians
Is Hungary the perfect nation or a little slice of Hell on Earth? It depends on which Hungarian you ask, but odds are one of these extreme views will pour forth.
» BKV strikes back! (Day 2)
On day two of Budapest's public-transportation workers' strike, Scott Savoie caught a tram and came up with a solution to BKV's general difficulties.
» Busman’s holiday
How was day one of the great 2010 BKV strike in Budapest? Read on to find out...
» A revelation of fruitcake
From a guy who has always detested fruitcake (and who really enjoys it, incidentally?) comes a brush with the Hungarian version of the Christmas "treat." His experience may surprise you.
» Hungarian Standard Time
Time, as Albert Einstein's equations famously found, is relative. And if you think the phenomena only affects light-speed travel, consider the differences in temporal perception exhibited by Americans and Hungarians...
» Understanding words based on experience
Why do people argue seemingly ceaselessly and seemingly pointlessly about obscure points? Perhaps it's as simple as the reality that no word means the same thing to any two people.
» I see fat people...
Among the most tangible differences between Hungary and the U.S. is the stunning amount of obese folks in the latter.
» Saslik redemption
Come the Yuletide season in Hungary, certain edible goodies are made plentiful; stuff like hot spiced wine, kalács, and especially saslik.
» The Great Radio Controversy
Recently, Hungarians were surprised to find two Budapest radio stations off the air one day. And not just any two, but the single most popular stations on Hungary's dial: Danubius Radio and Slager Radio.

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