Category Archives: Outside Budapest

“What have the Romans given us in return?” – Eger 1.

“What have the Romans given us in return?” being in Eger this Monty Python quote might occur with a slight change “what have the Turks given us in return?” … the longest novel (“Egri csillagok”/ “Eclipse of the Crescent  Moon”by … Continue reading

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A hug from a beast and winter fades away

According to the legend the Busó Carnival all started off during the Turkish times most likely when the beautiful city of Mohács along the River Danube was still occupied by the Ottoman Turks. Many people from the village had to … Continue reading

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1 goose, 2 geese, 3 St. Martin

Starving is not a good feeling but you can easily avoid it. All you have to do on St. Martin’s day is stuff yourself with goose dishes and you won’t go hungry the whole year. At least that what the … Continue reading

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Hungarian surreality bites

Last Sunday we set out for a hiking trip to the Börzsöny hills to explore the kind of cycling facilities the region has to offer. Pouring rain, bone-cutting wind and foggy hilltops welcome us at the peripheries of Budapest. But … Continue reading

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Balaton in McLaren style – our pit crew in action

If you have thought that the 8 sec / per tube rule only applies at the track of the Hungarian Formula 1 track – you were wrong. A tube with a thorn can give you just as much of a … Continue reading

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Wine + shine + Erdőbénye = Practice makes perfect

Three years is not a long time, three days are even shorter but enough to bring – wine makers and wine lovers together – jazz bands, solo pianists and funky DJs together (who all like wine) – future wine lovers: … Continue reading

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Water-propellers and spidercam

There was a time when Hungarians were great warriors on land, on horse back. It is true but that time is over so what is the point? The point is that this is the time when Hungarians are great warriors … Continue reading

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No gondolas in Velence (Hungarian Venice)…

…but there is delicious fried fish (our “national seafood”, the Hungarian Hekk), draught beer, and gherkins which are worth fighting for all the way through those vertically challenging rollercoaster rides in the hills of Velence. TWICE. What happens if you … Continue reading

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Wine + shine = Erdőbénye

We know it looks like a difficult equation but if you think about it… Hungary is a great wine producing country, at least we, Hungarians are sure about it. That means a bit less than 10 million people. We just … Continue reading

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