2019 week 39

September 25, 2019

On my way to practise I stopped at Tesco Express at Kálvin tér. It was quite busy so I ended up in a long line to the single open register. We moved forward occasionally and finally it brought me into the sunlight beaming through the glass entrance. A middle aged woman in a red jacket, long

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2019 week 38

September 20, 2019

It is fall now here in Budapest. The temperatures have fallen and it can be a tad cold during the night. Fall means changing habits and it is a good thing. The best example I’ve seen to live by the seasons is the film Happy people about the little, remote and isolated village of Bakhtia along

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2019 week 37

September 12, 2019

What is the link between Billie Holiday, The Simpsons, the BBC and a miniature statue in Budapest? This is the story of the pianist and composer Rezső Seress who wrote the song Gloomy Sunday (Szomorú vasárnap) often referred to as “the Hungarian suicide song”. Rezső Seress was born as Rudolf (“Rudi”) Spitzer on the 3rd of November in 1899 in Budapest. In 1932

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2019 week 36

September 7, 2019

New week and the weather is changing. The 3-months heatwave (according to the meteorologists the warmest summer in a long time) is officially over! I like warm weather but there is a limit even for me. It’s nice to change habits from the hot days to more normal temperatures like 20-25. It’s even gonna rain

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2019 week 35.

August 30, 2019

József nádor tér There is a big topic of conversation at the moment, besides the everlasting heatwave. The reopening of Joseph Nador tér. The square is next to Deak Ferenc tér and has been closed off for renovation for some time. It was recently reopened.             Beneath is a garage

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2019 week 34

August 22, 2019

What is Budapest known for? Multiple answers to this question. But one of the things I like is to travel for about one hour outside Budapest. By HEV, train, car or bus. You can really find beautiful gems this way. This is the tale of the most delicious plums in the world. I have to

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2019 week 33

August 14, 2019

Why is coffee so important? Can the smell of coffee keep you awake? Does coffee help to wake you up? So many questions.  Now, coffee is one of the most important things in my life. And Budapest and Hungary are heaven for coffee addicts! I am mainly an espresso man myself. And the best espresso I

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2019 week 32

August 13, 2019

It has become a little habit of mine I noticed to write the blog text with sudden jumps in time. I like it and it poses really good questions about the concept of time. I like being non-linear but I guess I like everybody else is forced to live my life in a standard space-time

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2019 week 31

August 6, 2019

Last weekend contained a very busy Saturday! First there was a movie at Bem Mozi. A very nice little art cinema in Margit körut just at the tram stop for the 4/6 at Budai hidfö in Buda. They only show classic films in original language with Hungarian subtitles. The norm is that every film gets

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2019 week 30

July 30, 2019

The heatwave continues. I discovered that the absolute best way to keep my apartment habitable is to pull down all the shutters completely. If I let the heat in once I’m basically screwed. The night temperature doesn’t go under 20 at the moment. If it is a windy day (like yesterday) I can create a

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