Category: Budapest

Budapest Street Art Guide:District VII

Budapest Street Art Guide:District VII

Good street art is like good poetry in that it challenges your perspective. There is plenty of mediocre street art nowadays; urban beautification doubling as commercialist sludge. But the cream of the crop remains brilliant. Nowhere does this ring truer than in Budapest. The Danube flows with graffiti paint and perhaps this explains why it is […]

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Four Sunsets at Lake Balaton

Four Sunsets at Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in all of this part of the world. Centuries of Budapestians have flocked to its turquoise waters as a paradisical respite from those long and sweltering Hungarian summer days. And unlike many of the lesser known places in the Hungarian periphery, Balaton has always been a hot spot […]

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A Beginners Guide To Balaton Sound Festival

A Beginners Guide To Balaton Sound Festival

In Australia, music festivals are the go-to events, and to honest before I moved to Europe they were the only ones I knew about. Last year I got introduced to Balaton Sound, an annual festival held in Hungary, which many consider being amongst the coolest festivals in Europe!  This festival is held on Lake Balaton, […]

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Hungarian History: The Legend of the White Stag

Hungarian History: The Legend of the White Stag

Hungarian history is etched all over the Budapestian cityscape. It’s a dynamic history: wickedly wonderful, tragically beautiful and filled with stories of every type. I love the history of these people. In fact, I love history full stop. It may be my favourite thing in the entire world. ‘History’ is one of my central motivations to […]

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Local Stories: Why Budapest?

Local Stories: Why Budapest?

There used to be an after-hours night club on the outer edge of the Blaha Lujza Ter metro station between Budapest’s ramshackle district VII and VIII. The club went by the name of Corvintető and it occupied the top two floors of the dishevelled, communist-era Corvin department store. Tető means rooftop in Hungarian and it […]

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