Native Hungarian blog

  • Special post - Honey Roulade with Strawberries

    Category: Culture

    Sorry I missed last week's post but life just got in the way with lots of work and not much sleep. But for compensation I brought you one of my favourite cake recipe with a summer twist on it. So its strawberry season and I love, love strawberries. I am sure you can understand. 

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  • The Room - high quality fashion and art magazine from Hungary

    Category: Art, Culture, Fashion

    The love good quality magazines. And what makes them apart is not only great editorials and interviews, so the content but also the paper its printed on, the great graphic design, the right fonts. So the magazine itself becomes a fashion item itself really. The Room is one of the top on my list when it comes to those high quality magazines. This bi-lingual fashion and art publication stands out both on the Hungarian and international market.

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  • Buda Castle and the UNESCO protected view of Budapest

    Category: Art, Culture

    You can see the Castle from almost everywhere in Budapest but you can still manage to live in the city without actually going up to see it properly. But I love to see all those great exhibitions in the National Gallery and just enjoy a lovely walk around one of the oldest part of the capital. 

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  • Daffodil Day and some (hi)story behind

    Category: Culture

    The Pasha's Garden in Babócsa has quite a few interesting stories to it. Legend has it that the large field of daffodil was planted during the Turkish Subjection because the pasha wanted to enthrall the women in his harem with it. Till this day the daffodils are held in high regrards amongs the locals.  Every year when its blooming the village of Babócsa is holding Daffoldil Day as celebrations of the flower and its rich, interesting history. 

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  • Southern Hungary - Trip to the countryside

    Category: Culture

    My trip to Southern Hungary covers only a drop by to Pécs and almost a week spent walking and roaming around the River Dráva in Somogy County. 

    Pécs is the capital of Baranya County and full of history, art, beautiful buildings... also Pécs was the European Cultural Capital in 2010. If you only look around the main square, called Szécsenyi Square, you can find a mosque (turned into a catholic church by now), the City Hall, the County House (photo below), Janus Pannonius Museum. The County House's pedestals are made from red sandstone and its facade looking to the square is much more decorated than other buildings on the square with the famous Zsolnay ceramics. Just of the square is the National Theater of Pécs and the rest of the town is in walking distance. 

     

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  • First Post - Sweet Spring Sunday Morning in Budapest

    Category: Culture

    This blog is created to give an inside look into the life, art, cusine and much more of Hungary. By  the way, my name is Zita and I am living and working in Budapest and I am writing this blog to those who intersted in this lovely country.

    I have been planning this first post for quite some time now and I wanted it to be really interesting and special, but authentic and honest at the same time.
    So here is my lovely spring Sunday ritual, actuly I am not sure its a ritual yet as it has been only my second time running a lap on Margitsziget. If you are a runner and living in Budapest than more often than not you go to Margitsziget. It is in the middel of the city. Actually, in the middel of the River Danube. A little island, all green and beautiful. Sadly, we do not have as many or as large parks as London or other capitals do but what we have is very special. Margitsziget translates into Margaret Island and was named after a king's daughter, Saint Margaret who lived on the island as a nun in the 13. century. 

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