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János Gömöri

János lives in Budapest. He is interested in music, history, coding and linguistics.

About János Gömöri

János lives in Budapest. He is interested in music, history, coding and linguistics.

Here are my most recent posts

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Next week: Fezen festival

By János Gömöri / 2013-07-25

FEZEN festival in Székesfehérvár will start next week, on the last day of July. After trying to mimic large festivals (like Sziget), this year Fezen seems to return to its roots: its main focus will be rock/metal and alternative music and it will feature many Hungarian bands. Some of these bands are regulars at festivals […]

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Soon: Sziget 2013

By János Gömöri / 2013-07-19

Sziget 2013 – Island of Freedom One of the big three remains: Sziget festival itself. After extremely succesful VOLT and Balatonsound, Sziget festival will be 5-12 August at the usual place. This year, Sziget festival’s slogan is that it is a separate country. This „Island of Freedom” is a „democratic republic without a leader, where […]

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Volt 2013

By János Gömöri / 2013-07-11

Like any festival, Volt 2013 was not without problems. The place proved small at times; it was difficult to move on the main roads (especially if multiple events ended at the same time and on the most popular day, Saturday) and there were long queues everywhere – for drinks, for toilet, for topping up the […]

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Dark horses, bad grass: crazy days at Wimbledon

By János Gömöri / 2013-06-27

Wimbledon started this Monday, but there are already many incredible results. Many dark horses won in the first two rounds. Due to the huge number of Eastern European tennis players, they were also part of the surprise – in some cases on the lucky, on others on the unlucky end. In the first round, Nadal was defeated by […]

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Deep Purple touring Eastern Europe

By János Gömöri / 2013-06-21

Do you know Deep Purple? I think everyone with an internet connection and/or a TV knows at least Smoke On The Water, also known as “the bane of guitar store employees”. This legendary band is touring Eastern Europe this year. They are already past two concerts in Bulgaria, one in Georgia and one in Romania. […]

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5 Fantasy Scenes Stolen From Eastern European History

By János Gömöri / 2013-06-17

In a previous post we looked at the Top 5 badass Eastern European villains in TV-shows. In this post we will look at scenes from fantasy films that are more or less similar to some Eastern European events/places. [box type=”warning” align=”aligncenter” ]The following post contains spoilers from The Lord of the Rings and Game of […]

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III. Beer Festival in Buda castle

By János Gömöri / 2013-06-14

The third beer festival in Buda castle started yesterday. Beers from the best Hungarian breweries and beer factories as well as lots of German, Belgian, Czech beers! About 200 kinds of beer, too many to taste them all! And all this in the beautiful Buda castle. Daily ticket: 1999 HUF which comes with a free beer. […]

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Római-part fights

By János Gömöri / 2013-06-11

The flood is leaving Budapest. One of the most threatened area of the city was the Római-part (as always). Fortunately the area was spared (unlike in 2002 or in 2006). Building a dam here – even a mobile dam – is a controversial topic, but a new innovation may be able to solve the problem. As in […]

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Underground meetings, underwater concerts

By János Gömöri / 2013-05-24

Report from Hay festival Budapest, 2013 In director Maria Sheila Cremaschi’s words it was „a home for dreaming in public, a rigorous examination of truths and probabilities.” The festival’s motto was „Imagine the world”; both as it is and as it might be.  After poorly visited events at the beginning, the second Budapest Hay festival […]

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Witold Pilecki, Poland’s unknown hero

By János Gömöri / 2013-05-23

Note: this is a longer post, but worth the read if you want to hear an amazing story. The life of Witold Pilecki resembles action movie plots. Do you know all those movies where the good guy gets inside the prison (falsely accused or voluntarily) and he finds out about the horrible events of the […]

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