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When porcelain meets snowglobes

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-02-01

Not far from where I live, there is a little street…just under the Budapest Castle hill. It is quiet and magical. In one of the houses in that street a Girl Next Door Viki Hitka makes Soulglobes – “usual and unusual globes with a hint of snow or with a pinch of sunshine”. Zsolnay is […]


Best of Eurovision Eastern European style

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-29

Eurovision is one of the oldest running television-programs, existing since 1956. It is, according to Wikipedia “one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world”. It is also one of the most ridiculously funny serious events that ever existed. It did launch 2-3 super stars, like Abba or Celine Dion, but apart from that […]


Carnival season – Hungarian Búsójárás

By Beáta Veszely / 2013-01-20

In Mohács, Hungary every year during the Carnival season the ancient popular custom of the Busójárás is held. This year it will happen between 7-12 February. The date is set yearly in relation to the spring solstice and the following harvest moon. Similarly to other nations’ traditions, like Rio or the Venice Carnival or some […]


What’s with all that snow?

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-16

When a month ago God decided to dump enormous amounts of snow at sporadic places in Europe, a 25 year old guy from Pančevo decided that instead of complaining about the weather and street maintenance services, he was going to turn the traffic collapse to his own advantage


Idol of the X-Factor Voice of Eastern Europe

By Nenad Andricsek / 2013-01-15

Every time I think of these singing competitions, the “Ken Lee” girl from Bulgaria pops into my mind. Her funny performance has made an impact that I can’t really forget. If you don’t know what I am talking about, then you’re either too young or live too far away, so here is a Youtube Video […]


Butchers Festival in Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-14

Budapest loves festivals and festivals love Budapest. Every year we get at least one ‘1st’ festival that is sure to continue for many years to come. In 2012 it was the Bread and Pastry festival. Now, at the very beginning of 2013, to warm us up for the Mangalitsa festival in February (where we get […]

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