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A sculpture in Budapest became the second most important work of art in the world

Only a French sculpture beat the Holocaust monument on the bank of the Danube on the list of Architectural Digest, reports szeretlekmagyaroszag.hu. Architectural Digest architectural magazine ranked the 13 most important sculptures in public places in the world. Shoes on the Danube Bank sculpture got to the distinguished second place of this list. The sculptures were examined all over the world, from Vancouver to New York, from Marseille to Melbourne, so it is a great recognition that our little capital city performed so well. The sculpture was created by Can Togay, film director, in collaboration with Gyula Pauer, sculptor,...

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Free travelling of pensioners costs EUR 58.6 million

A written parliamentary answer shows that the free local and commuter travelling of the pensioners costs HUF 17.7 billion ( EUR 57.6 million) all together, reports mfor.hu. The travelling discounts of pensioners make up HUF 26.8 billion (EUR 87.2 million) all together – says the written answer of Bence Rétvári, Minister of Ministry of Human Capacities, which was given to the question of Zoltán Lukács, representative of MSZP. 66% of it covers the free local and commuter travelling, namely, HUF 17.7 billion (EUR 56.7million). The remaining HUF 9.1 billion is for the 50% and 90% discount of those above 65 years,...

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Hungarian actress among the greatest European talents of 2017

As szeretlekmagyarország.hu writes, a list that shows talents in the film industry, who should be paid attention to, is released. Réka Tenki is in the top 10. Variety regularly made its top 10 list about the directors, actors and producers, who should be paid attention to, in a certain year. This year’s compilation has been published, which includes the Hungarian actress, Réka Tenki among the top 10 talented European film-personalities. The 30 years old actress can be familiar from mostly the stone theatre: she played in Katona between 2008 and 2012, in National Theatre between 2012 and 2015, and...

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Hungarian pálinka manufacture conquers in Africa

Sándor Balogh had an unusual idea: we should not export our national beverage, pálinka, but produce it locally. Furthermore, the location should be Africa. The businessman – who has excellent local knowledge being the president of the African Hungarian Union – chose Uganda as the location of the first pálinka project, reports Lokál. Because of the tropical conditions, the quality drink is not made of the well-known peach and plum, but banana, pineapple and jackfruit, at a mini farm built by the Hungarian people of Kapeke. The first bottles containing exotic but still Hungarian pálinka get in stores in the...

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Chongqing representation of HTCC starts working

The new representation of HTCC has been working since January 2017 in South China, reports httc.org.hu. The location is the city of Chongqing, a very important industrial centre of the region. The Hungarian Consulate-General opened in the city in 2010, Ferenc Fülöp, manager of HTCC in China, started his Chongqing job here as an external economic diplomat, back in 2013. During his time here he had the chance to get to know many industry and economic leaders in important positions, and he can rely on these relations during his job now. Because his job is to build economic and...

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50 most important wine programs of this year

Borászportál collected the most important wine programs of the year that one can expect. Take out your calendar and start recording. 14th January: Jégvirágtól borvirágig 2017 Where: Monor Cellar Village 21th January: Winter Picnic in Etyek Flavours of winter on Gasztrosétány 21th January: St Vince’s Day with variations 2017 Evoking the old Villány tradition; wine growers tried to predict the success of the harvest based on the weather on St Vince’s Day and the conditions of the cut “Vince wands”. Wine tastings and delicious bites from Siklós to Villány. 28th January: Olaszrizling szerintünk If we believe the traditions, there will be...

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The American pizza colossus breaks into Europe through Hungary

The third largest pizzeria line of the world, Little Caesars thinks that it is time to start their expansion in Hungary, reports Franchising.hu. Little Caesars started as a family restaurant in 1959 in the United States. Today the brand means the third largest pizzeria line of the world, which is present in all of the states of the USA and 20 countries all over the world. It was chosen to be the best value for money among the American fast-food restaurant lines in its local market nine times in a row. Little Caesars is looking at the European expansion...

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Free airport Wi-Fi: here is the global list

Here are the Wi-Fi passwords of the most important airports around the world, on one map, reports Turizmus Online. Anil Polat, blogger and computer expert, who is also a world traveller, collected the Wi-Fi passwords of all the important airports of the world on an interactive map. The map is updated regularly and the blogger is waiting for the missing information from other world travellers. The airport of Budapest is also on the map. The airport of Graz, Vienna, Klagenfurt and Salzburg are available from Austria. Ljubljana Airport from Slovenia and Prague Airport in the Czech Republic are also mentioned....

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Canadian bloggers gushing about Miskolc

The Canadian Feather and the Wind travelling couple – Felicia and Wesley – visited Miskolc in December. Turizmusonline shows some videos and photos about their experiences. The blogger group started to explore the world based on the saying “you only live once”. They visited Mexico, Japan, France, Germany, Poland and many other places. They think that travelling is cheaper than many think. They make their dreams come true and collect several happy memories via travelling. 11 things were emphasized on their blog about Miskolc. One of them is the Miskolctapolca Cave Bath which enchants everyone by its wonderful atmosphere and...

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The Airbnb fever in Budapest is over

It seems that the Airbnb fever is over since September, and the main reason for this is that the market is full and short-term apartment leasing is not worth more than long-term one. Moreover, many condominiums complained about the chaos which came with the tourists and people of the hotel started to lobby to have stricter rules for Airbnb. And if this is not enough; many cities banned the service of the company which made them change their strategy, reports Index. While a few years ago every person looking for an apartment to rent complained about the fact that...

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New York Times loves Budapest and Márga Bisztró

Many like articles which give advices every year on where to go in the New Year, and guess what: Hungary is on the top 52 list of the New York Times. But what did they emphasize? Who could get on the list from Hungary? Dívány shows us. It is true that Budapest only appears in the 50th place, but we are still ahead of South Bronx and Ryukyu Islands in Japan. Two of our restaurants were mentioned: Szimply and Márga Bisztró. The youthful and dynamic energy of these restaurants make the city better, they explained. Hello Budapest! #márga #márgabudapest...

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-25 Celsius in Hungary, a man frozen to death

Take care of ourselves and each other, because we are facing a beastly cold weather. Origo also reported the advices by National Directorate General for Disaster Management. Stern weather is expected on Saturday, there is -20 and -10 Celsius in the morning, -10 and -4 in the afternoon. There may be a snow flurry from the evening. The wind stays heavy. The sky will be very cloudy on Sunday, snow flurry may occur anywhere. The Northern wind may still be heavy. The temperature will be -12 in the morning and around -4 in the afternoon. The cold can be...

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Hungarian festival for the second time in Senegal

Dancers turning into lions, fire jugglers and dancers with stilts attracted the crowd at the second Grand Yoff Festival supported by Travels to Africa and African Hungarian Union (AHU), reports globoport.hu. The colourful festival swirl attracted a large crowd to the square in front of the youth centre in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, in Grand Yoff District. It is not an accident, although Grandd Yoff is the smallest area of Dakar and the most populous. There are rarely any cultural programs here despite the fact that many ethnic groups and artist families live in the district. On...

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Further 49 policemen infected by the mysterious disease

As Index reports, further 49 policemen working at the Southern border got infected by the mysterious disease within one day. All together 110 professionals fell out from service. Based on the announcement of ORFK (Hungarian Police) it is reported that none of the infected ones need hospital service. The symptoms of the disease are acute stomach and intestine system problems, mainly nausea, vomiting, stomach ache and cold shivers. The causes of the infections are still being searched for; the laboratory tests are in progress. The first patients appeared on Monday, 61 people reported sickness on Tuesday and 110 on...

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A new health resort and a spa to open in January

As travelo.hu reports, the visitors may enjoy the benefits of the water in Kehidakustány, or try the new section of Zsóry Thermal Bath and Spa in Mezőkövesd from January. Kehidakustány added to Hungary’s health-resort map Kehidakustány was classified as a health-resort by the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service (ÁNTSZ). The city with its thermal bath is now able to reach supports, thanks to the classification, that make several environment-constructing and beautifying developments possible – said the mayor of the city in Zala County. István Lázár added: a tender for infrastructural investments will be open this year. According to the the plans...

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Which car brands are the most popular in Budapest? Unusual ranking list

The list based on average aged cars can be surprising, because it is led by three, previously not so wide-spread brands. It also shows whether there are more petrol or diesel cars in the capital city. Napi.hu introduces the car-fleet of Budapest. Budapest’s auto park consisted of 597 337 cars last year, which means an increase of 2.3% – 13,000 pieces – compared to 2014 – says the publication of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) aggregating last year’s statistical data of the capital. The average age of the cars also increased parallel to the number of the cars: it was...

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Budapest blew up the internet in 2016 – The best videos

Budapest is an inexhaustible source; lots of funny and interesting footages were made in/about the capital city.  Pilot’s and bird’s view of WizzAir’s fly-by over Budapest Drone above Budapest This video was made by Studio-X, about the face of Budapest above the buildings. The video made in the air shows the city from a different point of view, Parliament, Basilica and Nyugati Railway Station appear in the video and the city can be seen by day and at night, thank you When foreigners taste Hungarian dishes for the first time Buzzfeed compiled videos of people who have never tested the...

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More than 200,000 foreign students learn Hungarian with Duolingo

Furthermore, the most popular, free language learning app is also used more-and-more by Hungarians, reports szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu. Duolingo online language learning platform has had 1.8 million Hungarian users by the end of 2016, three-times more than in the previous year. Also, more than 200,000 foreign students use it to learn Hungarian. The free application with 150 million users has just started its new service, which allows family members, friends and acquaintances to create groups where they can learn new languages by helping and motivating each other. “Duolingo Clubs” application is available for iOS and Android in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French,...

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Budapest applauded by international sport leaders

The short travelling times, the harmony between the city and the Olympics developments and the beauty of Budapest were praised by the representatives of 22 sport unions, who visited the Hungarian city competing for the organisation of the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, in the past four months. Since then, based on ongoing agreements, the planned locations of many events, such as the modern pentathlon, rowing or mountain bike, have changed. The latter changed from Hármashatárhegy to Testvérhegy, reports Origo. According to the announcement of Budapest 2024 mainly the presidents, secretary-generals, sport and event managers of the sport unions travelled to...

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