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Hungarian success at the European Armwrestling Championship

According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the Hungarian armwrestling national team won two gold, five silver and eight bronze medals at the European Armwerstling and Para-Armwrestling Championships in Bucharest. This is a great success concerning that we’ll be organising next year’s World Championships. Seniors won four medals for Hungary: Brigitta Ivánfi finished in second place in the 70 kg category with both left and right hands. It the same category Caroline Thommen won a bronze medal with right hand. In the men’s category of 85 kg Péter Kovács finished in the third place with left hand. Besides them, Hungarians won medals in...

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The Széchenyi Bath is the international thermal bath of the year

According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the historic Hungarian Széchenyi Bath won the ‘International thermal medical bath of the year’ award at the International Medical Travel Journal’s gala dedicated to medical tourism awards. The titles are awarded in 21 categories by an international jury every year to enterprises in the medical tourism industry that can show outstanding results. “The award reflects the international acknowledgement of our developments” said László Szőke, the managing director of Budapest Thermal Baths and Thermal Waters Inc. The jury only accepted the entry of baths in the category that could prove the water’s medical effects by research. The...

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South Buda to be turned into a hypermodern metropolis

Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes that the graphic designs of the capital’s newest development have been presented. The investment that starts this year will incorporate the Kopaszi Dam region as well. According to the plans, A+ category dwelling houses, and 15-35 thousand m2 offices will be built at the coast of the Danube. The Danish Adept town planner office was entrusted with the development. A new district is going to be constructed near a public park at the coast of the Danube in Buda. The Kopaszi Dam can be found there, which is a beloved relaxing spot in Budapest. The South Buda...

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Did Hungarian researchers excavate Sultan Suleiman’s tomb?

It’s been 450 years since the Battle of Szigetvár, when Suleiman the Magnificent died. The anniversary could be perfectly topped with the finding of his tomb, which may or may not be owed to a Hungarian research group. According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the news went around world press; however, Travel Channel picked up on the topic in the beginning of last year and followed the researchers as they were hunting for the „treasure” Indiana Jones style. Josh Gates, the presenter of Travel Channel, who is also an archaeologist, has been going around the world for three years to unfold different...

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This is why Hungarians die too early

Napi.hu writes that one third of the deaths could be avoided in the European Union by the current state of medicine. More than 24 thousand people died in Hungary due to the lack of proper attendance. According to Eurostat’s newest report, this represents the 41.5% of the deaths. By the conception of avoidable deaths some fatalities could be avoided if the patient was attended to properly, and, in time. This rate, which has a great significance in the EU, can be used in the evaluation of the medical system and health policy. In 2013, 1.7 million people died under the...

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Hungarian young adults die in a brutal car crash in Australia

According to 24.hu, the friends and families of the two Hungarian boys remember them as best friends. Sadly, they instantly died in their brutal car crash in Melbourne Tuesday night in local time. The 19-year-old Kristóf and the 17-year-old László’s car slid in a curve and crashed into a jeep in the opposite lane. The car then rolled over and ended up in a delft. Their friend, Aaron Goldsmith, who was sitting on the passenger’s seat and is also only 18 years old, is in very bad condition, doctors are fighting for his life in a local hospital. According...

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This is how the City Park will look like in 2019 – VIDEO

According to origo.hu, the winner of City Park’s landscape architectural contest was announced. They plan on planting more than a thousand new trees and establishing a two kilometre running track. The Városliget Inc. invited entries for the application in the end of last year with the aim of renovating the historic buildings of the City Park and boosting the park to a 21st century level. Besides the renewal of the park, old buildings will be renovated and new ones will be constructed like the Museum of Ethnography, which we had previously reported on. The renovation of the park will...

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Did Kanye West steal a Hungarian song?

The matter has been going around the Hungarian press since it first came up a few years ago. According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, what happened was that American rap star Kanye West used a part of the 1969 Omega hit song, Gyöngyhajú lány in his song called New Slaves and the Hungarian composer of the song, Gábor Presser thinks that he didn’t pay its real value. So the rapper first asked for permission to use a part of the iconic Hungarian song in 2013. Gábor Presser wasn’t against the deal; he just wanted to make a contract before giving permission. Kanye...

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Hungarian dog became one of the best rescue dogs in the world

Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes that László Balázs, the member of Pest County Directorate for Disaster Management’s regional rescue service, and his rescue dog, Symba, were the only Hungarians to complete the expectations at the master test of rescue dogs in Slovenia, organised be the International Rescue Dog Organisation. The world’s biggest professional rescue dog organisation connects and tests more than a hundred rescue dog units of almost forty countries, from Europe to South America. The action-based Mission Readiness Test is at the top of this lineage test system. This is basically the master test of rescue dogs, since the qualification means...

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5 Hungarian locations with healing powers

According to joportal.hu, people have believed in invisible energies that enmesh the earth’s surface and form magnetic power, for millenniums. They built churches in some of these places and many became pilgrimage or excursion destinations. Hungary also has some locations that are believed to have healing powers. Pilisszentkereszt Pilisszentkereszt lies 30 kilometres away from Budapest and it is a very popular hiking site due to its natural beauties. Moreover, its magnetic power relieves and spiritually refills many people. There is also a sacred well with has healing water, according to many people. Dobogó Rock This is one of the favourite...

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A special Hungaricum: the 9th-11th century bow

The row of Hungaricums is always expanding but some of them are not as much in the spotlight as others. The inflexibly horned backflashing bow, also known as the horny reflex bow is probably one of them, even though it is very close to tradition guardians’ hearts. Kulturtaj.hu writes that it was the most significant and dreadful weapon of its time, and it seemed to be invincible for quite a while. The 9th-11th century complex Hungarian horny bow (henceforth ‘the Hungarian bow’), which belongs to the family of inflexibly horned blackflashing bows of the different nations who lived on the Eurasian...

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The stunning New York Café is the most beautiful café in the world

History, art and tradition in one magnificent place – this is the New York Café. Lobu.hu writes that ucityguides.com chose New York Café as the most beautiful café in the world, thus coming before places like the Café Florian in Venice, the Café Central in Vienna and Café de la Paix in Paris. So our pride, the New York Café passed quite famous cafés and cities, not to mention that there are many similarly beautiful cafés around the world that didn’t even make it into the top 10, which makes this success even more honourable. The list includes cafés...

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Hungarian (s)panorama – Top places for relaxation

The Hungarian thermal bath culture looks back to a history of two thousand years so it’s no surprise that our country deserved the “country of thermal waters” title. There are many spas all around the country that offer utter relaxation to its visitors, and nlcafe.hu collected some of these, thus giving us a (s)panorama. 🙂  Egerszalók Spa The Saliris Resort Spa & Conference Hotel can be found in Egerszalók, which is famous for its unique limestone hill, since the 65-68° Celsius springwater’s minerals precipitate to the surface in the form of crystals, which turn into engrailed formations around the...

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Centre of Scientific Wonders’ new Playbar opened with a 9D and a round cinema

The Centre of Scientific Wonders has been quite a popular attraction since its opening. Travelo.hu writes that they recently opened a new Playbar with three exhibitions, a Gedeon Richter Laboratory, escape rooms and Hungary’s first 9D and round cinema. The place offers physics shows held in the lecture hall for the lovers of spectacular experiments, and, after the workshops of the Richter Laboratory, visitors are encouraged to look at the world through scientific glasses. If you seek a little excitement and quizzes, then you can try to escape from four scientific escape rooms. However, if you only want to...

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15 types of Hungarian drivers you want to avoid

There is a widespread conception that Hungarian drivers are aggressive and impatient. Mentalisdeficit.blog.hu wanted to collect some typical cases, types, features of Hungarian drivers, and even though they weren’t planning on finding this much, their brainstorming seems to have been quite productive. Have you experienced any of these points? The driver going leisurely in the inner lane – It is rush hour and you are trying to get to work on the two-lane road in the city, but someone is going with 30 km/h in front of you… This kind of disregard has another type: when someone’s going with 80 km/h...

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Liget Budapest – Hungarian architectural company to design the new building of the Museum of Ethnography – PHOTO GALLERY

According to webradio.hu, the international jury found the Napur Architect Kft. led consortium’s plan the best by common consent, so the Hungarian architectural company will be the one to design the new building of the Museum of Ethnography at Ötvenhatosok Square as part of the Liget Budapest project. The new home of the Museum of Ethnography, which will satisfy all needs of professionals and visitors, will be finished in 2019 according to the plans. The capital city will not only get a new emblematic building with the new museum, but the institution guarding hundred thousands of relics will finally...

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Great success: Hungarian badminton player, Laura Sárosi to compete in Rio

Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes that the Hungarian badminton player was defeated on the qualifying match due to her unselfishness but luckily, as justice would have it, she now finished on the world ranking list in a place that is worth a quota to Rio. Laura Sárosi’s story went around the internet in the beginning of May, when she lent her backup shoes to her German opponent, who in the end beat Laura on the qualifying match. Many people were afraid that she won’t be able to compete in Rio. Even the Germans campaigned for Laura, who was celebrated as a hero,...

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Rita’s Hungarian Delicacy: Amazing chimney cake, lángos and goulash at the Channel Islands

Have you ever heard of the Channel Islands? It’s an archipelago in the La Manche channel, and one of its bailiwicks is Guernsey. A few years ago a Hungarian gastronomy lover, Rita chose Guernsey as her new home, where she opened up her delicacy selling homemade Hungarian lángos, chimney cake and goulash. The locals seem to love them, which is not a surprise as we got the feel that Rita does everything with passion. Originally Rita and her partner tried their luck in Great Britain, but it wasn’t what they expected, so they moved back to Hungary after two...

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The interesting story of Aleksey Torubarov, who’s been waiting for his political asylum in Hungary for two years

According to index.hu, the owner of the Russian restaurant chain that was doing well a few years ago has been waiting for two and a half years to get a political asylum in Hungary. Despite the fact that he’s been attested in two EU countries, EU laws threw him to a place he’s not connected to. His story doesn’t only demonstrate the everyday defenselessness of an entrepreneur in the illiberal Russia, but also gives an insight into the hopeless labyrinths of the European and Hungarian bureaucracy, which is quite worrying. When the Soviet Union fell apart and opportunities opened...

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“You have to tend to the patients no matter what” Dr Anna Jakkel, from the new host centre in Körmend

It’s barely been a week since the first shelter-seekers arrived in the host camp at the yard of the technical college of Körmend from the host centre in Bicske. The institution has been through the first scandal since then. However, globoport.hu asked Dr Anna Jakkel, the volunteer doctor of the African Hungarian Union (AHU) about a different subject. Globoport: When and why did AHU decide to send medical support to Körmend? AHU regularly sends medical missions to developing and poor countries. This is how they are: they help wherever they can. Since we’ve worked in the host centres of...

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