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Xpat Community Ezine / Thursday 09 February 2017
Dear Member, first for your interest are two new Xpat Interviews with readers of XpatLoop:

* Neil McGarry, Principal, Britannica International School in Budapest, arrived in Hungary at the end of last year, so far his favourite local food ispörkölt’, click here for more interesting insights about the new head of the longest established British School in Hungary.

* Rob Olliff, Vice President at Morgan Stanley Hungary, came to Hungary in February 2009 to take up a 6 month assignment. 8 years on Rob’s still here…What’s his favourite Hungarian word you may ask? ‘Házhozszállítás’ – he says it sounds beautiful, what’s your fav…?

To join in with the popular series of XpatLoop Interviews just follow this link.

Now here's hoping you like what's included for you below.
Yours with kind regards, Stephen@XpatLoop.com
Mangalica Festival In Budapest, This Weekend
Video: Mangalica Festival In Budapest, 10 - 12 February
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Entry is free, so if you fancy a taste of a pig that came close to extinction just a few decades ago, pop along to Szabadság Tér for a bite of magnificent mangalica meat - said to be tastier and healthier than regular pork. As you may know, this festival is named after a delicious furry pig that's indigenous to Hungary, this year the event is held again in downtown Budapest next weekend. more »
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New Articles
New Budapest-Amsterdam Cheap Flights

New Budapest-Amsterdam Cheap Flights
Fishing, Hunting & Arms Exhibition, Hungexpo, 9 – 12 February

Fishing, Hunting & Arms Exhibition, Hungexpo, 9 – 12 Februar ...
Chinese Top List Of Foreigners Buying Hungarian Homes

Chinese Top List Of Foreigners Buying Hungarian Homes
Tárki: Xenophobia At All-Time High In Hungary
Tárki: Xenophobia At All-Time High In HungaryXenophobia has reached an all-time high in Hungary, while the percentage of Hungarians expressing openness towards foreigners is approaching zero, a Tárki poll reveals. The majority of Hungarians openly reject all asylum seekers and barely more than a third of them would be ready to consider such requests. Tárki has surveyed Hungarian opinion about foreigners for 25 years. more »
current affairs channel »
Invitation: South Indian Classical Dance, CEU, 13 February
Invitation: South Indian Classical Dance, CEU, 13 FebruaryThe Indian Embassy in Budapest told XpatLoop.com they heartily invite all dance lovers to the performances of a Padmashree award winning dancer Pratibha Prahlad. The artist is performing around Hungary with her 13-member group between 11-16 February, and will dance in Budapest at the Central European University on Monday. Entry is free, but registration is needed. more »
entertainment channel »
Hungary’s Household Wealth Second Lowest Among Eurozone Countries
Hungary’s Household Wealth Second Lowest Among Eurozone CountriesThe average household wealth in Hungary amounts to EUR 50,800, a mere 22.7 percent of the Eurozone average, meaning average wealth would need to increase 440 percent to reach that average, and 500 percent to reach that of neighboring Austria. Neighboring Slovakia’s average household wealth surpasses Hungary’s by 30 percent, while Poland’s is nearly twice as high. more »
business & finance channel »
Classifieds
Job Seekers & Jobs Available - By Adrian Pap, 09 February more »
Real Estate Rentals & Sales - By Jackie and Csaba Lengyel, 09 February more »
Buy & Sell Offers - By Ramzi Hawa, 09 February more »
Community Announcements - By William Theodoracopulos, 09 February more »
Education, Translation - By Martin Slocock, 09 February more »
Specials
Special Valentine’s Day Dinner, Gerbeaud Style
Special Valentine’s Day Dinner, Gerbeaud StyleOn the most romantic day of the year, treat yourself and your significant other with a culinary experience with a truly unique and exclusive dinner in the red and golden salons of the 159-year-old Gerbeaud Café. more »
Open Days @ Britannica International School In February
Open Days @ Britannica International School In FebruaryBritannica International School will be holding introductory Open Days on the following dates:
Primary School Open Day - 8:30 AM- 12:00 pm, Thursday, 9 February 2017
Secondary School Open Day - 8:30 AM- 12:00 pm, Thursday, 16 February 2017 more »
Top Tip For A Romantic Night, Émile Restaurant In Buda
Top Tip For A Romantic Night, Émile Restaurant In BudaA delicate dinner, wine, romantic moments - everybody needs a little celebration, especially on Valentine’s Day. Is there any better moment to show affection to our significant other? Not to mention the excellent foods that are served in restaurants at this time of the year. more »
New Movies in Budapest
Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Jackie'

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Jackie'
Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Lego Batman Movie'

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Lego Batman Movie'
Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Fifty Shades Darker'

Fresh Film In Budapest: 'Fifty Shades Darker'
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Fri 10 Feb - 6:00 PM - Greek Dance house - Aranytíz Cultural Center
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Sat 11 Feb - 10:00 AM - Mangalica Festival - Szabadság Square
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Sun 12 Feb - 10:00 AM - International Baptist Church - Móricz Zsigmond Gimnasium
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Mon 13 Feb - 10:00 AM - Learn What You Are A Champion Of - Millenáris
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Tue 14 Feb - 9:00 AM - SME Breakfast 12 - Teams as Systems - FirstMed
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Wed 15 Feb - 10:00 AM - Ladies Bible Study - International Baptist Church Budapest
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Thu 16 Feb - 6:00 PM - AmCham Event: Business After Hours - K+K Hotel Opera
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CONTEMPORARY EVENTS
Fri 10 Feb - 12:00 PM - Match Boys - Szabadság Square
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Sat 11 Feb - 11:00 AM - Peter & Pan Gitárduo - Szabadság Square
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Sun 12 Feb - 10:00 AM - Budapest Ragtime Band - Eötvös 10
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Mon 13 Feb - 7:00 PM - Györe Gabi, Gyukics Gábor, Ágoston Béla - Gödör Club
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Tue 14 Feb - 7:00 PM - Nyári Aliz, Nyári Edit: My Funny Valentine - MOM Cultural Centre
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Wed 15 Feb - 6:30 PM - Budapest Mezőség Band- Fonó Music House
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Thu 16 Feb - 7:00 PM - Fanfara Complexa - Marczibányi Téri Cultural Center
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CLASSICAL EVENTS
Fri 10 Feb - 7:30 PM - Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra - National Concert Hall
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Sat 11 Feb - 11:00 AM - MAV Symphony Orchestra - Italian Cultural Institute
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Sun 12 Feb - 11:00 AM - Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra - Mupa
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Mon 13 Feb - 8:00 PM - Organ Concert with András Virágh - St. Stephen's Basilica
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Tue 14 Feb - 7:00 PM - Balogh Ádám & Várallyay Kinga playing the piano - Benczúr House
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Wed 15 Feb - 7:00 PM - Souvenir de Vienne - Győri Noémi (flute), Koltai Katalin (guitar) - Óbudai Társaskör
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Thu 16 Feb - 7:30 PM - Sinfonietta Pannonica - Uránia Film Theatre
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