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Xpat Community Ezine / {firstname} {lastname} / Thursday 10 August 2017
Dear Reader, first up is a special interview with the Founder of Sziget, to celebrate the 25th ‘Island of Freedom’ festival now underway.

XpatLoop caught up with Károly Gerendai recently to ask him about the 70% sale of Sziget at the start of 2017, how he spent the money he made, the cost of his success, and how he feels about now working with foreigners – follow this link to read all about it.

Now here's hoping you like what's included for you below.
Yours with kind regards, Stephen@XpatLoop.com
5 Top Acts At Sziget 2017
5 Top Acts At Sziget 2017
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It’s been a good couple of years since I've set foot on The Island of Freedom, but the Sziget 2017 festival line-up is one of the most exciting in a long time for many @expatintheloop. To share the pre-gig exhilaration here are our top five 'must see' acts this August, along with a few other best bets for your interest. more »
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Breakthrough Could Come In CEU Case
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Classifieds
Buy & Sell Offers - By Rahul Beri, 10 August more »
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Job Seekers & Jobs Available - By Ulvis Berkmanis, 03 August more »
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Hertz Europe Introduces World’s First Coloring-In-Car Concept
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Enjoy The Ride To Sziget With City Taxi
Enjoy The Ride To Sziget With City TaxiFollowing the tradition of previous years, the official taxi partner of Sziget is expat friendly City Taxi. The special Sziget service has fix rate prices you can trust. Going to Sziget, if you have a valid wristband or voucher, City Taxi can take you to the ticket control point inside the island. At this point you can check-in and exchange your voucher to a wristband. more »
Enjoy Fireworks & A Delicious Dinner At Columbus Boat On 20th August
Enjoy Fireworks & A Delicious Dinner At Columbus Boat On 20th AugustFrom the organisers: Every year on 20th August Hungarians celebrate the founding of the Hungarian state with amazing fireworks in Budapest. On this occasion Columbus Boat offers a dinner with mouth-watering dishes and tasty drinks. The dock boat anchors on Vigadó Square between the Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge – with the best view to the Buda side of Budapest and of course to the fireworks. more »
New Movies in Budapest
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Fri 11 Aug - 6:30 PM - The Club - Beckett's Irish Bar
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Sat 12 Aug - 10:00 AM - 'Dreamland - Greenland' Exhibition - Óbudai Platán Library
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Sun 13 Aug - 10:00 AM - International Baptist Church - Móricz Zsigmond Gimnasium
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Mon 14 Aug - 8:00 PM - Music at the Fountain - Margaret Island
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Tue 15 Aug - 2:00 PM - NAWA Bridge Club - Budapest
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Wed 16 Aug - 10:00 AM - Ladies Bible Study - International Baptist Church Budapest
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Thu 17 Aug - 1:30 PM - NAWA Event: Coffee & Chat - Auguszt Cukrászda
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CONTEMPORARY EVENTS
Fri 11 Aug - 4:00 PM - Mando Diao (S) - Sziget - Main Stage
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Sat 12 Aug - 2:00 PM - Lick The Click! Sunburst x Isu, Crimson, Chrom - A38 Ship
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Sun 13 Aug - 4:00 PM - The Bits - Beatles ribute band - Kobuci Garden
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Mon 14 Aug - 3:30 PM - 24K - Fan Meeting and Concert - Dürer Garden
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Tue 15 Aug - 4:00 PM - The Kills (UK) - Sziget - Main Stage
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Wed 16 Aug - 5:00 PM - Rock The Boat - Slanki & Turner - A38 Ship
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Thu 17 Aug - 5:00 PM - Electric Boutique - A38 Ship
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Fri 11 Aug - 8:00 PM - Organ Concert with Szamos Szabolcs - Belvárosi Főplébánia Church
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Sat 12 Aug - 7:30 PM - Berkshire Choral International - Pesti Vigadó
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Sun 13 Aug - 7:30 PM - Sebestyén Márta & Szent Efrém Male Choir - Belvárosi Főplébánia Church
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Mon 14 Aug - 5:00 PM - Organ concert with Virágh András - St. Stephen's Basilica
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Wed 16 Aug - 5:00 PM - Organ concert - Deák tér Lutheran Church
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Thu 17 Aug - 7:00 PM - Ewald Quintet - Kossuth Lajos tér
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