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Sonic Map Of The Budapest’s Ruin Pub Quarter
Once Jewish quarter now nightlife hot spot, the centre of Budapest’s 7th district has raised some eyebrows this summer. It’s more than just a landmark area with hoards of drunks consuming premium wheat beer. It’s a densely packed startup scene of blooming characteristic enterprises such as cafes, restaurants, pubs and - wait for it - the signature ruin bars in the backyards of abandoned houses. Eastaste had set to map out the sonic branding strategies of the Ruin Pub Quarter. more »

28th Budapest International Marathon Madness


28th Budapest International Marathon Madness
This Budapest Marathon will be held for 28th time this Sunday, sponsored by SPAR. As well as the main event, also available are The Riska Minimarathon, Danone Fun Run and Spar Walking and Family Run which are shorter distance runs giving an opportunity for everyone to participate regardless of age or ability so that even whole families can share in the mad marathon atmosphere. more »

Now On: World Press Photo Exhibition In Budapest (See Video Clip)


Now On: World Press Photo Exhibition In Budapest (See Video Clip)
The World Press Photo Expo is described as "an extensive mirror on the modern world, an event important to both visual culture and historical scholarship". It may also be said, without exaggeration, that the exhibit is one of the most popular cultural events in Budapest at the Museum of Ethnography, until 27 October 2013. more »

Xpat Opinion: Outrageous Police Reaction To Crimes Against The Hungarian Roma


Xpat Opinion: Outrageous Police Reaction To Crimes Against The Hungarian Roma
Today’s topic is the Hungarian police’s decision not to investigate the attack on a Roma family in Devecser, one of the villages that earlier fell victim to the red sludge that covered acres and acres of land around a factory producing aluminum. I didn’t deal with this specific incident except as one in a series of anti-Roma attacks by far-right groups during the summer of 2012. more »

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