My bedroom view :)

My bedroom view :)

Today, winter has arrived in Budapest and the snowing seems like unstoppable. One of my dearest gifts is the Budapest panorama that I see year round from my bedroom. Since it is December, I wish to highlight that one of the best gifts that I have ever received it is...
The Holy Right Hand of the Hungarian founding father

The Holy Right Hand of the Hungarian founding father

The Holy Right Hand is the mummified right hand once belonged to King Stephen, the first Hungarian king (1000-1038). It is housed in the St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest and once a year, on August 20, it is carried in the Holy Right Hand ( Szent Jobb) procession. Here...
A piece of Budapest in my hometown in Romania

A piece of Budapest in my hometown in Romania

During my brief visit in my hometown Arad, located in Transylvania, Romania, I’ve taken a picture of the building that hosts the Mayor’s office and the local council. The building was built when Arad was part of the Austro-Hungarian double empire, and...
Local with a twist… Explained

Local with a twist… Explained

#localwithatwist Why? Because I am a Hungarian born and raised in Transylvania, Romania. Moved 10 years ago to Budapest, from day one I shared the same cultural heritage with locals in Budapest, but as a twist I had to learn the place as an outsider with the...
Today is the Day of the Hungarian language!

Today is the Day of the Hungarian language!

Today is the Day of the Hungarian language. It’s too hard to speak about our own language without bias. So, look what others say about it. “Hungarian language is logical and has a perfect structure and surpasses every other language.” – Jakob...
The Parliament was literally painted with gold!

The Parliament was literally painted with gold!

The Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest is definitely a miraculous building, with many secrets. Did you know that its interior gleam is because of the impressive amount of pure gold incorporated in it? I’m not kidding! The Parliament was meant to represent...
Somewhere in Budapest…

Somewhere in Budapest…

The beauty and the beast sometimes are next to each other in Budapest… But how would you call a ‘beaty’ that turns into a ‘beast’ due to neglect? Anyhow… Important to note, that the majority of the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings...
St Elizabeth Church is one of a kind!

St Elizabeth Church is one of a kind!

Did you know that the St. Elizabeth church was built by the same architect who built the Hungarian Parliament? Imre Steindl was one of the most significant Hungarian architects of the second half of the 19th century. He was much respected for the great renovation...
Ferenc Kazinczy was born 260 years ago!

Ferenc Kazinczy was born 260 years ago!

The most exciting street was named after Ferenc Kazinczy in 1897. Kazinczy was the central figure of the Hungarian language modernization initatives from the 18th and 19th century. History of a street… History of my street! The area where Kazinczy street is...