Southern Lake Balaton cool to visit in summer and winter!

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The press conference was held by locals presenting their latest goals. Spoke about the results of Southern Lake Balaton entrepreneurs and local governments who have been working for many years to make Balaton and its surroundings not only for  a summer visit or holiday but also year-round attractive destination for the visitors. As a result, this year, with the cooperation of nearly 20 local entrepreneurs and the local government of Balatonboglár and Balatonlelle, announced the Lake Balaton program guide starting from early July.

The program covers 10 full-year restaurants and 15 large-scale events, from September 2018 to May 2019. The events include many years of tradition and novelties, including the Winter Sailing Competition, the Christmas Fair and the Advent Gastronomy Picnic,and also hosted by this year’s novelty, based on the success of the Kishegyi Cortes and Falas – also in the small town, at the end of October coming – “Murci” Festival too.

The Program Guide appearance is timed to the very beginning of the summer season, they wish the people to confront the fact that even though the summer is over within two months, life does not stop at the Lake Balaton, in fact! The goal is to be the lake livable and vibrant tourist destination for a whole year and to draw the attention to Hungarians and foreigner tourists visiting in the summertime that Lets say the „game is not over” on August, 20, because the lake runs out of the water!  The Lake Balaton in the wintertime is alive make it worthwhile to visit and its surroundings.

Programs, for mainly focused on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, however, on the north coast will not remain without winter program: the Lake ROUND 5 for gastro picnic roadshow was arranged, where it will be possible to meet the winemaker area, restaurants, confectioners delights and Pálinka in it.

The press conference also presented in addition, also due to be put into effect Balatonlelle and Balatonboglár the Tekergő-electric minivan, offering to reach easily thematic programs for visitors all year round. The programs include a wine and champagne tour, museum tours, an adventure program, and even a timeshare tour visiting Balatonlelle. At the press conference was present the deputy mayor of BalatonboglárIstván Kenéz, mayor of Balatonlelle who said Q.: “You can glance at our sunny, hospitable town’s life known for its resorts and green areas with our publication. I hope our guidebook is going to arouse your interesting and as our future guest it’s going to help your briefing and your undisturbed, comfortable rest. Also,be our  guest in our town.”  Balázs Tóth, vice-president of the Balaton KÖR.  Was taken with a sailboat out on Lake Balaton were you can experience the magic of relaxation hearing the crushing  waves and enjoy landscape from the water both side of Lake Balaton.

There were the wooden outstanding of wineries whom will be around to welcome to the southern coast of Lake Balaton to their wines. On the spot tasted Bujdosó’s wine which many who have already tasted agrees “Balaton summer locked in the bottle.”

The BL Yacht Club and the Hungarian National Circus  team has made several unexpected ideas together about highlights at Balatonlelle, after an elephant and a seal bathing now coming up with another specialty. There will be other way  the Hungarian National Circus horse–show by the Golden Clown Award winner Joseph Richter, Jr., and part of the National Circus team. (This is the largest and most expensive traveling circus in Hungary. Its founder is József Richter, Mari Prize-winning artist Jászai, the artist of the prize-winning artist of the Monte-Carlo Circus Festival and the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The director of the circus is junior. József Richter, who won this year’s Golden Clown Prize in Monte-Carlo with his wife.)

See brief videos on YT:   “The Golden Clown Award winner Joseph Richter, Jr., and part of the National Circus team – Balatonlelle …

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Exhibition of the Decade @ MODEM Hungary

MODEM Center of Modern & Contemporary Art.

Hungary is not just about Budapest … Debrecen is awaiting art-loving visitors with top-notch fine-art exhibitions, innovative performances of related arts as well as hilarious museum-pedagogy sessions for all ages.

(Debrecen is Hungary’s second largest city after the Capital Budapest. It is the regional center of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. It was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the Hungarian people’s most important cultural centers. Debrecen was also the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848–1849. During the revolution, the dethronement of the Habsburg dynasty was declared in the Reformed Great Church. The city also served as the capital of Hungary by the end of the World War II in 1944–1945. It is home of the University of Debrecen.)

An outstanding exhibition of sophisticated impressions – from Monet to Van Gogh, from Matisse to Warhol has opened at MODEM – Debrecen.

The paintings viewable until September, 23. 2018.,  they arrived from Johannesburg Art Gallery – South-Africa, and there are Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Andy Warhol and Lichtenstein paintings and drawings among them.

The exhibition  presents more than a century of art, showing the most prominent creators of the era from Pre-Raphaelite artists to Post-Impressionists, from Monet to Van Gogh, from Matisse to Andy Warhol.

The collection is worth more than 10 billion HUF. The curators of Impressions – from Monet to Van Gogh, from Matisse to Warhol are Simona Bartolena and  Szabolcs Süli-Zakar.

Further information to the MODEM: http://www.modemart.hu/en/modem/ 

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The Life and Art of Frida Kahlo @ Budapest

Mexico City to Budapest – Museo Dolores Olmedo bringing Frida Kahlo to Hungarian National Gallery. Exhibition: Building C. – Ground Floor.

Saturday, July, 7. –  Sunday, November, 4. 2018.

Probably the most defining and iconic female artist of the twentieth century, Frida Kahlo is the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery in the summer of 2018. Thanks to the kind generosity of the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City, and several other important Mexican collections, more than thirty paintings and other works by the artist are being brought on loan to Budapest. The selection – which not only features the artist’s hallmark self-portraits, but also includes such major works as her very first canvas, painted in 1927, as well as paintings and portraits inspired by the events in her life, works suffused with symbolism, drawings, and even photographs – offers a glimpse inside the evocative, yet physically and mentally tormented inner world of Frida Kahlo, and shows us the mythical reality that she experienced and recreated.

Frida Kahlo, who originally intended to study for a career in medicine, was prone to illness from her earliest childhood. At the age of six she contracted a viral infection, which malformed her right leg; as a teenager she was involved in a bus accident, receiving multiple fractures to her spine and pelvis. Her injuries caused her intolerable pain, and she was confined to her bed for long months. She found escape from her suffering in painting, and the source of her art was her own self – the window onto her particular reality was the mirror, in which she could see her reflection looking back at her. The stiff, hieratic self-portraits that Frida Kahlo painted, mostly directly facing outwards or in two-thirds profile, were projections of the artist’s inner world, which helped her to create a new, versatile and exciting ego, radiant with energy, with which to confront the outside world. Her characteristic style of painting largely followed classical precedents, but was also richly nourished by Mexican folk culture. Many of her works are enlivened by historical, archaeological and ethnographic elements of Mexico before the Spanish conquest.Through the magnificent works on display, the Budapest exhibition conjures up the intricate and organic unity between the life and art of Frida Kahlo.
Suggested time for a visit: 1.5-3Hs
Admission:3200HUF

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“Sweet Sixteen” Live in Budapest

Budapest Park

Budapest – Hungary

Monday, July, 2. 2018.

6 p.m.

Probably no one has to particularly introduce Billy Idol one of the biggest ’80s punkrock icon.

Billy Idol is as cool as he used to be. The same cheeky Rock Rebel as back in the eighties.

After more than a decade Billy Idol is returning to Budapest with a headline show! The legendary singer’s latest album was released in 2014, but he will surely bring his gigantic hits like “White Wedding” or “Dancing With Myself”, not to mention “Sweet 16” at his Budapest concert.

Indeed, his concert is considered to be a sensation. The list of super hits by Billy Idol could be continued for a long time  …  And when the punk icon with the shock-haired hair rocks the stage with these songs, it’s hard to believe that Billy Idol celebrated his 60th birthday in 2015.

His career began in his native England, where Billy Idol met with like-minded men at Sex Pistols, The Clash and Generation X, whose vocalist he eventually became. In the early ’80s he moved to New York and then to Los Angeles, where he still lives today. The international breakthrough came Billy Idol with “Rebel Yell” (1984). The single “Sweet Sixteen” from the third album was his most successful hit single.

The excesses of that time have left Billy Idol behind, but in his music and especially live in his performances, he has remained uncompromising. Apart from the 2010 festival action in 2006 was the last time with independent concert.

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„Alan Parsons Live Project” – Budapest – 2018.

„Alan Parsons Live Project”

Members of the band: Maggie Reilly- singing, David Paton – bass guitar – vocals, Calais Brown – guitar, Irving Duguid – key, Dave Stewart – drums.

November, 14 and 15. 2018. június 26.

8 p.m. MOM Sport – Budapest.

When legends meet, we can really expect magic to happen!

Probably many have the original (vinyl) and also the CD! but to hear them live will be a treat for their music lovers by bringing old memories and joy.

PILOT, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT’s music core and MAGGIE REILLY from the MIKE OLDFIELD BAND will unlock their treasure chest with their cuttings as they jointly.

There will be a 2 day concert bringing an unforgettable musical experience to the audience in the house. The super-music of the three decades, and full-scale production as powerful step towards the future CLASSIC ROCK.

Alan Parsons LIVE project – a legendary music icon – has been nominated for the Grammy Award 11 times. The sound of progressive rock. Alan Parsons, a real renaissance man and a talented musician, created the Alan Parsons project. The biggest commercial successes that met extraordinary applause, among other successes, Billboard Top 40 hits, such as “Eye in A Sky”

They have created a genre that leads generations to the life of their movie music. After a long list of “Magic”, “January”, “Just a Smile” and “Call Me Round”, PILOT has moved on to become a column member of the project. As part of the ALAN PARSONS PROJECT (APP), the PILOT rock band played on all albums from “Tales Of Mystery And Imagination” to “Stereotomy”. Leaders were with tools such as “Eye In The Sky,” “Do not Answer Me,” “Lucifer,” and “Let’s Talk About Me”and many more on both German and American charts.

Jumping into the past … „Parsons Project were an English rock band active between 1975 and 1990, whose rosters consisted of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. They were accompanied by a varying number of session musicians. Alan Parsons met Eric Woolfson in the canteen of Abbey Road Studios in the summer of 1974. Parsons had already acted as Assistant Engineer on the Beatles’ albums Abbey Road (1969) and Let It Be (1970 and had produced several acts for EMI Records. Woolfson, a songwriter and composer, was working as a session pianist; he had also composed material for a concept album idea based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe.. Most of the Project’s titles, especially the early work, share common traits … these were likely influenced by Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (1973).

The Alan Parsons Project – Don’t Answer Me – 1980  … The tune whispers the atmosphere of the 80s

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The VII. Gönci Barack (Apricot)  Pálinka Annual Fiesta @ Boldogkőváralja – 2018

At the Klassz Restaurant located on Andrássy Street was held the press conference to the Gönci Barack (Apricot) Annual Hungarian Fiesta.  The media representatives have been welcomed for lunch based on Gönci Barack (Apricot) flavors. Was told that the sweetest Zemplén Hungaricum once again bring together on the weekend of July, 6-7. 2018. Locals and foreigners are highly welcomed to Boldogkőváralja. Hungary’s northern fruit-growing region is favorable area on its hillsides, terraces and plains called Hegyalja along the River of Hernád. The hilly region is 150-300 meters above sea level. Also highlighted Gönci apricot’s uniqueness throughout the country and international renown originate from a combination of favorable climatic conditions, fruit cultivation traditions and strict adherence to production, harvesting, storage and transport technologies. Pálinka is gathering name for the Hungarian fruit spirit having 40 % in average of alcohol, often called in English language as brandy.

Was also told that when the Prince of Wales payed a visit to the region of BESTILLO praised the Gönci Apricot Palinka, by saying its the characteristic of the region … Better with soda water than whiskey and better in the tea than with rum.

There will be no shortage, dive into the delights of the programs and have a splendid time. Apart from Pálinka, jams, syrups, cocktails, sweets all basic of Barack (Hungarian Apricot), concert performances, arts and crafts, contests, family programs, visual art and plus a market place for producers showcasing the homemade cheese, ham, sausage, jam, honey, chocolate and other local delicacies and a lot more things to see, taste and to do. The BESTILLO Distillery will showcase its finest spirits at the Fiesta. (The BESTILLO Distillery is situated in an idyllic meadow of Eastern Hungary, close to a small village called Boldogkőváralja. The distillery has been producing an exceptional Hungarian Fruit Pálinka  for nearly 12 years. Over two hundred years ago, pálinka was closely bound up in the lives of every family in Boldogkőváralja. The pioneering spirit, inspired by the local experience, runs through the history of Hungary and is just as prevalent today.) Whilst staying in the area worthwhile to visit the BESTILLO Distillery which is known beside other famous apricot fields on the Hungarian fruit Pálinka map.

You can bathe in the pleasures of beauty in the landscape, but in the Pálinka you do not have to bathe, but the fragrant fruit-flavored will after last year’ success this festival, family friendly event will be back again simply at the Northern part of Hungary.

The Hungarian Apricot Fiesta is a unique gastronomic event where visitors can taste different types of traditional and fusion Hungarian food by creative chefs and sip the best pálinka.

Give yourselves a treat spending your week-end at Gönci Barack (Apricot) Pálinka Fiesta where it will be packed  also with many apricot based foodies delights.

So on the bottom line mark your calendar to join the Hungarian Pálinka Fiesta where else than at the Gönci Barack (Apricot) fiesta. Have a taste of the unique fusion of Hungarian gastronomic delights by creative chefs and sip along with the best homeland fruity Palinkas.

Unloose yourself with family, hubby, friends to make your time at a real festival holiday!

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Wholesale Market Night – Budapest – 2018

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This was the second time the Wholesale Market Night was held on June, 20 in Budapest. Last year, there was a press event on the 25th anniversary of the Wholesale Market. The media representatives also were invited to attend to the Market Night Event to visit the wholesale stores, open-air stands on the market.  A short press conference was held by  Zoltán Házi – director – Budapest Wholesale Market Ltd., saying Q.: ”First have to say …It’s an organized chaos! The Budapest wholesale market is the biggest in the country where the product offer of the growers and wholesalers is meeting the demand of the retailers six days a week. Fresh vegetables and fruits, citrus-type fruits, mushroom, egg, honey, canned products, preserved food, sweets, refreshments can be continuously purchased through the year. The market is open also for the everyday consumers, but the sale is done in commercial quantity units only. The market can be entered by both the growers and customers …retailers, wholesalers, institutions. The produce directly supplied by growers coming from almost every part of the country makes up almost 50% of annual sales. The 35-hectare Wholesale Market in Budapest sells about 500,000 tons of vegetables and fruits annually, and is the largest in the country where six days a week meet the demand of the retailers. Fresh vegetables and fruits, citrus-type fruits, mushrooms, eggs, honey, canned products, preserved food, sweets, refreshments can be continuously purchased throughout the year. The Budapest Wholesale Market Ltd. is a member of the World Union of Wholesale Markets and the CEI – Wholesale Markets Foundation. The market is also open to the consumers, but the sale is done only in commercial quantities units”

We have visited the banana maturation land with Ecuador climate …  Hungary is not banana-producing country but with the ripening containers large deposit tons of bananas are awaiting to reach consumers after it matures. Was shown the difference in 5 to 7 days, what color difference is achieved in the case of raw import fruit. Rolling around the market visited the producer sector, which included the open-air market where producers are already offering their goods. Another highlight visiting the unique products from overseas around the world was at the stand of Péter Somogyi – managing director of Virtual Fruit Ltd.  A special place to purchase vegetables, fruits, herbs out of season throughout the year. In particular,  the tray of edible flowers and pea-sized colorful deadly strong peppers  captivated the attention of media individuals,  also the countless of hardly known at this part of the world  assort of spices and  veggies kept in the cooler.  Undoubtedly, the Virtual Fruit Ltd. is not only for eyes but for high quality restaurants serving special needs and last but not least extra exclusive culinary lovers.

Charity cooking was out on the spot where invited Márk Lakatos – Hungarian stylist, show director, fashion journalist and Anikó Nádai – in Hungarian Reality Show joined the night at  the Wholesale Market Show.

The public visitors were taken on a two-hour tour started at 6 p.m. centered around the most exciting spots on the market. The purpose to visit  the night at the market was to find out how the goods are brought from here to the market halls or groceries before shopping them to take home and place fresh vegetables and fruits on the table or in the fridge. The night closed with a fireworks.

 

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