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Travel Fair 2020 … More Than Imagination … Hungexpo @ Budapest

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This year’s Travel  Fair 2020 hosted by Hungexpo has ended. Those who visited the exhibition could get to know cca. 250 exhibitors from 40 countries.
The wide range of international exhibitors did their best to introduce, present dozens of offers. Visitors could reach extensive local and foreign information on destinations, hotels and many other topics.

This year the City of Eger was the domestic guest of honor with its thousand years of history, charming buildings and fine wines. A prominent place in the heart of every Hungarian and by the time the foreigner hits the road to visit Eger will not be disappointed, no way.

Need not have to raise the question how popular amongst  Hungarian tourists to visit Italy, therefore was for the locals were more than pleased to see Italy Foreign Guest of Honor at the Travel Fair. Despite the health alarms going in Italy and around the world, the beauty of the country’s landscape, characteristic Italian cuisine, superb ski resorts and mountainous hotels the interest was high by the visitors in receiving information about cultural, historical cities, monuments and pilgrimage sites for religious tours.

The Great Market Hall of Budapest also was present at the travel exhibition, which is great because not only the Hungarian special foodies and folk art items can be enriched with foreign tourists, but for the Hungarian visitors can also get acquainted with the products, travel options receiving information during the “National Days”.

The small and younger children had their unique playground in the hall to enjoy their time.

Within the Travel Fair, many people could have realized their dream of traveling to Africa when the Africa Expo started planning and gathering information in Budapest.

At the Caravan Salon, the visitors have had the opportunity to see the selection of domestic caravan and campers vehicle which is the freest form of travel that is worthwhile trying for everyone.

Breathtaking ships were deployed to the large number of exhibitors at the land-locked harbor. Service providers, shipbuilders, sail boats, yachting, boat shops, Engines and technical equipment, Navigation equipment, Green Boats. design – interior design and everything you need to float on the water .Visitors can have the sailing experience on land! The sailboat simulator was a real sailboat that responded realistically to steering movements. Many were curious about the demonstration of knotting techniques, the solar powered race boat of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Lifeguard demonstration, the amateur boat-builders returning to the Budapest Boat Show to build a small boat during the four days of the event. The final boat will be tested in the Show Pool on the closing day of the exhibition. On the spot Hungarian Olympians and World Champions hosted while mentioning the annual Kékszalag – Rolex MSR – European four lake competitions on Lake Balaton.

Update ans snaps Aggie Reiter

Commemorative plaque 150 years of Buda Castle Funicular @ Budapest

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In honor to the 150 years of the funicular anniversary, a commemorative plaque was unveiled by David Dorosz, Deputy Mayor of Budapest and Tibor Bolla, CEO of BKV.

Before going to the day’s event, just a peck into Budapest the Capital of Hungary which is considered as the Pearl on the Danube River. The Danube may seem like just another iconic waterway as it is rolling through Budapest, but in the XIXth Century the river actually was dividing line between the two cities Buda and Pest, which were joined by bridges in 1873 and become as one Budapest the Capital.

On March, 2. 1870, the second such means of transport to the public in the world. The Buda Castle Funicular is operated by Budapest Transport Company Ltd.

The renewed, now electric-powered funicular carriages are named  ont he right side as Margit showing the direction to the Margaret Island and Gellért on the left side indicating the site to the Gellért Hill, which are also places visited by tourist staying in Budapest. The three-steps cabin rebuilt and remained design and pendulum-like operation

They can carry 8 or 24 passengers per cab, and, as originally designed, run up and down in parallel.

It is one of the most popular sights of the capital today with its unique Danube panorama and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Buda Castle Funicular, previously was called Buda Hill Railway. The construction was initiated by Ödön Széchenyi, son of Count lstván Széchenyi. The fusion of Buda and Pest, the Compromise and the subsequent urban development plans helped the realization of the initiation, which aimed a simpler approach to the ministries, offices and the Castle Theater in the Castle.

The plans were created by Ödön Jaruszek and modified by Henrik Wolfahrt, who later directed the construction works, too, which started in 1868. The construction site of the Hill Tracks was appointed at the Chain Bridge abutment on Buda side. At the lower end of the tracks, located at the Buda abutment of the Chain Bridge, a large, impressive hall was built, and a simpler reception building at the upper station. The length of the normal-gauge tracks, with 30-degree slope and a 50-meter elevation, was 95 meters. The steam-powered vehicles were manufactured in Vienna. The carriages consisted of 3 tiered cabins with the capacity of eight passengers each, and they were joined together with two wire ropes running like a pendulum

Traffic started on the Buda Hill Tracks on March, 2. 1870. The novelty, which at that time really served as a means of public transport, gained popularity very soon, with many well-known passengers on board. In addition to Franz Joseph, the Brazilian emperor also traveled on it, but there were many Hungarian politicians, prime ministers and ministers who used it for going to work. Although there were many plans for its conversion and electrification, it remained essentially unchanged until 1944. During the siege of Budapest in World War II, it got badly damaged by a bomb, and after this, finally, a decision was made on its demolition.

Nevertheless, its restoration was never finally off the agenda, but it had to wait until 1986, when it was reconstructed on its original location, adapted to the historic environment and its old appearance, but according to the technical requirements of the time.

Update, snaps © by Aggie Reiter


Culinary Orchestrating by 5 Award Winning Spanish Chefs @ Budapest

ElClásico Live – Spanish Extravaganza Festival Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest – Elizabeth Ballroom

Sunday, March, 1.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. – LaLiga Tapas Buffet

The celebration of the legendary “ElClásicó” this SunDay – NighDay  at LaLiga and The Ritz-Carlton – Budapest brings exciting Spanish culinary experiences to evoke the spirit of Spain in the heart of Budapest.

A gastronomy treat to not only the Hungarians but for the Spaniards in Hungary to enjoy their homeland tastes.

A unique live ElClásico broadcast starts 9 p.m. Indeed will be an unforgettable evening of gastronomy conducted by world renowned Spanish guest chefs lead by tapas master Ager Urigüen and Jordi Gimeno Benito. Let your taste buds explore  artfully created 20 different irresistible tapas.

As all European football fans known, ElClásicó is the name given to any match between the two fierce rivals of Spain, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. In addition to the UEFA Champions League final, it is considered to be one of the most important, exciting events at the forefront of European football, followed by millions of fans.

Ticket price: 15000HUF +15% service charge. Price includes LaLiga Tapas Buffet, Spanish Wines. To book call: +36 1 429 5500.

Disfruta del delicioso sabor de las tapas de los chefs de Spanard en Budapest!

Update Aggie Reiter

LineDance & Country Festival @ Budapest 2020


Saturday, February, 29. 2020

Tungsram Hall
District, 4., 6 Megyeri Road
Entry Ticket: 4000HUF – Doors open: Noontime

For the time being or should be said, needn’t have to go to the States to get into the mood for a peck of Western style of LineDance & Country Festival.

Holy-Moly …  Do not need to be a western girl, neither a western boy to attend this weekend at the LineDance Festival in Budapest. Western hats and boots are a must-have for this weekend. Let your footloose, feel high and tap your boots to the rhythm. 

The annual event features several clubs and competitions. Several teams will compete in the competition to compare their dance skills at the festival. Music is provided by several bands to provide the perfect soles for everyone. The festival will be enriched by workshops, as well as an exchange and bazaar. In addition to the many dance and drinking is associated with a lot of wit, which justifies the fun atmosphere.

Grand time even for look as a spectator and discover the feeling perhaps had previously missed.

In a nutshell a little tutoriale … Line dancing is often associated with country music. Line dancing first started in the USA, some time in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Modern country line dancing as we know it today got its start was in Texas -USA and gain to be popular in 1992. The dance was created by American dancer Ric Silver. Originally it was called The Electric, but because the song the lyrics are “I’ll teach you the electric slide,” many dancers thought the dance was called the Electric Slide.

Line dancing is exactly what its name implies: people dancing in lines to music. Line dances are choreographed dances with a repeating series of steps that are performed in unison by a group of people in lines or rows, most often without the dancers making contact with one another. Early line dances were performed to disco music, as much as to country and western, thereafter line dancers would dance to whatever was played.  Few of the dances even had their origins in country dancing.

If you please, you can learn a few steps already to make it to be country-style linedancer … here you go … follow three steps in a musical triplet during two beats of music traveling in any direction. Similar to a Step-Ball-Change in tap dancing, this step involves the following three steps (or opposite if starting with the left foot instead of the right): Step onto your right foot, BUT to really get into the linedancing then do not miss this coming weekend to join the LineDance & Country Festival of 2020.

Studies show, that dance helps reduce stress, increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, and helps develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition. The LineDance burns more calories than running, swimming or cycling. Dancing can improve spatial awareness, as well as raising the heart rate and causing the body to release feel-good endorphins into our bloodstream. Another benefit is it also helps to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Just one of the reasons dancing makes us feel happy and relaxed. Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that’s actually fun. It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it can help with balance and coordination. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging.

Update Aggie Reiter

The new horizon of art in Pécs – 2020

Photo source- Zsolnay Heritage Management Nonprofit Ltd.

Zsolnay Heritage Management Non-Profit Ltd. held on the formation of the ZSÖK Gallery Division at its Budapest press conference on Thursday.

The Pécs Gallery has existed for more than 40 years, and has been a brand in itself for a long time. We want to revive this, to continue with the coordinated operation of both large and two smaller exhibition spaces. That’s why the division aims to have a distinctive character for each exhibition space told by Vali Fekete.

The Széchenyi Square Pécs Gallery will display larger and smaller national exhibitions, which are mostly related to Pécs and in some way related to Pécs. The m21 Gallery will contribute to these goals. At the exhibition 124 works by Baranya’s creators can be seen until March, 22. 2020, directed by Sándor Pinczehelyi.

From April, 9. 2020 within 2 months there will be a solo exhibition of ceramic artist György Fusz.

Also this year in late June to be held an exhibition regarding Space in Hungary (working title), which will present on the occasion the Hungarian 40th anniversary of space travel, more than a hundred works of art of Hungarian of which are subject to space, be it painting, sculpture, video, sound, installation and object, graphics, posters, film animation.

Update Aggie Reiter

Bye-Bye Retró Lángos Buffet – Bulldozer Party @ Budapest

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Farewell is to mark the closing occasion with holding a Bulldoser Party

February, 28-29. 2020.

Saying Good Bye to the venue that exited for over 10 years, whereas many locals spent their lunch break there. Also needless to say the message from tourist who once visited the Retro Langos Buffet in Budapest shared with friends planning a visit to Budapest to a must visit venue. Anytime of the day always in queues, but it was worthwhile in waiting for the good packed Hungarian and/or international mouthwatering fillings at the Retro Lángos Buffet. Many folks simply hit the road to grab their sour cream and cheese + onion lángos.

Unfortunetely,  the Retro Lángos Buffet became a victim in closing one of the prime downtown destination for fried-dough delights in Budapest and it’s still  open until the end of this February to visit … best-loved street-food spot. The Retró Lángos due to the forthcoming long-term renovation tasks of metro line M3 at Arany János Street is to close.

On Friday, February, 28.  sharp 4 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. and rolling along next day Saturday, February, 29. also from 4 p.m. until 11.30 p.m. Live music breaks  and not to be missed in style and with a fireworks display on the spot.

Better not to go with full stomach  cause the  fantastic flavors at bulldozer party will involve everything that goes with lángos … garlic-guzzling contest … frisbee-throwing … dozen-and-dozen of yummy flavors. Next day on Saturday, February, 29.  from 4 p.m. early arrival is expected by the kids to enjoy trampoline.

For further details about the whereabouts of  the Retro Lángos Buffet new venue still to come … stay tuned to

Update Aggie Reiter

Hans Zimmer concert was a gigantic success @ Budapest – 2020

Hans Zimmer’s Concert Show @ Budapest blew up the László Papp Sport Arena.


The concert show began with Batman Beginnings movie music and a gigantic laser show in the background. The audience began the concert with a full catharsis of spectacle and sound. By the end of the one-and-a-half-hour concert show, the full-house László Papp Sport Aréna did not want to let the artists off the stage.
Hans Zimmer is Hollywood’s most sought-after film composer, who has written music for more than 100 movies – totaling over 24 billion USD The mega-production he dreamed of, curated and directed by Hans Zimmer, set off for a European concert tour, one of the important stops of which was Budapest.
The composer provided a rich experience for concertgoers, which deservedly quickly became a must-see show all over the world, just because of the author’s many decades of stunning career.

By all means if anyone couldn’t make it to the concert, then heads up because in the spring of 2019, Sony Classical released the movie soundtrack on the double album “The World of Hans Zimmer – The Symphonic Celebration”. The album featured music from the concert tour and featured newly staged concert renditions of Hans Zimmer’s greatest hits and may enjoy the magical floating sounds in their own environment.

Update Aggie Reiter