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Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – Exhibition – Museum of Fine Arts 2018

July – 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) and the Museum of Fine Arts,the latter institution will reopen after three years of renovations this year in October.  Around the month of October  showcasing the influential era’s of  the British paintings Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of LondonDezső Korniss

.The Gallery will also host an exhibition of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the first of its kind in Hungary, mainly based on the collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on the 111th anniversary of the painter’s birth, in July of this year.

Further plans include a major exhibition of the works of Rubens, Van Dyck and masters of the Flemish baroque  late  next year.  In 2020 there are plans to exhibit Cézanne (2012).

Later this year, MNG will continue to display the works of Hungarian masters as well to honor the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dezső Korniss. The Gallery will organize an exhibition on the art of the 20th century Hungarian painter in December.

The renewed Roman Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts will be open to the public from March, 15. until April, 2. free of charge, every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission:5 p.m.).
Entry is on ʺfirst come, first served” basis. Will not arrange reservations or bookings (not even for groups).  Due to the limited capacity of the museum hall, the number of visitors is limited, therefore occasionally waiting outside the building can be expected.​ There will not be provided any tour guides.

Update Aggie Reiter

Budapest Wholesale Market celebrating its 25th Birthday – 2016!

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A quarter century ago major construction took place at the Nagykőrösi Road, whereas the country’s  biggest wholesale market  was built up, learned from Zoltán Házi – director – Budapest Wholesale Market Ltd. taking part by invitation to celebrate the day on the wholesale market  25th birthday  night event.

The wholesale market in Budapest is the largest market in the country with fresh fruit and vegetables. This huge market was opened in 1991 after moving from a rather and not too arranged area at the  Bosnian square to this final venue.

The market’s  infrastructure and services is steadily developing …  there are currently about 25000 square meters area warehouse and refrigeration halls, 55000 square meters area of maturing banana and cold storage … introducted  the processing of bananas at 4 levels. According to the ripening controller, from the raw to the edible ripe bananas takes 4 days to matured in special gas.

Unbelievable a variety of fruits from all over the world … i.e. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand and so forth we were introduced by Péter Somogyi – managing director of Virtual Fruit Ltd.Co and his wife. These  mouth-watering fruits and veggies are mainly taken away by fancy restaurants … dressing, decorating their cold and other cuisine menus.  Learn on the spot  there are 3 kind of passion fruits, the yellow color  has a bitter taste, the huge plum shape is semi-sweet and the most known around the world is the slightly dented which are the sweetest ones.  Also was a kinda very dark blue grapes, but the pulp was as green as the kiwi. Talking about the kiwi … arriving from New Zealand the KiwiLand … there were much to our surprise called baby kiwi but a.k.a. kiwi berries, here simply says “eat me”… it is the “it” fruit of the moment! Having to think about the size would say, smaller than a strawberry and similar to a ripe cherry. “Meet” the unique banana offered to taste … kinda claret. slightly brownish-skinned with flavor of  banana and strawberry.

In addition to the logistical role in further strengthening the supply of goods to other major food groups appearance is also planned, such as frozen and processed products. To this end, a new warehouse construction plans are on its way in to be built. Also examining the possibilities cooperation in the establishment of food processing plants as well.

Last year, over 168 thousand producers were registered, which means that 2500 producers regularly sold their products at the market. In the beginning the place was 10-acre, but to-day this area is now almost three and a half times bigger which means it has increased to 33 hectares. There was a turnover of 2.7 billion HUF last year said Zoltán Házi. Also spoke about the productions  saying, in recent years the production due to change in hectic weather the amount sold in the wholesale market of vegetables and fruits minimally has changed. In 2015 has exceeded to 400 000 tonnes. The 120 indoor merchant and at 1200 open-area the producer retail outlet provides nearly 250 wholesale business, and ongoing producers wholesale trading.

Was invited to stop at the market’s fried dough, where the two ladies hands formed the fresh fried dough, sprinkled with fresh garlic, sour cream, grated cheese. Was the best in town!

Winding up the evening’s celebration was crowed by releasing 500 LED balloons with invited celebrities and workers also admiring the large-scale of fireworks.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

The 4th Oktoberfest – 2016 – Budapest – Hungary

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September, 29. to 2 October, 2. 2016.

Get your tickets to Route Oktobertfest!

It’s your day … for the liquid bread lovers … as the Hungarians call the beer…   cannot complain … that’s for sure of lack of beer at the 4 days Octoberfest Festival in Budapest!

The world’s biggest beer festival this year will be rolling along to Budapest. So you can live in Hungary and be under the Big Tent and feel for the 4th time as if you were in the true land of Bavarian experience in Budapest!

The people of Europe and at several parts of the world celebrate their own way German way of celebrating the Oktoberfest beer. The more than 200-year celebration will bring together the beer lovers. The event is held in other countries as Munich, Paris, New York and Sydney and now for the 4th time the beers and delicious bowls of meals and finger food lovers on the parade ground in Budapest.

As known it is biggest brewing giants holiday! Just like around the world dancing party, Sramli mood music, official Paulaner Oktoberfest Shop and giant adventure park will be set up at the ’56’s Square in Budapest. In addition to our country’s international craft breweries and beer manufactories can be visited at the ont the spot at the „Budapest Street”.

Just as in  the previous years the locals and foreigners staying in Budapest may feel the atmosphere as just as being over in Munich.  Enjoy the „Beery Nights” programs with a bunch of  entertainments, when  the audience with over fifty artists and band, included… hosting Mr. President, Beatrice, Tibi Kasza, Gigi Radics, Gabi Tóth, Caramel, Charlie and others can feel the mood getting higher. The retro Sramli artist and band will also provide a great atmosphere. Beside the Bavaria  beer,  the best craft breweries from Hungary all on the spot and other country’s beers will be presented “tap on the spot” during the four-day event offering altogether a choice of hundreds of beers. To  higher the mood other two tents will be present the Hacker Pschorr tent and a Retro Party tent. 

Last year the tickets were sold out as a wink, therefore if your intention to be at the biggest beer festival of the year, you have to buy your ticket ASAP. Could be, that in a few days before the festival it will not be possible to get your tickets online, nor to buy tickets even on the spot!

Good Q. …What comes along with the purchased ticket … the custom-made Paulaner Oktoberfest Budapest mug as a gift only for pre-brought tickets. Anyway, if there may be some available tickets on the spot no mugs does not go with it. Food and drink coupons can be purchased online only.

These were all announced at the Paulaner Beer House – Budapest during the press gathering.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Tamás Széll won the European final at the Bocuse d’Or chef Olympics in the European final – Budapest – 2016

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This year was the first time the capital of Hungary hosted twenty top chefs to participate in the Bocuse d’Or contest on the continent of Europe.

The title of the competition came from Paul Bocuse, one of the world’s famous chefs. He was dedicated in using the high-quality of fresh ingredients. He was the father – founder of the International Bocuse d’Or cooking competition  in 1985. Since then, the Bocuse d’Or competition is considered as the world’s most prestigious culinary tournaments. It is organized every two years at the Sirha International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition in Lyon – France.

For the past three days, the world of gastronomy most probably kept their eye on watching the superb chefs preparing their dishes at their very  best in Budapest.

The last day was having the most prestigious chef competition as part of the BOCUSE D’OR European Selection took place at the Hungexpo – Budapest Fair Center and Sirha Budapest trade show. “Sirha” – worldwide event for the food service and hotel sectors and in gastronomy particularly the Bocuse d’Or Europe and highlighted its presence in Budapest.

Representing Hungary –  chef Tamás Széll and his team … Kevin Szabo – Commis, Frigyes Vomberg – Coach  and  Szabina Szulló –  Team Captain coined the Hungarian team … won the world’s most prestigious cooking championship in the Bocuse d’Or European final – Budapest. The photo is taken by the “index.hu”. The main prize involves 12 thousand euros, and this will be divided between the team members. 

The runner-up was the Norway team, while the third was Swedish chefs.

The Bocuse d’Or world final will be held in Lyon next year with the best chefs from America, Europe and Asia.

Update and snaps:  Aggie Reiter

 

XXIII. International Book Festival Budapest – 2016.

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Millenáris Park – 4 Days!

April, 21. – April, 24. 2016.

Venue: Budapest –  District II.,  16-20 Kis Rókus Street.

After the previous year’s invited country’s guest of honor, being highly successful Guest of Honour presentations  of Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Canada, China, Romania, Israel, Turkey, the European Union and the Nordic Countries they are here again to introduce the literature and the publishing industry of their country.

In 2016  we will presenting Slovakia as the Guest of Honour Country.

Dates and Opening Hours 21. April,21 – Noon – 7 p.m., 22. April, 22. 10 a.m. – 7 p-.m.,  April, 23. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  April, 24. 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

A great festival for book lovers. The Budapest’s International Book Festival hosts representatives of world literature and of domestic intellectual life. During the week-end can meet 100 authors from 25 countries and more than 400 Hungarian authors, scientists, and artists who will be on the spot. Therefore, a  fine occasion meetings with authors, signings sessions, book premiers and presentations, roundtable discussions, concerts, theater performances, exhibitions and films. Also meet many Hungarian and foreign authors.

Children’s Kingdom will be organized especially for young generations with promotion of children’s books and special programs for kids.

Last year opening day was dedicated to Shakespeare and Cervantes, having been commemorated the anniversary of the death of the two great poets.

More than 300 new publishing, a host of international and local authors and around 350 cultural programs make the International Book Festival in Budapest truly  worthwhile event for both locals and  foreigners staying in Hungary and naturally the tourists are  welcomed as well.

Ticket price: 500HUF (if you buy a book at the festival the entry fee will be deducted).

Update by Aggie Reiter

Keep Walking David Klein – attack over 8000 meter mountain!

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Ever since the age of 13, David Klein was in love in the mountain heights.

David Klein, one of Hungary’s best-known mountain climber is trying to peak within the support of the Johnnie Walker Annapurna Expedition to attack over 8000 meter mountain.

David Klein left Budapest on March, 11. on flight to Kathmandu. The climber has been prepared to travel to Nepal’s capital, and yesterday he  reached the base camp and having a rest at Hum Khola above 4190 meters.

So far he three times reached a peak of over 8,000 meters. Lately, he set off to conquer Annapurna … height 8091 meters. Within this expedition his curiosity is to reach the peak above one of the World’s 8000 meters existing 14 peaks. Up-till-now, two climbing heights have had never been reached by any Hungarian sportsman. These are the Annapurna and K2 heights.

David already reached during the autumn of last year the 8156-meter at Manaslu which is the world’s 10th highest peak in the Annapurna.

Compared to this year’s climbing, to the last year’s one at Manaslu the climate and technical difficulties are similar. Hopefully, the gain experiences climbing the Manaslu will be applied.

The enthusiasts of heights for most people is thought as one of the heroic struggle by mankind, but David sees it as achieving his plan and we all know more to it is needed than implementation of tasks of strategic thinking, calculated decisions, concentration and discipline to reach his dream.

He will finish this expedition in the second half of May, 2016.

Until then!

KEEP WALKING DAVID KLEIN!

Update by Aggie Reiter

Day2 – Travel – 2016. Hungexpo – Budapest – Hungary

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Spending pretty much time at the Travel Fair would like to share some collected information for those who could make it to be around during the time being!

Visit Italy –  visitors to the Italian stand were warmly welcomed by fully information about the whereabouts to spend their vacation, offering 4star hotel at Park Gallanti Village, or for families, friends at the Ferrari Lido on the white sandy beach for all age. The selection of accomodation is wide to choose from a real recharge for one who would like to spend their holidays at modern greenery venue within reach from the sea. Was told the at the stand the Park Gallanti Village is a combination of wellbeing oases … real relaxation for both body and mind. They offered real Italian coffee, pizza cheese and wrapped with Italian ham.The visitors were treated with true Italian hospitality, received real Italian coffee, cheese and Italian ham rolled in pizza.

Visit Indonesia cannot be to roam around all the islands  having more than 17 thousand of islands, but to  choose spot to have the flavor of their rich culture, waves to surf, deep blue pristine seas swimming with the  dolphins, dugongs or the large mantrays, white sandy  beaches, rainforest – for instance at Sumatra where indeed also rich in arts  and crafts, tradition dances and music is worthwhile  heard as a drop of information gained at the Travel  2016 – Hungexpo  Fair. For those planning to visit the Islands, heard not to be missed the Komodo Island to see one of the real wonder of the world, the Komodo Dragon at the National Park. Once they lived  across Indonesia and Australia. These large  lizzards body size remained the same for over 3,8 million years. So to get a little shiver of seeing these creature in several movies one can see them in real size. The only time to think it over to visit the place is between May and August during their mating time when they are not so friendly and a bit restless.  The Italian stand

As for the locals, the inland offers were plenty to choice from,  because might have already heard about the fact that Hungary is having  somewhere around in Budapest and even at several regions, each week-ends a fair or festival.

Mentioning a couple of sites  to see beside Budapest, because Hungary is not just all about events in the Capital …

Visit Gyula … shortly March,11-15 the city will hold a real Sodar festival. Smoked flavors and aroma will fill the area. During the long-weekend will be the VI. Gyulai Sausage “Sódarmustra” – culinary festival.  Taste not only the sausages,  but purchase the local producers real meat preparations for Easter, directly from farmers. In addition to the range of delicious meat products armies entertainment are waiting for those who spend a long weekend to Visit Gyula. Each day during the festival can choose among several programs.  There will be something for everyone! Programs for small and younger children as spending time with arts and crafts, theme park awaits for all age.

Probably may already know that at the four corners of Hungary  is rich in the land of hot thermal water with medical treatments.

Lenti –  is a place of jewelry box of health. Earth energy waves were discovered in Lenti Thermal Spa in 2002. On the territory of Lenti Thermal Spa the Saint George Energy Park, which is unique in Europe, is situated at the meeting point of energy lines with beneficial effects. Here guests can find more efficient recreation, fulfillment, and healing due to the combined impact of the spa and this special energetic place. The types of Earth waves, i.e. Saint George lines, were called Dragon Currents in Eastern cultures. In ancient cultures, these types of Earth lines or “neural currents” were worshiped as saints. At the intersections of such lines, sacred places were built such as Stonehenge, Lourdes, Fatima, Machu Picchu, the Egyptian pyramids or churches in the Árpád era.

Zalakaros   is situated in the vicinity of the Little  Lake Balaton, organizing attractive and diverse programs, events and festivals, but also plenty of  spa programs and event.  A family friendly place with  a land of  Waterworld, playhouse, mini adventure park, children can watch the Waterworld from a tower, and there is also climbing wall, playground, nursing room, a kitchen and a changing room for the babies.

BócsaVincze Riding Center offers a wide range of possibilities for riding sport lovers … training, riding tours, horse-drawn coach or slate excursions, riding camps, as well as therapeutical riding instruction. Besides all these, they are engaged in breeding and training of price winning horses. The Vincze Riding Center is situated in Bócsa, about 100 kms. from Budapest, located in the Kiskunság National Park. The dunes and steppes of Bócsa-Bugac venue  having sand plains, dunes, sodic lakes and marshes, make it one of the most complex areas of the national park.

Nagykanizsa  – At the representatives booth was testing by tasting the „Kanizsai dödölle„ Typical regional folk pasta. This year will be held for the 11th time the Kanizsai dödölle and Wine Festival – September, 9-10. 2016., which is famous for its folk Zala Country’s food. During the festival will be  held cooking competition between amateur and professional chefs, a battle to win the wine’s title called „Dalnoki”  and colorful programs for children and adults. For locals and foreigners not o be missed!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter