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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

The 4th “Vitéz” Chimney Cake .. a.k.a. Sekler Cake Festival – Budapest – 2016.

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October, 7 – 9. 2016.

Vajdahunyad Vár – Castle of Vajdahunyad – Budapest

To visit the festival is free of charge.

Hungary is heading to the Fall’s Season of Festivals and beside many events the gastronomy plays a huge part  in moving around the country. How time goes by and the Vitéz Chimney Cake Festival   a.k.a. Sekler Cake. is no longer a newcomer anymore, cause it will be holding its 4th Festival. So we were told at the Budapest Zoo terrace where the media was invited. The press gathering was held at the Budapest Zoo,  were the organizers announced their upcoming plans for the festival.  Owner – marketing manager  – Ms. Tünde András said, Q.  “First of all wish to introduce … if for anyone  has to be introduced … this year the visitors may join at dueling hosted by  chef Lázár. Added: Q.”There is so many festivals in Budapest, but the Fall is significant time to be inviting new and former visitors to the Chimney Cake Festival. Not only the wide variety regular, but new flavors of chimney cakes will be around.  throughout Hungary as well. The visitors who join the 3 days event may also learn how to prepare the traditional  chimney cake.  During the festival celebrities will be present baking and having competition with the visitors to bake chimney cakes.  Bálint Gáspár- owner – managing director just added, they have also invented the Bake-and-Roll Kit in preparing at home parties. Already had shipping orders to Japan and Australia.

Keeping up their tradition, this year they will  revenues in supporting the Disability Foundation.

Since the chimney cake made its way to be one of the favorite from Transylvanian in Hungary many tourist visiting the country are getting familiar with the taste these delights. They have launched a few new tasty products such as the gluten and lactose free chimney cake, the whole-wheat, durum wheat and the glucose made fitness chimney cakes, as well as a newcomer  the bearing Kürtős, Creamy Kürtös and the Kürtöske – mini chimney cake.

At the 1st year’s chimney festival they introduced the „Kürtőskalács” Chimney Cake …  Sekler Cake song written by the Indygo  group, and when you hear the notes of the song you’re gonna be rolling to the right place.

Here are two video taken just at the start, pre-press gathering to the 1st chimney cake arrival to Budapest by the Vitéz Kürtöskalacs .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvMpRKAgwis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDnMvLFVPoU

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Opening Season’s Premiere … Cat’s Game – Jókai Theater – Békéscsaba 2016.

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Opening the theater season at Békéscsaba  Jókai Theater on Friday night with a marvelous choice of a play written by István Örkény titled CAT’S GAME. The tragicomedy in two parts open the season. The highlight of the piece was given by fantastic actors playing their role. It could be said the play’s huge main role is built on a single person Esther Felkai – Jászai-winner actress, as Ms  Orbánné who sweeps through the stage with enormous energy and powerful acting, but it would be only partly true, because actress Zsoka Fodor proves her sophisticated great talent. Orbánné, the retired music teacher role played by Jászai-winner actress Esther Felkai was managed to win to return back to the Jókai Theater after absent for nine years.

The two-piece tragicomedy Orbánné the center. The story takes place in the sixties for the first time in Szolnok and Pest theater Szigliget introduced in 1971. Then a large emphasis on the homogeneity of the show, the black-white-gray colors were dominant, highlighting the characters.

The play is a real masterpiece of expressing the feminine world, which is not common in plays. The fabulous roles is a road to success at the Jokai Theater Békéscsaba  that is for sure. Casting  Orbánné: Esther Felkai  Jászai laureate, Giza: Zska Fodor, Paula: Edit Kovacs, Mouse: Kristina Tarsoly, Ilus: Melinda Liszti, Cs. Adelaida Bruckner: Bori Markovits, Viktor Csermlényi: Mihaly Meszaros, Joe: Tamas Presits, Waiter: Robert Nagy, Nurse: Helga Jároli rt., Set and Costume Designer: Katalin Libor, Assistant director: Robert Nagy, Director: Roza Juhasz. The Proscenium Art will be presented to the Copyright Agency Kft.’s Permission.

After the premiere guests were invited to a close non formal get together with the actors of the play. There, Eshter Felkai told  she was really having second thoughts to leave the stage and retire.  – Former director Péter Fekete often called her to offer roles in the coming theater season, but refused to accept.  One day the new director Zoltán Seregi gave her a call by saying there are plans to bring on stage the Cats Game and would like Esther to play the main role. She hesitated and told the director she will have a “Cat Nap” before deciding….  after all it worked out just fine and she excepted the main role and how wonderful she did,  otherwise we, the audience would have missed to be present at such  an awesome masterpiece of act. At the end of the play the director congratulated to the whole staff for their grand performance and to mark this evening’s grand performance and as welcoming back to the Jokai Theater once again actress Esther Felkai, the director handed over her the Life Member certificate.

Although the play is in full Hungarian language, but for those foreigners who have Hungarian knowledge it is a must see production.

The Cat’s Game was also introduced a long time ago in a movie by director Károly Makk, which had received at the Cannes Film Festival (1974) – Golden Palm nomination and Academy Awards (1975) – Best Foreign Language Film nominations.

Update and snaps 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

“Choose a Winter Sport” – City Park – Ice Rink – Budapest – 2015.

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Here is a reminder to move your bones also in the wintertime!

Sunday, December, 13. 2015.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – City Park open-air Ice Rink – Budapest.

A huge  selection of winter sports  awaiting for the visitors.

The invitation is for smaller kids, young adult and up to any age to have a sensational time at the City Park open-air Ice Rink.

One of the winter’s most coolest sporting event promises to be the year’s most memorable event for many visitors. At the “Choose a Winter Sport” more than a dozen of  sport activities along with high-quality presentations guided, to play together with well-known sports,  sport professionals and coach  will be showing the essence of the particular movements and provide information to those who wish to know first hand information about the actual sporting possibilities and its conditions.

Children do not have to  decide  right away to be Winter Olympic hero to stand at the highest top and listen to the anthem. The venue is open for visitors to enjoy the wide-spread of sporty, exercise activities on the spot.

The main characters of winter is for the ice and snow lovers. No better place to be this coming this week-end  than City Park Ice Rink to gab your family and children or take a visit with friends  rather than to be out in the fresh, enjoy to pull on your skates or have watching inter alia presentations as hockey, different ice sports, curling, bandy, bobsled, sledge and ice sailing have fun on ice.

 There is an Important information to be kept in mind …  the main entrance will not be at the City Park Ice Rink, but on the path from the Ice Rink entrance  of 250 meters  in distance.  There will be a registration tent where the sporty visitors can enter to the event.

On the same day the Ice Rink is open for the public who only wish to skate on the surface of approx 12000square meters of smoothly ice.To enter the ice skating area daily tickets must be purchased at the local ticket office.

Below is the pre-registration form for the  “Choose a Winter Sport” visitors,  which is required by the organisers (only in Hungarian language) … but with a little help from a native friend can be easily followed:

http://event2.rentit.hu/201511_sportagvalaszto_reg/

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter