Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fogasház (Tooth-house)

It's a popular bar and cultural place in the "bar district". There used to be a repair place of teeth so the logo stayed there and they named the place after it.
Address:VII., Akácfa u. 51.


I'm writing to them to see if there's some possibility to have a collaboration, or they have useful tips for a mediterranean immigrant...  : )

Friday, February 24, 2012


Slovenia is one of our neighbor countries and has a super wonderful, green and wild nature with much higher mountains than Hungary. I have already been to the capital, Ljubljana and Porec on the seaside. Porec was cute, but Croatia's seaside is much nicer. So if we are doing a trip to Slovenia, let's just stay in the hills!
Ljubljana is 10 hours far by train from Budapest and the return ticket costs 50 euros. The city is pretty and small, so a day or two it's more than enough there.

I would love to visit the Bled lake, that is only 75 minutes by bus (cost ~7 euros) from Ljubljana. There is a little island with a church in the middle of the lake.

The Soca river is famous by it's incredibly bright color. I wanna see it with my eyes! It's in the north of Slovenia, but I guess we can get there by bus as well from Ljubljana. We could also try some guided canoe trip at the calmer parts of the river, and if we get wild, have some rafting ;)
(or just look at it from the side of the river) :P


Let's have long-weekend holiday at the czech capital!
It's also famous by it's home made beers that you can enjoy fresh at the beer houses!

It's only 6,5 hours far by bus, and the return ticket costs about 9000 Ft (~35 euros).


Mátra is Hungary's biggest mountain with the highest point of 1014m. There are wonderful landscapes there, mostly with forests and little villages.
It's about 2-3 hours by bus from Budapest. It's worth to go there for a few days and sleep in a guesthouse, so that we can enjoy the peaceful nature longer! :)


Kino is also an art cinema with cafe and free wifi.
In the summer they have some tables outdoor as well.

Tickets are 1200 Ft, but all wednesday it's only 700 Ft!  :)

Address: Szent István krt 16.
It's between the two stops (Jászai sqr. and Nyugati train station) of the tram no.4-6.


Odeon is also an art cinema with great but less films, but cheaper prices.
A ticket is 900 Ft, and the afternoon movies are often just 700 Ft.
All the films are in original language, so there mush be some in english/italian/spanish/portuguese that you understand! :)
It has a cozy café with free wifi and I used to work here for long hours when there was an extremely hot summer... but it's also cool in the winter! 
You can also rent great art movies on DVD-s from their huge collection! 

The location is 2 minutes walking from the "Jászai Mari tér" stop of the tram no.4-6, if you are coming from Buda, it's the first stop in Pest side after passing the river. It's also easy to go there by bike.
Address: Hollán Ernő u. 7. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Művész mozi (Artist Cinema)

Művész is a cinema where they are showing mostly art films.
We have already been here, watching the new Almodóvar movie.

Address: Teréz körút 30. (by tram no.4 or 6 it's between the stops of Nyugati train station and Oktogon, but more close to Oktogon)

A ticket is 1400 Ft.

Vásárcsarnok (market hall)

The biggest market hall in Budapest, that is between Kálvin square and the Duna.
Address: Vámház krt 1-3

Opening hours:
Monday: 6:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Friday: 6:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 6:00 - 15:00

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hummus bars

There are a few one in Budapest, but the best is in Október 6. Street 19., between Deák and Szabadság square.
Here you can check this and the others:

Sportuszoda (Sport swimming pool)

Hajós Alfréd Sport Swimming Pool is at Margit Island in a green environment.
There are indoor and outdoor pools as well, 25 and 50m long. 
In the summer it's nice to swim there and lay on the grass. 

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday:  6:00 - 15:00, from may to september  6:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday: 6:00-18:00

 1800 Ft - Adult ticket
 1200 Ft - Adult summer ticket after 3 pm
15900 Ft - Adult ticket for 10 times
10800 Ft - Adult summer ticket for 10 times after 3pm

Summer tickets are available in the period of 1st of may until 31st of august.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Biofalu (Eco village)

This is a recommendation by Zsófi, my flatmate.
The site is unfortunately only in Hungarian..., but you can check more photos here:

It's an eco village where some families and people are living in their own built, mostly sustainable houses, surroundings and environment. They make their own fireplaces and they do farming for themselves, but beside this, they give a big importance to the philosophy of their lifestyle. They have some meditation, yoga and interesting few days long workshops for example about woman and man (sexual) energies. They have a really cool "Waldorf" type alternative school for their children.
The eco village is welcoming volunteers, and as I read it on the website, they never have enough! They offer food and accommodation for the help.
We could go for a visit in the spring, and maybe when you are already a fluent hungarian speaker, we could take part in some workshops as well ;)

The location is about 2 hours by bus from Budapest.


This eastern land of Hungary is really special humpy, shaped by streams. Fresh green meadows, pine, oak and bleech tree forests and cristal clean streams and little villages hidden on the top of the hills are completing each other in a wonderful landscape. It's at the border with Austria, so for a long time it used to be a natural border without any population, that did very good for the nature. The population is still very low so it was staying almost untouched.
We could have an amazing bike trip there in the summer! :D