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Welcome Dear Readers!

You're in good company here together with thousands of expats & high-level locals
- a cosmopolitan circle of internationally-minded people, know as the Xpat Community.

First up are fresh Interviews with 3 expats you may know, or may want to know:

1. Paul Fox, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary

Check out this exclusive interview to know his personal motto, favourite music, what he can't resist, and more.

We must highlight his quote about XpatLoop, "Thank you for being our reliable partners for two decades, and for the charity work you do", as you can help local children in need too, pls click to hear from HMA about how.

2. Andrew Prest, M.D. of Wallis Automotive Europe

Having moved to Hungary in 1994, Andy proves you can learn Hungarian fluently, climb the ranks and rise to great hights here as an expat - he's now a member of the board of directors at the AutoWallis Group.

3. Mark Cunningham, Director of 7scents Hungary

A native of North West Ireland, Mark is the currently the co-owner of Budapest’s 'go-to place' for all things good-smelling - from organic skincare and cosmetics, to home fragrances and special niche perfumes. 

We hope you like what's in it for you below.

Yours with best wishes, and kind regards,


Summary List Of Current Official Covid-19 Rules In Hungary

BREAKING | news & more

Forint Rallies After US Election

Xploring Hungary Video: Rám Ravine

Army To Join Curfew Monitoring In Hungary

Video: Budapest To Host Next Year's MTV Europe Music Awards

Hungarian Reformed Church To Stop Services, Catholics To Continue

NNK: Budapest Mayor 'Wrong' About Antigen Tests - Karácsony Disagrees

Video: Hungary To Receive Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Sample Within 1,5 Weeks

Covid Drug Favipiravir Arrives In Hungary From China, More Expected From Japan

Video: Opposition Calls On Gov’t To Withdraw New Constitutional Amendment Proposals

Budapest Mayor: Gov't Would 'Reject Helping Hand' By Vetoing EU Budget

Expat Manager Of Hungary's Soccer Team Tests Positive For Covid

Foreign Investors Vanishing From Hungary’s Real Estate Market

Gov't Has Lost Control, Says Former PM Gyurcsány

Hungary's Leaders Congratulate Biden

200+ Skeletons Discovered In Buda

Calendar highlights

MÁV Symphony Orchestra - Live Streaming

As the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven approaches, this online concert gives a modest cross-section of his symphonic art.

12 November - 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Online English Book Club: The Discomfort Of Evening

Give a try 'in this brave new world' to discuss this book by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld during the first ever such local online event about the work of the youngest winner of the International Booker Prize.

13 November - Budapest

'E Viva La Vita!' Online By Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Check out this outstanding local orchestra which is "unanimously praised for its evenness of sound, its flexibility, and its patronage in promoting and recording contemporary Hungarian music".

14 November - Budapest

Online Documentary Film Month @ Budapest French Institute

Discover fab French documentaries, with English subtitles, at home during lockdown thanks to the French Institute in Budapest.

15 November - Budapest

Hungarian Folk Singing: Virtual Class In English

Tune in to learn traditional, beautiful, Hungarian folk songs at this class which is open to participants of all musical and language backgrounds.

16 November - Budapest

Opera Broadcasts Now Available On Demand

Catch a new performance or watch your favourite performances, all subtitled, on demand, streamed to the comfort of your home during these exceptional times.

17 November - Budapest

Virtual Wine Tasting: Sweet Wines From Tokaj

Wine making in Tokaj is considered an art by many, and it comes with a vocabulary of its own. Dive into the different sweet wine styles of the region while sipping 3 different wines from the comfort of your own home.

18 November - Budapest


November Is Men’s Health Month @ Dr. Rose Private Hospital

In Hungary, one of the most common causes of death from cancer in men is prostate cancer, which is diagnosed in 4,000-4,500 men every year. If recognized in time, prostate cancer can be treated and its growth retarded - click headline for more.

ISB: To IB Or Not To IB? That Is The Question

By ISB Principal John Hart And ISB Vice Principal High School Vera Kováts. Our school, the International School of Budapest is a constantly growing school. Its high school programme was launched in 2017 with only 9 students. Now we have over 50 students from grade 9 to grade 11 (DP1).

New 'Covid Security Gate' At Budapest Hospital

The spread of coronavirus is accelerating, and is even more worrying compared to Spring. Therefore the current unusual situation requires a completely new way of thinking in the cleaning and disinfection market - thankfully the team at B+N Referencia have got new solutions.

Are You Missing UK TV In Hungary? Here's Your Solution!

This TV service for expats in Hungary provided by fellow expat Jerry gives you all UK channels, plus stations from 38 other counties including a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, plus films and box-sets.

New movies in Budapest