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Welcome & thanks for joining fellow Xpats in the Loop!

First-up, now the weather is getting better, here are 10 inspirational ideas for the weekend's ahead.

Since there is a 'long weekend' coming up we hope these may help plan enjoyable Easter day trips:

1. Xploring Hungary Video: Sopron

2. Xploring Hungary Video: Kőszeg

3. Xploring Hungary Video: Lake Tisza

4. Xploring Hungary Video: Rám Ravine

5. Xploring Hungary Video: Pécs Region

6. Xploring Hungary Video: Gemenc Forest

7. Xploring Budapest Video: Hármashatár-Hegy

8. Xploring Hungary Video: Őrség - ‘Guardsmen’s Land’

9. Xploring Hungary Video: Debrecen & The Great Plain

10. Xploring Hungary: Fonyód's Beautiful Panorama Of Balaton

As always, you can see events highlighted below, and in our Calendar.

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you below.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

Latest Covid Update: Hungary To Reopen On 12 April At Earliest

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Budapest International Foto Awards Is Open For Submissions

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‘Earth Hour’ In Budapest On Saturday 27 March

Calendar highlights

International Jazz By Ferenc Snétberger Trio, with Nils Petter Molvær

Guitarist and songwriter Ferenc Snétberger has risen to international fame with a style refined to perfection over the past three decades. His trio has British Phil Donkin on double bass, alongside New York-based Ferenc Németh on the drums. Their special guest this time will be the Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær, one of the most distinctive figures in Scandinavian jazz.

26 March - Online from Palace Of Arts

'Soul Motions' Meditation Session

This meditation method is great for each and every human being say the organisers: "the roots of our problems in our life lead us back to our family dramas. If we could understand those dramas and release them, we could be healed and feel whole".

27 March - 1067 Budapest, Ó utca 3

Budapest Central European Fashion Week

This spring the annual 'Budapest Central European Fashion Week' will take place with exciting fashion shows. This is one of the most significant fashion events in the region, and will be is organised in a digital format this year say the organisers

28 March - Digital Fashion Week

'In Disguise' Online Exhibition

The Portrait Collection of the Historical Photo Department of the Hungarian National Museum stores pictures of characters from political, economical and cultural life. This means more than 40,000 photographs depicting more than 15,000 persons.

29 March - Online From Hungarian National Museum

'Wave Of Sound'

At the improvisation-based Echoes, live set, the visual elements of nature and objects magnified through microscope lens by Macro VJ collective, will turn into a special universe inspired by Wave of Sound’s electro-ambient.

30 March - Trafó Budapest

Welcoming Spring With 'Láng Fánk'

Local potato lángos (flat bead) can be enjoyed with a wide variety of different toppings here, including smoked vegan cheese and Emmental vegan cheese. Traditional donuts will also be available, which will also be made to vegan standards.

31 March - Parking Area of Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill


Exceptional Parent Satisfaction Scores Achieved By BISB

The British International School Budapest sends out an in-depth survey to parents annually. This year, a record number of parents completed our Parent Satisfaction Survey and the school has done exceptionally well against previous years and against the world average figures of the 72 other Nord Anglia Education schools.

'How To Prevent A Heart Attack' By Dr Rose Private Hospital

Coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease are included in the statistics as leading causes of death. In Hungary, more than 3 million people suffer from hypertension, which is one of the main predisposing factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases

Aréna Business Campus Building 'A' Gains Access4You Gold

The first “A” Building of the 21,000 m2 Aréna Business Campus, handed over last May, recently obtained the highest Gold certificate of Access4You. Of note is that Atenor is the first developer to design its projects together with the 'rehabilitation engineer's supported by Access4you.

"Smile Makeover" For Spring At Smile & Teeth Dental Clinic

When you are planning your springtime makeover, consider the benefits of a brighter smile. For such a brilliant smile, the first consultation with a specialist at this expat friendly clinic is FREE - just click this headline for details.

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