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Welcome & thanks for joining in here, along with fellow Xpats in the Loop!
You're in good company together with thousands of expats & high-level locals.
- a cosmopolitan circle of internationally-minded peope: the Xpat Community.

1. First up we look into BKK’s innovative BudapestGO transport app.
Locals & expats alike can use the new app to plan their routes, buy tickets,
personalise mobility services, and even finding out current traffic information.

2. There's an essential selection of fresh News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. What Will Hungary Do if Russia Attacks Ukraine / Bolsonaro Visits Bp Today
Exhibition Showcasing Great Hungarian Inventors, Inventions Opens in Millenáris

3. Plus there's Calendar highlights, new Specials & Movies showing in Budapest:
E.g. Free Choir Concert / English Friendly: 'Waterfields Immersive Installation'.
Death on the Nile / Nightmare Alley / Uncharted.

As always you can see Contemporary, Classical & Community events in Calendar.
Here's hoping you enjoy & even benefit from what's in it for you below.
Yours with best wishes & kind regards, Team XpatLoop

Video: New BudapestGO Transport App Launched by BKK

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Calendar highlights

Jazz: Bognár Sextet

In the repertoire of Szilvia Bognár Sextet, Hungarian, Gypsy, Bulgarian and Greek songs are performed with an unconventional line-up and orchestration.

17 February - Opus Jazz Club Budapest

World Music Concert: Ewiva! & Maria Mazzotta

We're reliably told that an, 'all-engrossing passion marks the singing of both Evelin Tóth and Maria Mazzotta. Love, you could call it'.

18 February - Palace of Arts Budapest

Free Church Concert: Saint Ephraim Male Choir

Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, this choir will give a double premiere with two new works by Miklós Fehér written specifically for these musical men.

19 February - Parish Church of St. Teresa the Great in Avila

Dance Theatre: 'See You in the Air'

The focus of this performance is on collaboration & teamwork, as the antithesis of the competitive approach to life that pervades society today.

20 February - National Dance Theatre Budapest

English Friendly: 'Waterfields Immersive Installation'

We're told that participants, 'like shipwrecked people at sea or lost hikers in high mountains, are immersed in a medium that is constantly changing and overwhelming their senses'.

21 February - Trafó Budapest

Free Fonó Session, Hungarian Folk Music

Fonó’s open sessions invite anyone to join in the music making, no matter if you're a beginner or advanced musicians, all music lovers are welcome – either with or without an instrument.

22 February - Fonó Budapest

New Exhibition: 'Atlas'

What to do with traditional instruments of knowledge in an age when facts are losing their grip on public imagination giving way to arguments of emotion and personal conviction? Well, visit to find out!

23 February - Kiscelli Museum Budapest


Responsibility & Awareness, By Dr. Rose Private Hospital Budapest

"Responsibility in this sphere is definitely a keyword. Our VIP clients live their lives with a high degree of awareness, hence they also use healthcare accordingly." – Dr. habil. Ádám Lelbach, Dr. Rose Private Hospital’s Chief of Internal Medicine and head of the VIP department describes the hospital’s VIP card service.

Spa Specials @ Anantara New York Palace Hotel in February

Pamper yourself and your loved one at the Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel's Spa. For further information or reservation, please feel free to contact the Spa reception, or  call +36 1 886 6125 extension 8125.

Job Opportunity: Management Assistant @

We're growing and so hiring an assistant: the successful candidate will work with and support the Managing Director of - the main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised in this post.

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.

Xpat Explainer: Setting up a Company in Hungary

By Dr. Judit Szegő: Investing in Hungary has a lot of benefits: Hungarian economy is stable, corporate tax rate is very favourable and setting up a company is a fairly quick and easy process. However, before starting a business, there are several legal, tax and business issues that need to be examined.

New movies in Budapest