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Welcome & thanks for joining in here - along with fellow Xpats in the Loop!
There are thousands of expats + high-level locals in this international community

1. First-up, now the weather's good, here's a variety of ideas for trips:

1. Xploring Hungary Video: Sopron / 2. Xploring Hungary Video: Kőszeg
3. Xploring Hungary Video: Lillafüred / 4. Xploring Hungary Video: Lake Tisza 
5. Xploring Hungary Video: Esztergom / 6. Xploring Hungary Video: Rám Ravine
7. Xploring Hungary Video: Gemenc Forest /
8. Xploring Hungary Video: Pécs Region
9. Xploring Hungary Video: Eger & Surroundings - Including Miskolctapolca Cave Bath.

2. Next for your interest there's an essential selection of News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Potential Police Shortage / New US Ambassador Nominated  / Discovering Budapest by Bike.

3. Plus there are new Movies in Budapest, fresh Special features, and What's On highlights:
E.g. Widen your horizons (even further) at an Asian Food Market, local concert / dance performance.

Now here's hoping you enjoy what's in it for you below.
Yours with kind regards & best wishes, Team XpatLoop

Celebrate the Return of 'May Day of Museums' This Weekend

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Top 10 Parks & Gardens In Budapest

Updated: Central Section of Metro 3 Reopens, Finally

Potential Police Shortage Looms in Hungary

Hungarian Opinion: Orbán Sworn in for the Fifth Time

Human-Rights Lawyer Nominated as New US Ambassador to Hungary

2,000+ Programmes Near Lake Balaton on Offer This Summer at 'Valley Of Arts' Fest

Novák Warns Against 'Hungarian National Arrogance' as She's Inaugurated President

Xploring Budapest: (Re)Discover the Capital's Classics by Bike - Inc. Top Insider Tips

'Experience & Youth' Characterise New National Soccer Squad in Hungary

Expat Party: L.A. Night @ The Golden Bastion Budapest, 4 June

Better Train Services to Balaton Coming This Summer

Hungarian Opinion: Birth Rate in Trouble Again

GDP Growth High in Q1, Albeit From Low Base

Annual Inflation Hits New 21-Year Record

Xploring Budapest: Classic Gastro Tour

Calendar highlights

International Beer Festival

For the 7th time this beer-filled event will be held on 'Corvin Promenade', with more than 20 exhibitors and nearly 100 types of draft and bottled beers from around the world.

19 May - Corvin Sétány Budapest

Dance Performance: Radical Vitality by Compagnie Marie Chouinard

The programme includes Chouinard classics such as 'bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS' as well as newly discovered projects such as the quirky Love Attack and the literally titled 'Crying-Laughing Duet'.

20 May - Trafó Budapest

Mexican Food Festival

Practically anytime this weekend you can taste a great variety of delicious Mex-meals outdoors at this 4 day long fiesta featuring live music in 'the favourite gastro jungle in Hungary'.

21 May - Botellón Terrace Budapest

Opera: Verdi's Simon Boccanegra

In this 'remarkably intricate and monumental musical drama about family and politics', Giuseppe Verdi whisks the audience back to 14th-century Geneva.

22 May - Hungarian State Opera Budapest

Folk Dance: The Tenth Bride

Special 50 minute performance for folk lovers, sponsored by National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Hungarian Academy of Arts, National Dance Theater, Sín Cultural Center.

23 May - National Dance Theatre Budapest

Concert: Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar

With their organic mix of South-European & Balkan music + club-friendly electronics, Shantel's Bucovina Club nights have revolutionized the music scene - apparently they, 'Drive crowds to ecstatic bliss'.

24 May - A38 Ship Budapest

Asian Street Food Night Market

This annual summer street food night market in Budapest's Chinatown is open every evening from 5-11pm, where you will find 10 food stalls with the widest selection of authentic Asian street food available in Hungary.

25 May - Monori Center Budapest


Spring’s Allergy Season - The Heat is On - by Dr Rose Budapest

Allergy season is here again, with symptoms that are unfortunately familiar to many adults and children. But some people don't understand why their eyes start to itch, their noses start to run, why they cough and what might be irritating their throats.

Environmental Consciousness is of the Utmost Importance at B+N

In the first quarter of 2022, the area offered by the modern office market in Budapest totalled at 4 million square metres. This is the reason asked facility management experts about this topic - click this headline for findings.

May is the Month of “Fine Drinking” with The Bar Show Budapest

In fact there are several “fine drinking” occasions in May: celebrations start on 13th May with the World Cocktail Day, then comes the World Whisky Day on the 21st, and finally we end the month of enjoying drinks and cocktails at the Bar Show Budapest 2022 on 29th May.

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.

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 article, along with next steps.

New movies in Budapest