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Welcome & thanks for enjoying a moment here, along with fellow friendly Xpats in the Loop!
You're in good company with thousands of expats + top locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. First-up are 3 fresh Interviews with expats you know, or you may want to know:
Robert Gunnion, Owner, Bob's Kitchen: Bringing a Taste of the UK to Hungary,
Interview 2: Jonathan Pace, General Manager, Corinthia Budapest,
Livia & Sandro, CEO's of SoulFitnessProject in Budapest.

2. Next, as always there's an essential selection of News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Top Summer Activities For Kids / Record Low Lake Level / Fuel Shortage Ahead?

3. Also there are new Movies in Budapest, fresh Specials, and What's On highlights:
E.g. Dua Lipa Gig / Danube Bend Boat Trip / Ozora Fest / Asian Food Night Market.

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you.
Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

This Weekend: Enjoy a 'Jazz Picnic' Near Balaton, 4 - 6 August

BREAKING | news & more

Record Low Water Level at Lake Velence

‘Naughty Plum Prince’, Wins Local Best Cake Prize

6 Top Things to Do With Kids In Budapest This Summer

One of Largest Parks in Budapest Prepares for Overdue Upgrade

Serious Fuel Shortage Could Hit Hungary, Says Gas Station Interest Group

Four Day Long 'Festival' to Take Place Marking 20 August Holiday in Hungary

Reason Why Capped Fuel Price Now Limited to Privately-Owned Vehicles in Hungary

Energy Price Cap to Continue for Rest of Year in Hungary, Says Orbán

Videos: Verstappen Takes Victory in F1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Companies in Hungary May Now Pay Taxes In Euros, Dollars

Hungarian Opinion: Controversy Over New US Ambassador

"Drought of Historical Proportion” Faced by Hungary

"Alarming” Shortage of GPs in Hungary, Warms DK

Orbán Meets Trump at Private Estate in US

Calendar highlights

Night Market: Asian Street Food

Open every evening 5-11pm until the end of August in Budapest's Chinatown, with 10 food stalls offering a wide selection of authentic Asian delights.

4 August - Monori Center Budapest

Jazz Concert: João Pedro Brandão

This outstanding Portuguese musician moves between written music and free improvisation on saxophone and flute and more.

5 August - Opus Jazz Club Budapest

Outdoor Concert: Margaret Island & Friends

This 'Flower Power' mini-festival will be held in the spirit of 'acceptance, connection and peaceful coexistence' to celebrate diversity.

6 August - Budapest Park

Ozora Festival Finally Returns After Covid

This annual gathering is often referred to as the holy grail of psytrance festivals, as it serves as a meeting point for new-age gurus from all over the world.

7 August - Dádpuszta

Danube Bend Boat Trip with Music & Dance

Note: Tickets can be purchased at the Dunabogdány Mayor's Office until today, August 4. Adult price: HUF 3,000, child ticket only: HUF 1,000.

8 August - Visegrád

'Tuesday Madness' by TrueSounds Music

Go to this boat on a 'school-night' if you dare to hear: "Real sounds that break from the deep, soar high, and are not afraid of the unusual".

9 August - A38 Ship Rooftop Budapest

Outdoor Concert: Dua Lipa

She made BRIT Award history in 2018 as the first female artist to pick up 5 nominations, by now Dua is the most listened to British artist globally on Spotify.

10 August - Sziget Festival Budapest


Colling Finance Insight: 'Life After KATA Changes'

As of 1 September this year, KATA taxpayers will only be allowed to invoice goods and services to individuals. Click this headline for more details about all key changes and opportunities.

New Executive Assistant Manager at Matild Palace

This outstanding 5* hotel has appointed Mr. Ali Can Demirok to this role, in which he's in charge of Sales and Marketing activities for the luxury property in Budapest.

When it Comes to Vacation, SIXT Hungary is the Perfect Choice

What do you need for a truly memorable vacation? An exciting destination and a great car that will surely get you to your destination.

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