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Welcome & thanks for enjoying a moment here - along with fellow Xpats in the loop!
You're in good company with 1000's of expats + locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. In focus are five fresh Interviews with Xpats you may know, or may want to know:
Surprising Expat: Mark Rimmell, Film-Set Decorator, Crown Maker,
Ádám Barna, Michelin Star Chef, 42 Restaurant, Esztergom,
Viktória Salgó, Songwriter, Performer, Amateur Painter,
Pálma Koch, Celebrated Winemaker, Koch Winery,
Lu Boyin, Co-Owner, 101 Bistro Budapest.

2. Next up you can see example events happening these days below + in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. Retro Roller Disco, Spectacular Carmina Burana, 90's Rave Party, Special Wine Tasting.

3. Plus you can see the latest Movies + Specials, and fresh News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Multimedia Spa Guide / Best Places to Get Caffeinated / New Xploring Budapest Feature.

Now we hope you like what's in it for you below.
Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Auld Lang Syne: 'Back at the Bor'

Codiac are back in the saddle for a show at Budapest's best expat wine bar. It's for you if you like drinking vino (while listening to sad cowboy songs).

19 January - Bortodoor Wine Bar Budapest

Rave Party: 'Wonderful Dayz vol. 2'

Get down & dirty to iconic rave music from the 90's, including a tribute to genius Maxi Jazz who left us all at the end of the year - so expect plenty of great Faithless tunes.

20 January - 101 Club Budapest

Roller Disco: 80's Party

Due to previous success of this event, fans of roller skating can once again enjoy a retro night of 80's tunes - good news for newbies, you can rent roller skates at the venue.

21 January - Bakelit Multi Art Center Budapest

Contemporary Dance: 'Mercy'

Based on the ballads of local poet János Arany, this contemporary folk dance performance without words deals with lust, sin, guilt, and as the title suggests, mercy.

22 January - National Dance Theatre Budapest

Contemporary Music: 'Transparent Sound 2023'

The connection between the compositions played here is the importance of silence. Whether it is a fermata or not, in each piece silence is just as important as the sounds.

23 January - Budapest Music Center

Jazz Concert: Eszter Strausz Quartet

Eszter one of the best-known jazz flute player in the Hungarian scene, who this time will cooperate musically and magically with Tamás Mohai.

24 January - Budapest Jazz Club

Ballet Performance: 'Carmina Burana'

A breathtaking spectacle with dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet, a monumental 120-strong chorus, and 3D “magical images” coming to life on six projection displays and LED walls.

25 January - Opera House Budapest


B+N is Shaping the Future of the FM Industry in Hungary

B+N Referencia Zrt. - with a history of almost three decades - has grown into Hungary’s leading facilities management firm. From a cleaning service provider it has grown into a market leader in the domestic FM industry with 8,500 employees.

Special Wine Tasting with Ákos Kamocsay, 20 January

Budapest's Zengő Wine Bar is the venue for this special tasting of Ezerjó from 1995 with this master of wines - featuring treasures from this chief winemaker’s vault.

Winter Sports Injuries: Prevention & Treatment, by Dr. Rose

It is a huge thrill to slide down a snowy mountainside or glide over ice wearing ice skates. However, it doesn’t hurt to know the dangers of winter sports - click this headline for details from Dr. Rose Private Hospital in Budapest.

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The successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director and the media partners, writers, photographers of XpatLoop. The main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised below.

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