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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 3 fresh Interviews with Xpats you may know, or may want to know about:
Dr. Attila Simay, Dentist & Lead Clinician, Evergreen Dental Budapest,
David Porritt, Principal, Budapest British International School,
Surprising Expats Series: Ian Davies, Environmentalist.

2. Next up you can see example events happening these days below + in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. Community Events for Chinese New Year / Extreme Metal Concert / 'War & Peace' Opera.

3. Plus you can see the latest Movies + Specials, and fresh News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Budapest Ranked 7th in World for Culture / Taxi Price Rises / Xpat Guide: Top Small Galleries.

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

Budapest Ranked 7th Best Cultural Destination in the World

BREAKING | news & more

Most Hungarians Against Huxit

Xpat Guide: Top Smaller Art Galleries in Budapest

Gastro Final Bronze for Hungarian Team at Bocuse D'Or

Hungarian Opinion: Opposition ‘Lack a Grand Narrative’

Watch: Century Record Levels of Rainfall in Hungary This January

Amounts Revealed of New Double-Digit Rises in Budapest Taxi Prices

Photos: New Section of Revamped Budapest Metro Line 3 Finally Inaugurated

Inflation Expected to Fall to Single Digits by End 2023 - Hungary's Economy Minister

New Law Mandates Most Foreign-Language Ads Must Also Have Hungarian Text

Hungarian Proposal Against Greenwashing Adopted at European Parliament

Opinion: Football Association Bans 'Greater Hungary' Banners

Updated: 1st Irish 'Fast Fashion' Store Now Open in Hungary

Home Rental Rates in Hungary Down Last Month

13% Base Rate Kept on Hold in Hungary

Calendar highlights

Music Lecture & Performance: 'Encounters in the Republic of Heaven'

A new joint project of the Liszt Academy of Music and BMC which presents electro-acoustic music pieces based on the latest technology.

26 January - Budapest Music Center

Blues Concert: Ripoff Raskolnikov Band

An accomplished blues guitar player and a prolific singer/songwriter, Austrian born Ripoff Raskolnikov is one of the most idiosyncratic figures on the European blues scene.

27 January - Fonó Budapest

Classical Opera: 'War & Peace'

Prokofiev was inspired to compose a musical drama based on Leo Tolstoy’s colossal historical novel by the invasion of Russia by Nazi Germany.

28 January - Opera House Budapest

Community Events for Chinese New Year

After a 3-year hiatus due to Covid, this special set of cultural and community programs will resume again this year, all hosted by the Chinese community in Budapest.

28 - 29 January - China Town Budapest

Metal Concert: Revocation, Goatwhore, Alluvial, Creeping Death

An explosive metal package to heat up this January featuring all these bands all on the same night - it doesn’t get any better than this for extreme metal fans.

31 January - Akvárium Club Budapest

Classical + Contemporary Crossover: Ligeti String Quartet Concert

2023 marks 100 years since the birth of the Kossuth Prize-winning Hungarian composer György Ligeti. This anniversary year will see a series of events entitled Ligeti 100, beginning with this concert.

1 February - House of Music Budapest

'Love Alliance' with DJ Bosi & Mr Bonk

A premium selection of Caribbean music gems from the sixties to the present day, from the treasure chest of the members and founders of the Love Alliance.

2 February - Easy Art Space Budapest


3 Ways To Celebrate The Winter With Children

By American International School of Budapest: Celebrating the seasons is a wonderful way to help your child develop a relationship with nature, enjoy the outdoors, and build memories as a family. Click this headline for more.

COVID, Flu, or RSV? - A Winter Illness Guide by FirstMed Budapest

We’ve all been there: you wake up with a sore throat, headache, and general malaise, and wonder if it’s the flu, COVID, or RSV. Click this headline for more.

Happy Patient Interview: Annie From Italy on Evergreen Dental

Annie was suffering from severe bone loss and tooth decay. Her friends and acquaintances recommended Evergreen Dental Clinic in Budapest to her, so she decided to visit for a consultation. Click this headline to hear about her experiences.

Experience Upscale Dining in Sessions Restaurant in Budapest

Every meal deserves a standing ovation at this venue in the Hard Rock Hotel Budapest. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every occasion in between, you can chow down here on local and international offerings at the special Sessions restaurant.

WhiskyNet Insight: Literature & Whisky Together In One Bottle - Robert Burns & Arran

Every year in January, Robert Burns is in spotlight, as are the products of The Isle of Arran Distillery. Here we shine some light on what they have in common.

Job Opportunity: Content Manager @

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.

New movies in Budapest