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Trash Day Budapest

One man's trash is another man's treasure Once a year throughout Hungary, each city, town and village allocate a day for large item garbage pick-up. November 25th was the day we were allowed to place all our junk on the curb....
I am a TV addict, and I PERSONALLY REALLY enjoy Reality TV. CHRISTINA Ricci We have been contacted by the popular House Hunter International reality TV show again, but this time we leave the beaches and vineyards of southern France behind...
Our last Sunday after two weeks of holidays, we took the kids to Szimpla Kert, a ruin pub turned Sunday Market for lunch. We ate a full assortment of food at the farmer's market. There were sausages made out of Mangalitsa, the same domestic...
One of the great pluses of being an immigrant, you get to start again in terms of identity. You get to shed the layers of narrative that cling to you. Joseph O'Neill Nearly 8 weeks in, it is November 1st and...
October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal...
La Rambla is the main walking strip that takes you between the Plaza Catalunya near the sea to the Gothic quarter and the neighbourhood of El Rava in Barcelona Spain. Over one kilometre long it is located in the...
"The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." Bill Gates When Expats first arrive to a new country what is the first thing they do? For most, they try to find others living the same...
Angelina has fallen ill, and without sleep, we enter into our family Christmas Eve celebration a little less prepared then usual. No worries, the solution is to send the boys off to fish with our new friends from Boston,...
                  World Rally Championships, WRC, WRC-2, WRC-3, Junior WRC class races compete each year in the beautiful beachside community of Salou Spain. I found this particularly amusing. During our Port Aventura vacation, Alfonz noticed the signs and set up for the...
How to Pack Your Carry-On Bag in 10 Easy Steps I travel light. And a carry-on bag is all you really need. #1 Check the weather forecast By planning your trip in advance, you can foresee what you might classify as necessities...
Happy New Year!! May you find peace and love in every moment in the new year. It is that time of year again to make your resolutions list. So many people forget about their goals come Easter, but the best thing to...

Pescatarian in France?

                    As part of my ‘40 before 40 goal list’, our family has decided to cut back on meat. We have three families in our life that are good examples on how to cut back on meat from our diets. It...
    What a year this has been! It was about finding a good income, establishing ourselves in our community and giving back.  When we moved here we had no idea what we were going to do... 2014, after searching, we finally found English...
The Great Market Hall in Budapest Hungary

Our Home in Budapest

  When we are not living here our apartment rents out. I love the old feel of this home, the high ceilings the low windows. One of my favourite things is to sit in the window sill as I drink a...
Our community

Meet the Locals

Capestang has a large English speaking community, mostly retired from Britain, looking for the same weather and lifestyle as us. Alfonz met a few well-known families at the local pub while our landlord, Mike, took him around. We were...