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Diverse realities through the lens of emerging Hungarian photographers | TOP 5
lifestyle

Diverse realities through the lens of emerging Hungarian photographers | TOP 5

While the borders of a country can be precisely defined, the stories and vastly different experiences of growing up, the diverse representations of life space, self-awareness, and family histories of the young people who live in that particular country are boundless. In this selection, Hungarian photographers present a slice of
In and out of focus—photos of the Hungarian edgelands
art

In and out of focus—photos of the Hungarian edgelands

Who and how do people live in areas far from the cities? Photographers Marcell Piti and Dániel Halász focused their eyes and cameras on landscapes far from the centers and out of focus: they documented the locales, people, and objects of the edgelands. Now we can take a look at
From the food culture of Pécs to the versatile use of millet | Piqniq pack—Part 15
budapest

From the food culture of Pécs to the versatile use of millet | Piqniq pack—Part 15

What makes Pécs a top destination for gastro-tourists? And what restaurants are worth visiting in this historic university town? How can we provide Sunday lunch for those in need? How can we make sweet or savory dishes from millet? Find out the answers in the latest and final episode of
Together in the embrace of pines | Pine Weekendhouse awaits at the gate of Lake Balaton
balaton

Together in the embrace of pines | Pine Weekendhouse awaits at the gate of Lake Balaton

In the words of the hosts, “just 50 minutes from Budapest”, Pine Weekendhouse, perfectly composed but still breathing with nature, addresses those who want to relax at the northern gate of Lake Balaton. The boutique inn offers a community space and even a separate, quiet little den, where gastronomy, art
Magical villages in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
community

Magical villages in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

A charming feature of Eastern Europe is that life does not stop beyond city borders. The legendary village romance alone carries with it the nurturing of traditions, symbiosis with nature and rural virtue. In our selection today, we chose villages that are perfect examples of how, beyond these characteristics, villages
Fine dining, specialty coffee, juicy wines—in fabulous gardens | TOP 5
architecture

Fine dining, specialty coffee, juicy wines—in fabulous gardens | TOP 5

Weather is warming up, which means we can spend more time outdoors. This is also thanks to restaurants and cafés opening their terraces. In our regional selection, we collected places that welcome us with fabulous gardens. Pajta | Őriszentpéter, Hungary Besides its amazing landscapes, it’s also worth visiting Őrség for
Growing roots on the edge
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Growing roots on the edge

Most people who choose to live in the countryside have never lived outside the big city before. Lukáš Pumpr and Petr Polák’s blog “Na okraj” (which loosely translates as “Edgebound”) provides a glimpse in the everyday life of newcomers in the Czech countryside. The two creators told us about
Breathtaking school buildings in the region | TOP 5
architecture

Breathtaking school buildings in the region | TOP 5

Functionality is undoubtedly the most important factor in the case of an educational building. Of course, this does not mean that the boringly familiar places in every educational institution, such as the canteen, the classroom or even the corridors, cannot get an exciting look. Professional design offices create schools that
Holiday homes that dazzle everyone with their minimalist elegance | Domki Szumilas
architecture

Holiday homes that dazzle everyone with their minimalist elegance | Domki Szumilas

Lubiatowo is a small Polish village right on the shores of the Baltic Sea, bordered by white sand dunes and magnificent pine forests. In this fabulous landscape, the three latest, minimalist, noble wood-covered pieces of the Szumilas project holiday homes await guests wishing to relax and unwind. The clean-style cottages
Paradigma Ariadné’s latest work evokes the geometric world of the countryside
architecture

Paradigma Ariadné’s latest work evokes the geometric world of the countryside

The first major work by Paradigma Ariadné, the Bivalyos Tanösvény complex in Sándorfalva, reflects the character of regional architecture and agricultural machinery. This summer, those with eagle eyes may have already spotted the buildings of the stunning landscape of Sándorfalva, the educational trail and the buffalo barn designed by Paradigma
Magical villages in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
community

Magical villages in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

A charming feature of Eastern Europe is that life does not stop beyond city borders. The legendary village romance alone carries with it the nurturing of traditions, symbiosis with nature and rural virtue. In our selection today, we chose villages that are perfect examples of how, beyond these characteristics, villages
Away from the noise of the city | TOP 5
landscape

Away from the noise of the city | TOP 5

To this day, many vote in favor of rural life, and in recent years, more and more people have decided to buy a country house. What are we missing from living in the city? In our selection today, we present five Instagram accounts that convince us without words of the
Special farmer manufactories | TOP 5
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Special farmer manufactories | TOP 5

The romance of rural life is appealing to many of us: the alternation of clean air, closeness to nature and the similar, but somewhat different days evokes the atmosphere of a bygone age. What is a dream come true for us is a reality for others: the privilege of producers
Glamorous camping | TOP 5
architecture

Glamorous camping | TOP 5

Nomadic sense of freedom and splendor—the free world of glamping conquers more and more places. It is no accident, as it perfectly combines the feeling of comfortable hotel rooms with the wild lust of nature. In our selection today, we present Eastern European places where both the eternal hiker
The potentials of Czech villages | Book review
architecture

The potentials of Czech villages | Book review

The recently released publication titled Možnosti vesnice (Village Potentials) offers an urbanistic portrait of twelve Czech villages. It is an alternative travel book for architecture fans and curious explorers, while it could also offer inspiration to architects, mayors and other countries in the region, by shifting the spotlight from big
Countryside chanson | TOP 5
east

Countryside chanson | TOP 5

At times, even the greatest urbanites want out of the city liveliness, as the tranquility of the countryside forests, the flirtatious charm of the villagers, and the seemingly astonishing first but even more exciting habits fill us up instantly. We present Eastern European countrysides, cultural heritages and initiatives that fight
From online space to the pantry | Falusi kosár
gastronomy

From online space to the pantry | Falusi kosár

The Falusi kosár (Village basket) is a small online business founded a year ago that aims to make the unadulterated flavors of the countryside available to everyone in a large virtual basket. The webshop sells the goods of the farmers and primary producers of Bokros and its surroundings, thanks to
Retro Trabants, world-famous people and fairy-tale shacks | Drvengrad
art

Retro Trabants, world-famous people and fairy-tale shacks | Drvengrad

During the pandemic, traveling and the feeling of freedom might seem quite distant. If in real life we cannot, in thought let’s travel to a special world for a few minutes: to the village of Emir Kusturica. In the western part of Serbia lies a mountain village surrounded by
“I want to tell stories of an old, true life” | Zsófia Mohos
art

“I want to tell stories of an old, true life” | Zsófia Mohos

Early morning bustle, farmhouses with porches, trades fading into oblivion and old ladies wearing kerchiefs and gathered skirts, in a traditional community: photographer Zsófia Mohos has been capturing the everydays and stories of Kisecset, a small village in northern Hungary for almost a decade. A series of frozen, fleeting moments
Indulj el! | Őrség
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Indulj el! | Őrség

The Őrség is one of the most mystical part of the country, with every segment of it deeply infused with history. Doing the 4-hour drive from the capital is not only worth it because of the rich historical heritage, but the natural and ethnographical treasures, too – and one can eat
House with seven walls | MÁS építészek
architecture

House with seven walls | MÁS építészek

The name of the latest house design of MÁS Építészek feels like a fairytale already: House with seven walls. The building complex to be implemented near Csákberény resonates with contemporary trends and client’s needs by also carrying something primal, rudimentary and mystical at the same time. Every fairytale has