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Shopping a Hungarian Supermarket (When You Don’t Speak Hungarian)

Hungarian Supermarket Shopping: Lost in Translation I loved shopping the Hungarian supermarket for souvenirs– the packaging, flavors and type of items were all so different looking than anything I’d seen in other European countries. But while being unable to read foreign labels can be a fun adventure, full of surprises, it’s also a risk. Sure […]

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Traditional Hungarian Souvenirs at Budapest’s Central Market Hall

On a quick visit to Budapest, the best place to see a variety of local Hungarian handicrafts and souvenirs in one place is at the Central Market Hall (also called the Great Market Hall). Conveniently located on the busy shopping street of Váci utca, the Central Market Hall is worth checking out the even if […]

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Why I Never Buy Sunscreen in the US

European Sunscreen– the Most Useful Souvenir? Sunscreen is bulky, messy, and not particularly interesting, so you may be wondering why I would suggest picking up some tubes on your next vacation outside the US. It’s simple– the sunscreens available in Europe, Japan, Australia and many other parts of the world blow our sunscreen away. Foreign […]

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An Easy Hungarian Goulash recipe with Paprika Souvenirs from Budapest

Souvenir Shop for Hungarian Paprika in Budapest, then use your paprika to make an Easy Hungarian Goulash recipe Paprika is an ideal Hungarian souvenir— it’s cheap, available everywhere and weighs next to nothing, making it a cinch to toss in your suitcase. Think you can get paprika back home? (If you’re here just looking for […]

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Best Hungarian Food and Treats at the Budapest Christmas Market Fair

We looked at shopping for local Hungarian crafts in the last post about the Budapest Christmas Fair and Market, click here to read about it. But what about when it’s time for a shopping break?  One of the best things to do in Budapest is to eat your way through all the delicious Hungarian specialties. […]

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Budapest Christmas Market: Shop for Crafty gifts with a Festive Vibe

Tired of those huge Christmas markets that look promising from the outside, but are really just repeats of the same stalls over and over again (lebkuchen gingerbread hearts and wooden nativity scenes come to mind)? Then you need to check out the Budapest Christmas Market. (more…)

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