Budapest Basics

Budapest Nanny - Finding a Babysitter

January 31, 2023

Barbi is our resident ‘Super Nanny’. She is here to answer all your questions about anything to do with babysitters, babysitting, babies, babies and babies! We all get to the point when we realize we just need to get out, be it for date night or just a few hours of mommy time during the […]

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Facebook pages you might “like”

January 24, 2023

Are you on Facebook? We are! And so are a number of other communities and businesses in Hungary. Many of them provide interesting information and events in English on a regular basis. Budapest Moms (of course!) Expat Echo FirstMed Funzine International Women’s Club of Budapest Monkey Business NatNat Baba Webshop North American Women’s Association Budapest […]

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How to Get Your Driver’s License in Hungary: A Guide for Non-Europeans

January 16, 2023

By Lorna Kralik The practical When it comes to getting a license in Hungary, drivers from most European countries may avail of oodles of treaties. Provided there’s a clear driving record, they should be able to walk into most any district office and trade their license in for a local Hungarian version. As for almost […]

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Expat Websites in Hungary

September 15, 2023

Without further ado, here is a list of English-language websites aimed at foreigners living in Hungary (in alphabetical order, so no one feels slighted. :D) : - Budapest English-language Telephone Directory - Travel guide to Budapest for English-speaking travelers. - The best of Budapest - The Hungarian portal. News, directory, forum, […]

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24-hour pharmacies in Budapest

September 12, 2023

As you have probably found out by now, in Hungary, even over-the-counter medications need to be purchased from a pharmacy, and cannot be gotten at your local drug store (a serious misnomer) or supermarket. The problem is that most pharmacies operate only during normal business hours, and if you need a prescription filled or simply […]

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Making Sense of Pharmacies in Hungary

September 12, 2023

Making Sense of Pharmacies in Hungary By Rozsakert Medical Center 20/07/2023 Laws regulating pharmacies differ from country to country.  Calling in a prescription over the phone is common practice in the US, but doctors cannot call in, fax, or email an order in Hungary; a physical prescription is necessary.  The pharmacist can honor the prescription […]

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The European Health Insurance Card

September 12, 2023

The European Health Insurance Card By Natacha Guego 29/07/2023 The EHIC was launched in 2006 to provide free or reduced healthcare for citizens of the EEA anywhere within the community. Pan-European Health CardEU members should be aware of the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) which allows citizens of the European Economic Area (E.U., Norway, Iceland […]

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Dialing directions

September 9, 2023

Dialing Directions By Matthew Shore 10/06/2023 Surprisingly, dialing in Hungary is not as straightforward as one might assume. Expat Echo provides the details on digits. To dial international: first dial 00 + country code + number To dial a Budapest number from a Budapest landline: dial the 7 digits with no prefix. To dial a […]

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Budapest Parking Basics

September 8, 2023

Budapest Parking Basics By Lorna Kralik 13/08/2023 Whether you thought you could get away with it, were running a little late, or have just forgotten, there’s a good chance that at some point in your stay in Budapest you’ll find a little red or blue plastic bag clipped under your car’s wiper.  In it will […]

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