Santa Claus in Hungary

Santa Claus in Hungary

Why Santa is coming on the 6th of December in Hungary? The Hungarian Santa, called Mikulás visits children on December 6th, St. Nicholas Day. (Nicholas was a bishop from Asia Minor who lived in the 4th century in Myra. There are numerous stories, some miraculous...
What does the hole in the Hungarian flag mean?

What does the hole in the Hungarian flag mean?

Double remembrance There are three national holidays in Hungary. October 23 commemorates two key events in the history of Hungary. First of all, on 23 October of 1956, Hungarians rose up against the Soviet ruled communist system. The Republic of Hungary was born 33...
The famous Hungarian gingerbread, Oprah and folk art

The famous Hungarian gingerbread, Oprah and folk art

Intro I have been thinking a lot about what kind of gifts shall we give to our American friends when we finally return to the US. We wanted something that is unique, fancy, and Hungarian. So we decided to buy some of the famous gingerbreads with Hungarian motives of...
72 hours of adventures in Las Vegas, with kids

72 hours of adventures in Las Vegas, with kids

First time in Las Vegas Most people goes to Las Vegas to play in casinos or for the easy wedding. We tried to explore it with 3 kids with jetlag as part of our Great American Tour. Of course we surfed the web a few months ago to find good programs. We collected the...
The Pluto Story and the Lowell Observatory

The Pluto Story and the Lowell Observatory

During our Great American Tour we visited several places that has something to do with science. One of them was Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, the home of Pluto. NASA’s New Horizons close-up image of Pluto (NASA New Horizons). The entrance of the...
Echo in Tihany and the Legend – must try

Echo in Tihany and the Legend – must try

Tihany’s signpost is the famous Benedictine Abbey. Records from the early 19th century say that words shouted from the Echo Hill return from the northern wall of the church building. The earliest Balaton guide-book, issued in 1848, says that guests in...
48 hours in Eger, the historic Hungarian town

48 hours in Eger, the historic Hungarian town

Eger: Eclipse of the Crescent Moon Mr. Green got a homework for summer (yes, that can happen in Hungary). He had to read the novel Eclipse of the Crescent Moon. The historical novel (by Géza Gárdonyi) takes us back to the mid-16th century, into the era of the 150-year...
Bucket List for our Great American Tour project

Bucket List for our Great American Tour project

The Great American Round Trip Project Bucket List We are very excited to share our great American tour project that we have been planning for many years. The dream has now about to become true! Selected items from our Bucket List: Las Vegas, NV Hoover Dam Grand Canyon...