Edwin – "JAPAN" Video

The denim guys over at Edwin put together this fantastic video, simply titled „Japan“ that loosely follows the manufacturing process of their jeans, but also gives an amazingly accurate look into everyday life in Japan… Maybe it resonated with me a little extra for having lived that life, but they …

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Trips to The MoMa

A few visuals from my short visit to The MoMa today… Not sure why this place just wan’t inspiring me today, I think I was in the classical art mood… but none the less, these pieces definitely caught my eye and my mind. There was also plenty of Matisse, Van …

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A$AP

Can’t forget about music on here, and ASAP has been in heavy rotation lately. In case you haven’t heard, peep the movement. -john- Source: 1

Szentendrei Skanzen

Szentendrei Skanzen [map] [website]Szentendre23km North of Budapest Q. When is a museum not a museum?A. When you can spend the whole day there. Having been to the ethnographical museum in Városliget, I was well-prepared for a slow „death by folk culture“, but thankfully, the Skanzen museum near Szentendre isn’t the …

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The Chinese Market

Disused Railway Sidings [map]Pest VIII, Kőbányai út 21 (T28/62), 1 min Hungary is not the most multicultural nation on the planet. 95% Magyar, 2% Roma (derided by 95% of the population), and 3% strays and waifs. Also in amongst this is a Chinese population, many of whom make a living …

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Gellért hegy

Szent Gellért tér [map]Buda, XI, Gellért tér (T18, 47, 49) 1 min Budapest is a bustling metropolitan city of incessant clamour, miserable people in shops, trams, buses and smog. The homeless and dogs alike use the streets as their toilet, while underground, people rush headlong into your path in a …

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Szeged

Szeged [map]175km South of Budapest If you dare venture far enough away from downtown Budapest, so far that even the musk of kolbász wafting from the hentes bolts is but a distant memory, fear not, for you are in Szeged, home of famed Pick Szalámi, halászlé (fish soup) and the …

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Gellért Baths

Gellért tér [map]Buda, XI, Gellért tér (T19) 1 min During a week of zero temperatures in the city, a group of friends and I thought it was high time we all warmed up via a trip to the Gellért Baths. The experience of patronizing this opulent Budapest thermal bath had …

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Shoes on the Danube

Pesti Alsó rakpart [map]Pest Centre, V,Kossuth tér (M2, T2/2a), 3 min If you listen to anyone talking about the Second World War, and more specifically, the systematic extermination of Europe’s Jewish population, you will more-likely-than-not hear some variation on the phrase ‘Lest we forget.’The poignant Jewish memorial on the Pest …

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