About the Bloggers


Maxine Bramley

Born in Germany, raised in Ireland. I am a 21-year-old journalism and new media student doing the Erasmus programme here in Budapest. I’m ready to look at this stunning and colourful city through a fresh new lens as a foreigner, to uncover Budapest’s hidden treasures that the typical tourist and even accustomed local may otherwise overlook.




Boglárka Szabó

Hey, my name is Bogi and I am a liberal arts student majoring in film studies at ELTE. I love arts, culture and playing the guitar and if I’m not in the front row at one of my fave artists’ concert somewhere around Europe, I’m probably watching TV shows or horror movies but definitely listening to music all the time. I love Budapest, because it’s such a beautiful and lively city, always offering something new to explore.




Virág Natália Szűcs

Hi all, I’m Nat, grew up in the suburbs far far away, found my natural habitat downtown. When I first heard the tram passing by, making the whole flat tremble a little, I had no doubt that I’d just felt the heartbeat of Budapest. I have an obsession with bridges – and basically, everything else that connects places with each other. The only thing that goes in more directions at once than my hair is my mind, these curls are just my thoughts continued.




Sophia Fischer

Whether it is the violinist in the tube station, the cities concert hall or the open stage of a random bar. Being a music addict and a daydreamer at once, you’ll probably find me in any of those places being all excited or losing track of time. Lucky I have more than enough time to do so as I’m spending half a year as an Erasmus student in Budapest. Back home in Germany, I study music journalism which is one of the reasons why I’m talking and writing about everything that comes to my mind or ears.




Mónika Kara

Hey everyone, my name is Móni, and I’m a 21-year-old student living in Budapest. I’m studying Communication and Media studies at ELTE, which is kind of like my dream because since I can read and write, communication plays a big role in my life, so after university, I want to become a journalist. My other passions are food, fashion and music. I love Budapest, I think it’s such a wonderful city full of opportunities.




Agnieszka Grzybowska

Hey! My name is Agnieszka, but I prefer it when you say “Aga”. I come from Poland and I’m 23 years old. I study Polish studies at AMU in Poznań and here at ELTE. I concentrate on language and journalism as well. My greatest passion is photography and travel. That’s why I am here and I try to look at Budapest through the prism of the camera. I love everything that is around me – architecture, people, different culture and… food of course! Budapest is a beautiful city and I’m really glad to be here!




Sophie Emilie Beha

Being from a small town in the deepest province in Bavaria, I feel in Budapest overwhelmed by magnificent pompous houses, music on every street corner and the gigantic Danube. At home in Germany, I study music journalism and therefore have a special interest in culture of all kinds. Happy to be by accident in Budapest and looking forward to what is coming.




Diede Kruijsen

Hi everyone! My name is Diede.I am a 20-year-old communication student from the Netherlands. It’s my dream to travel the world and to discover as many beautiful places as possible, like Budapest. Some of the best things in life, according to me, are elephants, going to the beach, delicious food and great friends.





Anne Wehry

I`m an Erasmus student from Germany and I love to explore Budapest. Doing sports, discovering new bars and restaurants and hanging out with my friends are my biggest passions. I can’t wait to see all the hidden and secret spots of this city, that only a citizen can find.






Lili Rutai

I am Lili, third-year journalism student at ELTE. As I travel a lot, I know how nice it is to have a guide, who would talk you through the city. I was born and raised Budapest. I love its diversity, authenticity and the way it changes from day to day. Let me introduce you to this amazing city!






Laura Balázs

I’m a 20-year-old Hungarian student who lives in an unknown little town but fortunately attend the well-known ELTE in Budapest. Commuting by train is the hobby I just can’t give up but I also sing and play the piano sometimes. Nevertheless studying in Budapest is totally worth the effort for me because the city has my two favourite things: close shops and people who are willing to drink a good beer at almost any time of the year.




Hannah Masche

Hi, my name is Hannah and I am a 25-year-old girl from Germany, Cologne. I love food, music, beer and traveling (I know, everybody loves that!). I think that Budapest is the perfect city for me because here’s very good food, many bars or clubs and you can travel to all the countries around. I’m looking forward to that time here!





Richárd Németh

I’m a 23-year-old Hungarian from the Golden Triangle of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, learning Communication and Media Studies at ELTE. Actually, I’m a real fan of sports, especially of ball games and gastronomy, as I believe that nothing works with an empty stomach.






Krisztina Salló

I am a master’s student from Romania. Before finding this interesting and current field of study, Communication and media studies, I attended to fine arts school in Transylvania. The fact that this is the third time I chose Budapest for study mobility proves how great this city is.






Kim Lena Wilken

Hello! I’m Kim and at the time of writing this, I’m a twenty-something student from Cologne currently based in Budapest. I have a perchant for Game of Thrones, gender topics, and greasy lángos. There isn’t much more to know, so I guess I can wrap up the ‘About the Blogger’ section in two short sentences, can’t I?





Patrizia Tensing

Describing yourself in a few sentences is never easy. I would start by saying that I’m a coffee enthusiast who loves to go out with friends, travel and learn about new cultures. Also, I love food and you’ll always find me eating or at least talking about food. The good thing is that I can do all of these things here in Budapest. I’m really looking forward to exploring the city for the next five months and sharing some of my impressions with you.




Maria Jara

I’m a Spanish traveler who has stopped for a long time in Budapest. I’m collecting pieces of the countries I visit, trying to understand how the world works. But at the same time, I realize that people’s goals are identical despite of the point of departure. That’s why I’m as happy in Budapest as I am at home.





Rebeka Dávid

Probably you are going to find me being lost or in the most random places on planet Earth or maybe just in Budapest, trying to make some order in my life. That means that I’m always busy with at least 3 things at the same time but I would make a break for my little turtle, Javier Peña anytime.






Chiara Timbone

I‘m a 21-year-old life lover from Germany who has caught the travel bug and can’t get enough of the world. As much as I enjoy hanging out with my loved ones, what I love even more is telling them about what I have found after I got lost once again. If you ever have the possibility to catch me, it is most likely for you to do so in Italian restaurants, fashion boutiques or on stage consciously making a fool of myself.





Nisan Sir

I am a 22-year-old Media and Communication student from Turkey. I am traveling with my backpack and living with nature love. Reading books and exploring nature, cultures and cities cover a large part of my life. That’s why I am here in my dream city Budapest!




Ezgi Şenses
I’m a cinema student from Turkey. My age is 21 and I have a two big reasons coming to Budapest, meeting new people and travelling everywhere -as much as possible-. Everyday I wake up with good feelings about photoshooting in Budapest. This is the best part for me living in Budapest, for now 🙂


Riekie Wiermans

Hi everyone! To describe myself in a few sentences, I will start by telling you that I am a Dutch communication student that is going to spend the next five months studying at ELTE in Budapest. I love to walk around Budapest and spend time with my friends, to discover new places together and drink a delicious homemade lemonade, a cup of tea or a cocktail.


_MG_5858Luca Horváth

Hello everybody! I’m Luca, a 20-year-old hungarian student, who live near the capital of Hungary. My hobbies include eating and sleeping, so yes guys, here is a real foodie girl. If you ever want to eat something delicious – I mean anything -,  than just ask me. Probably I know some good places in the city.



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IMG_2642Flóra Csatári

I’m a 21-year-old daydreamer and chocoholic, who actually attends university classes or exams just for fun. I love watching sports, but I even more love writing and talking about them. Budapest for me has a new face to discover every day, that is why I really enjoy travelling by tram aimlessly.

IMG_2635Kinga Szabó

I’m a 21-year-old Hungarian who has always lived in Budapest but still gets confused when it comes to public transportation. I study English and Portuguese at ELTE – English has always been a huge passion for me. That, and Doctor Who. Beside binging and watching mainly British TV shows, I like to bake, read, run, and talk. A lot.

IMG_3883Ilaria Déspina Bozzi

Cheerful is the meaning of my name and since I left Milan, where I study History of Art, for Budapest I have felt even more joyful than usual! Hunting for unknow artists and groovy places in this majestic city…

 IMG_3867Federica Benvenuto

I’m an Erasmus student from Italy where I study Management of Arts and Cultural Events. It goes without saying that I love arts. Type doesn’t matter, but contemporary art is my absolute favourite and I’m pretty sure that behind the walls of Budapest lots of unknown artists are waiting to be discovered.

IMG_2644Bálint Kardos

Born and raised on a server farm in rural Hungary at the beginning of the Internet era. Upgraded my co-location to Budapest some time ago (better broadband here). Interested in all things Media, Philosophy and Information Technology, and how they are changing the life of everyone, even without noticing. I breathe world wide web, exhale html. When not on the Information Highway, I commute on smaller roads by bicycle.


Hayo de Haan

I want to live in a world where no one is in a hurry, food and music are good and where people live with each other, instead of living with their phone. If I never find this place I guess I’ll just stay the forever 17-year-old boy with a big affection for music and the guitar, and little clue what to do with my life.

 IMG_2647Júlia Kóbor

I’m a 20-year-old Hungarian small-town girl, studying Liberal Arts and Literature at Eötvös Loránd University. I hope to create something that will make you think ’I really need a drink right now’.


Amélie Haot

I’m a 20 year old girl. I’m from Belgium and I study communication. I’m in Budapest for a semester, until the end of January. I cannot wait to discover this city as a “citizen” and not as a tourist. During my free time I love watching films and tv series and partying!

 IMG_2650Cherie Yeo

I’m a foodie. I love food. You can spot me in the most obscure corner of Budapest hunting for possibly the best langos in the city. It’s great fun, you know?! I like to walk too, so that I can burn off some calories from my meals. Hoho!

IMG_2655Marie Lee

There is nothing in life that cannot be solved by ice-cream. That is my philosophy. But I’ve also been told that I can be pretty naive. I am currently on a mission to find the best coffee flavoured ice-cream. I come from the sunny island of Singapore, where it is summer all year round, which of course explains my love for ice-cream. I am still trying to find myself, but if you ever need to look for me, I would most probably be in a bookstore or in a little eatery stuffing my face.

IMG_2649Sara Ramos

I am from Galicia, North West of Spain: it is not really well-known but is the best part of the country with no doubts. I am study Journalism and Mass Media in Madrid. I can’t be at home for a long time so you will probably find me walking around the city, in a bar, sightseeing or doing the thing I love most: travelling (in that case I think you won’t find me easily). I am always in the mood for a beer with interesting people.

 IMG_2637György Jakal

I’ve been learning journalism for two and a half years, but my real passion is taking photos. I love photography, I want to perpetuate every secret moment of life. I would like to be a photojournalist and travel around the world to take as many pictures as I can. Do you know Robert Capa or Annie Leibovitz? Check their life work, it will be worth.

 Richárd Hidi

I am 21 years old. I live in Budapest, I was born and raised here and even though I live in the suburbs, I spend most of my time in the centre. I love every part of the city which I know but I still feel there is a lot to discover. I like sports, learning new languages, setting up new challanges for myself, but most importantly I love music. I play the guitar and the piano a bit, and I hope that some day I’ll be a musician. I really feel like this class will be exciting, not only because I will probably get to know this city a lot better, but because there are a lot of Erasmus stundets here, coming from different cultures and possessing different habits. It should be a lot of fun!

hanna Hannah Heubel

Whoop, there it is! Biggest pimple ever! This is one of these you have once in a year and which is supposed to get an own name. Hello there, I’m the proud owner… Being interested in writing, photography and travelling, this project suits me a lot. This beautiful city has become my European favourite in less than three weeks and offers uncountable things to experience.

 IMG_2640Lilla Gregor

I love living in a big city like Budapest – of course I would try even larger ones. And like a proper citizen, I’m always in a rush. Beside Hungarian literature and grammar, I also study communication and media, and cultural studies. If these aren’t enough I will find something – dancing, teaching etc. – so you will never come across me just fooling around.


Villő Kovács

Hi, Im Villő, a 21 year old girl still trying to figure out the Budapest way of life, as I come from another city in the country. Some important pieces of info: I love rain, adore folkdance and music, hate sports – I really don’t move unless I have to. Hope you’ll all find this blog as interesting and various as I do. Welcome and have a good time surfing !

Penelope_TsimourtouPenelope Tsimourtou

My name is Penelope and I am from Greece. I study Media and Communication. I am passionate about a lot of things but most of all I enjoy the company of a good book and taking photos. I love travelling, wandering and exploring new places. In my opinion everything is a form of art and I want simplicity and balance to be the guides of my life.

 maria_avagianouMaria Avagianou

My admiration for Italy might explain my love for fashion. From an early age it has been touching the limits of obsession and in First Grade my interest for this glittering and illusory world was born. On the other hand, a fatal issue of French Vogue, which accidentally fell into my hands in a hair salon while I was waiting for my mum, may be responsible for my “condition”. Anyway, from that moment on, all I can dream of is a lifetime full of fashion, travelling and photography. To be continued…

 ana_moreiraAna Cavalcanti

Sziasztok! I come from Brazil. For a semester, I’ll study Communication and Media Studies at ELTE, in Budapest. I’m a cinema enthusiast who wants to get to know Hungarian culture as thoroughly as possible. This is why, besides dedicating myself to my studies, I’ll also be an intern at a movie production company. I’ve fallen in love with Budapest and I want to explore it.

 rodiana_adamidiRodiana Adamidi

I’m from Greece and I studyi media and communication. I’m 21. I’m an Erasmus student in Budapest and even though I chose it quite accidentally, I think that it was the best decision I could have made, because Budapest is awesome!


I hail from Dortmund in Germany, where I study Media Science and Social Science. I never thought about Budapest. My initial plan was to go to Sweden. Only due to coincidence did I end up in this wonderful city and I am really looking forward to sharing my experiences with you.

IMG_2636Laura Gorraiz García

A future journalist girl from Spain, who loves reading, writing, photography… I always dreamed about my Erasmus year and where to do it! And now, look: I’m going to live in Budapest for a year. I would like to meet people from different countries, different cultures, tasting different kinds of foods, visit other countries and, of course, discover the most beautiful and hidden places in Budapest!

IMG_2632Dorottya Kelemen

I’m a 20-year-old Hungarian student from Győr studying Communication and Media Studies at ELTE with diverse interests and serious gastro-mania. I have been living in the city for almost 2 and a half years now, and I like being lost in the lovely tiny details of Budapest.

 IMG_2630Burak Sarica

I’ve come from one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in the world, Istanbul, to another beautiful city, Budapest. I hope Danube will replace the space of Bosphorus. I’m enthusiastic about football, basketball (mostly just watching), music and films. Let’s see what Budapest brings!

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 Kerstin Börß 


At some day in my childhood I decided to like both horses just like the girls with pink rucksacks and ponytails sitting in school next to me – and football. Since these days the girls from those days – including me – changed their haircuts several times. Besides I gained some more interests. Thus my love for traveling to different countries made me study abroad – in Budapest. But still I will for sure watch some football matches in Hungary and don’t be irritated when I just scream “Ponies!!!” seeing some horses galloping next to the stadium. That might sound strange, but that’s me.

James O’Nolan


I hail from Limerick city in Ireland, where I study Journalism. I’m a full time Rugby fan, part time rugby player. When not furthering my studies or convincing people I am right, I can be found in my natural habitat: The local Irish pub.

Katja Vossenberg


I come from Germany. For one semester I’ll experience now gulyás and pálinka instead of Currywurst and Beer. And some of my experiences with lovely Budapest, you’ll find in this Blog.

Michael Brophy


I hail from Tipperary in the middle of Ireland. Student journalist interested primarily in radio. I tend to try and turn every discussion back towards sport.

 Orsolya Tiszai


I moved to Budapest 4 years ago from a little town near Lake Balaton. It was love at first sight and I still look out the window of the tram when I cross a bridge.

Janel Gerritsen


I’m a 21 year old girl from the Netherlands, and I’m studying in Budapest for a semester. At home I study Communication Science, and I think the best part of this study is the courses about journalism, so this blog is a nice opportunity for me to improve my writing skills. In my free time I like to cook, shop, watch TV series and movies, and spend time with friends.

Leon Doedens


Looking for the discoloured spot in the old lady’s fur coat. Your leftover drop of pálinka. Finding what goes unnoticed in Budapest’s veil of crowds and exuberance.

Fruzsina Katona


Hard working intern at a popular radio station, who happens to speak fluent Japanese. I also have the ability to talk about nothing for long hours.

Illés Szurovecz


Why did I join this group? Well, the name of the project consists of three words I like: Blogging Budapest in English. I don’t know what people usually write in their introductions. Who cares about my house, my dog and my hobbies? But if I already mentioned it, I can say that I’m in such a great situation that I can say: my hobby will hopefully be the job of my life. It is journalism. I hope I can show a small part of it in this blog too. Even if it’s in English.

Rozemarijn van der Ven


I’m a Dutch (no, not Deutsch) student living in Budapest for five months. I love being creative, but my love of being lazy interferes with that regularly. You can usually find me singing along to commercials or people’s ringtones, daydreaming about sushi or petting strangers’ dogs, usually while being late and/or lost.

Ruth Hrelja


I am a full time student from Slovenia, optimist by horoscope. Interested in details, imperfections and fluffy things. Very fond of reading, baking and traveling.

Valentina Leányfalvi


I’m from Hungary and I’m always on the road. My aim as a professional journalist is to travel the world -seriously- and write articles about it. I also want to discover different cultures.

Kata Dulai


I study English at ELTE. My biggest loves are dogs, cars and travelling. I travelled through Europe, but I’ve never spent more than 3 weeks abroad. That’s why my biggest plan is to do my internship in Paris this summer.

Kitti Faniszlo


I have special interests in arts, culture, nature and sports. I’ve studied a lot about arts and I like to be creative in various ways. I like decorating and writing too. In my free time I’m outdoors, whenever I can. Furthermore I’m a big fan of Danish movies and I also like learning languages.

Jessica Leen


I am a student of Journalism & New Media at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Currently studying in Budapest where life is proving to be full of surprises and learning curves. I’m a singer songwriter and serial tea drinker who quite enjoys living a quiet(ish) life, traveling and being close to the water.

Csilla Csorba


I am a 21-year-old Budapestian, studying Communication and Media Studies at ELTE, and Fashion Styling at Werk Academy. I love my city, I find it really inspiring and would like to show you how amazing it is through my contribution to this blog.

Dorottya Márton

I am a Hungarian student, studying English literature, here at ELTE. My life motto could be summed up in one short Hemingway quote: „When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead.” I started to genuinely appreciate Budapest when I came back from a sabbatical year of traveling around Europe. I was surprised to re-discover the diverse beauty and excitement this small city had to offer.  I hope to share this with foreigners and locals who happen to come across this blog.

Laura Garcia Higueras

I’m an Erasmus Student from Spain. I’m into Film and Media Studies, and trying to do my best in this amazing city. Budapest seems to be the perfect location for any movie so let’s see how the shooting of this Blog and this experience develops.

Adrienn Varga

I’m 23 years old and I live in Budapest. I study Communication and Media Studies at ELTE. I work as a sports journalist.

Melina Szűcs

I work at the airport next to my studies. I like travelling and getting acquainted with different cultures. I lived in England for a year and hope that I’ll be a stewardess one day. I always try to do something new, like editing articles.

Gábor Simon

I’m just an ordinary small town guy, trying to figure out big city life. Day 144: still alive and well.

Sára Besze

I’m a creative and open-minded metropolitan, who is constantly looking for answers. I would like to share all the hidden wonders and stories of Budapest which are waiting there to be discovered.

Laoureta Papathanasiou

I’m 23 years young & a filmmaking student & enthusiast of all things ‘Film, Photography, Painting and Travel’ related. I’m originally from Athens, Greece, but almost 3 years ago I moved to Budapest, Hungary, because I love this place.

Júlia Bakó

Photography-lover, would-be journalist, beginner traveller. I’m a 20-year-old communication and media student, always hoping for the best, trying to leave the world of my beloved books and movies by writing, taking photos and exploring the real world. My main goal is to leave something behind that’s worth preserving.

Derek Bowler

I am a storyteller and Journalist at Storyful with an interest in hard news, design and video production. Seether, Nirvana, Apple INC and tea enthusiast. Making the impossible possible since 1983.


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