From Finland to Kőbánya in One Day

We’ve of course often professed our love for Budapest,  and if we’re to choose one of the many reasons for this it’s that Budapest is a city where you can start your Saturday casually munching on Finnish salmon soup- well, we’re not ridiculous enough to have that for breakfast, but Saturdays are allowed to start…

Just a Bit of Frozen Planning

Every now and then I get linguistic crushes: I grow very affectionate of expressions in a certain language, and often suffer when I find they are nigh untranslatable. That’s probably their charm in the first place- finding them I feel I discovered a way of saying something I hadn’t known before. Such is the French…

If It’s May, It’s Soup

  The way you can most safely predict the first real summery weekend of May in Budapest is by checking the date of the soup day held at the Finnish embassy-  the method has been working wonderfully in the past four years, it worked just as splendidly this time, and will hopefully stick to the…

Yes Soup for You

Restaurant day has come to traditionally mean salmon soup and sweets at the Finnish embassy- and each year a) they threaten us with bad weather and it turns out it’s hot and sunny so the Finns can complain about getting burned while sipping their soup b)the queue is longer (which means the Finns get burned in…