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Reopening of Hungarian State Opera House

We have a few here heading to Budapest in 2022, so I thought I would share good news. Long overdue, the newly restored Hungarian State Opera House opens in March and tickets are currently on sale.

Also recently opened is the Eiffel Art Studio where practice and performances take place, sets and costumes are produced ……. And tours of all are given. Looks amazing and its on my list to see and experience in March.

https://www.opera.hu/en/about-us/buildings/eiffel/

I waited till I got my tickets before I posted this. I the performing arts are of interest to you, buy your tickets soon as the arts are still a very large part of the culture and tickets sell well. Guys, take at least a sports coat or go to one of the 11:00 AM performances.

Totally off subject but good.

https://youtu.be/di36HrAHXbE

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Yayyyyy!!! One of my all-time favorite, most-cherished places.

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That’s so exciting! Which opera are you planning to see?

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It's a wonderful house. Remember that subtitles are in Hungarian (it's in Hungary), so it's best to pick an opera that you know well. We saw MacBeth, and knew the story, so it was not hard to follow.

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Yeah! I just signed my husband & me up today for the RS Prague & Budapest tour in June. (& I will continue with the Best of the Adriatic tour afterwards.)

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Unfortunately that is only a 2.5 day tour of Budapest ... after 6 -8 hours on a bus. but if you stay longer in Budapest, let me now and i can tell you where to go to see what you missed.

I have a couple of friends who wanted to go to Europe in November and they asked me for help. They were into nature and that worked good as the Balkans are wide open and beautiful. So I set them up with a good guide and they have the time of their lives. First trip to Europe. But I twisted their arm and made them stay two days in Budapest. They really didn't want to and it was almost like a favor to me for them to do it.

They were pissed they didn't stay longer in Budapest and January 15th they close on their new home in Budapest.

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James E, yes, we will stay longer after the RS tour. I have the full day of the last tour day, plus the next day before I fly to Ljubliana to join the RS Adriatic tour.

I haven’t been to Prague but was in Budapest back in 1975. I remember its elegant architecture and also communist effects.

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Mostly the communist impact is gone from view. Not always a good thing. But each morning when I leave my airbnb I do look up at the bullet holes around the 3rd story window across the street and ask my self, 1944 or 1956? Things now, at least in the tourist zones, are shinny and white like when built. But you can still find some of the old charm in the side streets.