The Hungarian Girl focuses on travel, food, wine and culture in Central and Eastern Europe.
Our mission is to inspire and connect people with Central and Eastern Europe.
In our efforts to reach our mission, we will:
- Enrich the lives of our visitors by introducing or expanding their knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe through informative and engaging web media
- Promote cross-cultural understanding and the region’s unique cultural identity
- Utilize the latest technologies and social media tools to connect with our visitors
- Foster an online community in which we allow our visitors to interact with us
Suzanne Urpecz, Owner & Editor
Hello, my name is Suzanne Urpecz and I’m the creator of “The Hungarian Girl“.
I’m a journalist with a culinary background. I originally started “The Hungarian Girl” as a method for me to personally connect with my heritage but as the site grew, I recognized that it served as a resource for those with similar cultural backgrounds as well as for those who are seeking information on the region.
I do use the term “Central and Eastern Europe” to describe this website. Although, I want to make it very clear that each country in the region has its own history, people, language, culture, and traditions.
It is my mission to inspire and promote a better understanding among the different nations within Central and Eastern Europe as well as encouraging both cultural diversity and unity.
For those who are just discovering the region for the first time, I hope this website gives you further insight into Central and Eastern Europe. As for those with ancestral ties to the region, I hope you can connect with your heritage here.
Neil Egan, Co-creator & Technical Lead
Neil is my partner and oversees all of the technical aspects of the site. Besides working on “The Hungarian Girl”, Neil also works as a Manager of Information Technology at one of Canada’s largest charities and is owner of Egan Computer Services, a local computer support and services provider in Toronto.
A special thanks to the following people for their contributions to The Hungarian Girl website:
Authors (in alphabetical order)
Ryan Clement, Writer & Traveler
Kristian Kielmayer, Wine Enthusiast
Hyedie Hashimoto, Happy D Designs
Gabor Ancsin, Gabor Ancsin Photography
Ted Kaiser, Ted Kaiser Photography
Language & Translation
Emma Zicher, Hungarian translator
For advertising opportunities or to receive our information kit, please send an e-mail to Suzanne Urpecz, Owner and Editor of the site, at suzanne [at] thehungariangirl [dotcom].