Recently on Facebook I saw someone's photo of shelves of beautiful planners and of course I had to know where the shop was! Turns out it was the Global Office Solutions shop in Budapest, Hungary. I was even more interested then, because I've been to Budapest several times and love it! (If you've never been there, you must go! Awesome place.)
Long story short, the owner of the shop very kindly replied to my questions on FB and directed me to their website, where I was dazzled by the array of planners! Check them out at www.goss.hu.
Also DON'T MISS their Filofax retail website, they have tons of Filofax organizers and lots of discontinued ones so if you are looking for a discontinued Filofax, look at MyFilofax.hu!
Global Office Solutions and My Filofax ship internationally. You can check your currency exchange rate compared to Hungarian Forints at XE.com or any similar website, but remember the actual exchange rate for your order is set by your credit card company.
I hear you, shut up and show us some photos! So after I looked through all their planner photos, I fell in LOVE with this one: the Nebraska A5 day per page diary in purple (Lila).
This planner has so many features I love. The first page has a Happy New Year message that is a really nice touch.
There are annual planners, which I really like.
I love maps! This planner has a map of Budapest:
And of Hungary:
There is a handy chart of public holidays for lots of countries in Europe and elsewhere including the US and Canada:
The day per page format has timed lines for each day, with Saturday and Sunday sharing a page vertically.
which I have done before). I'm fascinated by the Hungarian language because there's no other language like it. From what I have read, the closest-related language to it is Finnish, which is baffling because Finland is so far away from Hungary!
There is open space at the top of the pages to write important events, and more open space at the bottom of each page for notes along with monthly calendars of the current and next month.
At the back of the book there are 21 pages for notes! They are alphabetized but without any formatting or designations, just lines, so you can use the pages however you want. You could use them for contacts, or for other alphabetized purposes like C for car maintenance record, M for medical information, etc. Or you can easily ignore the letters and use the pages for general notes.
They have a huge selection of A5 daily planners so you're sure to find one you'll love! They also have a great selection of vertical weekly planners in the larger B5 size.
When I ordered this diary I emailed the owner of the shop to ask permission to show photos of it and got a very positive response, along with a fantastic surprise when my package arrived! Lots of goodies!
This handy pocket weekly planner was included, with a hard cover and excellent weekly format:
Also included were a whole bunch of awesome calendars! I had mentioned in my email that I love Hungarian food so there are two calendars with traditional Hungarian recipes (large wall and weekly desk), a gorgeous weekly desk calendar of Hungary, a National Parks calendar and a Coffee calendar. What a great spread!
It stands up on the desk and has a vertical weekly layout and a new photo each week. The days of the week are in Hungarian, English and German, and moon phases are indicated on the days. I love it!
The National Parks calendar has beautiful photos each month and a multi-language format.
With these calendars and diaries I'll learn my days of the week and months in Hungarian, and when I get really ambitious I'll translate the recipes! Already just from using the website I've learned some colors like purple (lila) and blue (kek) and the word for daily (napi). The more ways you interact with a language, the faster you'll learn it.
Even if you're not planning to learn Hungarian, I highly recommend these diaries and calendars and I found the website very easy to use.
Huge thanks to Global Office Solutions for kindly including the bonus weekly planner and calendars!
And if you are ever in Budapest (a place you definitely should go!) be sure to visit the Global Office Solutions shop and check out their entire range of planners, diaries, Filofax organizers and inserts!