Keith and I are picking up to move to Pécs, Hungary for one year. He has never been to Europe and the furthest east I've been is Switzerland.... Our Hungarian language skills are...well, we know some phrases. Come follow us on our adventure!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have no idea what this word in red bold letters means...I do know that it is 16 letters long. I also know that it is not the longest word I have seen in Hungarian.

In other news...my Hungarian vocabulary is growing. I know how to say "very ugly," "very pretty," "lake", and can count to seven.

Dumb Americans: We almost cooked with cold medicine earlier this week. There is this bottle in our fridge that we thought was some liquid spice (like vanilla) and we were going to cook with it. We ended up not and asked Dori about it...turns out it's cold medicine.
Also, I think we have been sleeping inside duvet covers...I noticed this evening that the giant pillow cases we've been sleeping in have buttons and button holes across the top...

Today I spent the morning figuring out the washing machine by using the pictures in the Hungarian manual (SUCCESS!)

Clean clothes drying

I continued to be ridiculously productive and crossed of EVERYTHING on my to do list (which included "Learn Hungarian" and "Write Thesis." I figured 200 words on the thesis and learning 3 new phrases in Hungarian was enough to cross off both.

My friend Eszti took me to the Post Office so I could get the stamp for my Visa...turns out the "stamp" is $80 worth of stampssss. Whatever, the government gets the money without having to make one special stamp for some girl who wants her Hungarian Residence Visa, that's totally cool.

Afterward, Eszti took me to Malomvölgy--a lovely lake for fishing with trees and walking paths around it.


Due to our stroll, my feet each became one giant blister...good job me for deciding to wear new shoes today. Totally okay though. Eszti is pretty awesome. She likes Sex and the City, yoga, and good music...need I say more? :-)

I spent the rest of my afternoon exploring the bus system. My theory is to get off the bus when I see something I either know or looks pretty. I found the center of Pécs today:

I have no idea what any of these buildings are.

1 comment:

  1. Looks beautiful! Learning how to work the washing machine is a big task and majorly important! I'm glad you're fitting in so well there :)