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April 25, 2013

Local Voices From Around the Globe: Life in Hungry has taken a turn for the better


When we arrived at their house in Budaors (about a 30 minute drive outside of Budapest), I met my host brother who will be going to Florida next year on exchange. The next few days I decided that I loved this family. It surprised me how fast and strong the feeling was. I feel so at home here, surrounded by these people. My favorite time of the day is around 9 p.m. when the little kids are asleep and it’s just my host brother and host parents. Both my host father and brother can speak English, but not my host mom. We sit around talking in a mixture of Hungarian and English, laughing and getting to know one another. I think my host parents really like me and so do my host siblings. I play outside with them and speak Hungarian. All in all this family is great, I hope it doesn’t change.

Another thing, I’m pretty sure my Hungarian has improved since moving in. I understand whatever my host mom says to me no problem; I can usually answer in full sentences. It’s harder to talk to the little kids though; they just talk at me and not to me. I just nod my head and say “igen” or “jo.”

I go to the same school as my host brother, the same class actually. It is going better then I thought it would. I wasn’t too keen on the idea of being in the same class as my host sibling (it didn’t really work the first time), but it’s good. I’m making friends and just talking to random people. Unfortunately, I only have about a month and a half in this school because of Euro Tours and others things. I’m getting into the swing of things. This is defiantly the nicest group of Hungarian kids I’ve been with. I speak again a mixture of English and Hungarian.

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