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Old Sep 7th 2017, 5:47 pm   #16
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Haha fair enough. To be honest I drink all sorts of beer and whilst I was there I tried Dreher, Soproni, pilsner and szkeley sor (transylvanian beer). Can't wait to drink them again!
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 8:38 pm   #17
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[QUOTE=cathyg;12333184]Hi Flydragon

We live north of lake Balaton around the Veszprém area. It is good because although it is a tourist area it is also largely residential which means that it is quieter in the winter but still functioning for everything that you need.
Velence is lovely and has very good train services for commuting to BP. (About 30 mins). The train is very cheap and I believe you can buy an annual ticket that entitles you to 70% discount.


Yes, we did catch a train to Budapest. It seemed fairly new, quite clean and plenty of seats even though it was peak time.
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Old Sep 8th 2017, 7:33 am   #18
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We are currently in the process of moving, after about 18 months of research & finding something that suited us. Like you we love the people, the lifestyle & cant wait to sell up here & be out there.

Having grown up in rural Ireland & living fairly rurally here in Wales, we are ready for the tranquil Hungarian countryside & wonderful new adventures.

Like Peter says, go for it now &I am sure the rest will work out ok.
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Old Sep 8th 2017, 7:58 am   #19
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I think the important factor that you are missing is asking the girlfriend why she laughed and said 'One day'.

This sounds like a girl who knows Hungary only too well and is in No big hurry at all to live here!

You didn't give us your age but reading between the lines, you are young enough to need employment. So before you get carried away research employment and rates of pay, then you might understand your girlfriends reaction.
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I think the important factor that you are missing is asking the girlfriend why she laughed and said 'One day'.

This sounds like a girl who knows Hungary only too well and is in No big hurry at all to live here!

You didn't give us your age but reading between the lines, you are young enough to need employment. So before you get carried away research employment and rates of pay, then you might understand your girlfriends reaction.
Although I'm still living in England with plans to retire to Hungary when the right time comes I can understand where Duztee is coming from. It's not a decision to take lightly. You really need to understand HUNGARY ..... sorry for the caps .... just had to emphasise there's alot more to it than what you see on the surface. I know because I have been going to Hungary for fifteen years and been on this forum for probably a couple of years less than that. I've paid attention what the regular contributors say on here and taken on board what I can expect when I finally get over there.
My wife's sister and husband seemed quite surprised when we told them of our plans but suffice to say ..... I love a challenge ... and as a profoundly deaf person am used to having to overcome barriers!!!! I know it will be tough when we first move over but with a Hungarian wife and a good network of deaf friends I'm confident we will settle into Hungarian life. We are planning to do everything ourselves except asking someone to make phone calls because it's not something we can do. Here in the UK I have the option of using two special telephone relay services. The Hungarian version is not as advanced and expensive but should I need to phone any government departments in the UK or the top companies, i.e. banks, department of works and pensions, mobile phone providers, etc. I can use the UK service easily via the internet.
Bottom line for me is I just want to get away from the UK. I feel it has lost it's way through political correctness and within this political correctness it has not included deaf people like myself. We are bottom of the equality & diversity hierachy!!!
We know life won't be 100% perfect living in Hungary but atleast we will be with people, both deaf and hearing, who we know will support us in Hungary.

P.S. I might have had a couple of shots of whiskey too many! My tongue is dying for a shot of palinka!
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I think the important factor that you are missing is asking the girlfriend why she laughed and said 'One day'.

This sounds like a girl who knows Hungary only too well and is in No big hurry at all to live here!

You didn't give us your age but reading between the lines, you are young enough to need employment. So before you get carried away research employment and rates of pay, then you might understand your girlfriends reaction.

One of the booming areas for employment in Hungary, especially requiring English language, is Shared Services Centres for multi-nationals, for which I work for one. These are firms such as Diageo, ABB, T Mobile, Vodafone, IBM, Morgan Stanley etc.These are not call centres, but combined services looking after various lines of business within each company. Ours covers contracts, finance, IT managed services, HR and so on. New hires need to speak at least English to business proficiency and preferably one other language. Office language is English. (I hasten to add that my Hungarian is enough for shopping, filling up the car and restaurants but I'm definitely at conversational level). I'm not going to dicscuss my salary in detail but it is significantly more than the national average, and I get the benefit of working at home three days a week, commuting to BP for the other two. Due to my age I get significantly better holidays than I did in the UK, and our standard of living is better here than we could hope for in the UK.


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