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enter Jun 6th 2019 8:03 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12693964)
I saw the wave of Brit migration into Bulgaria in the period 2000-2009. Most of those moving there were quite definitely tabloid readers ! Maybe the settlers coming to Hungary are posher !

:lol: :thumbsup:

Moses2013 Jun 6th 2019 8:08 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12693964)
I saw the wave of Brit migration into Bulgaria in the period 2000-2009. Most of those moving there were quite definitely tabloid readers ! Maybe the settlers coming to Hungary are posher !

Bulgaria is still quite popular and you'll find many German pensioners moving there. Mainly because of pensioner poverty, but I doubt those moving to Hungary are posher LOL.
The reasons are the same and most only look at 2 factors (more house for your money and cheap food). After a while people focus on other things and then the political situation might make them leave again. According to Stern from 2016: 10.000 moved to Hungary in the last 10 years and 7900 returned again.
Rund 10.000 Deutsche sind in den vergangenen zehn Jahren nach Ungarn ausgewandert, 7900 sind wieder zurückgekehrt.

scot47 Jun 6th 2019 8:24 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 
Problem can arise for couples moving. What happens after the death of one of them ? Typically in Bulgaria people in this situation choose to socialise with other "expats". Main lubricant to mixing is The Demon Drink. In my village base in rural Bulgaria I always kept an eye and an ear open for these folk. When i heard or spotted them I would zoom off in the other direction.

When accused of being "an English Pensioner" I would claim to be a harmless itinerant Gypsy horse thief from Albania.

Expatrick Jun 6th 2019 8:32 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Susan Delgado (Post 12693812)
:lol: i can see that

You ain't seen nothin' yet! Wait till the rest of the mob join in!


Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12693964)
I saw the wave of Brit migration into Bulgaria in the period 2000-2009. Most of those moving there were quite definitely tabloid readers ! Maybe the settlers coming to Hungary are posher !

Discerning, Scot47, discerning!

Expatrick Jun 6th 2019 8:35 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12693975)
Problem can arise for couples moving. What happens after the death of one of them ? Typically in Bulgaria people in this situation choose to socialise with other "expats". Main lubricant to mixing is The Demon Drink. In my village base in rural Bulgaria I always kept an eye and an ear open for these folk. When i heard or spotted them I would zoom off in the other direction.

When accused of being "an English Pensioner" I would claim to be a harmless itinerant Gypsy horse thief from Albania.

Absolutely, so far we have managed to avoid all British expats!

Susan Delgado Jun 6th 2019 10:14 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12693979)
Absolutely, so far we have managed to avoid all British expats!

why would you do that (avoid other Brits)?

Expatrick Jun 6th 2019 10:15 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Susan Delgado (Post 12694012)
why would you do that (avoid other Brits)?

If I wanted to mix with the Brits I would have stayed in the UK!

The only time I came across any Brits (in bulk & ignoring passing tourists) was at a brexit orientated "town hall" meeting back in January - I found the experience quite depressing (& passed on the next one)!

ETA: With apologies to Peter, who was also there!

Susan Delgado Jun 6th 2019 10:20 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12694014)
If I wanted to mix with the Brits I would have stayed in the UK!

likewise, with the only difference that wherever I go in Scotland, even the most remote corner, guaranteed I'll find some Hungarians there. London is the 3rd biggest Hungarian city. We colonized the UK

Rosemary Jun 6th 2019 10:21 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Susan Delgado (Post 12694012)
why would you do that (avoid other Brits)?

Popping in from Spain. Avoiding other Brits is often due to wishing to live with the people of the country that you have chosen to live in. Living within a British enclave is not for everyone. When my husband and I were buying here one of the questions that we asked the estate agent was whether there were any Brits in the town that we had selected, she apologised and stated that there were none and did not understand why we were happy about this situation. For us it was of great importance whereas for others it is imperative that they live with other Brits. Each to their own.

Rosemary

Susan Delgado Jun 6th 2019 10:23 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Rosemary (Post 12694016)
Popping in from Spain. Avoiding other Brits is often due to wishing to live with the people of the country that you have chosen to live in. Living within a British enclave is not for everyone. When my husband and I were buying here one of the questions that we asked the estate agent was whether there were any Brits in the town that we had selected, she apologised and stated that there were none and did not understand why we were happy about this situation. For us it was of great importance whereas for others it is imperative that they live with other Brits. Each to their own.

Rosemary

funny that. Whenever there is a group pf people mixed of Hungarians and Scots, as a rule I prefer to hang out with the latter

Rosemary Jun 6th 2019 10:23 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12694014)
If I wanted to mix with the Brits I would have stayed in the UK!

The only time I came across any Brits (in bulk & ignoring passing tourists) was at a brexit orientated "town hall" meeting back in January - I found the experience quite depressing (& passed on the next one)!

Same experience here in Spain. Going to the Brexit meeting confirmed to me that the decision to live in a "Spanish" town with no Brits was correct even though now I am a widow the reasoning still stands firm.

Rosemary

Expatrick Jun 6th 2019 10:31 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Rosemary (Post 12694016)
Popping in from Spain. Avoiding other Brits is often due to wishing to live with the people of the country that you have chosen to live in. Living within a British enclave is not for everyone. When my husband and I were buying here one of the questions that we asked the estate agent was whether there were any Brits in the town that we had selected, she apologised and stated that there were none and did not understand why we were happy about this situation. For us it was of great importance whereas for others it is imperative that they live with other Brits. Each to their own.

Rosemary

:goodpost: spot on!

Now some will ask why I am participating in this forum! I joined BE two years ago to try & get info on Brexit, as I am still a British citizen (& some years off being eligible for Hungarian citizenship) and UK taxpayer & therefore subject to the shenanigans of the UK! Despite my antipathy towards Brits in bulk, there are some great people, other expats, on here with whom I enjoy corresponding!

Expatrick Jun 6th 2019 10:36 am

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Susan Delgado (Post 12694018)
funny that. Whenever there is a group pf people mixed of Hungarians and Scots, as a rule I prefer to hang out with the latter

Ah, but you are talking about the Scots - a small & very select subset of the "Brits"! :lol:

Moses2013 Jun 6th 2019 12:07 pm

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Susan Delgado (Post 12694012)
why would you do that (avoid other Brits)?

I find it more interesting how people know if someone is British or not and are they then actually racists? Of course you can hear some accents but do they avoid anyone who speaks English?
I have a work colleague who is originally from India, has a British passport and now lives in the Republic of Ireland but unless he would be walking around with a Union Jack, I have no idea how people would know:rofl:

Expatrick Jun 6th 2019 12:16 pm

Re: Living in Hungary - why?
 

Originally Posted by Moses2013 (Post 12694057)
I find it more interesting how people know if someone is British or not and are they then actually racists? Of course you can hear some accents but do they avoid anyone who speaks English?
I have a work colleague who is originally from India, has a British passport and now lives in the Republic of Ireland but unless he would be walking around with a Union Jack, I have no idea how people would know:rofl:

Slightly bizarre attempt at finding something that simply isn't there!

"Avoiding Brits" usually means avoiding groups / enclaves / communities of ex pat Brits, not shunning individual Brits on sight, sound or contact. We have Brits living in our street (including the Ambassador & his Wife) who we pass the time of day with - if we happen to see them, we don't cross the road to avoid them!

Your last sentence doesn't make sense - how would they know what?


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