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Why move to Hungary?

Old May 14th 2021, 10:52 pm
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I'm asking this question because I'm member of some FB groups for Brits who live in Hungary. I got to be blunt why are they living in Hungary? They don't seem to want to learn Hungarian or integrate into Hungarian life! As for any information .... they want it in English! Gawd .... they should go live in Costa Brava or Benidorm!
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I'm asking this question because I'm member of some FB groups for Brits who live in Hungary. I got to be blunt why are they living in Hungary? They don't seem to want to learn Hungarian or integrate into Hungarian life! As for any information .... they want it in English! Gawd .... they should go live in Costa Brava or Benidorm!
This is something our teacher has been complaining about. I don't bother with FB but her impression is much the same as yours. So, indeed, why do they!
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Old May 14th 2021, 11:44 pm
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This is something our teacher has been complaining about. I don't bother with FB but her impression is much the same as yours. So, indeed, why do they!
Again and again I see posts on FB being duplicated asking the same questions, I.e. about citizenship or the vaccination I just want to drop dead!
I'm grateful for all the advice and support this group has given me in our move to Hungary. I wouldn't have felt as confident in moving here without your support. A million thanks.
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I'm asking this question because I'm member of some FB groups for Brits who live in Hungary. I got to be blunt why are they living in Hungary? They don't seem to want to learn Hungarian or integrate into Hungarian life! As for any information .... they want it in English! Gawd .... they should go live in Costa Brava or Benidorm!
I've been told this & it is one reason why I don't do FB. I am sure there are some people with good advice but some are just clearly so far up their own arses, they should have stayed in the UK. They seem to see themselves as some kind grand elders and no one else can disagree with their views. As for eating local food, or drinking local tea...
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Look, we all have our reasons for coming to Hungary, some for family ties, some for economic reasons and some for the adventure of being an expat. Some of us are not even that great in speaking our native tongue English, some of us including myself are trying but failing miserably at trying to get past very beginning Magyarul. Some are not even trying to learn any Hungarian. Many expats think that Hungarians should learn to speak English to cater to us. That is why some of us are seen as ungrateful parasites by the natives.

Although my Hungarian is terrible at least I try to patronize the local merchants and kocsma when they are open, I try to socialise at community events and try to be friendly with the locals I come in contact with.

Some expats expect everything to be exactly as it was back home. They expect to find the same products in the shoppes. All I can say is we are guest here and we need to lower our expectations some if we expect to happy here long term.

I love it here in Hungary. Not everything is perfect but looking at the big picture things are better than back home as far as I am concerned.

Don't even get me started about Facebook and the ignorant fools over there.
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I use Facebook mainly to keep in touch with numerous family and friends who live all over the world. I also belong to a couple of dog breed groups and two local groups for Miskolc my nearest city and an expat South Africans in Hungary group. . No problem whatsoever with any of them, they're a really nice bunch of people

At the end of last year I joined some of the British expat groups, thinking it would be a good way of keeping up to date with all the changes taking place after Brexit. What a mistake!

It seems to me that a good percentage of the members feel they're being discriminated against by having now to pay customs duty on groceries ordered from the UK. Treated as foreigners and second class citizens by not being able to register for vaccination if they didn't have a TAJ card. After all the fuss, people without TAJ cards can now register) One member even went as far as saying it was a violation of her elderly husband's human rights because due to his age, despite having never applied for a TAJ card, he should be considered as a medical emergency?

The latest brouhaha is over the hiccup in the delivery of the plastic vaccination cards, which according to some is a dastardly plot on the part of the Hungarian government to stop us foreigners from enjoying ourselves and spending money? I posted the link taken from the Government website which explained what had happened and what to do if you hadn't received your card, only to be told that most people couldn't read it because it was in Hungarian!!!!!!! I despair!
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Just seen another post on the FB group asking for information already mentioned numerous times.
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The latest brouhaha is over the hiccup in the delivery of the plastic vaccination cards, which according to some is a dastardly plot on the part of the Hungarian government to stop us foreigners from enjoying ourselves and spending money? I posted the link taken from the Government website which explained what had happened and what to do if you hadn't received your card, only to be told that most people couldn't read it because it was in Hungarian!!!!!!! I despair!
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Look, we all have our reasons for coming to Hungary, some for family ties, some for economic reasons and some for the adventure of being an expat. Some of us are not even that great in speaking our native tongue English, some of us including myself are trying but failing miserably at trying to get past very beginning Magyarul. Some are not even trying to learn any Hungarian. Many expats think that Hungarians should learn to speak English to cater to us. That is why some of us are seen as ungrateful parasites by the natives.

Although my Hungarian is terrible at least I try to patronize the local merchants and kocsma when they are open, I try to socialise at community events and try to be friendly with the locals I come in contact with.

Some expats expect everything to be exactly as it was back home. They expect to find the same products in the shoppes. All I can say is we are guest here and we need to lower our expectations some if we expect to happy here long term.

I love it here in Hungary. Not everything is perfect but looking at the big picture things are better than back home as far as I am concerned.

Don't even get me started about Facebook and the ignorant fools over there.
Completely agree with the above. I love it here too. Just can't wait for some normality to return and go somewhere to celebrate my 60th which had to be postponed because we were busy house hunting and decorating the UK house.
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