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Forum: Hungary
Jun 6th 2016, 11:08 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,394
Posted By Alkin

Re: Settling in - first impressions

Müller sell Weetabix (at least in their Keszthely branch).
Forum: Hungary
Feb 13th 2016, 3:43 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By Alkin

Re: Driving to UK on HU plates

Every time I've been, I just ask my insurance company for a Green Card, they issue it there and then. It's valid until the end of the year and don't charge any fee - unlike many UK insurers....
Forum: Hungary
Aug 8th 2015, 9:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By Alkin

Re: Buying forints

Much depends on which UK bank you have, Nationwide's debit cards, for example will charge you not at their exchange rate, but Visa's (which is often poor). On top of that, they will charge a...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 15th 2015, 4:18 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By Alkin

Re: Windows 10

A while back my wife bought a laptop computer that came with Windoze 8 pre-installed. Later she had a FREE upgrade to 8.1 which she used for a while, she liked it SO much that her computer now runs...
Forum: Hungary
Feb 4th 2015, 11:28 am
Replies: 68
Views: 8,335
Posted By Alkin

Re: Trouble Brewing in Hungary

If "multi-culturism" is such a "bad thing", then should we British, Germans, Austrians et al be thinking of leaving this country in order to preserve the purity of Hungarian culture??
Forum: Hungary
Mar 22nd 2014, 4:50 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,001
Posted By Alkin

Re: How do you get a UK bank current account when resident abroad

Nationwide International (IoM-based) may be another possibility.
Forum: Hungary
Sep 26th 2013, 12:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Alkin

Re: Wifi router

T-Home provided me with an ADSL modem, I used a router brought from the UK to create a Wi-Fi network.

When I moved house, the house was already connected to the T-Home cable TV system (which I...
Forum: Hungary
May 31st 2013, 12:24 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Alkin

Re: Car insurance cover

Normally the car is insured, not just a named driver or drivers.
Forum: Hungary
May 2nd 2013, 3:49 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 6,801
Posted By Alkin

Re: Registering for state healthcare in Hungary

If you recieve a U.K. state pension you can request a form E121, this will enable you to transfer your healthcare to the hungarian system. You will be a member with the same entitlements as a...
Forum: Hungary
Apr 21st 2013, 4:39 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 5,882
Posted By Alkin

Re: Food?

Weetabix (the real McCoy) is sold at branches of Müller (in Kaposvár, Keszthely, and probably elsewhere) they are less expensive than Tesco (who have stopped stocking them in our local branch).
Forum: Hungary
Feb 21st 2013, 9:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Alkin

Re: Carpets

Also at Keszthely is Szőnyegország, where we bought carpet off-the-roll some years ago (which we fitted ourselves). There was a wider selection than Diego.

they are at:

Forum: Hungary
Jan 5th 2013, 2:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Alkin

Re: Online Tax Return

As I understand it, you can still do it online (I do, but I also have a UK address).
As you apparently don't, a possible work-around for this year may be to complete the return using your last UK...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 1st 2012, 8:32 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By Alkin

Re: Rules re Residential Areas

[the difficulties I had learning Russian have put me off learning another Slavic language for life.]

...But Hungarian isn't a slavic language, it's supposedly less like English than...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 13th 2012, 12:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Alkin

Re: Emission sticker for Germany

You won't need one if you stick to the Autobahnen, they apply mostly in towns.
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