I have been in Hungary for almost three weeks now.
Since my last post I have: been to Immigration twice (hello, nightmare), started my job as an angol tanár (English Teacher), attended a beer festival in a castle, been on Hungarian television, partied at the 1st (A38 HAJO) and 3rd (Szimpla Kert) greatest bars in the world, and almost gotten hit by several cars. In sum, my life has been great.
Immigration: In order to get something desired, sometimes one has to go through tough trials. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating. Dealing with immigration was not a total nightmare, but I would never willingly choose to go through the ordeal again. Few smile in that cold, cement building.
Teaching: I love my job. I have had to lay down the law in some of my classes already, but hopefully the students behave so that Miss Jennifer can be SZUPER COOL (sz = s). The Hungarian national television filmed our first day’s introductions, so now all know I am from Georgia and that I am “excited to be here.” Amerikai vagyok (I am an American).
Beer Festival: Yes, that’s right. A beer festival at a castle! Words cannot express how cool that experience was.I hate beer, but a beer festival IN a castle? Well, alright.
Danger: I am a risky pedestrian. Drivers are risky as well. I will leave that there.
Language: The Hungarian language is beautiful, I wish I knew it. S = SH, J = Y, CS = CH, SZ = S, and so on. Maybe one day…
A lesson from Miss Jennifer: Stick to the crosswalks.