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We spent Lonsly afternoon on the debrecsn talking about everything, and finishing a few bottles of beer and wine. Dinner was at the Eldorado Restaurant, cheep, delicious and politely served, another tally in the positive column for Hungary. It was slow and uneventful Nude horny women in nonsense hours of chatting, eating and drinking, with the occasional walk into the lake. They left around 6 pm. Location based dating app source code been deprived of physical activities, I decided to go for a Lonely moms in debrecen.
The plan was to run around the mountain, with Mom following me on bicycle. The map suggested that a road circled the extinct volcano, but after 5 km the pavement ended and turned into a steep and uninviting stretch of dirt road covered with basalt debris. Back home I checked the map and saw that I had done pretty much exactly the half of the loop. Debrcen I known it when I turned back, perhaps I would have continued. The buildings—again, just like in Tapolca—were impeccably clean, recently repainted or just under renovation, the streets clean and nicely tiled. Joms from the Hungarian signage it could have been ih small quiet German town.
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The wineries im the surrounding villages had set up tasting booths in the park, there were the usual gift shops and entertainment programs. I found the experience a bit too noisy and busy, but it was not really unpleasant. By the time we rode home in the dark the temperature had dropped significantly and I mms the 10 minutes unexpectedly cold. Somehow it helped us pass the morning and the early afternoon until about 2 pm. Just as the Lonley was nearing its daily maximum, we set off dbrecen the hiking trail to walk up to the top of Badacsony. The uphill stretch on the south-facing slope did indeed feel like a walk in a furnace, but the forested plateau on the top was a lot more pleasant.
To my utter surprise we were not the only crazies to walk in 40 degrees, and around Kisfaludy View Tower we bumped into several larger families. Back in the house we hopped on our bikes again and rode back to the market area, and then looped back along the train tracks, hoping to burn at least part of the gigantic portions of food we had eaten. I was quite surprised by the size and quality of the boats. Most of the were the same foot vessels that ply the waters of the Mediterranean. While they clearly showed that there was plenty of money in Hungary, they did feel like an overkill. It was the first rain since we left Scotland weeks earlier.
Back in Badacsony we hopped on the bikes one more time and rode down to the village center for one last look. We broke our journey at the IKEA before Budapest to check out their kitchen furniture selection, grabbed some fast food at the nearby Auchan, and just before 2 pm we pick up Grandma. Traffic on the M3 highway towards Miskolc was unexpectedly heavy, two lanes packed with vehicles heading to Romania, Bulgaria and destinations beyond. Grandma told us that she would prefer staying their with her brother instead of coming with us to our next destination. Ignoring the recommendation of our GPS, we decided to go cross-country through small secondary and tertiary roads.
It was good to see signs of improvement. It tree-lined streets and well-kept buildings radiated some hope about the future. To may surprise, the three years I had spent there between and left very limited memories. Fortunately we had the GPS to rely on, and of course Mom could guide me around. We had some official business to take care of, starting with the gas company and continuing with banks and insurance providers. I spent most of my time waiting in the car, reading a James Bond novel. This latter was a bit of disappointment. In my memory it lived as a pleasant restaurant with great ambience, but we found it somewhat run down and poorly lit, with a crew of not fully trained waitresses.
The old apartment on the other hand looked much nicer than what I had anticipated. I came out with the distinct sense that it deserved a bit of investment to get fixed. Once again we swung around the center of the city and stopped at the post office. While Mom was waiting in line to collect some delivery I was sitting outside watching the people and the passing vehicles. We found that the area had grown in many ways; more cars, more people, more shops, and a lot more greenery. It felt strange to stand at our old main entrance and to look up at our balcony door. I wondered what the place must have looked like from the inside.
Back in Bugac we felt that we needed a bit of exercise, so I changed into my running gear and hit the road with Mom following me on a bike. It was exactly 5km out to the end of the sandy road that led to a display not far from the small dunes. There was hardly any traffic and Mom fell behind as she explored some side roads, so I had a pleasant lonely run in the twilight. Our first stop was my old university town of Szeged. Just as in most other places we had visited before, I found the streets of Szeged almost completely empty. Perhaps it had always been like that, but compared to our Asian experiences it now just appeared deserted.
The buildings, the streets and the parks were nicely kept and the shops elegant. Parking, just as in all other cities, was a pain, though, so we only had two hours for a quick walk around. I was a bit surprised that I needed to use the map on my phone to guide me to the latter one, despite that fact that I must have walked between the two university buildings a few hundred times. We walked into the old Geology Department and found the door to the classroom open. Only at one place did we find a group of people sitting on the roadside behind a police vehicle, seemingly waiting for transport. The drive back to Bugac was somewhat of a let down. Back home first we went for a walk along the old train tracks, had dinner in the back garden and later we rode our bikes to the village to do a bit of grocery shopping, but otherwise it was a quiet evening.
She led me around the main building, the dorms and the cafeteria, and we also walked through the shiny new glass addition. EU money in action, clearly. I sent a couple of pictures to the kids back in Hong Kong and they found the university very impressive. We grabbed a coffee and some sandwiches in front of the university, picked up Grandma, and by dinner we were back in Bugac.
Dinner was in the small restaurant in the village, another very good and very affordable restaurant experience. I protected my children as if they would get snatched away or run into traffic if I let them out of my sight or my grip Lonely moms in debrecen one minute. I was filled with panic when I trudged Ebony college nudes the city — at first to the mal — the only place I knew. I felt silly when I got reprimanded at the park for Lonely moms in debrecen on the playground equipment. I felt the same when scolded at the indoor waterpark for getting into the kids' pool.
I fumbled at the grocery store, on the tram and was filled with fear when driving my husband' s company-owned, stick-shift mini-van. My non-existent sense of direction sent me on many a wild goose chase — minute drives that turned into two hours, minute runs turned into marathon training escapades. Running itself, once a stress release, wasn' t fun. I was one of the very few runners in the part of Debrecen where we lived and was the recipient of many strange, unfriendly looks. My initial shock and awe turned to sadness and ill health as our second month rolled around.
I was mad at my husband for bringing us there, I was mad at myself for letting him. I was disappointed that I wasn' t doing much freelance writing and I had lost hope that Debrecen would ever turn out to be a happy place for us. It was our third month there that I began to understand Debrecen. I learned much about Hungarian culture and the native tongue from my language teacher. She explained the roots of the Hungarian insecurities, telling of nightmare-ish scenes played out during the Communist rule. She worried about her country, and lost much sleep over the elections held while we were there.
She worried that Hungary had become too western and said the country needed its own Hungarian identity. Pesti had overheard my family speaking English at a cukrazda Debrcen had several cukrazdak, or cake shops, filled with a wide assortment of delicious and very inexpensive cakes. Pesti spoke excellent English; he was in exile in the U. After our chance meeting, he mailed me his book. I read his amazing personal story in the forward, learning how he wrote numerous poems during the first five years of the Communist rule and mailed his poems to Radio Free Europe. They were broadcast back in Hungary under a pseudonym.
It was during this third month in Hungary month that the sun came out. On our many walks Lonely moms in debrecen momd now familiar city, the kids played in fountains, ate fitness pizza pizza with ham, corn, pickles, carrots and other interesting toppings at City Burger, and hopped on the tram with ease. We bought ice cream cones for 50 cents a spring-time addition to the cake shops and escaped to McDonalds when we needed a piece of home. Kids Adapt My kids, through all this, seemed happy. They vebrecen to play in the snow and had many trips to Debrecen' s fancy indoor waterpark when it rained.
Gracie, my precocious five-year-old girl, attended Hungarian kindergarten at a small old school on xebrecen university campus that served breakfast and dehrecen. While she rarely made it in time for breakfast, when she did she told us of the toast and cucumbers that were served. Many Hungarians commented that Gracie was the only foreigner who truly loved Hungarian food. She routinely requested seconds and some times even thirds at lunch. The schoolwork was what you' d expect from a preschooler. Hungarians attend kindergarten until they are ready to enter the public school system.
She drew pictures, played indoors and out, took walks and went on lots of interesting field trips. Her teacher, Zita, had spent a year in California so she spoke English and Gracie loved her. Her favorite Hungarian friends, Viki and Tita, were always there to greet her, stroking her cheeks and forehead, bringing her paper and doing their best to speak a little English. Gracie, who learned enough Hungarian to follow instructions and understand what was happening at school and her excellent pronunciation of Hungarian words certainly helped at the grocery storeexplained that she spoke a special language with her friends.
Meanwhile, Drew, my silly two-year-old boy, kept making us laugh. He put on shows for us, sang songs, and liberally used his few Hungarian words. One day, I went to the grocery store without him thinking that it would be infinitely easier. How I missed his songs and smiles while I shopped among the sober Hungarians. Drew, however was a bully magnet at the parks we visited. We couldn' t figure out why he had such bad luck with the Hungarian kids. Although his consistent use of the words, Nem, Magyar. Drew is still disappointed that we didn' t bring our tub back to the States with us.
Reverse Culture Shock Mom, look at the juice! Look at the cookies! We were at the store buying a few things so she could take her lunch to school.