Sure I Want A Sör

Click the picture to see a larger size.Sorry about the lack of writing lately.  It’s the last week of school and all my productive energy seems to be focused on grading papers and presentations.  I’m less happy about it than you are.

The good news is that Hungarians are smart (but you already knew that).  Békéscsaba strategically planned their big beer festival to coincide with the end of school.  And people wonder why I love this country so much...

If you remember, this town hosts an enormous sausage festival in the fall.  I was only able to attend the first day of it (when the fest wasn’t in full swing), but it was awesome.  My neighbor recently said “At the sausage festival, we eat a lot of food and drink a lot of beer with it.  At the beer festival, we drink a lot of beer and eat a lot of food with it.”

The sausage festival was right when the weather became cold, so I was freezing at it.  Now, it’s extremely hot, so this will be the opposite version.

Anyway, it’s supposed to be pretty awesome.  If you live in Hungary, I recommend coming to it.  If you don’t live in Hungary, well, maybe you should consider moving.

I’ll try to write more in the coming days, and I can guarantee that I’ll have much more time after school ends on Friday.  Actually, I should be honest with you, I can guarantee that I’ll have much more time after the beer festival ends.  First things first, you understand, right?

If you're curious, click here to see the official website of the festival.


Hungarian words of the day:

Sör és Kolbász

Pronounced Sure ay-sh coal-bazz.  „Sör” means „beer”, „és” means „and”, and „Kolbász” means „sausage”.  I’m pretty sure these are repeats, but under the circumstances, they seemed important.