Hungary Is No Longer My Classroom

When I moved to Hungary in 2010, I planned to stay for a year.  The theory was that I would hate teaching English and head home, or I would like it enough wander off and continue with adventures in different foreign lands.  But, I threw the plan in the trash, and Hungary was my adopted home for four years.

No longer.

hungarian flag parliament building

After years of teaching and being a student, I packed my bags in late 2014, and started moving on.  I noticed that expats who move to Hungary often stay either one year or multiple decades, but I still think four years was the right amount of time for me.

But, I haven’t escaped Hungary.  Not by a long shot.  Following another common trend, I wasn’t able to avoid falling hopelessly in love with a beautiful Hungarian girl.  She was convincing enough to get me to tag along to Amsterdam, and my wanderlust was beginning to find its cure again.

Unfortunately, loving someone with a different passport has some downsides, and I’ve had to head back to my native country while I continue to try to figure out a way for the two of us to live in the same country.

So, my website is not dead, but it will no longer be primarily about Hungary.  However, I haven’t yet shared all my past experiences, and I’m sure to have many future visits to Hungary where I can happily indulge on the delicious food that I already miss.

szabadsig hid hungary symbol


Hungarian word of the day:

Viszontlátásra

This is pronounced “Vee-sont-laa-tash-rah,” and it means goodbye.  In this case, it’s a little harsh and inappropriate, but I don’t have the skills to say “until we meet again” to the land of the Magyars.