Thursday, October 30, 2008
I am in Szekesfehervar again right now, I spent the night here. I got to ride here on a seriously cheap train, I think that it came to about 3 dollars. You never see that in the US, well, you hardly ever see people-carrying trains in the US. It was just me and my host dad, Mira is in school this week. We sat behind this British family with awesome accents. The little boy played a Star Wars card game most of the way. Isn't it strange how some things are universal in people?
Well, we got here and I went out into the yard and ripped out all of the paprika plants in the garden. They are something fierce, paprika plants. But I felt very accomplished. Then we found this huge bag of old yarn in the attic that no one's seen for years, so guess what Ive been doing? Knitting! YAY! I'm about half way done with one mitten right now, I hope that it actually comes out looking ok. Its blue.
This morning my host dad left for Budapest again so I am with Mira's aunt and grandpa until Saturday. This is both a good thing and very complicated thing. Mira's grandpa and aunt are much more traditional Hungarians, as far as I can tell. It's awesome to see it all. Lots of paprika too, lots. And in everything.
This is what I had for breakfast, I suggest that you try it.
Zsúzsi's Paprika Cheese Spread
Bagged cottage cheese
Lots of paprika
Lots of Onion
Lots of Salt
Kifli, Hungarian bread roll, or just a piece of slightly stale bread.
Stir - (Eat with fork not on top of bread if you want to be traditional)
It was pretty good. There might have been other things in it that I couldn't tell. Maybe some lemon juice.
Today I really should do some homework. Hum. Ok, I hope that everything is great in the US and that Pumpkin is born safe and sound!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
because AFS pays for the ticket.
The rest of the weekend was pretty good. Met loads of new people. Tried to understand the people who spoke French, tried to translate 'Garlic' into German, and played pass with a stress ball. Apart from that the weekend was pretty quite. And school started again yesterday.
Yeah, one of the weird things that is different about the schools here is that when a teacher is absent, you don't have class. Only rarley are there real substitutes. Which means that because there is a plauge going arouns and everyone is ill, I did not have to first lesson Monday and today. I don't really know if thats a good thing though. I missed drawing. But I got to sleep:)!
I am going to go to the Castle District and walk around sometime this week I hope. Must take more Matyas pictures. Hope all is well!