Saturday, February 21, 2009


So today is Farsang! Which is Hungary's Halloween, only it takes place in February and kids don't trick or treat. There's going to be a party tonight, and guess what, I'm going as a cow girl. Only fitting, as I have to lead the Cotton Eyed Joe dance tonight... Oh no... Should be a sight.

This week was really good. Fast. My oh my was it fast. I got to go to a belly dance class with a friend from school. Who'd have guessed? Thursday I started to actually do something in Biology class and took an Irodalom test. I'm not sure I passed... Oh well. There were also two Hungarian classes after school. For one, no body showed up but me and another girl, so we just went to Cicergo and had coffee. Then the other was really an Angol class taught by an American missionary. So, this has been an interesting week all around.

The orientation last week was pretty good. We took a Hungarian language test on Sunday which wasn't so great... It put me in the beginning intermediate, so...

OK, I have to go now, hope all is well in the USA!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Best Week!

Boldog Valentine Napot Mindenkinek!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week has been by far the most awesome ever! I don't have much time to write. I'm at the internet bar in the dorm where we are having orientation, so I'll be quick. School this week was great. I got to go to so many places. I'm now in Káposvár. It's the weekend AFS orientation and I'm in love with the automatic coffee machine. That about sums it up.

This orientation is divided into thirds, which I think helps a lot. There are only about 30 of us here and only two other Americans, also good. I'm not quite sure what AFS has planned for us today, probably something interesting, I hope!

My camera doesn't have any batteries at the moment, sorry for how few pictures I've posted... OK, I should go, but I wish you all a wonderful Valentines day back in the USA!!!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

WOW! Yesterday was so awesome!

So, I'm in a little village near Székesfehérvar at the moment. I got here on Friday night. I just took the bus. It's called Mór and it looks just like something out of "A Year in Provence," right down to the crazy neighbor whose name I can't remember. Mom and Izzy, you know what I'm talking about, but it's beautiful! My week family has already taken me to so many places. We even went to Veszprém yesterday to an Állat Kert (zoo)! I also got to go to Balaton yesterday, an ancient church (crypt and all), Balaton Füred, and to a funny Hungarian movie called Made in Hungaria! I don't know if its out in the US or not.

So, I now have evidence that paprika can be used for everything from food to dyeing flamingos pink. That's right, at the zoo there was a little pond of flamingos with a sign stating " though flamingos normally receive their characteristic pink color from the crustaceans in their diets, that kind of food is out of the zoos budget. So instead we mix paprika into their food to turn them red!" Oh the miracles of paprika!

Today we went to a Mór-ian wine cellar! Its really mostly a restaurant now, but our table was in this old, massive barrel. Slightly claustrophobic but awesome!

Tomorrow I go to school with my week host sister! I hope its good! Sziasztok,


Friday, February 6, 2009


Sorry, I don't have much time to write at the moment, it's the end of informatica óra right now. I've officially moved to my new family, so I'm settling in. Today I'm heading off for Székesfehérvár, where I will have a week long orientation next week. I don't know if I already told you that I was switched from the Békéscsaba group, which is kind of sad. I've never been there before, but next weekend I might get to go to Káposvár, another place I've never been. I think it's in the west, but I could be wrong.

Not much else going on at the moment, I had two Hungarian classes yesterday, which was good. Thursday is studying day now it seems... The chapter meeting was on Monday. I might be going to an opera the week after the orientation and maybe to a belly dance class with a girl from my class. OK, have to run, the bell's going off again. Such a weird Hungarian tradition, the bells all sing little tunes.