Archive for ‘Hungary’

June 2, 2017

Budapest – Tropicarium revisited

by ada

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July 14, 2016

vale, vita brevis, iam non es mea vita

by ada

Esterházy Péter, 1950.04.14 – 2016.07.14

March 19, 2016

conversations with random people about being Hungarian

by ada

Part 1.

my family doctor: – Where are you from?

me: – Hungary.

mfd: – But you don’t look Hungarian at all!

(There is no such thing as “Hungarian looks”. We don’t have a national stereotype.)

(Okay, so maybe we do.)

Part 2.

my boss: – Do you know X.Y.?

me: – No.

my boss:  – That’s not possible! He is also from Budapest!

(Budapest’s population is over two million. Shame on me for not being acquainted with every single member of it.)

Part 3. 

my coworker: – Do all Hungarians have blue eyes?

me: – ???

coworker: – The Hungarian doctor has blue eyes.

me: – Oh yeah?

coworker: – You also have blue eyes. So all the Hungarians I know have blue eyes.

(Well, that’s exactly two Hungarians out of the ten million. And my eyes are green but whatever.)

Part 4. 

the same coworker: – You shouldn’t be in contact with other Hungarians.

me: – ???

coworker: – You should use your time while living in other countries to embrace other cultures.

(I’m living in other cultures since thirteen years. I have already embraced everything that is to embrace. At one point of my life I even owned a dirndl.)

Part 5.

Austrian doctor: – Where did you go to nursing school?

me: – I went to some school in Hungary.

Austrian doctor: – I thought you were from Austria!

patient 1: – I thought you were from Switzerland!

patient 2: – I thought you were Czech!

November 8, 2015

Budapest – Gül Baba rózsakertje (the rose garden of Gül Baba)

by ada

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November 7, 2015

Budapest – Gül baba türbéje

by ada

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November 6, 2015

Budapest – Gül Baba utca

by ada

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November 5, 2015

Budapest – Red Bull Air Race 2015

by ada

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November 2, 2015

June recap

by ada

On the first day of June, I moved out of this house…

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…in that (false) belief, that I have a new place to move in. As it turned out, I didn’t. So, in a not-very-typical-for-me fashion, I took a quick decision and rented a storage locker for my stuff…

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…and bought a train ticket to the first place that came into my mind. It happened to be Břeclav:

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There I spent my evenings with counting trains from my window…

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… while eating ramen (I’m the queen of travelling on a budget!)…

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…and original Albert Heijn cheese which I found at the “Albert Supermarket”. It instantly reminded me of those terrible three years I spent in Holland (and the numerous occasions AH saved my life through providing its costumers with free coffee):

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During the day I took local trains to travel around.

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I visited the Valtice castle…

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…where I admired some aristocratic toilets…

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…drank Kofola…

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…and ate Studentska chocolate:

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I also went to Mikulov…

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…before leaving for home:

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I spent the rest of the month in Budapest:

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…with my family:

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I made only a minimal effort to stay cultured…

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…and spent my time mostly eating (and photographing) summer food:

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strawberries

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apples

October 27, 2015

Budapest – Várkert Bazár

by ada

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October 20, 2015

Budapest – Vár

by ada

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October 19, 2015

Budapest – Arany Sas Patikamúzeum (Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum)

by ada

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October 18, 2015

Budapest

by ada

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October 17, 2015

Budapest – Belváros

by ada

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June 27, 2015

first campfire of the season

by ada

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May 25, 2015

April recap

by ada

April found me in Hungary, where I visited the ruins of the Schossberger castle in Tura,

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celebrated my father’s birthday,

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hunted some Easter Eggs with Milo and Móricka,

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and took photos of every blossoming tree that came my way.

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After Easter I travelled back to Vienna to work my socks off enjoy spring weather,

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play tourist,

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and continue discovering my neighbourhood.

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I spent an afternoon in Mödling,

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where I walked in weird woods,

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picked flowers,

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and met a post-Easter bunny.

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I visited the House of Music,

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and went to the Vienna Air King contest to see some flying bikes (of which occasion some photos are yet to be shared) (if only I could find the time).

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The rest of the month was not the least blogworthy. I worked/slept it through without taking a single photo after the 11th of April. All the glamour of my life, haha.

May 17, 2015

Easter Monday

by ada

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May 14, 2015

home-thoughts, from abroad

by ada

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Toy horse

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Túró Rudi

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May 12, 2015

Tura – inside Schossberger castle

by ada

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May 1, 2015

and still to my heart, spring comes with a bound

by ada

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April 30, 2015

Tura – Schossberger castle

by ada

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February 27, 2015

life has loveliness to sell

by ada

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January 5, 2015

Budapest – the plants beneath my feet, a retrospect

by ada

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pine cones

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December 8, 2014

a cure for the spleen or, amusement for a winter’s evening

by ada

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mulled wine 1

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fair

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alcohol

food

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December 6, 2014

Budapest – Semmelweis Orvostörténeti Múzeum (Semmelweis Museum of Medical History), part 2

by ada

craniotomy skull

old ampules

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ammonia pura

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old laboratory glass jar at Semmelweis Museum Budapest

house pharmacy

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contemporary art piece at Semmelweis Museum Budapest

December 6, 2014

Budapest – Semmelweis Orvostörténeti Múzeum (Semmelweis Museum of Medical History), part 1

by ada

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dining room

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anatomy doll 5

acupuncture doll at Semmelweis Museum Budapest

Chinese pill box at Semmelweis Museum Budapest 3

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wax doll at Semmelweis Museum Budapest 4

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December 3, 2014

a matter of concentration

by ada

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December 2, 2014

done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

by ada

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December 1, 2014

Budapest – Várkert Bazár

by ada

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November 27, 2014

I grow old, I grow old, the garden says

by ada

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November 27, 2014

Esztergom – the pre-exam visit

by ada

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Sculpture

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