Posts tagged ‘people’

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!

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April 4, 2014

what happens when we forget to remember?

by ada

The Vienna Project

February 9, 2014

Budapest – Mangalica Fesztivál

by ada

bacon 2

jam

mangalica pigs 2

mangalica fesztivál

violin player

mangalica fesztivál 1

corn

juhász

musician

bacon

garlic

pigheads

mangalica fesztivál 6

mangalica fesztivál 8

November 11, 2013

city that does not sleep

by ada

Wien beleuchtetes Stephansdom

Wien Blumengeschäft

Wien Stephansplatz

Wien Julius Meinl

Wien Hotdogstand

October 2, 2013

feelings of the Tyrolese

by ada

Tiroler Edelweiss

edelweiss

Tiroler Tageszeitung

old Tirol newspapers

matryoshki

man reading in a coffehouse in Innsbruck

coffee cup

coffee

cheese in Markthalle Innsbruck

Markthalle Innsbruck 2

Markthalle Innsbruck

golden man in Innsbruck

bycicle

trash bin in Innsbruck

Tiroler Wahlplakate

klangspuren schwaz Innsbruck 2

horses

chestnuts

graffiti Innsbruck 2

Andreas Hofer

September 20, 2013

home is where the music is

by ada

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August 16, 2013

poetry in the making

by ada

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August 14, 2013

transit time in Vienna

by ada

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July 7, 2013

summer begins to have the look

by ada

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May 12, 2013

your new favourite band

by ada

Salzburger Festspiele der Blasmusik

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April 25, 2013

city of spring

by ada

Mirabellpark

tourists under a magnolia tree

children playing badminton

Mirabellgarten

bar

bikes at Mirabellpark

guy having a bath at Mirabellgarten

Mirabellpark

daisy

couple resting at Mirabellpark

April 19, 2013

sometimes life is bearable

by ada

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gelarto rosa

Danube

October 21, 2012

Salzburg – a sunny stroll

by ada

September 23, 2012

365/267

by ada

Changing trains at Wien Westbahnhof.

April 15, 2012

Budapest – March of the Living 2012

by ada

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