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An Expat Talks about Living in Budapest, Hungary

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Budapest

How long have you lived there?

8 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

For ladies, the North American Women"s Association is very welcoming, even if you aren't from Canada, the US or Mexico.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

In general , foreigners are interesting and unusual, and welcomed.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

At present, not much.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

If you are not acquainted, Hungarians are very unfriendly. If, however, you are a guest, or a co-worker, or a fellow sportsman or have some sort of tie whatsoever, they would give you the shirt off their backs.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Stay clear of the public health system (there are good private alternatives). Stay clear of the police. Do not drink and drive. Enjoy the marvelous weather and the fresh produce.

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