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We asked people living in Hungary to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Hungary, it is important to pack items that will help you adjust to the climate and culture. Pack clothing that is appropriate for the season, such as a coat and warm clothing for the winter months. Bring comfortable shoes for walking around the city. Pack items that will help you feel at home, such as pictures of family and friends, books, and music. Don't forget to bring any necessary documents, such as a passport, visa, and other important paperwork. Additionally, it is a good idea to bring a few items that will help you learn the language, such as a Hungarian dictionary or phrasebook," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Hungary.

"If you’re relocating to Hungary the only things you really need to bring are the things that are irreplaceable to you. Family photos, art, mementos. Despite what you may have heard virtually everything else is available if you know where to look. Jonesing for a Reese’s peanut butter cup? Asian store on Kiraly in the 6th and so on. Anything you pack and ship besides clothes and personal items is probably a waste. I wish I brought half as much as I did. Things not to bring? Furniture and anything with a plug," commented one expat who made the move to Budapest, Hungary.

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