(photo: Szémann Tamás)
(photo: Barakonyi Szabolcs)
- Which part of Hungary are you living now?
(all the photos in this article are from Annie's Flickr photostream)
- Why did you choose to come to Hungary ?
I lived in Poland for two years and for Paris for a year after that. When I was choosing my next place I decided I would quite like to try some-where else in Eastern Europe and Budapest was where I got my job.
- For how long have you been living in here?
- What are you doing/working as now in Hungary?
I work as a teacher in an International School
- What is your impression of Hungary after living here for this duration?
I think that it takes time to feel really familiar with a new place and while I really like the city, Budapest doesn't feel like home just yet. I feel that I am only just starting to get to grips with using some Hungarian and getting the little cultural quirks.
- Was it difficult to arrange your travel to Hungary with all your belongings?
Easy, as this was my third move I have learnt to travel light.
- How did you manage the route, planning, timing, temperature, luggage preparation for your travel during the move?
I flew over with one suitcase and a piece of handluggage, one month before I started work. A couple of friends came with me, which was great as we had a while to explore before I had to start my new job.
-If someone were to come from where you used to live, considering to live in Hungary/Budapest the next time, would you encourage anyone to travel in this way?
-Did you find any difficulties in accessing to anything during the first month upon arrival?
I was lucky that my work sorted out my apartment and residency permits and stuff like that, but I did have problems getting travel tickets for the metro and trams, there seemed to be hardly any places to buy them from.
-What kind of food/beverage have you tried in Hungary?
Pogacsa, gulyasleves, Bikaver wine, kolbasz....there must be too many others
-Which are the locations that you like the most here that you would recommend?
I love the VII district, which is where I live. There are loads of characters around here and the buildings still bear the marks of the history of the area, which is fantastic and very humbling.
I am also a huge fan of Margit Island, which must be the summer saviour of every-one who lives in and visits Budapest.
-What tips or advices would you want to share with our readers?
Always take a bag with you when you go shopping in Hungary, you hardly ever get given them in shops. Also, Hungarians never expect foreigners to speak Hungarian, so a sweet smile and a kozsonom will go a long way.
One of Hungary's wealthiest aristocratic families, the Esterházys had their splendid palace, the 'Hungarian Versailles' built between 1720 and 1766. Today the centre for Hungarian Haydn research is a museum and an important cultural venue.
Apart from the Baroque theatre, the building complex of this resplendent palace has remained intact. Much of the exhibitions in the museum housed here conjure up the building's heyday under Miklós Esterházy Fényes (1762-1790). Rich gold-plated halls, period wall paintings, lacquer plates brought from China, 18th-century furniture with embroidered upholstery and porcelain display the fashion of the period, befitting of a Baroque-Rococo princely court.
The great Austrian composer Joseph Haydn lived and worked here for nearly half of his active period, namely from 1766 until 1790. An exhibition and a room in the palace commemorates him, while concerts held in the summer and the plan for a Haydn Centre are to evoke the spirit of the era.
Visitors may become familiar with the architectural and interior design characteristic of the 18th-century palaces of the aristocracy. An exhibition introduces the history of the lavish palace and its park, as well as the work of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
Among the luxurious furnishings brought from throughout the world, the then fashionable Chinese porcelain is worthy of special mention, along with the French and Flemish gobelin upholstered seating and various items of furniture decorated with marquetry.
The architectural history of the palace and its park is displayed in two rooms along with a collection of original faience ceramic stoves of the palace.
Three rooms house the exhibition introducing the works of Joseph Haydn. In addition to enjoying an opulent lifestyle and entertainment the Esterházy court also played a significant role in the contemporaneous musical life. Thanks to the efforts of Joseph Haydn - who spent the most productive of his creative years in the service of Duke Nicholas - operas, operettas and symphonies were born during this period in Esterháza, now called Fertőd. Thus the Haydn exhibit is a natural part of the palace's history.
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Pure air and lush green meadows provide a relaxing environment for visitors and also offer exciting outside activities such as horseback riding, fishing, guided tours, and trips to one of the educational centres for protection of the environment.
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