Culture shock in Budapest

For a week we have been able to enjoy the culture and customs of Hungary through an exchange with students from Budapest.

It all started after two flights in a row, the first from Valencia to Frankfurt Germany and the second from Frankfurt to Budapest. Then we met our Hungarians again. As soon as we left the airport, I met his family and they introduced themselves, shaking hands with both men and women.

While the Hungarians were in Spain we were able to see the close relationship they have with the teachers, they are also more independent, freer and in the institute we have been to they have a very open mind.

Another difference that I have noticed has been the amount of sugary drinks they drink at meals, dinners, even between meals. If they drink water, the vast majority prefer it to be carbonated. There are many more types of chocolates, snacks, chips, and especially drinks.

We have also been able to observe how, unlike Valencia, Budapest is much cleaner, both the streets and the establishments, as well as the entire network of subways, buses and trams.

Lastly, mention that almost all the students lived very far from the institute.

To conclude, I would like to say that it has been a fantastic trip, we have visited many incredible places, everyone has been very generous with us.

Hungary is a fascinating destination with a rich history and delicious cuisine. During the exchange we were able to learn about daily life in this country. The trip has been an unforgettable experience.

Text: student Alicia Garrido