Hungary: Do’s and Don’ts

Tokaj wine, marvelous urban architecture and picturesque countryside landscapes — if you have a chance to visit Hungary, don’t miss it. And keep in mind these small advices, that will help you avoid unpleasant surprises during your visit.

Watch your feet

Hungarians are really neat, especially when it comes to footwear. Their shoes are waxed so good, sometimes it’s even hard to tell whether they’re old or new. So, while in Hungary always look after your footwear — if you don’t want to be considered as a sloven.


Only Green

In Hungary a flashing green light is equalized to yellow — meaning you have to stop. It refers to both drivers and pedestrians and the main thing is that you can be penalized for violating this rule. So be careful!


Familiar Strangers (not really)

At first sight hungarians can seem quite prim — it’s all i their gestures, mimics and speaking manners. Therefore we strongly advise you to act more restrained during your first contact with locals — leave heartful recognitions and hugs for the future. It may seem odd, but “cold” behaviour can lead you to a warm welcome. Hungarians are very hospitable — you will get a chance to see it for yourself. All you have to do is play your cards right.


Be Quiet

After a day in NYC subway the only thing you want is silence. You will be surprised, but after a day in hungarian subway you will definitely want to visit a rock-concert, or at least a crowded and noisy pub. We don’t want to say that riding a hungarian subway is devastating — it’s just unusually quiet. Most of the people are silent and you have to make an effort to hear someone talking. When in hungarian subway, do as hungarians do — whisper.


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