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Expat Experiences > Hungary


A Cross-Cultural Kid, Budapest

Posted by: Anonymous on Thursday December 08, 2016 (10:19:05)   (298 Reads)
Who are you?

I'm what is known as a Cross-Cultural Kid who - at present - identifies as French-Hungarian-American, which as I keep saying, is just the tip of the iceberg. I've lived in too many places to list here. At present I'm back in Budapest but also spend time in Helsinki where I lived previously.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Hungary


Carse Ramos, Budapest

Posted by: Carole on Thursday November 14, 2013 (00:58:42)   (2227 Reads)
Carse Ramos
Who are you?

My name is Carse Ramos, and I’m a PhD student in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, focusing on transitional justice and genocide prevention initiatives in the African Great Lakes region. Originally from the United States, I now split my time between Budapest and Geneva. I study in Switzerland, and work in Hungary as a mentor, professor, and legal research fellow with the Academy of Sciences in Budapest. In my other life, I am a human rights advocate and almost lawyer, as well as an avid traveler-adventurer, voracious reader, caffeine junkie, almost lawyer, sometimes writer and musician. I’m also involved in a very complicated long-term and long-distance relationship with New York City, where I spent over a third of my life.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Hungary


Lee Samaha, Budapest

Posted by: Carole on Monday October 28, 2013 (09:51:54)   (3785 Reads)
Lee Samaha
Who are you?

I'm Lee Samaha, a retired investment manager who now runs his own business. I also write investment articles and am working on a book. I've lived in various countries around the world and always enjoyed it, so moving abroad was natural for me. I enjoy travelling a lot and have always found that new experiences develop you as a person.. A few years ago, I decided to set up my operations so I could work remotely, and when I was in a position to do so, I set my mind on living abroad.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I first moved to Budapest in 2012, having fallen in love with the city on a short trip the previous year.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Hungary


Steve Welsh, Western Hungary

Posted by: Carole on Saturday February 18, 2012 (09:46:17)   (3942 Reads)
Steve Welsh
Planning and Moving

My name is Steve Welsh. I am English, 64 years old and I am living – permanently I hope – in a small village in a rural area in Western Hungary. Before moving here I worked in in academia in the UK. A number of factors influenced my decision to move here. Work politics, an undesirable residential area in the UK and the utter impossibility of my owning my own property in the UK. There are other reasons too, but those given were mainly what precipitated my move. What made it possible was having some savings and the possibility of taking early retirement from work with a small pension and a retirement grant. This was in 2007.

I decided that I wanted a place of my own that would also give me a good degree of self-sufficiency. I did some investigating and at first looked at Bulgaria and Romania as possible destinations.   more ...

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