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Post Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:29 pm

hi

i am a new member only because i have only just found this site, wish i have found it ages ago.

i have been living in hungary for just over three years and would like to tell anyone that reads this what a wonderful country hungary is.

me and hubby retired here to balatonszentgyorge. its at the southern tip of lake balaton. we are in a small village with about 50 houses,one shop and two pubs and 1k from town and 5k from lake. we have found the counrty and people so friendly its unbeleivable.

when we first got here we were given food from all directions while we were setteling in and the village people thought it was an honour that an english couple had come to live in their village. we have attended a hungarian burial and a birth celebration and are regarded as one of the village.

because it is a small village and no one has any idea what we are talking about it has forced us to lean hungarian a bit quicker than we thought. but it is still a slow process.

i will leave this for today but got lots to tell you and i hope lots of things that i can help people out with.

 

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:16 am

Hi, we hope to be moving from Lancashire to Eger in a couple of months. Over the last 3 years we've bought 2 houses in Hungary - a weekend house in the hills in Almar just outside Eger and a house in the centre of Sirok. We plan to spend around 9 months of the year in Almar, then when winter arrives we'll move to Sirok where the access is easier.
My partner was born in England but all her family are Hungarian (coming over in 1956) so she speaks really good Hungarian.
I've asked for help regarding transporting our belongings from England to Hungary on another site; several people initially offered help but when I called on them none came foreward.
Can't wait to finally get there!!


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:27 pm

hi of uk.

we live quite a way from you but if i can be of any help at all please ask i will be only too willing to help.

if your partner knows hungarian you are more than half way there. we did have slight probs with official formes and utilities etc. also probs trying to find an english speaking doctor. but think we are well sorted now.

like i say if you need any help please ask.

you will love it here but dont tell everyone as we dont want an invasion like spain has got


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:57 pm

hi OF uk

sorry i did try to email you but it would not send said addy was wrong so i copied and pasted the email here to save me writing it all out again..
well when we moved we did not bring much furniture just the beds as we want a good nights sleep when we got here.

we hired a van in the uk we filled it with beds,personal things,some electrical good. all my hubbys power tools and he has a lot. and all the garden tools. make sure you bring about 6 adepter plugs for your uk electrical goods and also some fuses. as you cant get them over here.

then we got our son to take a weeks holiday and he drove the van over and we took the car. we did not rush and stayed over night in germany to break the journey up. my son then took the van back to the uk.

cost was £500 for the van hire. euro tunnel we got day returnes as that way you save about £150. then petrol was about £200 for car and van doing two ways. motel for night was £70 for two rooms.

but what we should have done was hire a van from a firm where you can leave it anywhere in europe and just drove over here and leave it at say budapest. because if you bring a car over here to insure it you have to change the plates which costs £3000 and our car was only worth about £2500 so we had to get a hungarian car and all ours went for was £200 scrap.

we did not bring any furniture as ours was getting a bit tatty and i wanted all new. see just like a woman wants everything new.



if you want anymore help just ask i will only be to pleased to answer.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:05 pm

Hello from Lajosmizse, I have just been reading the web site, we moved ino our house last November after touring Europe for somewhere to live, we came across Hungary by chance, and we can not believe our luck.

We are Nigel & Gaynor (plus 3 Westies) who have given the UK up, we are very lucky to be able to retire whilst moderately young 51 & 50, to enjoy our lives.

We find the people wonderfully friendly, we are learning the language and have made a few friends already. If you want to drop us a line the email address is nigel @ omegaav.co.uk

 

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:07 pm

i have emailed you


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:06 pm

Well, after many problems we are finally ready to move out this week. We've not booked the ferry yet just in case but we're hoping to leave either Thursday or Friday and take 2 days to get there. We absolutely can't wait.


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