After my distinctly shakey start, there was a steady courtship between myself and the city. This moved quickly, and I would honestly say that I fell in love with Budapest on my first Friday here. After chatting with new friends – from many countries, including Hungary – on my new balcony (which I’m sure wasn’t built to hold so many), we headed out into the night.
I came to Hungary in 2007, to train to teach English as a foreign language at International House, Budapest. The trip was supposed to last 4 weeks. I’m still here.
My decision to come here was simple. I wanted to complete the CELTA qualification, Budapest was the cheapest place for me to do this, and I’d never been here before. I could have gone to Barcelona, Bangkok, Bogota or Nice.