Debs & Mark Kenning
We look forward to welcoming all our guests to Hungarian Country Camping. Whilst Brexit may be pushing ahead we are a truly european campsite rejoicing in the sharing of different cultures and languages. We have provided information here to help those travelling to Hungary. As we are new ourselves we will keep updating as we discover more!
When is the best time to visit Hungary?
What permissions do I need to travel to Hungary ?
What should I know to drive in Hungary?
How long is the drive from UK to Hungary?
There are direct flights from UK to Bratislava and Vienna where you could hire a car and arrive by ferry into Budapest, a Hydrofoil runs on the Danube. There are also limited scheduled flights from Germany to an airport to the West of Lake Balaton.
Flights from UK to Hungary
Is it easy to get a taxi ?
What is the currency?
When and how much to tip?
What should I expect to eat in Hungary?
As well as modern restaurants, there are plenty of traditional Hungarian eateries called csárda, usually with gipsy band playing. Dishes served will include the Hungarian hot fish soup called halászlé, chicken paprikás (paprika stew in sour cream with sweet paprika) served with nokedli (a kind of nudle), Gulyás (goulash), creamy vegetable stews called fozelék as well as cold fruit soups. Meat stews, casseroles, steaks, roasted pork, beef, poultry, lamb or game and the Hungarian sausages and salami are a major part of Hungarian cuisine. Another delicious Hungarian meal is stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbages. Hungarians use lots of paprika, sour cream, onion and garlic.
You will no doubt be invited to partake in a Palinka, a fruit spirit, each Hungarian resident is allowed to distill 50 litres a year without paying tax.
Is Hungarian easy to understand?
The Hungarian language is unique with 46 letters it is a challenge! Since 1989, English has been taught as the second language and is spoken extensively throughout the service sector. Hungarians are welcoming to all tourists, it is ranked 30th in the most visited country in the world (the number of visitors in a year exceeds the population). As in all countries making an effort to speak a few words of their language is greatly appreciated and reciprocated with friendliness.
Basic Hungarian Words and Phrases
|Hello, Hi (to one person)||Hello or Szia (singular)||Good / Bad||Jó / Rossz|
|Hello, Hi (to a group)||Sziasztok (plural)||Very good / bad||Nagyon jó / rossz|
|Good morning||Jó reggelt||Excellent||Kitüno|
|Good afternoon||Jó napot||Nice||Szép|
|Good evening||Jó estét||Pretty / Handsome||Csinos / Jóképu|
|Good night||Jó éjszakát||Delicious||Finom|
|Goodbye||Viszontlátásra or Viszlát||Hot / Cold||Meleg / Hideg|
|Yes / No||Igen / Nem||Small / Big||Kicsi / Nagy|
|OK / Good||Rendben / Jó||Open / Closed||Nyitva / Zárva|
|Thank you||Köszönöm||Push / Pull||Tolni / Húzni|
|You’re welcome||Szívesen||Toilet||WC / Mosdó|
|Cheers! (toast)||Egészségünkre!||Call the police!||Hívja a rendorséget!|
|Bless you||Egészségédre!||Emergency exit||Vészkijárat|
|Bon appetit||Jó étvágyat||Entrance / Exit||Bejárat / Kijárat|
|I don’t understand||Nem értem||Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday||Hétfo, kedd, szerda|
|I don’t speak Hungarian||Nem beszélek magyarul||Thursday, Friday||Csütörtök, péntek|
|Could you give me a …||Kérek egy …||Saturday, Sunday||Szombat, vasárnap|
|How much is it?||Mennyibe kerül?||Today||Ma|
|I’d like to pay||Fizetni szeretnék||Tomorrow||Holnap|
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