Hungary dating customs
as in, spent at least a month (usually three, and over a year in some) in the country where I invested serious time into speaking its language (or already spoke its language on arrival) and tried to investigate its culture and made local friends.
In that, I have acquired a lot of personal habits which to some might seem weird, annoying or strange. Countries I've lived in: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Belgium, Colombia, the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Egypt, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, India, the Philippines, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Australia (I've also visited Poland, Uruguay, Singapore, Austria, Slovakia, Norway, and Mexico for a few days or weeks, but definitely wouldn't consider myself to have in any of these and was more of a tourist, and I've had a flight transfer through a bunch other countries for a few hours, which I wouldn't count at all).
Now, I'm in Germany which is as far as you can get from this idea as possible!
German pedestrians will patiently wait at a red man traffic light even when there are literally no cars within sight.
The thing about living in a country and truly attempting to understand its culture and language, is that you have to pick up a lot of their customs to stand out less and make them feel more comfortable.
You may generally understand this as a , although it is always intentional.
We do this all the time in most countries if we want to give someone our number, by noting theirs and then calling them just for a second, and they'd see our number on their caller ID.
Some of these I have done only in passing and stopped almost immediately after leaving the country, but quite a few (as you'll see here) have stuck with me for life.
In today's post, I want to share a few of the strangest habits that I have picked up!