Expat Experiences in Hungary

When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Hungary and would like to share your story.

Gary Lukatch left America to start a new life in Hungary. Since then, having travelled to nearly 75 countries, he's become a man of the world. Find out why Gary said that "becoming an expat is the best move I ever made" by reading about his experience as an expat in Hungary.

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After selling their business, Colm FitzGerald and his wife left California to settle in Miskolc, Hungary. Colm, a Hungarian wine aficionado, enjoys the countryside and the many hiking trails available to him in Hungary. Read about his experience as an expat in Hungary.

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Starr Varga, an American social media expert living in Hungary, is the self-proclaimed 'Black Girl in Budapest'. A city connoisseur, Starr can be found walking through the romantic Budapest streets or brunching in corner cafés. Read about her life as an expat in Hungary

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Mary Murphy, an Irish woman living in Hungary, can be just as impulsive as she can be indecisive, but luckily for her, moving to Budapest was a matter settled by higher intervention. Find out what convinced her to take the plunge and read more about her expat life in Hungary.

Jake, an American expat living in Hungary, made his move abroad both to avoid the ruined US job market and to experience the wonders of the expat realm. Life in Hungary has allowed him to realise he has a propensity for both peanut butter and Mexican food, and perhaps more importantly, that this wide world is filled with the potential for countless discoveries. Read about his expat experience in Hungary.

Lauren McCawley's bubbly enthusiasm for her adopted land and the adventure it brings comes through loud and clear in her interview. She tells us: "I like media, biking (pedal, not motor), animals, and cooking, and I prefer trains and couches over planes and fancy hotels any day. I also love Budapest and I hope you find my experiences there helpful!"

Rory, a Canadian living in Budapest, was wooed by the city’s brilliant balancing act, a phenomenon that places equal emphasis on the post-communist kitsch and the capitalist West. He’s conquered most of Eastern Europe and the Balkans by train, and has now waded through the tedium of the work permit application process to put down roots in Hungary. Read about his take on expat life in Hungary.

Daniel Swartz is a long-term expat living in Hungary. He's an interesting man - a renaissance figure with a multitude of qualifications and abilities. He runs Treehugger Dan’s Positive Blog, covering environmental and social justice issues in Hungary like how to recycle here etc. He also blogs about theatre, concerts, travel, culture, wine, books, and other positive stories about his adoptive homeland. Get his take on expat life in Hungary.