Dating in east europe
Thus, Hungary was able to save most of its Austrian-Hungarian heritage with its classical architecture and Vienna-like coffee house culture.
As Hungary never had to back down like Russia’s main bottom-bitches Ukraine and Belarus in terms of Russification the Habsburgian heritage is still alive today with many Hungarians learning German instead of English as their first foreign language.
The admiral’s eyebrowse rose and much to my suprise he now stepped out of his character completely.
Speaking to me as if I was a local he complained how all the restaurants on Heroes Square would serve small portions at high prices which he found “unfair”; he advised me to go back to the center and recommended three restaurants.
You guessed it: Budapest’s East-West history even plays into the field of stability and reliability.
The Western heritage takes off a bit of the edge in Budapest’s everyday shadiness that you won’t get to see if you spend your time drinking away with backpackers in Szimpla Kert.
I am sick and tired of being asked if “Ukraine is safe” or why I am supposedly traveling to a “war zone”. In fact, your chance to get into any kind of uneasy situation is lower in Kiev – or in Ukraine as a whole – than in any other (Eastern) European city. Unlike many other Eastern European cities that turn dull and boring once you leave the city center that was well refurbished with EU-support (Bratislava, Brno, Poznan, Ostrava, Ljubljana), Kiev has interesting spots all over with the oligarch’s ghost town being an absolute insider tip.
This being said, Kiev is also one of the best cities for single men to travel to and live in. The most striking aspect abbout living in Kiev are the prices.
If you put aside renting apartments long-term and staying at hotels in Kiev then Ukraine’s capital that all in all is larger than Chicago has some of the lowest costs of living of all major European cities.
The more East you go the more you will realize that your own cultural background is not one norm with all others to be measured against it.
It is, after all, just one out of many others and maybe not even a good one at that.