It's customary in France for people to get to know each other slowly and allow romance to develop over time.It is frequently said that people somehow just end up together.Say “Egészségedre,” put the glass to your lips, and throw your head back.Switch to beer after your third shot or you might end up floating down the Danube in a 55-gallon drum.Occasional news stories of discrimination against their compatriots in bordering lands stir up emotions of injustice and resentment. Being a crossroads between East and West will do that to a place.The memory of past glory and present sorrow is kept in public view by bumper stickers in the shape of “big Hungary” that some display on their cars. Ongoing corruption within the government and infectious pessimism don’t help either. Hearty soups and stews, slow cooked in a cauldron over open fire, rode in with the nomadic tribes over 1,000 years ago.
While in some countries the typical American idea of dating, whereby two people exclusively see each other and others know about it, does exist, it is not prevalent in all societies.Eventually the Magyars settled in the area of present-day Hungary. Said to be distantly related to Finnish, Hungarian has no connection to Romance, Germanic, or any other Indo-European language groups.Some Hungarians don’t buy into this theory and instead believe they are descendants of an alien race. It’s widely considered one of the hardest languages to learn as a foreigner.Most evidence points to a culture that migrated from the West Siberian steppes to the southern Ural Mountains near the Black Sea.Here they mingled with Turkic Bulgars and Huns, thus adding to their skill set and customs.