Differences between USA & Budapest: by UNH Student Blogger Allie Cross

UNH Student Blogger Allie Cross is currently study abroad in Budapest. She shared some differences between USA and Budapest on her blog “Adventure in Departure.” Check them out below and click on the link to see more of her posts and follow her travels!


Excerpt from her article “First Week in Budapest”:

A lot of things are different here than they are in the States.  Here are some differences, just to name a few:

  • Dogs don’t walk on leashes.
  • The escalators are very fast in some of the Metro stops (about double the speed of the ones I am used to).
  • Pedestrians don’t have the right of way when crossing the street.
  • There are no toilet paper holders and the toilets flush with a button instead of a handle.
  • Windows don’t have screens.
  • The Metro runs automatically without a driver.
  • Everything is very cheap. (I bought shampoo, conditioner, face wash, and body lotion for $12 when I first arrived).
  • Night life doesn’t start until extremely late. The locals stay out until 5am most days.
  • There are no dryers and most of the washing machines are in the kitchen (not mine though).
  • Coffee shops do not serve iced coffee… only iced lattes made with ice cream.

Thanks Allie!


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