“Soupin up for Hungary”
Tonight was our official “Hungary prep dinner,” aka our final dinner before Hungary where we discussed final plans and learned a few Hungarian words, such as hello/goodbye, and please and thank you. I, with a few others, helped Mrs. Glazer prepare authentic Hungarian food (Kosher of course) from a Hungarian cook book that her friend actually wrote when he was living in Budapest. The food was delicious; we prepared goulash, lentils, and beef with paprika, cucumber salad, vinegar beets, soup with dumplings, and various desserts. I thoroughly enjoyed my first taste of Hungarian food as well as my first taste of polinka, even though it was not what I expected at all.
This dinner has made me very excited about the upcoming Hungary trip because I have learned that March 15th, is the Hungarian national history day of independence. I am wondering what it will be like, being an American I have preconceived notions about independence days that typically involve hot dogs and fireworks, but of course, this being a nation with much political and historical turmoil, I am sure that it will vary greatly.
So let the adventures begin! I am prepared to take on Hungary and all that it has to offer! I know that this experience will be life changing