What makes your home country special for you?
Ancient Roots - Sports Life - Great Food
It may be interesting to know that the Hungarian language is totally different to the dialects spoken by its neighbours and other European nations, which usually speak Indo-European languages. The reason is the Hungarians came into Europe from far East hundreds of years ago and brought their traditions with them. Since then we still bear the traditions of our ancestors.
Hungarians share a passion for any kind of sports. Literally, there are sport clubs in every village. In several specific disciplines, hungarian sportsmen are very successful, like watersports for instance. Doing sports also supports our social life and helps us connecting with other people quite easily, even with those who are just supporters and not active in sports themselves.
In addition, there are many natural facilities like thermal water spas spread all over Hungary, where people can make a wellness. That is also very popular.
Regarding the hungarian cuisine, everyone knows at least one typical dish: goulash. It is a very simple yet delicious food. Its main ingredients are definitely typical for the regional kitchen: onion, red peppers („paprika”) and any kind of meat. Paprika is the quintessence of almost any hungarian main dishes. However, there are many other dishes, soups or baked goods which I find very delicious. What is the most interesting ingredient which is also very polular in Hungary? Maybe poppy seeds, from which the best cakes are made.