My family's recent trip to Budapest, Hungary was so sweetly enriched by our visit with Agnes and Istvan. They are warm, kind, hospitable, and generous peoople who welcomed our family of five with open arms.
Prior to our trip, we learned about Agnes & Istvan through tripadvisor website, and we were very much interested. We sent an email to Agnes, and within a day we received a reply with all the answers to our questions.
On our designated day/time, we met Agnes in front of the Central Market. Agnes gave us a tour of the market and we were able to experience in firsthand a small glimpse into the life in Budapest. It was informative and interesting to see/smell the local flavors - from ever present paprikas to variety of sausages, organic vegetables to homemade cheeses, local crafts to fine porcelain china, ... We also shopped for the ingredients for our cooking at the market.
After the market tour, Agnes took my family in a taxi to her home where Istvan was waiting for us. For the next three hours or so, Agnes and Istvan were wonderful hosts/teachers. They were very patient with my children, explaning and demonstating step by step how to prepare vegetables to how to flip a perfect pancake. We really did ALL the cooking ourselves! We had a wonderful soup, a main chicken dish, and a dessert pancake - all very authentic Hungarian dishes. The entire meal was very delicious and satisfying. But the best part of it all was that we all laughed alot.... It was so much fun! - cooking, talking, chopping, stirring - Sharing a meal together with strangers (now friends) from the other side of the world...
All three of my children (ages 17, 15, & 12) LOVED the experience! And my husband and I very much enjoyed our time together with our new friends in Hungary.
Thank you, Agnes & Istvan, for your wonderful hospitality!!! We'll always treasure our time together in Budapest, Hungary...
The Jo family from Florida
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