Important Hungarian words from today:
Köszönöm sépen – thank you very much (for hospitaliy and food and not minding our feeble attempts at speaking your language)
Megyűnk – we are leaving (but I will be back in September. “And it will be a good year,” says Gabi, a second-year student.)
Nagyon finom – very delicious (in response to the wonderful final meal we teachers were given. Cabbage and carrots and dill make a wonderful salad, by the way.)
Viszlat! – Goodbye (to students, to fellow teachers)
Tonight, we’re in Budapest, which feels curiously like a homecoming. I wish I had more time to visit old haunts … and I will, later this summer.
For now, we’re off to spend a week with the gypsies.