Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Hungarian counties #hungary

Gábor Hirsch <hirsch@...>

tom klein schrieb:

the short explanation is that "budapest" is really a city made up of two different cities, originally, "buda" and "pest", separated by the danube river. i believe there was an old jewish community in "obuda", but most of the modern development was in "pest", and people have made the distinction between the two.
the locals usually refer to "pest", except when speaking to foreigners, etc.


....... tom klein, toronto
If I visit the capital >from the provinz, I go to Budapest or even only to Pest. If I live in Budapest or in the neighbourhood I might give a more detailed information, so I go to one of the districts, I go to Pest, to Ujpest, to Buda to take a bath in the Gellert furdo or Obuda, Kobanya etc.

Best regardsa
Gabor Hirsch

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