Originally Posted by Chrissie_7
have U ever been to Budapest? (this is where I'm living, and Rosi said in another topic that Budapest is beautiful
Yes - a couple of times - it is very beautful. I really love all the eastern European cities - like Budapest, Krakow and Prague - and also Vienna. My Mother was from Minsk (Belarus) so I think I have a kind of affinity with Russia and eastern parts of Europe - even though I was born in boring London.
As for languages - well my French is OK because we start to learn that in schools here from when we are 6 or 7 years old, and I learnt Belarussian from my Mum - but English people generally are not so good at other languages
I always feel ashamed when I go abroad and English people make no attempt to speak in others' languages - they just shout louder in Englsh