Asking people in the street
Stopping and asking people in the street for help is acceptable and common in Hungary. Usually Hungarians are very happy to help. They especially like and are grateful if a foreigner says a few words in Hungarian. Since there are not many foreigners speaking Hungarian, Hungarians are not used to hearing Hungarian with an accent. They find foreigners’ Hungarian cute. Don’t feel uncomfortable if they smile; they appreciate your accent.
Hungarians are said to be often late. There might be a grain of truth in it, though I would say, this has changed a lot in the 1990s and Hungarians have become more punctual.
On the longest days in June the sun rises at around 4:45 a.m. in Budapest
and sets at around 8:45 p.m. On the shortest days in December the sun
rises at around 7:30 a.m. and sets at around 4 p.m. (source: www.timeandate.com).
Students of KU who have been to Budapest in the summer have noticed the
difference between Lawrence and Budapest sunrise when they were waken
up by the strong light in the morning.