Ice-Creams, Fun and Smiles

Smiles and normal life in Hungary.

My Short Story

I am a Kiwi living in Europe.

This past weekend of 20 August my family took a trip to Budapest Hungary. We took a train and it was fully booked out with hundreds of passengers. As we crossed the border into Hungary, everybody began to remove their masks and you could literally feel the tension release and then the smiles began to show.

We arrived on Friday afternoon and after checking into our accommodation we went out for dinner at a restaurant. The streets were packed so much that we had to hold onto our kids hands for fear of losing them. While we were at the restaurant which was very busy, the waiters informed us that it was Hungary’s national day and there were to be a fireworks display which cost about 2.5million and lasted about half an hour in front of parliament and over the famous Danube river. It was a spectacular sight. There was literally thousands of people wandering around celebrating and we were a part of it.

My mission while there was to try and catch this invisible thing that the world is so afraid of and talking about. Why would I do such a thing you may ask yourself. Well my reasoning was that if I were to catch this invisible bogey then surely, judging by the statistics, I would then be immune and I wouldn’t need this so called V… Which we are also talking about. The next morning we were up early and off to explore this beautiful historic city. We hopped on buses and trams which by the way were crammed full of people from all walks of life and they were happy and smiling. How do I know this? Well, they weren’t wearing masks…..


The castle which was huge, had many food and craft stalls operating and people lining up to get a piece of the action. We joined in enjoying amazing food and ice cream to top it off. Then more buses and trams, once more, full of people shoulder to shoulder, no seats left… It was a busy day.

Sunday, our last day there we wanted to see more so we decided to go to the zoo which was so large that we only managed to see about a quarter of it. Wow! I recommend going there, it was spectacular. While we were there, it too was very crowded with people everywhere checking out the exhibits both inside and out. More ice cream, more fun, more smiles. it was an amazing experience for both young and old. Then to top it off while waiting for our train we had afternoon tea at another restaurant also full of people.

Then it was time to get back on the train and head home. Once on the train you could feel the tension rising and then we crossed the border and back to what Jacinda, your faithful leader would call the “New World Order”. The next day, Monday, we did our regular C test and within 12 hours we had our results. Here you can get a result in 15 minutes if you need one and they are not the filthy invasive tests you have in New Zealand.

And guess what, I am so pissed off,

I got Covid…..!

Just kidding- it was negative.

Fuck it…! Now we have to do it all over again…

New Zealand you have and are being lied to on a daily basis.

God bless prime minister Victor Orban and the people of Hungary for not listing to the propaganda.

P.S.  They greet each other with three kisses on the cheeks.


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