Article by Megan K. Lethbridge
June 15th, 2017
May FLEW by! I could not believe it when June arrived. May began with my return from Serbia and the rest of the month was a quiet one in Hungary.
There’s more to come about my experience with VIPKID, but this weekend was my first step in the interview process with this amazing company. I had been considering teaching English online for sometime, but wanted to focus on my teaching here in Kecskemét before dedicating myself to something else. With travel funds running low and more free time in the summer, I began the interview process with VIPKID in the beginning of May. I have now been with the company for a full month, and I LOVE IT!
Lake Balaton, Hungary
One of the things I love about my school is being able to participate on school trips! In mid-May I was able to go on a 2.5 bike trip around Lake Balaton, Hungary. It had been a while since my last long distance bike trip, and I was excited to get back on a bike. I was also excited to see Lake Balaton, the “Hungarian Sea” that I had heard so much about since my arrival in Hungary.
I had relatively low expectations for Lake Balaton. I have seen a lot of lakes in my life and I didn’t think this one would be any different. I was quite surprised to see one of the most beautiful views I had ever seen when I arrived at the lake. The water was clear and bright blue and the mountains surrounding the lake made the scenery even more spectacular. Lake Balaton did not disappoint.
After my trip to Belgium, I have become slightly obsessed with Belgian beers. When I heard about a Belgian beer festival in Budapest I knew that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy some of the Belgian beers I discovered the previous month once again. The festival was a lot of fun, it was great to be able to recognize some of my favorite beers!
On the Monday following this weekend I got the opportunity to participate in a private tour at the Leskowsky Musical Instrument Collection in Kesckemét, Hungary. It was incredible learning about so many different instruments from all over the world, their history, and their impact on music today. This collection is a must-see if you are ever in Kesckemét.
The last weekend of May I attended a concert at the Budapest Arena with some of my students. I was in this venue once before for a concert in January and it was great to be back again!
May was a nice quiet month in Hungary. I began teaching English online for VIPKID, spent some time at home in Kecskemét and in Budapest, and also (finally) saw Lake Balaton. June is off to a great start, I can’t wait to head to Prague and Krakow next week!
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