After introducing you to a few of the interesting monuments and sights that remain to be seen about the communist era in Budapest, I also want to add some thoughts about the lifestyle and overall atmosphere of living in the country now, 12 years after the change to a democracy.
Before 1990, life was severely restricted but very certain. If you had a job in a factory or a shop or a school, you had a job for life. You may not have had many chances of getting a promotion, but you lived OK. You didn't have luxury, you had to wait 15 years to buy a car, but you had a roof above your head, the buses ran regularly, etc.
In 1990, when communist planned economy was replaced almost overni...Read More