Cultural Differences – Australia vs Hungary

It’s been a bit over a month since I moved over to Australia, and this being my second visit here, I’ve been noticing some things. It might seem obvious that two countries that are more than 15.000 km apart would be different, but some of these things have really surprised me. I decided to collect them. So, without further ado, here are a few things that made me stop in my tracks as a Hungarian living in Australia.

When is Christmas? – Christmas from the beginning to the end

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. Sitting by the fire, sipping hot cocoa, wearing ugly sweaters. Least in the Northern hemisphere. All about family, love, gifts and the holiday spirit. But what do we find if we look behind the pretty bows and colorful wrapping paper? When is really Christmas?