Talk with Timi
December 2, 2006 10:04pm CST
She is from Hungary. I know nothing about Hungary even where it is. So I found some articles about it from the Microsoft Student 2006 and see its map. Is a very small country,i know its geographical position from the map. Its too fay away from China. Compair with China it seems inappreciable. I tell her about my city,the population and the area and show her some pictures.My city ShanTou have the population of 4,680,000 and the area of 2064 sq.km. She said it's a big city. I told her BeiJing is much more large than ShanTou. But to my surprise,she didn't know BeiJing,the capital of China!! I told her something about BeiJing and I said the 2008 Olympic Games will hold in China and we all proud of it. Then she said Budapest would like to hold the 2012 Olympic Games, but they know, the country has no money for it, but their parliament don't take care of it. It seems she don't like their parliament.And from her words i know the Hungary didn't do a good job and the people are dissatisfied. I feel happy that we living in China.
• United States
26 Dec 06
I have never been to China but I did visit Budapest a number of years ago. It is a beautiful city and I enjoyed my brief visit. Budapest is actually two cities with Buda being on one side of the Danube River and Pest on the other. The two have grown together to form one city which is known outside Hungry by the single name of Budapest. I really do not know if administratively they are one city or two. In the United States, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the State of Minnesota are two separate cities that straddle the Mississippi River. They form one big metropolitan area, but, administratively, they remain two distinct cities each with its own municipal government. Culturally, they are also different with St. Paul (which is on the east side of the river) being more like a city in the Northeastern part of the U.S. (it is often compared to Boston) while Minneapolis is more of a western city and is often compared to San Francisco.