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Since the last edition, I have received a number of e-mails from concerned travelers of African and Asian descent questioning if Budapest is safe for minorities. Budapest has become home for a growing number of refugees who have had to leave their homes in different African nations as well as many immigrants from China and other Asian nations. All have integrated into the fabric of the society, so no longer raise any eyebrows from Hungarians. Budapest is home to a Chinese-Hungarian bilingual elementary school for further developing relations between the countries. Outside of Budapest, you may encounter long stares, but just curiosity and nothing to fear.

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