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Návštěva Budapešti

Author: Lukáš Chylek, published: 05/04/2015 17:17 | 0 comments

INSTITUTIONAL VISIT TO BUDAPEST
During 13th to 15th March 2015, ELSA Brno visited a BEUtiful capital city of Hungary, Budapest, as a part of Institutional Visits project. 16 čabajka and Tokaj wine-loving students of Faculty of Law, Masaryk University took part in a visit and for all of them it was certainly an unforgettable experience that got deep into their memory. ELSA Budapest members took the role of our guides and companions for the whole duration of our stay, now and then joined by members of other ELSA local groups.
We set out on 13th March around 9 a.m. and we arrived to Budapest at 2 p.m. including a short stop in Bratislava. We were granted a warm welcome right on the bus station, from where we moved to our hostel. A sightseeing around the city followed. We had a chance to admire a view from St. Stepan cathedral, who is considered to be a creator and the first king of Hungary. Buda Castle was our next stop - former seat of Hungarian government, nowadays however, a seat of Hungarian president and state library. The last sight we saw before the dinner was Chain Bridge that is the oldest bridge across the river connecting Buda and Pest, which together form Budapest. After the visit of the bridge we headed to a very pleasant restaurant, where we enjoyed our dinner together with ELSA Budapest members. The dinner was followed by a look into a famous Szimpla kert, which can be translated as Ruined Pub.
We started the second very intense day by a nice walk around the city. We then payed a visit to local NCM and subsequently also to a Hungarian Parliament. This majestic edifice is one of the most dominant and known symbols of the capital and is truly magnificent. During the tour inside the building, we also had an opportunity to see Hungarian crown jewels and opulent interiors. When the tour finished, the most expected event and the highlight of the whole Institutional Visit awaited us - a lunch with one of the founders of whole ELSA, Dr. Atilla Tárkány. He fascinated us not only with his lifestories, but also with his apparently never dying ELSA spirit. After inspiring lunch, we went to see Heroes square (Hősök tere). There a little surprise from our hosts awaited us in a form of a game. The goal was to take as many selfies with strangers as possible. Next point on the agenda was wine tasting. Unfortunately, due to a little misunderstanding, it couldn't take place. We returned to a hotel instead, where an enjoyable conversation with ELSA Budapest members unfolded.
A tour of St. Margharet's island was prepared for us for the last day. The island itself is located in the very heart of the capital, exactly between Buda and Pest. There is also a column build in memory of the city's reunion. We managed to have a quick lunch and then we headed to a bus station where our visit had started 2 days ago. We said goodbye to our hosts and had an energy drink together to be in a good and lively mood during our journey back home.

During 13th to 15th March 2015, ELSA Brno visited a BEUtiful capital city of Hungary, Budapest, as a part of Institutional Visits project. 16 čabajka and Tokaj wine-loving students of Faculty of Law, Masaryk University took part in a visit and for all of them it was certainly an unforgettable experience that got deep into their memory. ELSA Budapest members took the role of our guides and companions for the whole duration of our stay, now and then joined by members of other ELSA local groups.

We set out on 13th March around 9 a.m. and we arrived to Budapest at 2 p.m. including a short stop in Bratislava. We were granted a warm welcome right on the bus station, from where we moved to our hostel. A sightseeing around the city followed. We had a chance to admire a view from St. Stepan cathedral, who is considered to be a creator and the first king of Hungary. Buda Castle was our next stop - former seat of Hungarian government, nowadays however, a seat of Hungarian president and state library. The last sight we saw before the dinner was Chain Bridge that is the oldest bridge across the river connecting Buda and Pest, which together form Budapest. After the visit of the bridge we headed to a very pleasant restaurant, where we enjoyed our dinner together with ELSA Budapest members. The dinner was followed by a look into a famous Szimpla kert, which can be translated as Ruined Pub.

We started the second very intense day by a nice walk around the city. We then payed a visit to local NCM and subsequently also to a Hungarian Parliament. This majestic edifice is one of the most dominant and known symbols of the capital and is truly magnificent. During the tour inside the building, we also had an opportunity to see Hungarian crown jewels and opulent interiors. When the tour finished, the most expected event and the highlight of the whole Institutional Visit awaited us - a lunch with one of the founders of whole ELSA, Dr. Atilla Tárkány. He fascinated us not only with his lifestories, but also with his apparently never dying ELSA spirit. After inspiring lunch, we went to see Heroes square (Hősök tere). There a little surprise from our hosts awaited us in a form of a game. The goal was to take as many selfies with strangers as possible. Next point on the agenda was wine tasting. Unfortunately, due to a little misunderstanding, it couldn't take place. We returned to a hotel instead, where an enjoyable conversation with ELSA Budapest members unfolded.

A tour of St. Margharet's island was prepared for us for the last day. The island itself is located in the very heart of the capital, exactly between Buda and Pest. There is also a column build in memory of the city's reunion. We managed to have a quick lunch and then we headed to a bus station where our visit had started 2 days ago. We said goodbye to our hosts and had an energy drink together to be in a good and lively mood during our journey back home.

 

Translated by Lukáš Chylek (member of S&C, ELSA Brno)

 

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