Last weekend my friend Katarzyna Radlińska and I had pleasure to be participants at "The Central European Heritage Conference 2014", which was prepared by Budapest Multicultural Quarter "KultUnio".
The whole organization of the conference was perfect. Despite the fact that it was our first visit to Budapest, we didn't feel left alone. Starting from our arrival at Budapest airport till the last day of our stay we were spending time in a company of heartfelt and really helpful people. It was both educational & culturally enriching trip.
Now, when we're back home in Lublin, we'd like to say an enormous thank you to Ms. Klára Landwehr, the President of KultUnio, for your support and giving us the opportunity to be the speakers and participants of this conference, as well as for preparing a nice and interesting time schedule.
We'd also like to express our thanks to Mr Szomolányi Attila from the Linum Foundation - I'm very grateful for your valuable and motivating advice. Also, thank you for giving us such a warm greeting in Budapest and for a nice trip.
Anikó, thank you for being so friendly and helpful. Our night trip up Gellért Hill was wonderful and unforgettable. It gave us a chance to see the most marvelous view of Budapest city :D I'm happy we could meet you :-). Hopefully we will see each other soon again.
Budapest cast a spell on me! It's just amazing - not only it's beautiful sights, great architecture, but also nice and helpful citizens!
Thank you, Budapest <3
and big thank you to all of you - the participants of "The Central European Heritage Conference 2014" - for great time spent together in our international company!
Budapest struck us with its beauty and scale. Tenements reaching up to 20m and narrow streets could have been overwhelming but instead human scale ornamentation made them look welcoming and friendly.
First evening amazed us by the flickering city lights reflected in water as we cruised the Danube. The architecture scattered upon the hills and valleys created spectacular scene. Yet nothing could beat the city panorama at night viewed from the citadel which we saw thanks to our lovely friend Anikó.
We didn’t attend the first speeches due to some organizational problems but nonetheless we spent this time in a very nice way discussing the ideas of green, people oriented lifestyle and ways of promoting it. The choice of venue added a lot to the atmosphere flooding the tables with soft light coming through the water covered rooftop. I would certainly recommend the Akvárium Club as a nice place to sip your coffee during the sunny day.
Among all speeches the most touching was one presented by Rainer Kossow and devoted to the subject of transition towns. He inspired us with his smile and bold ideas. However utopian they must have seem I do believe that we need to shift our attention into that direction in the close future. One thing’s for certain, we will pay that smile forward.