We have just returned from a truly wonderful trip to the beautiful city of Budapest, where we were from Thursday March 8th until Sunday March 11th.
Luckily, the weather was good, with sunshine and mild temperatures. The previous week the temperature had dropped below -10º…
The group gathered for dinner in the hotel restaurant on Thursday. In total, 47 members were present from countries like France, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Brazil.
Friday morning we had a walking tour of Pest where we passed by the Dohány Street Synagogue, Liberty Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, Liberty Bridge and the Market Hall and we visited the magnificent St. Stephen's Basilica. The tour also included a delightful ride on the panoramic tram and the classic subway.
Friday afternoon, there was a session to vote on next trip. 5 destinations were competing – Bilbao, Valencia, Athens, Naples and Sicily (Taormina). The winning destination was Sicily and the trip will take place early next October (exact dates still to be confirmed). Dominic Berger, the Club’s CEO, gave an extensive and exciting update on current and future developments, including the Club’s coming crypto strategy.
On Saturday the group was taken by private bus to Buda, where we took the funicular up to the Castle. Once there, we walked around the Castle and the Savoy Terrace, watched the changing of the Presidential Guards, visited Fisherman’s Bastion with its marvellous views of Pest and entered the impressive Mathias Church. Afterwards, we were taken again by private bus to Dock 7 where we took the panoramic boat Legenda Bella for a marvellous cruise on the Danube. At 2.30 pm the tour and cruise were finished and members had the afternoon free to go do some more sightseeing, visit museums, shopping, have a few drinks in some sunny terraces.
Sunday came too quickly and it was time for all to say Viszontlátásra! and return home at different times.
Overall, the trip was outstanding, all enjoyed it immensely and had a great time.
See you next in Sicily, in October… or before, at some of the Club’s live events across Europe.
Best regards, João