In this episode of the Budapest Limited Series Adam helps you to experience one of the most unique experiences of Budapest: riding the famous Children's railway! During this roughly 60 minutes long virtual experience you will have the chance to experience - as The Guardian newspaper put it: one of the most unique attractions of Hungary. The 1948 built Children's Railway is a fascinating survivor of communism. Run mostly by children aged between 10-14 this narrow-gauge train line crosses the Buda Hills between Széchenyi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy connecting some of the most popular hiking trails of Budapest. The seasoned, red and white coloured semi-open or closed passenger cars are pulled by veteran diesel locomotives pushing their limits while chugging through the woods of Buda. The social realistic station buildings staffed by kids buried deep in the woodland add a lot to the retro vibe. If the vintage vehicles, the station building's retro charm were not enough, we have good news for fans of nature as well: the 11km long route from one terminal to the other is very scenic! It winds through the leafy woods of Buda, offering spectacular postcard-perfect views and a chance to treat your eyes with the colours of an autumn forest. During the ride, it is easy to forget that this virtual experience takes place within the city limits of a European capital.
Working as a tourist guide was not my first career choice, but it seems to be the right choice. For a while I followed a sort-of standard path: getting my bachelor, and my masters degree and started to work for a multinational company. Meanwhile my interest towards my hometown kept growing to the point that my friends convinced me to return to school and get my licence to become a tourist guide. As the saying goes: the rest is history. I have been in the business since 2011 and regardless of all the hardship, difficulties, uncertainty I still have passion for my profession. Which I hope will be obvious for you once you take a tour with me in Budapest, or in the Hungarian countryside. By joining a tour with me you will get two in one: a professional, licenced guide and an amateur urban photography enthusiast. Both are very handy when it comes to live, virtual tours. You can expect great angles, excellent postcard opportunities and a dry sense of humour during my tours as I strongly believe in entertaining while educating. Kind regards
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Budapest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Budapest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
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