Guided tour

Hungary Today: A No-Taboo Conversation

Activity provider: Budapest Explorers

Hungary Today: A No-Taboo Conversation

Activity provider: Budapest Explorers

From US$ 26.82 per person

Make your way to an authentic local cafe for an overview of modern Hungarian history focusing on the last 30 years. Ask any question you might have about Budapest and Hungary, whether it be about politics, social issues, or other controversial topics.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a conversation where there are no forbidden topics, no taboo questions, and no obligatory political correctness
  • Visit one of the few surviving cult bars where little has changed since the 1970s
  • Get to know a well-educated local
Full description
Forget scripted tours and avoiding tough questions. Join a conversation that digs deep into the most contentious political developments in Hungary in the last 30 years, from a controversial "soft" system change from communism to democracy and a free market economy to the recent trends toward the creation of an "illiberal" democracy by the current Hungarian government. Enjoy the ambiance of a traditional cafe unchanged in the last decades where you might be the only foreigner. Your conversational guides have backgrounds ranging from law to history to international relations and have all been involved in Hungarian public life whether it be politics, volunteering, writing and translating articles, or managing educational programs. Gain an objective account (as much as is possible) of recent events in the country and hear your guides's opinions too. Join this tour to access deeper knowledge and understanding about Budapest across the board – nothing is taboo. Discussion groups are limited to six guests (contact us if you are a bigger group and would like to participate).
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  • Guide
  • Drink (beer / wine / soft drink)

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    This was an experience out of the ordinary a chance to chat with a young Hungarian who had grown up in a post communist country and who is very well informed about Hungary today. I very much enjoyed asking Daniel about every relevant topic and would have been happy to chat with him for hours. I would recommend this to anyone who is curious about Hungary today and indeed the general situation in Central and Eastern Europe

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    October 14, 2022

    Our host Daniel was so friendly! But beside that, he was so open minded to all our questions, also our controversial questions! And we did had a lot of questions! I recommend this activity highly! You learn so much about Hungary, about the people, politics and Hungarian norms and values. But hey, if you have questions about other topics, it's allright too. Daniel is open to every subject you want to talk about!

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    September 29, 2021

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    Product ID: 213927