Aventura de duminica – ep. 4 (Sunday Adventure)

Dupa cum am spus pe Facebook, azi am fost in Budapesta, astfel ca a trebuit sa ma gandesc la o aventura ce sa o pot indeplini acolo. Cu Budapesta este una din cele mai vizitate capitale Europene am decis sa profit de ocazie si am lansat o provocare pentru mine: sa imi fac poze cu 30 de oameni, de preferat turisti.

As I said on Facebook, today I was in Budapest, so I had to think of an adventure that I can do there. Because Budapest is one of the most visited European capitals I decided to take advantage of this occasion and I set as a challenge for myself: to take pictures with 30 people, preferably tourists.

Zis si facut. Dupa ce am gasit un loc de parcare in apropiere de Deak Ter, am purces pe Vaci utca spre Bastionul Pescarilor deoarece stiam ca acolo e plin de turisti si imi va fi mult mai usor sa indeplinesc aventura/provocarea.

As said, done. After finding a parking spot close to Deak Ter, I went on Vaci utca towards the Fishermen Bastion because I knew that there is full of tourists and it would be easier for me to fulfil the adventure/challenge.

Pe drumul spre Bastion am decis sa ma opresc putin deasupra tunelului, loc unde am dat peste un grup de noua tineri turisti (cred ca de prin Franta, da’ poate gresesc). Grupul era insotit de un ghid care le povestea despre istoria Ungariei. Cand a terminat de povestit si se pregateau sa plece am intrat in vorba cu ei si le-am propus sa participe la aventura mea. Nu au ezitat si astfel, din prima incercare am bifat 9 persoane din 30 propuse.

On my way to the Bastion I decided to stop for a second overt the tunnel, at that place I found a group of nine young tourists (I think they were from France, but I might be wrong). The group was with a guide that was telling them about the history of Hungary. After the guide finished and they were getting ready to leave I proposed to them to be part of my adventure. They didn’t hesitate and thus, from my fist try I’ve checked 9 people out of 30.

The first nine

Vazand ca imi merge am prins putin curaj si am purces mai departe. Dupa ce am dat o tura pe la Bastion am realizat ca imi va fi mai simplu sa fac aceste poze in fata Galeriei Nationale de Arta (cladirea mare cu cupola care e sus pe deal). Am “ochit” un grup de spanioli si am abordat ghidul, de data aceasta fara de succes caci nu stia engleza. Sa nu ma dau batut am mers la primul grup compact de tineri, de fapt tinere (norocosul de mine 😉 ) si am gasit intelegere. Fetele au fost super simpatice si chiar si-au pus caciulile colorate in cap, ele calatorind prin toata Europa si peste tot isi fac poze cu acele caciuli.

Seeing that it’s working I got some courage and move on. After taking a tour at the Bastion I realised that it would be simpler to take these photos in front of the National Gallery of Art (the big building with dome from the hill). I “eyed out” a group of spanish people and started to talk with the guide, this time with no luck because it didn’t know english. Not giving up I went to the first group of young people (I can’t say teens, or can I?), actually girls (lucky me 😉 ) and they understood me. The girls were super cool and even put on some coloured hats, they are traveling trough Europe and everywhere they take pictures with those hats.

The girls with coloured hats

Nici bine nu m-am indepartat si am vazut o familie care isi faceau poze. M-am oferit sa ii ajut, dupa care le-am cerut eu ajutorul 😀 . Vedeti, e bine sa ajuti pe altii, si ei te pot ajuta dupa aceea.

I didn’t even went to far and I saw a family that was taking pictures. I offered to help, then I asked them for their help 😀 . See, it’s good to help others, they can also help afterwards.

A nice hungarian family with 3 kids

Intr-un final am mai vazut un grup de tineri si i-am rugat sa ma ajute cu aventura mea. Au fost atat de simpatici incat si-au chemat si prietenii si de la 5 oameni au devenit 16, astfel ei au devenit cel mai numeros grup cu care m-am fotografiat.

Finally I saw again a group of teens (this time I think they are in their teens) and asked them for help with my adventure. They were so nice that they called for their friends and from 5 people they were 16, thus making them the biggest group I took pictures with.

Egyptians, Spanish and Italians (I think) the largest group, 16 people!

Astfel, calculand ca am depasit numarul de 30 de persoane, am decis ca ar fi momentul sa pornesc spre casa. Tin sa multumesc tuturor care s-au lasat fotogafiati. Multumesc, sunteti niste oameni minunati, cu totii 😀 .

Thus, adding up I found I exceed the 30 people mark, so I decided that it would be a good time to head back home. I would like to thank all whom had taken pictures with me. Thank you, you are all wonderful people 😀 .

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