LTTA in Budapest, Hungary

Our first LTT activity took part in the Hungarian capital Budapest, in the week of 13th to 17th December 2021.

Due to a sudden rise in Covid cases in Slovakia, the Slovak school was not able to participate in the meeting physically, so we had a hybrid meeting.

The activity titled We are learning biomass energy provided us with a week full of interesting activities including various workshops, lectures and excursions.

Hello! I’m Mar, I’m from Spain and I was on the mobility to Budapest this past December. We arrived in the airport of Budapest on December 12th around 8 p.m. where Zoltan came to welcome us and bring us to our hotel. We left the suitcases there and we went for a walk over the city at night, we had dinner and we returned to the hotel. The next morning we went to the school, József Attila Gimnázium, where they introduced the project “Save the planet” and made a presentation about renewable energy. In the afternoon we went to a science center where there were interactive exhibits and activities, if I’m not mistaken it’s name was Csopa. We had a wonderful time there. And before returning to the hotel we went to take photos of the beautiful parliament from the other side of the river Denube. And later that night, in our free time, we went to the christmas market in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica. On Tuesday, we made two groups because due to covid we couldn’t go all together in some places. So one group went to the 3D Gallery, a place where you can take photos in different scenarios and it was quite funny, and then visited the Basilica of St. Stephen. And the other group went to the Biomass factory where we could see how biomass is done. That day I went to the biomass factory, we took a train which led us there. It was a very interesting visit, it was my first time walking in that kind of factory. Then in the afternoon, we reunited and we went to visit the parliament together. The parliament left me stunned, it was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. On Wednesday, the group that went to the biomass factory had to go to the 3D Gallery and vice versa. I went to the 3D Gallery since I had already gone to the factory. My group had a great time there, we laughed a lot with all the funny pictures we took, and there were a lot of pictures. Then, after lunch we went to the Fisherman’s Bastion, it was amazing! There were those incredible views up there, you could see half of the city that the river divided. We were in the region of Buda, so we could see all Pest. It was fantastic, even before going there I saw pictures and I was amazed, but when you are there it’s even better. On Thursday, we went to school again. There, the school made a presentation about biomass energy. Then, we made 5 international groups, each one was made by 4-5 members of different countries (Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria and Czechia). With these groups we made a handmade poster about biomass energy and we got to know each other better and made friends. Then we had lunch at the other building of the school and we went to the Ciutadella. It was outside the city on a little mountain and there you could see all of Budapest. We took outstanding pictures there. On Friday, we went to the school again to finish the poster we began the day before and we presented it to everybody. In the afternoon, we went to the castle with just the Hungarian team, because the other teams left that day or the next day in the morning. Therefore we said goodbye to them and we went to the castle. There, again, you could see all the beautiful city like the Fisherman’s Bastion. It was a really great afternoon, but it was a pity that the other teams couldn’t make it. Then in our free time in the evening, we went to the City Park Ice Rink where we skied and had a lot of fun. And the last day, Saturday, we spent the day shopping for souvenirs and we made a final look around the city before taking off at 7p.m. It was an unforgettable experience, and maybe one of the best weeks of my life. I hope to do this all again in the future.