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Hi, my name is Lóránt Dénes – I am the founder of Info-Budapest. I began my career as a transport technician, but as I didn’t find it quite suitable for me I completed a Hospitality and Tourism course in Budapest a few years later.
I worked for 15 years in the tourism sector, and I’m currently working as an entrepreneur.
By creating Info-Budapest my goal was to provide colourful and useful information about Hungary and Budapest. This is how I’m trying to get more of you to visit here and get to know this wonderful city and fantastic country. If I can be a part of that, no matter how small of a part, I will be happy.
I loved travelling ever since I was a child and it became my passion. I would like to get to know many different cultures and see the locals’ everyday lives. Flying above the clouds on an airplane, or crossing the sea with a ferry is always a pleasure, and at the end of each, I feel: I want much more of this. I’ve already had it, more or less. I’ve been to many places and my favourites are the ones that seem so remote and unapproachable.
I always try to optimally plan and map my trips before I depart: what to do on each day, what to see, which restaurant has the tastiest local specialties, what does everything cost, etc. If I can’t find enough information on the internet, I usually buy a travel guide. This is what happened when I travelled to the Seychelles with my wife.
Although Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles, it is nowhere near big enough to not be able to explore all of it within two weeks. Of course, the travel guide helped me and provided me with many “advice”, which restaurant is the best, where is the nicest sunset, etc.
Well, I don’t want to drag this story on too long. The point is that half of the recommended restaurants wasn’t even there anymore, the advice written by the writer were mostly useless, but the most painful point was that the recommended “beach with the prettiest sunset” was Anse Petit Boileau. We went there to check out the “prettiest sunset”.
We could barely approach it from the overgrown weeds. Even the beach itself wasn’t anything extraordinary, we’ve seen many nicer ones in Mahé before this. But the shock came when we realised that no matter what, you can’t see the sunset from here, as this southern part of the beach was a hidden bay that was surrounded by huge rocks. (A few years later, but it was basically because of this, this website was created.)
It was then that we were convinced that whoever wrote the travel guide has never been to the Seychelles. To avoid problems and false information like this is how it came to mind to see how correct are the articles on the internet about Hungary!? Well, I have to say, that there are a number of so-and-so bloggers and websites that have definitely never been to Hungary. I think that stinks, as they don’t provide authentic and perfect information.
I believe that a person born in Budapest, who knows the history and attractions of Hungary and can truly provide his reader with useful advice, can’t be other than: AUTHENTIC!
If you have any questions, it would be my pleasure to help you. Get in touch with me.