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Running time: 60 minutes
Ian Wright starts his adventure in Budapest, the capital of Hungary where he finds that tourism has boomed since the fall of communism in 1989.
From Budapest Ian hitches a lift to Eger, stopping off on the way at a refuge for zoo animals where he gets friendly with one of the bears. Once in Eger, Ian checks out the city’s baroque architecture, and goes grape picking with a local family who encourage him to drink plenty of the fruits of his labour!
Travelling by bus, Ian continues his journey to Hortobagy National Park situated on the Great Plain, or the Puszta, which covers one third of the country. The Puszta is home to whip cracking Hungarian cowboys, renowned for their horsemanship, and Ian gets to see a display of their impressive skills.
Ian crosses the Hungarian border into Romania by train, and his first stop is Transylvania’s medieval town, Sighisoara. This picturesque town was the birthplace of the ruler who became known as Dracula, and Ian investigates the history of his famous tale.
Ian travels east to the Romanian capital Bucharest. Here he tours the many reminders of the Ceauscescu era, including a visit to the Grand Palace and the leader’s final resting place. Ian finishes his journey discovering evidence that the country is no longer locked behind the Iron Curtain, and life is changing for the better. Conditions for some of the street kids in Romanian orphanages has improved greatly and in one particular refuge Ian plays basketball with children who have benefited from the support provided. Ian finishes his journey discovering evidence that the country is no longer behind the Iron Curtain and that life is changing for the better.
Along the way:
- Investigate the history of Transylvania and see the historic birthplace of Dracula
- See the impressive skills of the whip cracking Hungarian cowboys at the Puszta
- Learn about the Ceauscescu era of Romania with a tour of Bucharest