We (Jonathan and Estevam, while Dhruv is still “busy” in Astana being an exotic guest) arrived in Budapest on Friday night. We love Budapest, it’s a city where everything stands out in a very good way, from the buildings to the people, with a glory of past times that you can feel every step of the way. On Saturday (we will post photographs soon) we donated the ambulance to the Never Give Up Foundation (http://www.nemadomfel.hu/en), a Hungarian based ngo that among many activities, runs a 24 hours on call service that helps and transports handicapped people and children. We had the opportunity to visit their installations, their workers, people, and those who they help. They were thrilled with the ambulance that just seemed to have “fallen from the sky” and so were we to give it to such a good cause, to an organization where those who help are in turn helped at the same time. We give special thanks to Catarina Sarafana and her friend Alexandra who put us in touch with Andrea Bergner from the Never Give Up Foundation.
Although our initial aim was to donate the ambulance in Mongolia, sometimes things turn our for the best in unexpected ways. And we believe this has been another example of it. Just as the the Hungarian ngo we benefited, we never gave up and worked with the current circumstances as best as we could. In the end, we will reach Mongolia for sponsor and charity comitments, albeit by plane, and Dhruv is in Kazakstan as we speak fulfilling our obligations there.
Once again, thanks to all that have helped us along the way, and tomorrow Jonathan and Estevam are off to Mongolia with a quick one day stop in Russia, making use of the cancelled visa entry and exit, performed by the caring border crossing Russian guards of the Uspenka border, who seemd to know that we would cross into Russia one way or another.
Enjoy the Euro Cup final today and we’ll post photographs soon.