This week I am in Budapest in Hungary and this is certainly one of my favourite cities, next to London. I have regarded it as the Central European version of London since it is so big. I first visited Budapest in 1993 on a disabled exchange trip, and I have been back many times for work and pleasure. One of the many strings to my bow is I have been involved in European Youth work since 1996 in one way or another, taking part and organising activities that bring disabled and non-disabled young people together from all over Europe.
To have another opportunity this great city is a pleasure despite the work element to my trip. I have many friends here and many good memories. It played an important part of my growing up in my 20s to who I am today. I am no tourist here but simply somewhere that is a home away from home.