Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stag party escapee in Budapest

You would not believe how interesting and mysterious things can happan to participants of a Budapest stag night. Some would make the pages of an Edgar Allen Poe compilation.

There are diverse views on how welcoming or unwelcoming Hungarian folks are. Some say people here are very pleasant and open to guests, whereas a few claim Hungarians to be rude and cold. Well, sometimes we never get to know the circumstances of these opinions conceiving, thus having to resort to our imagination as to how people come to believe that local folks becoming irritated is an unnatural and excessive response to tipsy Englishmen singing through the night at the top of their lungs.

However, most of those having spent a stag night in Budapest are of the conviction that Hungarians are the most friendly and easygoing people they have ever met. Just ask the guy from my last group who is now only being referred to by his pals as „The Wanderer”.
His group arrived to Budapest for a whole long weekend of fun and spectacle. They were whole-heartedly enjoying themselves participating – among other programs – in a Strip bar night out the very first day. The nightclubbing was hilarious and exhaustive. After coming out of the club in the morning, tired and jaded, the group went to rest at their hotel. Everybody but this one guy. He was in urgent need of cigarettes, so he went to buy some. Not until late that afternoon was it that his friends started to notice he had been missing. We looked in all public spaces of the hotel, in all the shops and stores in the vicinity, but he was nowhere to be found. I, as their guide, began to worry where he could have disappeared and started calling hospitals and emergency wards. The rest of the group had to carry on with their schedule, and it was not until the next morning that to everybody’s relief he was found in a pub some 2 kilometers from the hotel. He had a giant smile on his face that nobody could understand. But „The Wanderer” wasn’t short of explanation. Very eagerly and with a glaze in his eyes he let us know that he had been having a real life experience. He had spent an entire 24 hours with the folks from the pub, who kept him involved in vivid conversation and card games. He had even been invited over to other places and kept well fed. He’d had the ultimate experience of hospitality – „The Wanderer” insisted. Well, I was happy he’d had a great time, because I had not. He’d given me a hell of a short sleep the previous night.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Shooting is the most popular stag activity in Budapest

If you are looking for a real quality activity on your stag weekend in Budapest, for an activity that you cannot do at home in the UK and you are interested in firing a gun, our Shooting program offer is the one not to miss.

Legislation and regulations applying to shooting are very much different in Hungary than in the UK. In Budapest you can shoot guns that you won’t get your hands on in the UK. For example you can aim with a 0.22 Colt, a FÉG 0.45, a Glock 17, or even a CZ 75 and the 357 Magnum. We ensure the use of shooting facilities even to those clients who have never tried shooting before.

Shooting looks easy in movies! Wantonly popping a few rounds: Bang… Bang…Bang… But believe me, it is not that easy at all! Shooting on target needs precise aiming, focused concentration and you need to know how to hold the gun properly and when to pull the trigger! What’s more, guns are pretty heavy. I have seen quite many wise guys sweating during these shooting sessions with their hands shaking and experiencing what cottonmouth really means. This is a natural response of the body to the subconscious fear of guns. I can tell you, their friends weren’t laughing at them. Not if they tried it first.

On visiting the best equipped shooting range in Budapest the shooting instructors brief the visitors – in English – on the shooting and safety regulations and give the most important information regarding the firearms. They teach safe rifle-handling and give a helping hand during the whole shooting session. Each guest will have close personal instruction as they shoot.
There are 9 shooting booths with automatic target retrieval. You will have the opportunity to try 4 handguns and a pump action shot gun. During the program each participant will shoot 71 rounds. The program also includes a competition, with the famous Magnum 357 and the winners will go up onto the podium. Adrenalinebomb is offering a prize to the competitor who is placed first – a free Lap Dance at one of the partnering night clubs.

At the end of the session we invite the participants to the bar at the shooting range! Your arms might get tired from holding the guns but so far none of our clients got so tired that they couldn’t lift up that pint of beer we bought them.