The company we visited, called Dolcer Holdings, provides shared services for companies. We listened to a very interesting presentation from CEO Csaba Szende that included information about the company and the importance of centralization in the European business industry.
This morning, we had a bit of an early start; we enjoyed yet another delicious complimentary breakfast from our hotel then loaded up the bus for the train station. Upon arrival to the station, Teresa guided us to the proper location and designated rail car where our seats were. We said our goodbyes to her and boarded the train due for Budapest.
The train ride lasted 7 hours and during, we enjoyed some beautiful scenes on the Central-European countryside (See attached pictures). Also, the train included a small restaurant at the back where Josh, Taylor, and I enjoyed goulash, schnitzel, and Pilsner beers.
After we arrived in Budapest, we were introduced to our guide, Gergor, and boarded the bus for our first company visit. The company we visited, called Dolcer Holdings, provides shared services for companies. We listened to a very interesting presentation from CEO Csaba Szende that included information about the company and the importance of centralization in the European business industry. The building we toured was the Hungarian headquarters for Dolcer Holdings and included very modern architectural elements (See attached pictures).
After the company visit, we got back on the bus en route for the hotel. We arrived to the hotel, checked in, and unpacked in our rooms. The hotel also is very modern and is significantly bigger and more accommodating than the one in Prague (See attached pictures). After unpacking, I ate dinner at a Hungarian restaurant called Red Pepper and enjoyed my second schnitzel of the day with the addition of some very tasty blueberry cheesecake.
After dinner, I was very full of delicious food and tired from a long day of traveling so I decided to go to bed. I am very excited for next week in Budapest. The city is has very similar architecture to Prague, but Budapest seems a lot bigger and has a larger elements of urbanization. There are many more cars present and a bigger present of technology from what I have seen so far. I'm eager to learn the economic and social differences from our upcoming company visits. Tomorrow, we will visit the GfK company and then go on an afternoon historical tour of the city.