This was the first time in all my travels worldwide that I contacted someone from the country to inquire about running services--a group or person who could escort me on safe, interesting and challenging runs while I was in their city on business or pleasure.
My email was promptly answered by the Budapest Marathon race director who referred me to László Varga who emailed me to say he would be delighted to meet with me, from my hotel for early morning, afternoon or evening runs as fast a pace as 5:45/mile pace if I desired.
He was the best gift, a blessing to a visiting female runner like myself, who typically runs abroad alone and unable to keep to my training schedule while traveling. Not only did Laszlo keep my training on track, he took me on challenging courses by my request--steps, hills and bridges, he was on time and finished our workouts on time so I could attend my meetings, he took photos and described the places and history as we passed these amazing sites in beautiful Budapest. I was never scared, worried nor feared for my safety as he gave me the security I needed.
I highly recommend him to other tourists and runners seeking a pleasant and fun training partner.