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PERGOLAM is a Budapest-based higher-end consultation business owned and run by András Török, author of Budapest: a Critical Guide, an unusual, cult book for serious travellers, continuously in the market since 1989. It is also available in German.

It is possibly the truest, most personal, and funniest insider’s city guide ever written about any major city, updated as often as necessary. (Park Publishers)

Pergolam offers a wide range of Budapest-related consultation and tour services in the higher-end sector of Budapest visits, concerning planning, tour guiding (maximum 10 people) and lecturing. Pergolam tries to meet even the most exquisite demands by people who suffer from only one thing in the world: from the lack of time. Mr. Török and other specialists are also available for lectures on the life or any aspect of the city, possibly the “hottest cool spot in Europe these days”.

7 Places to meet Someone for the first time

When you meet someone for the first time in Budapest, you have to choose the premises carefully. There is an obvious and a less such criterion you should meet. If you can, don't meet a stranger outdoors. You should find a place where it is not possible to miss him/her. And take it into consideration that the person is likely to be late. And agree in a sign of identification. A "Pesti Est", the free cult listings magazine can be a good idea. It is free and available everywhere. Or an issue of "Le Monde".

7 Places to Feel that You are No More Than a Piece of Sand

KogArt House, for the opening of an exhibition, and followed with a drink in the elegant restaurant

A fine, imposing arts exhibition centre opened in 2004. The centre's highly polished presentations are geared for those in the business elite who tastes are on the conservative side. Exclusive restaurant with old pictures on the walls on the ground floor. Added value: you can demonstrate that you are both knowledgeable in the art and the wine world... (VI. Andrássy út 112. www.kogart.hu)

7 ideas for an evening if you are over 50 years old, and want to start your life all over again with

KogArt House, for the opening of an exhibition, and followed with a drink in the elegant restaurant

A fine, imposing arts exhibition centre opened in 2004. The centre's highly polished presentations are geared for those in the business elite who tastes are on the conservative side. Exclusive restaurant with old pictures on the walls on the ground floor. Added value: you can demonstrate that you are both knowledgeable in the art and the wine world... (VI. Andrássy út 112. www.kogart.hu)

7 "Shirtsleeve Gourmet" Restaurants where you can still Invite your Visiting CEO from Cincinnati

A Column in Museum Gardens (VIII. Múzeum kert)

To the left of the National Museum, very near the building, there is a slender column, now encircled by bushes. That was the surprising present from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who visited Hungarian regent Miklós Horthy. The column is from the Forum Romanum... There were so many there. Nobody missed that single, inconspicuous one.

10 Statues with a Story Behind

A Column in Museum Gardens (VIII. Múzeum kert)

To the left of the National Museum, very near the building, there is a slender column, now encircled by bushes. That was the surprising present from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who visited Hungarian regent Miklós Horthy. The column is from the Forum Romanum... There were so many there. Nobody missed that single, inconspicuous one.