Notes on other programs
Remember, it is July. By all account bring your swimming suit. There is an open-air swimming pool at 5 minutes walk from our venue. Above that any of the outdoor programs might be combined with a casual plunge into the Danube. Yes, it is living water, pleasant and clean above Budapest, and there are beaches scattered along the bank.
A) Excursion in the Börzsöny Mts (covers c. 15 km and 600 m altitude, the brave do it without an oxygen mask)
B) Excursion to the Szentendrei Island, visiting sandy grasslands typical to the “Hungarian Puszta”, plus riverbank areas
C) Cultural program in Visegrád (may involve admission fees, payable on the spot) and walk in the nearby forest
Accompanying persons: program and registration
Accompanying persons who paid registration fee are welcome to participate at all social events inclusive for scientific participants, including the welcome party, mid-congress excursion with BBQ and the Russian party. Three excursions are being organised (see forthcoming info). The fee includes transportation, but does not include lunches and admission fees at those excursions.
We cannot give final information, only let you know our plans about two post-congress tours under organisation.
Tour A: Arachnological sanctuaries of Budapest, visit “Sas-hegy” and the Csiki Mts with very diverse dolomite grassland habitats, the former is locus typicus for a couple of species. 14 July, starting from Vác by bus, ends same day late afternoon-evening in Budapest.
Tour B: North Hungary Select: Visit Hollókő UNESCO World Heritage village, Ipolytarnóc paleontological site, Parád in the Mátra Mts, half day tour in the Bükk Mts, sightseeing in the historical town of Eger, also famous for its wines. Guided bus tour with two nights in hotels, 14-16 July, ends in Budapest on 16th midday, with the possibility of drop off at airport and city centre. Those with a car left in Vác either take a train back to Vác or depending on arrangements the bus might take them back.
Final program, pricing to be announced later.