Bence's wish was to watch his favourite football team, Real Madrid, playing in their Bernabeau Stadium in Madrid.

His account of the adventure:
I wished for this experience because I had been a Real Madrid fan for a long time, and my dream was to go to Madrid and watch one of their games live.

My excitement already started days before our flight. My brother and I could hardly wait for our departure.
We arrived in Madrid after a three-hour flight. First, we checked into our hotel, then went out for a sightseeing walk and dinner.

Next day we took a sightseeing bus to admire the many famous sights of Madrid.

A few hours before the start of the game we went to the stadium and waited for the gates to open. About an hour before start time finally we could go inside, take our seats, and watch the warm-up.
It wasn't a boring game but unfortunately, it ended without a goal. However, both teams had their opportunities for scoring, giving us reasons for excitement.

The stadium was almost full, so the atmosphere was awesome. It was such an amazing experience to see my favourite team play.

The following day we participated in a guided tour at the stadium. We saw all the trophies of the team in the museum, tried the seats in the VIP sector, sat on the benches, visited the dressing rooms and the press room. It was a great experience!

The last day we visited the Royal Palace of Madrid and the big cathedral across from the palace. We went for a final walk afterwards. Then it was time to go to the airport to board our flight back home.
It was definitely a trip of a lifetime, I will never forget it!

I would like to thank Magic Lamp and Dr. Gabor Kovacs, our escort, for organizing this trip and making my dream come true.


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Many thanks goes to the management of the Hungarian National Bank, to the Corinthia Hotel Budapest and to private donors for their support that allowed us to realise the special dream of Bence.

Dr. Gabor Kovacs
Budapest, October 2, 2018


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