Diary

Memorable programs, memorable people

25 October 2019 - 31 October 2019

The Hopes of South East Asia

There are some entirely unexpected, seemingly inexplicable things in life. I had such an experience, when touring remote, to me unknown areas of South East Asia, I met locals who spoke Hungarian. It turned out that they attended university in Hungary and learnt Hungarian then but still cherish fond memories of those years. Now, a few years later, young people once again have the chance to apply to university in Hungary. Visiting Laos and Cambodia, countries with a tormented past, my hopes were raised that Hungary with its own means – possibly also as a result of the current series of negotiations – might be able to contribute to a brighter future for them.