Hello everyone, meet my new friend Elek, from Budapest. He is a jolly good fellow, the youngest of 7 brothers. His elder brothers are hard working chefs, artists and shop owners, while Elek just loved to sit at the side streets of Budapest, somewhere near the Grand Market Hall and Vaci Utca, and regale visitors like me with endless stories of Budapest. Elek hated having a regular job, and would instead find a spot in Vaci Utca, regally smoking his cigar and entertaining visitors with his narrations. What a narrator he is! When I saw him, I could picture him sitting in my apartment, enjoying his cigar and sharing more stories of his fascinating land, and so here he is, come with me for a holiday. I’d like to introduce all of you to Elek, the smoking donkey from Budapest 🙂 When I brought him home, he became so real to me, he was so full of character, that I had to give him a name, and then I created this story around him.