Sunlit Water

April 16, 2008

More Silence

Filed under: Personal — by teofilo @ 3:27 pm

Today is my last day of work.  On Friday I’m flying to Philadelphia for the seder, then on Monday I’m flying from there to Budapest to visit a friend for about a week.  I probably won’t have much access to the internet for most of this time, so this may be my last post for a couple weeks.  I’ll be back around the beginning of May.



  1. I’m not going to recommend that you eat at a McDonald’s in Hungary, but the one in an old receiving hall by the Nyugati train station is worth a look.

    Comment by eb — April 16, 2008 @ 6:42 pm |Reply

  2. Thanks for the tip. Any other suggestions for things to see? My friend will probably have to work for part of the time I’m there, so we’ve been looking for things to keep me occupied.

    Comment by teofilo — April 17, 2008 @ 9:29 am |Reply

  3. I wasn’t there for very long – less than a week. There are some museums that I thought were good, but not so memorable. (Obviously, that depends in part on your tastes.) The city itself is pretty interesting just to wander around: there’s a flat section on one side of the river, hills on the other, and an interesting bridge. The parliament building looks pretty cool; I’d have liked to get a tour inside but I remember the schedule not working out. I heard things about baths and caves but didn’t check out either.

    Oh, and some company was offering a “Hammer and sickle” tour of various Communism-related sites: a square important to 1956, a housing block, a run-down industrial site, a park housing old statues that have since been pulled down. That was pretty interesting, although the guide wasn’t entirely historically accurate (but was mostly accurate, at least to the extent that I knew things she was talking about).

    Comment by eb — April 17, 2008 @ 1:05 pm |Reply

  4. I’ll probably spend a lot of time just wandering around the city, so it’s good to hear that it’s a good place for that.

    Comment by teofilo — April 17, 2008 @ 1:36 pm |Reply

  5. So just as you’ve gotten this wonderful woman hooked, you are leaving the country?

    Just to make her pine, I bet.

    I envy your present life, Teo. Glad everything is going so amazingly well for you.

    Comment by Di Kotimy — April 18, 2008 @ 5:48 am |Reply

  6. Go to the main synagogue. It’s got a decent little museum dedicated to the Jewish community in the city. The synagogue itself was being renovated when I was there in ’95, so we couldn’t see the sanctuary, but I’d certainly hope it’d be done by now.

    Comment by Josh — April 18, 2008 @ 12:12 pm |Reply

  7. Hope the trip went/is going well.

    Comment by washerdreyer — April 30, 2008 @ 6:51 pm |Reply

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