Our day of caving turned out to be so much fun in Budapest. We nearly missed the trip, though, when we realized that the meeting point was at a different train station than we originally thought. We had to sprint (as always) to the tram and jump on without a ticket and hope that we wouldn’t get stopped. It turned out all right in the end though, and we met up with the group and went by bus to the caves. We got to wear these incredibly sexy caving jumpsuits that were caked in about an inch of dried mud. The cave expedition was so much fun. It was pretty tough at times, and more than once I looked at a hole that I was supposed to go through and I thought to myself, you want me to do what? All of us made it through, a bit bruised about the knees, but we had a great time and met some really nice people.
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It has been raining for about as long as I can remember. It stops, I think the sun is about to come out, and then it starts drizzling again. What happened to the beautiful weather we had in Spain? Ever since Austria we have had a run of bad luck with weather. I don’t think my hair has ever been this frizzy in my life.
I have to make an amendment to what I said about Bratislava the other day. After spending a day walking around and seeing the historical old city, I have to say that it is actually quite a pretty city, at least in that specific area. We spent the day visiting museums that ranged from free and boring, to expensive and boring, but the city’s historical museum was really interesting. It told the story of Bratislava’s history from prehistoric times until the near present. I say near, because for some reason they decided to wrap up their modern history with the end of WWII. I was waiting to see something about the Cold War era, but there was absolutely nothing. I was struck by the huge historical gap that the museum left open. In Berlin there was so much information I couldn’t process it all, but in Bratislava–nothing at all.