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Rocketing through the sky, Only to go back underground

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Once again, a busy few days. After spending a not-so-restful night at the Budapest airport, we continued our journey at much increased speed, hopping in just a couple of hours over half of Europe, and landing in Paris. Quite a change after four and a half months of slowly winding our way over more than 6000km. It was quite fun, really. I always forget how much I like flying. And despite our worries and going crazy making sure we packed everything that might be considered a liquid into our checked baggage, they didn’t even ask us to give up our water bottle.

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So Much to do, So Little Time

Friday, August 25th, 2006

The Rain Breaks in Budapest
The Rain Breaks in Budapest

Arriving in Budapest after a long, sleepless night on a train from Romania was quite an experience. Budapest is much more like Western Europe than other parts of the former communist bloc that we’ve visited. It’s a city of only 2 million people, but seems to have the foot traffic of a city 5 times its size. Arriving at rush hour, and being very tired, we had a tough time following the directions to our hostel. We ran into trouble because trams here don’t actually indicate what direction they’re going, so if you’re not sure about the orientation of the city relative to where you are, you don’t know which direction to get on. Also, we couldn’t figure out where to buy ticket. This problem ended up having to be solved by taking a taxi.

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Beautiful Romania

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

What an Ass
What an Ass

Sorry for the delays in posting; at first we were feeling a little lazy (and under the weather), and then ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Good, the Wet and the Poorly Organised

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Our time in Romania has been pretty good, thus far, but there have been a few frustrations, mostly because it's high season, and trying to do anything results in lineups.

We've realised that it's impossible to know in advance what's going ... [Continue reading this entry]

Not Exactly the Best Week

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Warning: what follows may come accross as a bit whiny. Sorry. If that bothers you, stop here. The fact is, it hasn't been the best week, so most of it's just recounting all the various problems we ... [Continue reading this entry]