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Chicken on your head

Posted by kernelbob on August 9, 2009

Usually, the wine goes in, not on.

Usually, the wine goes in, not on.

Audience participation in Budapest

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Budapest, second day

Posted by kernelbob on August 8, 2009

A gate on the palace grounds

A gate on the palace grounds

Synopsis: rode the funicular to the palace, ate lunch on a river boat, walked around some more, had the most boisterous dinner yet, said goodbye to the Eugene Concert Choir.

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Budapest: Hotel Karma

Posted by kernelbob on August 8, 2009

A modern hotel room in an ancient city

A modern hotel room in an ancient city

I whined about the hotel rooms we had in Prague and Vienna.  Apparently, we earned some karma points in those two cities, because the hotel in Budapest was delightfully modern, well-equipped, and… Air conditioned! We immediately cranked the thermostat down to 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) and left it there for two days.

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Budapest!

Posted by kernelbob on August 7, 2009

Budapest Palace and the Danube River

Budapest Palace and the Danube River

We’ve been in Budapest for two days.  Budapest feels more foreign to me than any of the other cities we’ve been to.  The architecture has a bit of a Russian flavor.  The people seem less Western and almost dangerous.  The language is completely incomprehensible.

Update 8/16: Please click this picture.  The thumbnail has none of the interesting detail.

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