Budapest

It’s been four months since I was in Hungary, and I just realized I never posted anything about it!

What can I say about Budapest…it is an interesting juxtaposition between eastern and western Europe, a former glory of the Habsburg empire, Art Nouveau smashed up against communist style blocks, beautiful yet gritty, urban and somehow rural.

An interesting idea I had on my first day was that this city almost piggybacks on Vienna. I felt a very familiar easiness about Budapest, which surprised me since I thought the exact opposite before I arrived. The two cities share a very similar face, perhaps it’s that they both sit on the Danube, perhaps it goes back to their once joined roots as a piece of the Habsburg empire, maybe it’s the similarity in cuisine. Nonetheless, Budapest and Hungary for that matter, are simply breathtaking.

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Update (December 2017 to April 2018)

Hey Readers,

Sorry for leaving everyone in the dark. Been a busy past few months – let me get you up to speed.

In December we made an offer on a townhouse here in San Diego. After negotiating the price, we finally had one of our offers accepted. It was then time to pack. I did about 90% of the move on my own, boxing up stuff each night after work. January rolled around and it was time to move. We got the keys to our new place and I immediately started painting. Luckily I was able to take off work for two weeks and complete the job with the help of a friend. After that I began the task of moving our belongings to the new place (again on my own). March was busy as I headed to Budapest for 10 days and once I returned I never got back on my feet. Work dragged me under and it is only now that I can come up for air.

I am now back to my goal of making at least one post per week – let’s see how it goes.

Have a great day – and if in San Diego or Southern California, enjoy the sunshine!