Jess & Jer’ trip to Budapset
A travelogue in six parts, of mixed quality
Late September - Early October, 2006
Jess's annual department retreat was in Budapest in 2006, and Jer was determined
to come along this time (since he didn't get to go to Lisbon in 2005). We only
had time for a long weekend, but we got a taste of “the Paris of the
East” (well, one of them — it seems like every Eastern European capital
is likened to Paris).
This particular Paris of the East differs from its French counterpart largely in the
distinct Ottoman influence in the architecture, and its denizens’ utter
acceptance of the fact that you don't actually speak their native tongue at all.
They do share a certain kinship in sidewalk culture, though.
- 2006-09-29, Day 0
- Wherein Jess wanders around Budapest, and fails to write a word about it.
- 2006-09-30, Day 1
- Wherein Jer arrives in Budapest and proceeds to take pictures and write a journal entry, and Jess sits in a conference room.
- 2006-09-31, Day 2
- Wherein our heroes are reunited, and meet a dead guy's skull and a mountain of marzipan.
- 2006-10-01, Day 3
- Wherein our heroes make their obligatory zoo trip, locate the secret Holy Missile Silo, and become moist.
- 2006-10-02, Day 4
- Wherein out heroes visit unusual religious sites of every major non-asian religion, and remoisten themselves.
- 2006-10-03, Day 5
- Wherein nothing happens.