25 November 2005
realizing i had a few extra days, i decided between krakow, poland, which i felt a special loyalty to as i live in a very polish neighborhood in new york city, or budapest, hungary, where my grandmother's family is from. i decided to visit budapest: i had been to all of the other countries of my ancestors--england, germany, italy. budapest was full of beautiful buildings, people who spoke in a very foreign tongue to me (not many people speak english there). i loved it, from the cheesey river cruise kate and i took, to the long walk with ice cream with my budapet friend tour guide who helped me get back money a ticket clerk stole from me, and lazed around in the heat with fresh fruit from the farmer's market. i loved it!