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Photos of Budapest

January 19, 2016

In the 1.5 days before the start of my two-week language bootcamp, Dad and I tried to squeeze in as much sightseeing as we could. I'll share some tales from the trail in a future post, but for now, here are some of my favorite pictures: Matthias church, named after Hungary's most popular monarch Matthias Corvinus. Between 2006 and 2013, Hungary spent $9.4B HUF (~33.5M USD) on renovations. Our tour guide said that if you rub the balls of this ... continue reading

   BUDAPEST    DAD    EXPLORING    PHOTOS    TRAVEL   

Musings from 30,000 ft above the Atlantic

January 17, 2016

"Oh, you've been separated? I'll make sure to find you seats together, don't you worry," said an Aer Lingus flight attendant in the most charming Irish accent. She, like the plane seats, were dressed entirely in green, and had astutely noticed that my dad and I were headed in different directions. A minute later, we'd been moved up 15 ranks, from the back of the plane to the front, and given an entire row to ourselves. Can you say lucky ... continue reading

   PLANES    FLIGHT    AER LINGUS    REFLECTIONS    YALE    TRAVEL