I spent the last couple of weeks in Central Europe with Dan. He was invited to give a paper at InSEA in Budapest and after much worrying about leaving my kittens for so long, I bought my ticket and packed my efficient travel bag.
It was interesting to me that I didn't know very much history about this place where so much has happened. Budapest, with it's beautiful buildings and artworks, is wearing it's story. In the middle of the night one night I woke up thinking that Budapest was like a woman who has been involved in a series of abusive relationships and now, she is standing on her own, she is pretty thrashed but wiser and stronger for all she has been through.