Sunday, June 11, 2006

Hunky-Dory? Well, kinda....

I'm not sure if I spelled "hunky-dory" right, but I couldn't resist the whole play on "Hunky" thing, as, well, being of Hungarian descent, I must take advantage of being able to use such a term. At any rate, I have arrived in Hungary safely on Thursday. My luggage has yet to arrive, though the hotel people seem hopeful that it might come today. Apparently, this is a normal problem when traveling to Budapest. FYI, I had only one bag, only one connecting flight, which was in the states, and my connecting flight arrived two full hours before the direct flight to Europe was to take off. Friends, I do believe that this is total bullshit. I'm not sure if it's my destination or Delta that's to blame, but thank god I'm paranoid and I packed clean undies, all my toiletries, and an extra shirt in my carry-on. Also, thank god that all the stores take visa, as I've been busy shopping during the past two days.

In other news, I had a kind of dramatic series of experiences at St. Istvan's yesterday, which I've diarized about and which I will post about on my return home.

Nothing else to report, though I'm exicted for the Symposium to begin. Oh, and I'm LOVING the food. Pork fried in breadcrumbs? Yummmmmmmmyyyyyy.

The above is why I will never be truly thin.

Perhaps more once before I leave - perhaps not. I must now away to the opening of the symposium! Yippee!

8 comments:

Lina said...

Intrigued by the St. Istvan crack.
Have a lovely time!

Dr. Virago said...

Every time I've lost luggage, I swear it's been on Delta. I think baggage handling is where they cut corners (better there than mechanics, I have to say).

I'm envious of you, btw! Have fun and tell us all about it!

(Holy shit, the captcha word is a string of unreadable 'minims' -- m's, n's, w's, etc. This may take a couple of tries.)

Seeking Solace said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip. Enjoy!

Anastasia said...

david bowie spells it hunky dory, so that has to be right. :)

Alice said...

How exciting! I am glad you are having a great time.

Sorry about your luggage -- my luggage was never lost (crossing fingers here) but I always pack an overnight bag and carry it with me, just in case. Hope your items will arrive today.

Dr. Crazy said...

The luggage arrived late Sunday night! Yay! A LOT of people had problems with luggage on this trip, so I think this may be a traveling to hungary issue, not just a Delta one. Anyway, the trip goes well - though I took this morning off because I'm no spring chicken as I used to be and, well, when you drink for hours straight and don't get home until 3 AM something has to give.

Tomorrow I give my paper, so I'll have to behave (somewhat) sensibly tonight. Wish me luck (both with the behaving sensibly and with the paper) :)

Dr. Medusa said...

You made me have a dream in which I was doing nothing but eating fried pork rinds :). Post as soon as you get back and are over the jetlag. We want all the news. Can I add Hungary to the map? You know which map.

Baruch Grazer said...

I remember an Air France employee laconically explaining to me, during my first hour in Amman, Jordan, that "Air France always leaves lot of bags behind. They usually arrive the next day. Or the day after."