Interesting things about Hungary:
- They've gotten the fuzzy end of the lollipop. Beaten by the Ottomans, choosing the wrong side in WWI and losing half of their country, siding with the Germans only to have them invade and kill all their Jews in WWII, and then to have the Russians introduce them to concrete as architecture and dreary propaganda
- The escalators on their subway are really fast. And they work. Do you hear that Metro? They not only have escalators, but they are speedy. Odd that the capital of Hungary can get this right, but not the capital of the US.
- At the Xmas market today, we bought some sort of pizza like thing except is was sour cream on warm dough with a topping. Allyson got sausage. I got cracklins, which is supposedly a Hungarian specialty. I loved it, and I hope to never find out what cracklins are.
- It gets dark here really early. Like 4PM early. And cold. It's no wonder goulash is the national food. Cheap and hot.