"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Budapest!! Part 1

So Budapest is absolutely amazing!! We have spent the past few days exploring the city and getting used to public transporation. We have pretty much mastered the subway so that is good and really are learning our way around. I feel so bad because we don't speak but three words in Hungarian but most people speak at least some English. The people from the school we are teaching at have been so nice and accommodating. The architecture and history here is so interesting. Its a little cold but actually not as bad as I thought. So far we have seen the Royal Palace and Castle Hill, Heroes Square, and several fun neighborhoods and cafes. Today we went to the Szechenyi Bath...Budapest is known for its thermal baths. This one is outdoor and I guess is like a huge hot tub but much better. It is surrounded by this hundreds of years old gorgeous building. Locals and tourists go here and old men sit in the water and play chess. It was absolutely an amazing experience. But its late and time for bed...here are a few pictures...I'll try to post more soon! Miss you all!!

Molly and I in front of Royal Palace.


gorgeous Chain Bridge


Doug, Me, Daria, and Molly in front of the Szechenyi Bathhouse.


Molly and me at the Millennium Monument in Heroes Square.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Europe

Alright so I mentioned before that I will be doing half of my student teaching in Budapest, Hungary. I am leaving on January 27th and come back February 27th. I can't believe that is so soon!! I thought I'd ask if any of you out there have been to Europe and if you had any travel tips for me. I've never been so anything is incredibly helpful from practical information to where I have to go and what is a must see. We will likely have weekends to travel and probably half of the first week. I would love to hear suggestions from you!