Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Where better than Budapest?

Central Pest
Hero's Square

Museum of Applied Arts

The Danube
Babs on bike
Szechenyi Baths
Szechenyi Baths
Stand-up comedy
Our Street
Castle hill
Pest from Castle Hill

St. Istvans cathedral

Known to be one of the world's most difficult languages, it is not surprising that this language's challenges make for an interesting start to 6 months living everything this beautiful city has to offer. The fact that this language is in fact closer to Hindi than to English quickly explains why some very interesting (and sometimes unfortunate) anomalies sometimes arise. I have listed a few of the favourites below:

szia (pronounced seeya) = hello, though can mean good bye as well
héllo = hood bye but can also mean hello.
akt (pronounced act) = nude
blokk (pronounced block) = receipt
kánon (pronounced canon) = round
kantin (pronounced canteen) = mess
test = body
comb = thigh
part = shore
sajt (pronounced shite) = cheese

These are just a few examples. Makes for a good laugh sometimes at least!

Where did the months go?


The human cost of the Iraq war

New York City skyline

Montreal, Canada

Copper Mountain, Colorado

Beaver Creek back country, Colorado



Tignes, France

London skyline

The London Eye

New years eve, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Hyde Park, London


Sharjah, U.A.E

The Marina, Dubai, U.A.E

Hot water beach, New Zealand

Devenport, Auckland

Santiago de Chile

Mendosa, Argentina


Salta, Argentina

So, it's been a while since I left South America and last posted anything. Even I am wondering where the time went, instead of thinking about it too much I have uploaded some of the best pictures from the last 5 months including the last week or so in Argentina and Chile...