In Budapest. Got in yesterday evening. I haven't seen much. A great dinner last night - that paprika sauce on foie gras with a bit of Tokay in the sauce, and some excellent wine. A secret: Hungarian wines. Once they come on the market in the US, look out. Especially one called Vylyan, Montenuovo cuvée.
A late start this morning. Walked around a bit - the chic Andrassy Avenue, around some of the neighborhoods on the Pest side, and now headed towards the river. I needed a good coffee. Found the coffee with a bonus open internet connection.
The town thus far - the Pest side - has a feeling of part Paris (the architecture, some of the leafy boulevards), part Soviet Union (long empty blocks with the occasional shop that looks like a dollar-store), and a mix of older Eastern Europeans and younger indie folks.