29 July 2008

Time to Say Goodbye Version 2.0

Two weeks ago, I alloted some time to say goodbye to Wonderful Copenhagen. This time around, I will be saying goodbye to Beautiful Budapest.

I've been here for almost two weeks. And I have to say that I was impressed with the things that I have seen. The idea that every country is different and has unique features never cease to be true; there are things here in Hungary that I have never seen outside. Every place I visit has its national flavor, and Hungary has one as well.

I've taken almost 2 gigabytes worth of photos during my whole trip in Europe. Of course, I will be featuring them one by one here in my blog. I suppose I should blog regularly, at least once a day, so that I don't have a large backlog of photos. Right now, I am still uploading photos I took last October 2007, with this post being the start of my Letchworth Park Series.

I have to admit that I am getting a little bit of travel fatigue. I am after all, an INTJ, and the fact that I do not have a routine at the moment sort of kills me. I do like to travel, but I have been living in a suitcase for almost a month now, and it is a little bit too long for me. I miss the regularity of my work, my research, my routine of heading to the office and lab at precisely the same time every workday, among others.

Well, tomorrow, I will be flying back to the United States. I suppose I have work waiting for me when I get back; I already have some email correspondence hinting at that; letters to write, bills to pay, and a lab to run. I have mentioned before that I prefer having something to do than having nothing to do. I live for the thrill that I am beating a deadline; I hate a flatline, since my brain would simply stop functioning if I have nothing to do.

Anyway, I didn't realize that 2008 would be a very fruitful year for my travels. I have visited 5 new countries, bringing my country count to 17. Who knows what 2009 would bring?

So, I suppose I will see you all again on the other side of the Atlantic. I have a flight to catch in a few hours from now.

(Letchworth Park Overview, from my Letchworth Park Series)


  1. ... and 2008 isn't even over yet!

    Have a safe trip home.

    By the way, I'd love you to post a few pages of pictures when you come back, in addition to the daily one. Just show your best!

  2. Zhu,

    Good idea! I could borrow that idea from you, similar to what you did about the sky pictures and the Niagara Falls pictures. Don't worry, I will schedule one up.