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Sudden Delight!

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Photos are beautiful things! They transport us to distant places, different phases of life and conjure up memories from the past. They're like great songs, reminding us of lost loves, heartbreak, passion and joy. In life I'm generally a very organized and neat person. Actually obsessively neat. But these traits are lost when it comes to photo organization. They aren't labeled properly on my laptop and I can never find anything. Usually it's a headache but sometimes you stumble upon a treasure like this photo, taken at a hole in the wall bar in Budapest last April.

The entire bar was covered with business cards and hand-written notes. Talented local musicians were playing American metal music and you could eat peanuts and throw shells on the floor. Delicious, cheap beer. It was a great night. And I left my business card and own personal note - "Tonight the world begins again" - on the wall. It was a promise to myself to keep exploring, traveling and learning. And I've done a pretty good job of it since then, going on many interesting trips in the past year. It also was a reminder to never lose site of passions in life, because you never know when life or good health will be taken from you. Enjoy it while you can. One day I hope to return to Budapest to visit this wonderful bar, and my note, again.

Next week we'll journey back to Russia and I'll share reports on Moscow and Peterhof. Until then, I wish everyone a very pleasant and relaxing weekend!

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yarowind
Apr. 5th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
>>Next week we'll journey back to Russia

We have not the best weather, all melting, dirty :)
peacetraveler22
Apr. 5th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
I meant journey back to Russia with my stories. I'm not returning quite yet. Although I do miss your crazy country. :)
yarowind
Apr. 5th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, forgive my stupidity :))
peacetraveler22
Apr. 5th, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
No stupidity! Sometimes things get lost in translation. :)
yarowind
Apr. 5th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
OK, let it be:)
notabler
Apr. 5th, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
I love Hungarian, they are so creative, funny and warm people. I used to know a lot of them in soviet time Moscow in my uni. My dream is to visit Hungary sometimes
peacetraveler22
Apr. 5th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
I was with a local Hungarian, she took us to this bar. A lovely woman! Unfortunately, I only had the opportunity to see Budapest but hopefully I can return and visit more remote places. I hope you have the opportunity to visit the country one day. The Hungarian Parliament building is one of the most beautiful government buildings I've seen.
7greendog
Apr. 5th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Нора
peacetraveler22
Apr. 6th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Что? я не понимаю.
gharbha
Apr. 6th, 2013 05:07 am (UTC)
a hole in the wall = Нора (nara).
peacetraveler22
Apr. 6th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Спасибо!
7greendog
Apr. 6th, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
бест транслейтер ))
peacetraveler22
Apr. 6th, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
Re: бест транслейтер ))
I didn't know it was a Russian word! Never seen or heard it. And I didn't need a translator to write "Что? я не понимаю." It's one of the first phrases we learned in my Russian classes. :))
7greendog
Apr. 6th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
Re: бест транслейтер ))
Realy?) I thought earlier, first russian phrases learned in american classes is
"Сколько человек в вашем подразделении?"
"Где ваша военная часть?"
"Где ближайшая ракетная база?"
Hahaha)))
peacetraveler22
Apr. 6th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Re: бест транслейтер ))
:))
7greendog
Apr. 6th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Re: бест транслейтер ))
В действительности, это шутка из одного современного русского фильма))
ne_o_tom
Apr. 6th, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)
That it hangs from the ceiling? Strange impression. I saw debris on the floor, but it looks like garbage on the ceiling.))))
peacetraveler22
Apr. 6th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Garbage? :) Nope, beautiful love notes and other written words I couldn't understand because they were written in Hungarian.
ne_o_tom
Apr. 6th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Of course, I realize that it was made for beauty and positive.)))) But it looks really funny.))))
rider3099
Apr. 6th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
I have never been to Budapest. I know it's very nice and old city.
And you are right - we must appreciate each moment of our life because our life is too short...
Enjoy your weekend!
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