Middle seats in economy class
Trying to sleep on overnight flights in middle seats in economy class
$36 dollar a day wireless access
St. Stephen’s Basilica
Sports on European cable TV – rally driving! water polo! motorcycle racing!
Walking at night in an unfamiliar city
The view of Buda across the river from Pest
I’m in Budapest for roughly 48 hours, giving a talk at the Open Society Archives and Central Europe University about blogging and politics, and participating in an Open Society Institute board meeting. Then an OSI colleague of mine and I head to Tunis, via Paris, for WSIS. I’m helping Rebecca (who’s flying in from China) lead a workshop called “Expression Under Repression” and hoping to catch up with lots of ICT4D friends during the 72 hours of insanity that surround the conference. I’m leaving on the early side – midday Friday – so I can get a day at home before heading back down to NYC for a few more meetings with OSI.
I’ve got high hopes of writing something insightful from Tunis, but I worry that there’s really no “there” there. So you may have to settle for my accounts of meeting some great bloggers, like “MMM”, the blogger behind
In the meantime, all I have to say is that watching “Pimp My Ride” in German is a very strange experience.