I normally consider myself fairly adept at most computer/media-related things, but starting this blog has vexed me for almost two weeks. I signed up for a wordpress account, but I couldn’t for the LIFE of me figure out how to actually start blogging. So I asked James (my 13 year old son), for help and he handed my laptop back to me 2 minutes later and said, “Here you go.” Apparently I had skipped a critical step in the sign-up process (the step that said, “Create your blog now.” This could signal a changing of the guard in the family IT department. Grandmother, if you’re reading this, you may soon have a new IT manager. Also, there is an email subscription button at the bottom of this page — enter your email and you’ll be notified when I post something new.
So this is my first blog post ever. And it’s coming to you from our apartment in Pécs, Hungary. We live on Jokai Utca (pronounced UT-zah), less than a block away from Jokai Ter (ter is the Hungarian word for square) which connects to the main city square, Szechenyi Ter, about a block away. Like much of Europe, I suppose, it’s all about the square.
This is what you all should know first: Pécs (pronounced “Paytch”) is a hidden gem of a city. The city center is beautiful, the food is terrific and inexpensive, and the people have been very, very kind to us. We’ve also spent 5 days in Budapest, which everyone had told us would be a spectacular city. They didn’t overstate this.
I hope to use this blog mostly for photos and brief comments (I think that’s what a blog post is). If you just want to see photographs from our trip, without comment or any real organization, you can go to my first Pecs web gallery here. (http://homepage.mac.com/patster66/Pecs_1_Hungary2010/). I’ll add more galleries soon, including Budapest.
Here are a few pix to get us started. Click on the image to see a high-res version.