Blogging in Budapest

Ok, confession time. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, I’ve been away from my keyboard and not updated my blog since last Monday. The reason for this is that I’ve been in Budapest for the past week, acting as a guest lecturer at the University of Corvinus. The lectures went well and I’m now safely back at my desk at NTU in Nottingham.

I went out there with my laptop fully intending to update the blog everyday as usual, but unfortunately life got in the way and I ended up spending most of my time either writing and preparing lectures, in meetings or wandering around looking at the city (by the way if you haven’t been then I’d highly recommend it as Budapest is an amazingly beautiful place). As a result I spent very little time at all on the blog and now have a lot of catching up to do. Therefore I apologise to anyone who’s posted while I’ve been away and I’ve not replied to them. Hopefully I’ll be able to reply today, plus get back to my normal blogging schedule.

About matthewashton

I'm a Politics Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. I specialise in the fields of American, British and media politics.
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5 Responses to Blogging in Budapest

  1. I’d love to read about what you think of the government in Hungary.

  2. Ashton, you’d be insane to waste time blogging while in BUDAPEST! Blogging can wait–enjoying Budapest doesn’t when you’ve only got so much time. Don’t you dare apologize for not blogging! LOL. If you’re so inclined, it would be interesting to learn of your observations of the city.

    • Good advice! My trouble is that I find it very hard to switch off in terms of work. I almost never say no when I’m asked to do something just because I’m happier being busy than not. The end result is that sometimes I don’t stop enough to smell the roses.

      On that note I’m writing a blog entry on my week in Budapest for a Nottingham website. I’ll post up a link on here when it’s done. However, I will say that Budapest is an incredibly beautiful city and that I’d recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to visit. At night it lights up like a Christmas Tree and standing on one of the bridges over the Danube was a really magical experience. When I get some spare time I’ll post of up some of the photos of the various places I visited along with some commentary.

      I’m currently trying to persuade some of my Nottingham students to go and study in Budapest for three months next Spring but they’re proving strangely reluctant. I’m going to keep working on it :)

      • “Strangley reluctang”–um, they’re students. The world is erupting. They just might be feeling too keen about travelling abroad at the moment.
        Looking forward to your forthcoming post about the city.
        Thanks for visiting my blogcasa and signing the petition supporting WI. Do note though this is not just “local” any longer–check out the rally schedule

        And btw, some folks from Egypt sent donated pizzas to the protestors. No joke!

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