I’m at a cafe and restaurant called Archivum, after about two hours’ walking around and thinking about my talk.

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I left the conference a little early, and fell dead asleep for a couple hours. I had a very nice walk back to the hotel– the sun came out, and it made me realize that I hadn’t actually seen the sun in several days– but realized on the way that there’s was no way I could go to tonight’s big conference dinner, and give a coherent talk tomorrow.

backlit anthony, the lesser-known cousin of flat stanley, via flickr

So I napped, worked in the room for a couple hours, then went out in search of some dinner. I headed away from the river this time, toward what I vaguely thought was a university or museum or such.

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Budapest turns out to share with London one of my absolutely favorite urban qualities: the ability to delight and surprise you, if you’re willing to walk around.

frank zappa cafe, via flickr

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Archivum is great. I had this spicy chicken dish, which was excellent (though I thought I’d ordered the honey chicken, but no matter).

i’ve never liveblogged dinner before! via flickr

I’ now faced with an Archivum coffee, which is coffee, honey, nutmeg, and milk froth. Looks good.

archivum cafe, via flickr

Now it’s time to wander some more, and think some more about slides and the rhetoric of my talk.

[ Posted from Archivum Cafe, Budapest via plazes.com ]

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