In the usual fashion of the cheap traveler, the shortest distance between Frankfurt and Budapest is via München. Yes, it takes longer. Yes, there is an additional take off and landing involved; but it saved almost 200€. I can buy a lot of yarn for 200€. For that matter, the savings are almost enough to pay this four day hotel bill.
This morning the DH dropped us (me en route to Budapest and the two (Ms Soprano and my college roomie) headed back to the States) off at the airport. Three passangers are cheaper by car as long as you have the kind, long suffering husband to do the drop off.
I didn’t bother with pictures either of or from Frankfurt. But München? Why not!
and then there is artistry
and smog, do not forget the smog. This is the clearest picture once we gained altitude. Ugly, huh?
The Corvin is an unpretentious hotel, not fancy (be warned, there is music on their website)
with apartment buildings
and a nice little terrace where I am headed as soon as I post this entry
Thought you would appreciate this –
and my plane knitting project is Fiddlestick’s Lotus Blossom Shawl in a lovely sock weight merino I purchased this January at Imagiknits (San Francisco). Starting yesterday afternoon, I have made excellent progress. 3.75mm needles do feel huge.
The shawl is knit from the top down (usual three stitch start) combining one pattern for the stems and a second for the blossoms on the bottom of the stems.
First I listened to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me….. before finishing Asimov’s Naked Sun. Then it was time to figure out what to hear next.
After listening to a few minutes of this and that – I settled for non-fiction. Pultizer Prize New York Times columnist Thomas L Friedman‘s Longitudes and Attitudes. This collection includes both selected column’s and diary records from the period shortly before and then after 11 Sept 2001. He is articulate and thought provoking even if you don’t subscribe to his politics.