June 2024


Szoborpark and Árpád

Szakasits Árpád

Originally uploaded by elmada.

One of the places that was on my personal, and Mateo’s, priority list for Budapest was Szoborpark.

Szoborpark is one of those places that can only exist in former communist countries, for it is a collection of statues of communist heroes-both Hungarian and Soviet. There are about […]


It’s amazing how much I remember about Bratislava from my ~18 hour visit a few years back-and its amazing how much the city has progressed. I would say that the city looks remarkably better over the past several years. I cannot put my finger on any one thing to justify my opinion, it’s just a […]

La Fée Verte

I didn’t mention it in any of the posts I put up Wednesday, my first day back on the net, but Mateo was winging his way back to the states as I posted the entries. He was still flying home when I wrote this entry. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to post it until today, […]

gay Bratislava

The trouble, for me, started when I made the mistake of complementing a local’s cool hair style – and in fact, I did like his hair. However, I didn’t necessarily want to have sex with him.

Unfortunately he thought I did.

Monday night Mateo and I were enjoying the friendly underground confines of the Apollon […]

On the Upswing

I knew I was getting better when upon waking up this morning, my first urge was to do the laundry.

In fact, I have finished three loads and am now washing the fourth-which contain, most importantly of all, my sheets-meaning that I will not be reinfecting myself when I go to bed tonight.

Actually I […]


I lay down on my bed to try and finish a book tonight. Instead I fell asleep, waking at 1am. I’ll probably go back to bed shortly.

For what it’s worth, I confirmed the hotel in Bratislava, and hope to do the same for Budapest sometime today. I didn’t get my first (gay) choice, nor […]


Today was a planning kind of day.

Originally I’d planned to go for a bike ride, but a hail storm and dark clouds discouraged such a maneuver. Instead I laid down to read a book and was startled when a window that was shut blew open. Apparently it wasn’t shut that tightly-nd another hail storm […]