After more talks, we went on an excursion to Szentendre (for the second time in a week—I’m glad I didn’t also go when the Memphis-Budapest Summer School organized a trip) and Vise’grad. Our time in Szentendre was fairly short, and I spent a lot of it looking for sarongs in the touristy shops. No cottage industry are they, though: they all sell rectangular cloth shawls of exactly one size, the same size, from the same place, which are, unfortunately, much too narrow to work as a sarong.

Afterwards, we went to Vise’grad, an old castle town. Our schedule called for us to tour the palace and the castle itself; unfortunately, the schedule seemed to be just a vague suggestion to the tourguide, and we didn’t actually make it to the castle until after it’d closed. Alas.

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