As part of the research project I’m working on here at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, I must now pay a visit to prof. Sandor Kunsagi-Mate in Pecs, Hungary. I’ve met prof. Kunsagi in several occasions before and I’m looking forward to working with him in his research team, although unfortunately he will have to leave next week to the far east to check on some of his multiple collaborations around the world. I’m also looking forward to use their computer facilities which I think are physically located in Budapest. Living near Budapest is something I’m also very much excited about since it’s one of my favorite cities in the world.
I haven’t read much about the University I’m going to, other than it’s the oldest university in Hungary dating back from the days in which King Matei Corvin ruled the Hungarian Empire. King Mathias was born in Cluj-Napoca, by the way. That’s a good 600 years now!
It’s always exciting to start anew in a completely different environment with a new research team. This time my chances of learning a bit of the language are pretty slim. In fact I’ve heard a lot of Hungarian here in Cluj and I haven’t learned too much, other than some isolated words.
Despite all the problems we face on a daily basis here at UBB I will miss Romania while I’m gone; it could be for a month or two. Romania has crawled under my skin, so even if I -often- complain about their ways and customs, it is now a part of me and I think I’m starting to feel homesick.
Pecs will be a nice adventure, I’m sure.