University Of Colorado At Budapest

Walking down the streets of Budapest, I see a lot of weird clothes.  Between the European love of shirts with funny (and often incomprehensible) sayings, and the amount of second hand clothing stores in the city, you never know where something might come from.  That’s why I wasn’t entirely surprised when I saw something from home…

I was on my way to school, and I was absentmindedly thinking about the person wearing the University of Colorado jacket on the sidewalk in front of me (here’s the logo, if you don’t know it).  It didn’t feel strange to see someone representing my alma mater until I realized that it was a world away from me.

In hindsight, it probably would’ve been cool to go stop the person and ask if they were actually from Colorado, or if they just got the Buffaloes jacket somewhere. 

But, I had two problems with that idea:

  1. I was late for school.
  2. I don’t like when strange people approach me on the street, so I wanted to save her the trouble of a creepy guy bothering her first thing in the morning.

So, I snapped a few quick, blurry pictures with my phone and ducked down into the metro station.


Hungarian word of the day:


This means “university.”  It’s difficult to pronounce because of the impossible “gy” letter in it, but you’ll get fairly close by saying “Edge-eh-tem.”