The silence.... well... let me tell you about that.
You see, last thursday night, before my last exam, I suddenly realised that On the 5th of March my passport expires...oops... I live abroad and I will soon no longer have a passport....could be a problem.
So, I won a free mystery tour of Budapest and all the lovely sites it has to offer. Where they told me that all I had to do was ask and they would give me a passport, right there and then.....
ah haa hah hah ha
No..... I planned a dawn trip to Budapest with my poor folks to go the british embassy there where they told me that I had to fill in a really annoying form, redo my passport photos to make sure I look as much like a criminal as possible and then I would have to surrender the old passport and wait in budapest 10 days till they could issue the new one.. oh yes, and the pleasure of the whole proceedure would cost me a whopping £120 (that $234 for you Americani's)...great.
So, I told them I couldnt wait that long, that I dont live in hungary and so waiting in the country was out of the question, I begged (mum begged) them to rush it. The best we could do was that I got to keep the old passport, that they would do it on friday (earliest).
At least the city is not entirely ugly