Hello to the distinguished readers of East Ethnia from Budapest, which is still lovely but where it seems the bars now close at 12. Tomorrow I make my way to Belgrád from whence I will slowly resume blogging duties. Not just I, but also the two loyal readers I dined with last night, think that Teekay did a fantastic job in my absence. The coverage of the Srebrenica tape here has been some of the best material in English on the net.
For my part, what I learned while shepherding 17 students on a tour of Czech and Polish concentration camps over the past couple of weeks has been:
✮The utility of the Naški language diminishes in direct relation to how far north one has travelled.
✮Students are always happy to engage in a comparative discussion of atrocity memorials using sponsorship as an independent variable.
✮The sort of sleeping accommodations provided to students remain every bit as sketchy as they were when I was a student.
Other things I remain uncertain about, especially the most important ones.