Kate is in Budapest, Hungary, staying in the attic of conductor Ádám Fischer (who established the Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra) and trying to learn enough of the language to comfortably get around. Others in the house are her friends Aron, Aron's sister and baby, and various other friends who drop in from other parts of the world. They are exploring the city, taking turns cooking for the house and have hopes of going to Vienna in a few days.
Time to write and learn are on Kate's agenda. I pray this is a safe and eventful trip for this daughter, yearning for adventure.
Thanks for the Skype, Kate. It is always good to hear from you.