Photo of the Week: Early Sunsets


Daylight savings has ended in Budapest. Its been over for 2 weeks now and I sure miss it. That extra hour of daylight at the end of the day sure makes a difference. The sun starts setting so early! This photo was taken around 3:00 in the afternoon. By 4:30 or so, the sun is completely set.

One of my friends said that in reality, Budapest and Hungary shouldn’t be in the Central European Time zone. It should be in the same time zone as Romania. The sun comes up at 6:30 in the morning. Much too early. By the time I’m done eating lunch I feel like the day is almost over already! How depressing.

As we’re heading into winter, the temperature has started dropping and it is definitely noticeable. At nights the temperatures hover around the 0 degree mark. During the day its around 10 – 15 degrees which isn’t too cold. Manageable still. This weekend, when in the sun, it was actually really warm and nice. You could feel the heat from the sun.

But I’ve been warned. In the middle of winter, temperatures can drop as low as –20 degrees. I’m not looking forward to those days. Everyone assumes that being Canadian, I am prepared for the cold weather, but I definitely am not! Vancouver is probably the mildest part of Canada and it rarely drops down below –5 degrees. Time to stock up on the fuzzy slippers, gloves and hot chocolate!