Thanks to everyone for their kind words. It's not the easiest thing to completely uproot, but I'm not the first to try this and Budapest seems like a nice city plus CEU has great facilities so I'm very optimistic. I avoided jet lag by pushing through my first day with no naps. My flights were similarly sleepless, but I had a great time watching the northern lights out the window. The display tempered my frustration at being stuck in a window seat of a COMPLETELY full 747. Interestingly, it took me the same amount of time to travel from SLC to Budapest as it did for my hotel rommate Darko (as in Donnie) to travel from Sarajevo to Budapest by train.