Off to explore Bucharest in Romania

Romania’s capital Bucharest, is today a bustling metropolis with the nickname of “Little Paris”, known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and glorious Belle Époque buildings. Legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literary means “joy.” His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place. This weekend I’m going there together with my wife, to combine business with pleasure:

Little Paris
Bucharest Arch of Triumph

CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies):
The purpose of the meeting is for me to represent the Norwegian Computer Society at the Council Meeting. This is a non-profit organisation which represents 36 Member Societies in 33 countries across greater Europe. CEPIS seeking to improve and promote a high standard among informatics professionals in recognition of the impact that Informatics has on employment, business and society. It achieves this by focusing its efforts on a number of areas that are of particular interest to its members. My focus is in the measurement and development of Professional ICT skill, since I’m involved in EUCIP (European Certification of Informatics Professionals).

Adventures with my Significant Other:
As I travel quite a lot, I invite my wife to join in the trip when possible. By this we have had the opportunity to explore quite a lot of Europe. Here are some of my previous posts:

Blogger from Norway visit Athens in Greece
New York Café and Hungarian cuisine as food traditions in Budapest
Brussels Fish Market

Not always on!
This means I will be rather busy during the next days and not on with my computer as often as usual (which also explains why I can’t visit and comment on yours as much as I like – hope you understand!). However, I have my Nokia N82 mobile phone with lots of applications and WiFi, so you might see me on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

This post is part of Reiseblogg2010 – A Norwegian Travel Blog Competition.