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.


  1. Eh, it does look like Paris!

    I hope you have a great trip. Bring back plenty of pictures!

  2. Have a wonderful time, you two!

  3. Have a fun time … I hear it’s an interesting place.

  4. You are quite the world traveler. We will be looking for pictures of where you go and the gourmet food you discover. Have fun.

  5. Whoa what a beautiful shot from above

  6. Looks like a beautiful place. Hope you both enjoy your tour. best wishes. Enlighten us on the beautiful place once you return.
    see you.

  7. Wow very beautiful sharing about Romania i love kids status all is very impresive.

  8. Hey Renny! I love travelling to, so good to hear u and wifey do a lot of travelling too.. that way, we get to enjoy ur beautiful pics here.. thanks for sharing! TGIF! :)

  9. have a wonderful trip!

  10. Its almost Paris :)))))

    Have a wonderful weekend
    Enjoy ….

  11. We stay tuned and nobody wants to miss your reports about Bucharest!!! I hope Diane will give us some news about shopping and mode there! And what about the perfumes?! I remember she found a very good one in Toulon. Your web equipment is perfect so I’m sure can contact on FB!!!
    Have a marvelous trip!

  12. Hope you have a wonderful trip and well Diane is one lucky woman. ;-)

  13. Enjoy, and keep those IT folks in-line eh!

  14. What a beautiful country rich in history as well. Of late Romania been in the news lately here because one of the diplomatic staff here was involved in a hit-and-run. The victim died and he went back to Romania so there……

    Have fun Renny :D

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  16. i thought it’s french , it’s bucharest ??

  17. Hope the trip is relaxing and informative. Looking forward to seeing the photos :)

  18. Bucharest is one of the grand cities I want to see with my own eyes one day, Renny. Thanks for the appetizer.

  19. Mmm, I love that arch of Triumph!!!

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  21. Wow ! Great it is just same as India Gate…Really

  22. I enjoyed checking out your blog today and I will be back to check it more in the future so please keep up your good quality work. I love the colors that you chose, you are quite talented!

  23. Wow ! Great it is just same as India Gate…Really

  24. Very nice sharing. Thank you… Good information and good way your blog post. Good luck blogger man.

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