Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bucharest Day 3 – Trainer Death

Part-way through Ian’s technical presentation on IPv6, I reached the end of my tether and decided that enough was enough. The trainer was in a sorry state, simply falling apart. I had tried my best but a replacement with a … Continue reading

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Bucharest Day 3 – Black Tiger

Don’t be fooled by the interesting menu item “Black Tiger Salad”. It does not contain the meat of a black tiger. Or any recognised creature, in fact. When we asked the Romanian staff about the ingredient, we were told “fish”. … Continue reading

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Bucharest Day 2 – I want to be an air con salesman

One thing you see around the city are air conditioning units on the outside of every flat. The buildings – even the concrete ones – don’t look too bad but they look a mess with them. At the moment it … Continue reading

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Bucharest Day 2 – Crazy drivers

The traffic in Bucharest is impressive. I am in awe that the roads are not strewn with tangled wreckage and broken bodies. In the short walk from the Novotel to Microsoft, Rez and I have to cross the busy Calea … Continue reading

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Bucharest day 1 – No Neil Gaiman :-(

The day started well with some surprise news – according to “Nine O’Clock”, the free English-language newspaper placed in my room, Neil Gaiman is in Bucharest this week. Bestselling author Neil Gaiman to meet Romanian fans The writer is a … Continue reading

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Bucharest Day 1 – Healthy Respect

Good to see that the locals have a sense of humour when electing their next president.

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Bucharest Day 1 – Wires

First thing you notice walking down the streets of Bucharest are the hundreds of cables (telephone lines?) running from buildings to lamp-posts to whatever. It is almost impossible to take a photo of a building without these getting in the … Continue reading

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