Thursday, 4 June 2015

In Warsaw

Something a bit different for the next couple of days, as I've come to Poland for the second Global Forum on Nicotine, a two day conference on harm reduction with a packed schedule of speakers. You can see this year's agenda here and the archive from 2014 by clicking here.

Wifi is standard just about everywhere over here - as you'd expect for the centre of an EU member state's capital city - so I'll be posting anything of note (and probably irrelevances too) on these pages over the weekend.

First up tonight, though, is the welcome party at a Turkish restaurant from 6:30pm your time. If you care and are lucky - and if this ex-MEP doesn't nobble me with vile cocktails again - I might be in a position to post some pics from the event later. Watch this space.

UPDATE:

Pics will have to be added later when I get a better platform, for now I'll put them in the comments.

Quite a crowd at the welcome venue. Vaping is permitted inside but it's busy in there.


One half of the buffet.




16 comments:

Dick_Puddlecote said...

She said it was a local Polish cocktail, don't know the name. It was revolting.

VapeMeStoopid said...

Make sure to get one of Rebecca dumping her drink on Fergus's head :D

Junican said...

Discussions in close sessions? No press or uninvited observers?

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Nope, all open and some sessions filmed. I reckon the organisers would positively welcome the press.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

:)

nisakiman said...

Probably vodka and fermented fish or something similar. They like some funny old things in them foreign countries.

I look forward to the photos. I do hope you manage to get some footage of suitably dissolute behaviour. I mean, what else do you go to these things for? Surely the whole idea is to get pissed and make a spectacle of yourself, is it not? ;)

Anyway, enjoy. Doubtless you will have something of interest to relate concerning the event.

I've never been to Poland, but I understand from friends who have that it is very welcoming. And cheap. If they could just do something about the temperature there....

Dick_Puddlecote said...

It's clear blue skies and 25 degrees here this evening. :)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

https://twitter.com/dick_puddlecote/status/606528286496292864

Dick_Puddlecote said...

https://twitter.com/dick_puddlecote/status/606528408554717186

Dick_Puddlecote said...

https://twitter.com/dick_puddlecote/status/606530478112428033

nisakiman said...

We don't have any pics yet, DP. Not even in the comments. :(

25°? Gawd, that's the same as here! Get me a large tequila and fresh squeezed orange, plenty of ice - I'll be along shortly!

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Twitter links above

Mike Loftus said...

25, eh? What's that in Celsius?

jmshigham said...

You're right into this now. Go for it.

Norbert Zillatron said...

https://youtu.be/AfM8EdSjIO0

Norbert Zillatron said...

Nice meeting you in person. :D