Gallivanting Across Europe

I’m leaving for Europe on Saturday for a two week jaunt across the pond on business. The itinerary is: Helsinki, Tallinn, London, and then Paris. Not bad, eh? I head out on Saturday at 7:45 in the morning, via JFK to Helsinki. I’ll be spending a week there doing user studies to see how people use communication tools. After Helsinki, I’m heading over to Estonia (via ferry!) for a day to check to check out Tallinn, since I’ve heard so many great things about it. After Estonia, we head back to Helsinki to catch a flight to London and spend two days in London to meet with some product teams in the “Microsoft House” in Soho. After the London meetings, I’ve taken a few days off. Time permitting, I’m going to take a day trip out of London to York or Dover. After London, I’m heading off on Wednesday (via EasyJet!) to take a little vacation in Paris. I’ll be staying with Purwa in her place in Cite Universitaire for three nights, until I head back to SF on Saturday. It’ll be a whirlwind trip, but it’s shaping up to be a lot of fun and looking like a good mix of business and pleasure. I’ll be blogging and hopefully posting pictures as well during the trip.