It is your responsibility to get to Bucharest by the night of Sunday 12 June 2022 at the very latest, as we will be heading off to the venue first thing in the morning of 13 June. Do not try to arrive on the Monday morning, as any delay will disrupt the program for everyone. You will have to make hotel bookings in Bucharest yourself and pay for your dinner and breakfast while there (everything after that is covered in your workshop fee, other than alcoholic beverages!).
THIS IS A DRAFT ONLY – WE NEED TO RENEGOTIATE WITH THE HOTEL IN EARLY 2022. The organisers will be staying at the Best Western Plus Briston Hotel; we have arranged a special rate of 60 Euro bed and breakfast for a single (book through the hotel and quote the code ‘Andina’), so if you stay there or close by you are welcome to join us at dinner or for drinks on the Sunday evening.
A bus will be leaving at 08.00 on 13 June from the Best Western Plus Briston Hotel, not far from Henri Coandă International Airport (code OTP) at Otopeni, Bucharest. The trip to Boros is likely to take at least 5 hours (please bring travel sickness pills if you require them; the later parts of the route are quite bendy). We will be stopping for lunch at Sinaia at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains, and to stretch our legs around the grounds of Peles royal castle.
On the Friday, we will leave Boros after lunch to head back towards Bucharest. We cannot be precise about arrival time back at Otopeni, but it would be unwise to book a departure flight until after 20.00. Safer still would be to fly out on the Saturday morning. The bus will drop people at Otopeni hotels and at the airport.
If your arrival in Bucharest is delayed, you will have to make your own way to the venue (about 5 hours drive from Bucharest) at your own cost. For anyone driving directly to the venue, we can supply you with coordinates; if you travel by train, you need to discuss that with us…… As the meeting will finish at mid-day on the Friday and we then have to travel back to Bucharest, it would be unwise to book your homeward flight earlier than (say) 8pm on Friday. Everyone is expected to attend the full event, so PLEASE do not announce that you have to leave early on the Friday morning…..
Details of where and when to meet on the Monday morning will be provided about a month before the meeting. At that time we will also request details of specific dietary requirements and room sharing preferences (if some have to share, we will ensure that all rooms are single sex).
Note that it is a long bus journey and there are winding roads in places. So, if you are prone to travel sickness please pack appropriate tablets.
Residents of some countries require a Visa to enter Romania. Please ask your travel agent or your local Romanian Embassy or High Commission to make absolutely certain – and allow plenty of time to obtain one. Romania is a member of the European Union; if you are a resident of another EU country, either a passport or national card will be accepted for travelling into Romania. We are happy to provide an official letter stating the purpose of your visit (also for your funding agency to confirm that you have been invited to attend).