Spending two weeks on the road can be a harrowing experience, here's some of the sights and sounds from Embedded World Germany and ESC China/Shenzhen.

First the eating shots...

Here's a shot of Mike Glass, the new Group Program Manager for the Embedded Windows team (an accomplished sword swallower) eating a whole fish in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Next up is the Snail eating competition, also at the Fish restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany - Chris (left) has just eaten a snail and I'm just about to (very nice!)

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and the World Famous "Liver Cheese" (Leberkäse) which turned out to be the meal of choice at the Embedded World event in Germany, and interestingly doesn't contain Liver or Cheese!

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Nutella Pizza with a blob of vanilla ice cream for desert at the Sheraton hotel in Shenzhen!

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While looking for a good place to eat in Nuremberg we found this pub close to the castle, for some reason we decided not to eat here - any place that apologizes for being open doesn't bode well for the food (or beer) you find inside.

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Booth Shot... Here's a shot of the Microsoft Booth at the Embedded Systems Conference in Shenzhen - note the two floors on the booth on the right - upstairs was for press and customer meetings.

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Talking of press meetings - Here's the PR team from APAC (Adam Jaffe, PR manager for Microsoft, Redmond is wearing the blue shirt).

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And while we're on the subject of press meetings, here's some of the local Chinese press just after a panel interview.

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Keeping track of all the comments I make during the interviews is Adam Jaffe - the "PR Police", notice the stressful look as I'm in full flow talking about developer technologies (some of which I probably shouldn't have been talking about!)

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And here's Kevin Dallas, General Manager for the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft doing a TV interview.

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So that's the sights, what about the sounds ? - Back to the Tuba!

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- Mike