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Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:26 am

We organized a meet in Düsseldorf, Germany for the Weekend of 17 - 19 August.

It started with a mere mention of a possibility on Facebook and so far we have 12 confirmed attendees (is that the correct word? :lol: )

Attending so far:

Guinea Pig and DuQues
Zypresse and SO
Jose Amsterdam
Tabs
Katydownunder

and 6 others that are either not on the forum or I have NO idea what their forum names are!

Probably attending:

Madach and SO

and again some others that are on the forums but I have no idea what their forum names are!

Point is - ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Whether we know you or not, whether we always see eye to eye on everything, we don't care. We want to meet new people and they ARE out there.

If you're able to make your way to Düsseldorf and want to join us on any of the dates during the weekend of 17 to 19 August, let us know, and we'll post the details here.
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby saraf » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:00 am

GP,

Would really love to and I am not saying a definite no but at this moment in time it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it this one.
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:09 pm

Would've loved to have you there, Saraf, but completely understand if you don't make it. We'll just invite you for the next one!
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby dellac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi GP
I too would like to join you for the meet but at the moment not sure if we
can .... Are there any campsite near as we have a touring caravan? how cool
would that be to meet some of you folks, as it seems it all happens in SA. As I
say would love to attend but not sure if viable

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Zypresse » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi dellac,
have a look here: Camping. The best is definitely the last one on the list Parking for campers in Düsseldorf - Unteres Rheinwerft/Tonhallenufer, without any utilities, but in the heart of the city, close to famous "Altstadt" and directly on the banks of the Rhine river.
Don't hesitate to pm me - I live in Dusseldorf and will be glad to answer most of your questions
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:49 pm

Hi there dellac!!

Would love to have you there!!
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby dellac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:51 pm

Hi Zypreese
Thanks for your reply Will look up the camping, and if we think it
possible, we will pm you with any questions

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:30 pm

I'm going to see how many km from Lausanne.... to Düsseldorf and how many time (by train)
a lot of people I have envy to meet or meet again
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:58 pm

no I can't... nearly 900 km... 9 hours by train

I don't know if... easyjet... will see
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:58 am

Would've loved to have met you Anne-marie and Pumbaa!

So far 14 have confirmed they will attend the meet.

This will be the first meet in Europe in quite a while, so we're also inviting members of another wildlife forum to join. We even have somebody from Israel coming all the way. It is getting a bit bigger than we initially bargained on when you add the SO's to the confirmed attendees.

But a great way to meet all those names on a forum and Facebook.
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:11 pm

easyjet... no
but something with Lufthansa, very cheap
now... looking for B&B, Guest House or what else
à suivre ...
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Zypresse » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:01 pm

Hi All, the date for the meet in Dusseldorf (17./18.08.2012) is coming nearer - and I start planning this event.

We will meet Friday evening, hopefully for a nice japanese dinner between Ibis Hotel (near main station) and Altstadt (old city) and continue on Saturday after breakfast with a nice tour of the city (we'll walk, so bring comfy shoes...), maybe a visit to the Aquazoo (? its still optional...), hop on the tram to Kaiserswerth and return to the Altstadt (old city) by ship just in time for dinner at one of our famous Brauhaus (beer houses).

How about you? Are you really coming and participating? Please confirm via PM.

Thanks and I hope to see you in Dusseldorf!
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:09 pm

The train is booked already....

For the other Cloggies: www.nshispeed.nl Book now, and you will pay only 19 euro (single trip) per person!
Now try to drive and park a car for that money....
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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:27 pm

Interested.......but how wheelchair friendly would the weekend be?
I can walk short distances, and go up stairs, but can't stand for long, so need a wheelchair for any distance walking.

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Re: Open invite to a European meet in August!

Unread postby Zypresse » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:34 pm

CV, you sure haven't thought of this answer
completely wheelchair accessible. My SO is permanently using a wheelchair and I have a look at this matter (as all other organizers had before for the meets in Dordrecht, Bergen, Cologne , just to make sure he is able to participate...)
If you have any special needs don't hesitate to pm me, will be happy to assist!

So, what about joining us, CV?
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