[EUR] Continental Europe!

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:57 am UTC

That's not a bad idea... I would like to go, but I still can't make promises and I probably won't be able to go in the next month or two months. I'll have to learn now how life works with the baby.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:47 am UTC

Starting next week week, I will be spending 25 days in Europe, stoping at Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam. If anyone wants to meet at any of this cities, I'm up for it.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:04 am UTC

I would definitely like to meet you either in Amsterdam or in Barcelona (depending on the dates).
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:14 pm UTC

Here are the dates:
Madri---------20/03~25/03
Barcelona----25/03~31/03
Paris----------31/03~06/04
Amsterdam--06/04~11/04
Madri---------11/04~14/04

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:21 pm UTC

I am also open for a meet up when you're in Amsterdam, but it will be schedule-juggling that week.

Edit: do you have special interests, things you'd like to see that locals might advice you on or take you to?

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:33 pm UTC

I could meet you on 30. or 31. March in Barcelona. We can't meet very long, nor late in the evening, because I have company. But we can meet.

As a plan B, we could meet on 11. April in Amsterdam.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby PolakoVoador » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:25 am UTC

Zamfir, I still have not much idea of what to do in Amsterdam, and tips from locals, for anything really, are always welcome. Since you will be schedule juggling, I leave it open to you to make suggestions on when and where we can meet.

Jplus, I don't know how much time I will have on 11. April in Amsterdam, since I will fly back to Madrid this day. I still have to buy the tickets, so maybe there will be time, but it is not certain.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:44 pm UTC

I could meet on Tuesday or Friday evening, or on Saturday.

I pass by Amsterdam on the way back from work, I can park park the car and take the subway to the centre. I know some places to get a bite of food. Alternatively, perhaps you're interested in visiting Utrecht, another city nearby where I live? It's fairly even to me, I like visiting A'dam once in while.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:17 am UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:Jplus, I don't know how much time I will have on 11. April in Amsterdam, since I will fly back to Madrid this day. I still have to buy the tickets, so maybe there will be time, but it is not certain.

So, Barcelona then?
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby PolakoVoador » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:47 pm UTC

Jplus wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:Jplus, I don't know how much time I will have on 11. April in Amsterdam, since I will fly back to Madrid this day. I still have to buy the tickets, so maybe there will be time, but it is not certain.

So, Barcelona then?

Yes, Barcelona, on 30.April would be easier I believe.

Zamfir wrote:I could meet on Tuesday or Friday evening, or on Saturday.

I pass by Amsterdam on the way back from work, I can park park the car and take the subway to the centre. I know some places to get a bite of food. Alternatively, perhaps you're interested in visiting Utrecht, another city nearby where I live? It's fairly even to me, I like visiting A'dam once in while.

Tuesday or Friday seems good to me. Visiting Utrecht sounds like a good idea :)

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:16 pm UTC

Let's pencil it in for Friday 10, in Utrecht?

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:24 am UTC

Zamfir wrote:Let's pencil it in for Friday 10, in Utrecht?

Can I join? How late would that be?
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:50 am UTC

Where do you live? I could be in the city around 7 o'clock, I'll try a tad earlier.

I'll try to think of some Very Dutch place to eat.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:37 pm UTC

7 o clock is no problem. I can be at Utrecht CS at 18:52 without taking a second off from work.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:07 pm UTC

Ok, friday, 10, around 19h at Utrecht CS

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Sprocket » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:24 pm UTC

Sounds like fun.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:30 pm UTC

Surprise! I will be there as well.

Do we meet at any particular point in Utrecht CS? Like, near track 8 (upstairs)?
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:09 pm UTC

Central hall below the arrival screen. Around 7. We sent each other photos.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:56 pm UTC

Hmm. Clearly I never use the central hall. The arrival board has been removed.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:34 am UTC

We found eachother and it was fun.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Zamfir » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:59 am UTC

Yep

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Artemisia » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:28 pm UTC

Zamfir wrote:Hmm. Clearly I never use the central hall. The arrival board has been removed.

replaced with something digital, right? There's still a central meeting point in any case.

Glad you guys had fun. I'd be up for another meetup in NL, which is incidentally where I live.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:20 am UTC

So would I!
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Diemo » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:12 pm UTC

Me three.

I am finishing up soon and would be up for travelling to a meeting once I have submitted.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby 6d76746e » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:36 am UTC

Slovakia here.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Artemisia » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:13 pm UTC

Jplus wrote:So would I!

jplus, are there many more of us? my last meetup was planned in FaiD in London.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:47 pm UTC

By "us", do you mean Dutchies? Last meeting I attended (planned here) was with three Dutchies, one Dane and one Irish (Diemo). But results from the past...
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Diemo » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:52 pm UTC

I get the feeling that XKCD has a fair number of Dutchies going around.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:12 am UTC

Would anyone be interested in a meetup in March 2016?

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:15 pm UTC

Yeppers.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Diemo » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:21 pm UTC

Sure. I was planning to have a barge holiday about then - possibly in the Netherlands, possibly elsewhere.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:20 am UTC

I'm still planning my itinerary, but it looks like I'll be able to spend two or three weeks in Europe, from mid February to early March. There's a really long list of places I'd like to go, but the only certain places so far are in the UK and Benelux, and maybe France, and maybe Poland/Czechia, and and and and...yeah.

Judging by past meetups in this thread, and Diemo's input, it looks like this would best take place somewhere in the Netherlands, maybe?

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:28 am UTC

I guess it's time we make some decisions. We need to decide on the place and the date. How are we going to decide this? Create a list that people can amend?

Sheikh al-Majaneen: from mid February to early March, preferably UK or Benelux.
Jplus: any time in February or March, lives in the Netherlands, nearby countries are fine.
Diemo: barge holiday about March, possibly in the Netherlands, possibly elsewhere.
6d76746e: ?, lives in Slovakia.
Artemisia: ?, lives in the Netherlands.

I do agree that the Netherlands seem to be the most obvious choice for a place so far. As for a date, maybe the first week of March could work for everyone?
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:51 am UTC

I haven't purchased my airline tickets yet, but that will almost definitely work for me. I have no location restrictions or preferences, as long as it is in a place accessible by train.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:01 pm UTC

I am also Dutch and I like meets. Especially when it's in a place accessible by train. Or accessible by bike if it's near Nijmegen :D .
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:07 pm UTC

Intermission: I am currently in Berlin and I can meet any xkcdians over here between 7. and 10. December.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:35 am UTC

I am not going to be able to make it, at least not in February. Maybe June or October or something.

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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Jplus » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:38 pm UTC

Are we still going to meet sometime soon? Is the first week of March still a possibility? Should we pick some city in the Netherlands?

In order to have some starting material to discuss: how about Saturday 5. March in Amsterdam, with optional extension to Sunday 6. March?

Unfortunately, I can't offer a place to stay. Either somebody else has to offer a place or travellers have to arrange a place by themselves.
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby Diemo » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:47 pm UTC

So, I am starting a new job in a week. As such, I can't commit to anything until I figure out how the job goes (I also have to finish my corrections - which really I should have done before I start the new job but I am unsure if I am going to make it).
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Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby HES » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:28 pm UTC

I will be driving through the Netherlands that very weekend en route to Scandinavia. Alas, I don't think our schedule will allow for the detour.
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