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2008 TravelBlog Office Christmas Parties

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Interested in meeting other TravelBloggers over the Christmas/New Year holiday period?
12 years ago, December 5th 2008 No: 21 Msg: #56555  
B Posts: 104
Yep, we could do 15th instead if that suits. We will confirm venue when we get an idea of numbers!! 😊



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12 years ago, December 5th 2008 No: 22 Msg: #56562  
Hi,

Will arrive around 8pm in HK so everything from 8.30 is ok with me. Have few ideas if you need...and we can keep budget low easily also...indian, malay, etc.... Reply to this

12 years ago, December 6th 2008 No: 23 Msg: #56673  
Any travelbloggers in Costa Rica over the end of the year ? :-) Would be fun to catch up for a new year beach party! Reply to this

12 years ago, December 9th 2008 No: 24 Msg: #57018  
Will be anyone in Sidney??? I am quiet new here just registered but using travelblog so long time ago for getting information about travellings. It would be great to meet some people sometimes.
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12 years ago, December 9th 2008 No: 25 Msg: #57049  
Welcome to TravelBlog Mark. 😊 Reply to this

12 years ago, December 11th 2008 No: 26 Msg: #57245  
B Posts: 5,195
14th Dec - 7pm Madam Kwans, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang - Kuala Lumpur - 5 confirmed so far; get in touch with Ali asap - if you are in KL at this time.

(allow numbers in this topic guys! - we'll delete them after the events)
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12 years ago, December 12th 2008 No: 27 Msg: #57321  
India! Incre-dile India...

Anyone fancy Turkey and Thali at the Taj (Mahal that is).

Rendevous Agra on 25th, 26th or 27th.

Haven't a clue where, how, why or when but drop us a message if you fancy meeting and we'll put something together.


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12 years ago, December 12th 2008 No: 28 Msg: #57322  
I will be in Agra on the 25th. It would be nice to meet you, Vik and Bob.

At the moment, the best I have come up with is the roof top restaurant of the Shanty Lodge, because it has a view of the Taj Mahal. Some of the fancier hotels have restaruants with a view of the Taj too but they seem a bit too formal and rigid for us(me and my boyfriend). We are looking for someplace relaxed, with a Taj view but with nicer restaurant than the Shanty Lodge(because it is Christmas!). Anyone got suggestions?

By the way, we will have a particularly unruly 8 year old in tow, so if you are not keen on kids then we are not the people to meet up with. 😊
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12 years ago, December 13th 2008 No: 29 Msg: #57379  
Mel,

Never having been to Agra I'm a little in the dark about venues so I'm quite happy to make it the rooftop of the Shanty Lodge - and if it's got Taj views that's even better.

Shall we say 7:30pm?

Age is not a concern. As I have the mental age of an 8 year old your son should fit in fine.


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12 years ago, December 13th 2008 No: 30 Msg: #57407  
Not sure how visable the Taj is after dark, but this is OK for us because we will be popping in and out of the Shanty Lodge at various times, because I think it may be a regular backpackers haunt in Agra. We might even be staying there because they have good priced rooms and some may also have a view of the Taj. So 7.30PM Chirstmas day it is, unless you decide you would prefer earlier for a better view.

As I have the mental age of an 8 year old your son should fit in fine.



I will bring enough toys for both of you then. :D

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12 years ago, December 14th 2008 No: 31 Msg: #57431  
Hi Ali and others in KL! Enjoy tonight at Madam Kwans, Pavilion. Was gonna drop by - but - family, xmas rush and this being my hometown means it's all a little chaotic at present. WILL try much later tonight if you're still there... 😊 Reply to this

12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 32 Msg: #57615  
London is cancelled due to lack of interest. I can't believe there are no travelbloggers in southern England at the moment, so the idea of a meal with me must have scared people away. Maybe next year...

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12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 33 Msg: #57634  
B Posts: 5,195


On the evening of the 14th we had a low key get together - which is the intention 😊 - Marcoelitaliano on a Thai visa run, SniffandSnore, myself and two friends new TB members - Nicky and Andy - made the evening enjoyable and interesting - much advice and stories swapped.

Let us know how the other gatherings proceed 😊 - shame you couldn't make it Shireen - next time? Reply to this

12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 34 Msg: #57653  

London is cancelled due to lack of interest.



Well, dont cancel yet. I dont think London would be a hot backpackers destination(with so many Londoners going home to their families and so many places closing. It would make it a lonely Christmas travel destination.) but there might be some takers. Reply to this

12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 35 Msg: #57658  
Bob, the good news is we will be able to see the Taj, from the rooftop restaurant of the Shanty Lodge after dark. Somebody showed me a photo of it taken from there at night. 😊
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12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 36 Msg: #57667  
Hey Jonathan, no takers in Brisbane, Australia either. No-one being in Brisbane for Christmas isn't really a surprise (many locals leave the city during tha time) but I would think that at least someone would pass through London. Perhaps the Travelbloggers in that part of the world are a little shy.

Offers are still open for Brisbane if anyone is nearby. Perhaps I can bribe people by offering some of my home-made chocolate caramel slice to attendees?! Reply to this

12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 37 Msg: #57699  
B Posts: 104
I would have to take a pretty long flight to get one of those caramel slices, just how good are they? Reply to this

12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 38 Msg: #57700  
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There's been no interest in an Auckland get-together - are they worth a 3 hour flight.....? ;-) Reply to this

12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 39 Msg: #57701  
Hey Jo - how about making it a longer flight and dropping into India for a few hours - we've got a years worth of travel related chat to catch up on?

Mell, I thought they might light it up. Who needs a Christmas tree when you've got the Taj Mahal lit up in front of you! Looking forward to it.

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12 years ago, December 16th 2008 No: 40 Msg: #57702  
B Posts: 104


This is us with Pierre & Hughes PA Leslie Travelblog last night in Hong Kong after a few bottles of vino and some very good steak! Good night had by all!

We are travelling to Northern Ireland tonight and would hook up with any of you on that side of the world too, drop us a line if anyone is around Belfast.

Otherwise, we are back in Hong Kong from 29th Dec - 1st Jan, then Perth for a week if anyone is there - not that we are trying to stalk you all! haha!

All that is left is a HUGE Merry Christmas from us! xx
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