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Paris Meet-up - 16th June

by Colman Fri May 11th, 2007 at 02:32:06 AM EST

Since there seems to be some confusion, there will be a meet-up in Paris - exact details to be provided by Jérôme closer to the date - on the 16th of June. Sam and I will be there, so will Jérôme.

Who else is coming?

Bumped ~ whataboutbob, and again ~ Colman, and again - afew


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 exact details to be provided by Jérôme closer to the date

This sounds exactly like a "Rave": is Jerome going to text the details on the day?

It'll make it difficult for "them" to get the surveillance in place..... ;-)

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 08:20:06 AM EST
There may well be some raving ...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 08:22:20 AM EST
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ET flash mob?

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:50:29 PM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 08:29:41 AM EST
I'll be there, hopefully with my sister, if that's cool.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 09:29:37 AM EST
w00t! I'll bring a GoBan.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 09:43:59 AM EST
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Ai.  So that gives me, what, 6 weeks to learn how to play.  Well, always good to have a concrete incentive to get started!

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 10:08:37 AM EST
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I'll be there. I'm looking forward to trying out the TGV. I've never been on one as I don't travel much.
(I don't like going places or doing things.)
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 09:34:12 AM EST
I'm there.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 11:02:47 AM EST
I don't know yet. I wanted to buy a ticket for the new TGV last week, which starts runing on the 10th of June, but its more or less already booked out, as the 15th is the first weekend after it's start. Looks like many Swiss want to spend that weekend in Paris. Also the number of trains has been reduced. And non-TGV connections are difficult and time-consuming, and the flight tickets are difficult too, as I have to travel back on Sunday. So hopefully this week I have some more time to finding a ticket.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 11:37:27 AM EST
I would really like to go too, but the same issues, since it would be though Zurich/Basel. Hmm...rent a car? Must think more on this...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:37:00 PM EST
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Hmn. I hope is a Zurich/Basil peculiarity, I didn't know it might be difficult obtaining ticks. Hmn, hmn, hmn.

Well, if I can get ticks, it looks like I could get in at 11.25 and leave at 19.10. Is this enough time? When will the meeting occur? Will it be close to the railway station? Otherwise I would have to stay in a hotel and leave the next day. But then I would have to find a hotel. Bah. This is exactly why I hate travelling. It's so complicated!

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 04:03:05 PM EST
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It's about half an hour from the train station, so the times you indicate should be perfect. If you want to stay longer, there's small hotel just around the corner at 75 eur/night. I'll give you the details if you need them.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 04:09:30 PM EST
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Yes, please. Details would be good.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 10:45:55 AM EST
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http://www.passyhome.com/index.html

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 12:10:33 PM EST
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LEP found this website:  Last Minute Hotel Deals - Rates To Go

My friend recommended the Houses - Paris: 90 euros/night (two night minimum).  You need to email them (resa@thehouses-paris.com) to reserve.  My friend's comments:

It's a simple, small, cute apartment with a kitchenette, about 30 meters squ., great, generous-sized shower (none of that tiny plastic shell stuff.)

It is located in a ruelle/through-alley which is one of the secret gems of paris. It is really, really special. My Parisian friends were delighted and impressed, as the neighborhood has been until recently, traditionally immigrant and working class. There were so many Parisian 'tourists' making urban pilgrimages here to 'discover the countryside' in paris, even people leaving contact names on the building doors asking people to contact them if they wanted to sell.

The problem is, it's about an 8 minute walk in any direction to one of 2 or 3 metro stops. No problem if you don't mind walking.

Also, Homelidays (though a quick search indicates that most [if not all] offerings are by the week, rather than the night.)

Anyone know of any other such possibilities?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 09:35:36 PM EST
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You might consider the night train?
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 05:41:43 AM EST
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Thanks Nanne, but almost 10 hours for a trip that now can be done in 31/2 hours, including 3 hours waiting to change the train in the middle of the in an empty train station in Germany is not my idea of having fun. I must be getting old. :-)

I don't know why there are no direct trains at night to Switzerland, all night trains include changing in Karlsruhe.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 12:25:23 PM EST
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Yeah, it's strange. I'm coming directly from Berlin on the night train and it's almost as quick as from Zürich.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 03:02:08 PM EST
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Night trains have to last over the night : you don't want to arrive at your destination at 3.30 am, do you ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 07:53:59 PM EST
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Definitely. But you can play with the time of departure. My train is leaving at 21:00, but you could also leave at, say, 00:30.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 08:09:42 PM EST
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There's also the need to be able to have a full night sleep, which is why it is leaving early... Also, some train stations pactically close after a certain time. Very few intercity trains leave Paris after 10 pm...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 08:26:58 PM EST
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When that happens with a sleeper, they usually place it in a quiet siding to let passengers sleep on till a more reasonable hour.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 3rd, 2007 at 02:16:16 AM EST
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I don't know yet either.

I will if I get my passport in time. I have a passport to travel with, but not to get back into the US with. My US passport expired, and I went to renew it last week and learned that it can take up to 12 weeks to get it. I did the express deal but even there it looks like 4-6 weeks or so, so if I can get flights reasonably with a 2 week or less lead time, I'll be there, alse I'll be in August (which, incidentally, is a great time to be in Paris - many of the parigo are all gone!

Would like to risk it but my sis got detained a few years back for the better part of a day at JFK trying to enter the US with a non-US passport, it seems that the INS frowns on US citizens entering with non-US travel docs. And I bet it's even worse now, given we're still in the throes of the "Clash of Civilizations" 11 September rhetoric over here (and perhaps will so be for the foreseeable future...)

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:18:50 PM EST
I hope you'll make it!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:53:25 PM EST
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Me too!

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 04:23:41 PM EST
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They got me my passport in much less time than they had forecast.  Good Luck!  I wish I was going to Paris for any reason, but this would be a blast.  Maybe we could do a ET meet up in San Francisco, eh?

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 02:34:10 PM EST
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Schedule it sometime between june 29 and july 4 and I'll be there...
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 02:38:53 PM EST
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Works for me-I think.  Anyone else here from the Bay area??

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 06:48:35 PM EST
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Seems to me you need a "Re SF Meet-up" Diary!

I'd be tempted myself.

San Francisco is the only US city I have been to so far I could see myself living in.

I love VISITING New York and WORKING in Chicago, but living in either is a different matter....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 3rd, 2007 at 03:08:55 AM EST
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Yep. Sf/Fairfax. But...just got back from there, so will miss this one..

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 05:24:43 PM EST
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I've checked TGV and hotels, and it looks do-able for me. But I won't be able to confirm for a day or two yet.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:42:16 PM EST
Now booked.

I'll be there on Friday, if anyone else is around for a Friday evening pre-meet?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 3rd, 2007 at 04:06:46 PM EST
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I'll be there late on friday but maybe find you saturday morning?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu May 3rd, 2007 at 06:26:48 PM EST
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I spend almost every Thurs.-Sat. in Paris. Maybe you'd like to spend Friday visitng your old haunts in the 18th.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 09:31:19 AM EST
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Sounds great! I'll be into Montparnasse at 11.25 am, but I have to keep lunch and afternoon free for appointments. I also now know by email that I'll be meeting In Wales at 8 pm at Gare du Nord.

We could meet up late afternoon-early evening and go for a Montmartre stroll (with others welcome). And perhaps, if you know a good place for dinner after 8 pm, we could set that up as a rendezvous for any others who'd like to join us. Maybe the place Rue Ordener you mentioned before? Or any other place you may think of.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 10:37:17 AM EST
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Great. I'll send you an email with my phone number at my   home and my portable number which I use when I'm in Paris. The cafe on Rue Ordener is about six stops from Gare de Nord on the 31 bus which you get right near Gare de Nord on Blvd Magenta. The stop is Damremont-Ordener. That cafe would be a good choice except if they are having live music, but that's usually on Thursday evening. I had  a delicious salmon quiche with a wonderful salad two weeks ago. The plate was only 8,50 euros and beers are only 3,50. As we get closer to the date we can see who else is coming.
LEP

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 01:32:51 PM EST
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I'll try to join you guys. Can you include me in emails, if any?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat May 5th, 2007 at 12:30:13 AM EST
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Ah, 8,50. That sounds good.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 10:33:59 AM EST
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I'll be in Paris from Thursday. Let me know what you're doing on Friday.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sat May 5th, 2007 at 02:14:59 PM EST
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Will include you and Jerome in emails.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat May 5th, 2007 at 04:35:37 PM EST
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I've been away from the internet for about a week now and all this organisational activity has occurred! I should be coming and likely arriving Friday morning-ish. Will confirm when I get back to real internet access in about a week or so.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 01:53:59 PM EST
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OK, LEP has emailed me with his phone numbers. I'll get an email list together with, at this time:

LEP
In Wales
Jérôme
Melanchthon
nanne
Metatone

Any others interested, add your names below.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 03:30:03 PM EST
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Hey, if you're all making a long weekend of it I'm in.

I'm definitely coming as I'll be in France for most of June driving around. I'll be in the West and South West so if anybody want's to meet up at any point let me know.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 04:02:42 PM EST
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It doesn't seem to be on your scheduled trip, but if you happen to come to Lyon, let me know.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 09:10:45 AM EST
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Please count me in as well.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 06:34:15 PM EST
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Might be interested too, count me in.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 07:19:34 PM EST
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Put me down as a maybe...
(Also, I'm bringing my husband along, if that's okay for the meet-up.)
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 02:05:05 AM EST
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Thats just fine, bring your husband - we had some people bringing their partners last year.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 02:05:44 PM EST
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Yeepii!!! or whatever - got finally a ticket today (miracles seem to happen), so will arrive in Paris on Friday morning and would love to join you all in the evening.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 10:33:33 AM EST
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Great! You are now added to the list with Helen, linca, someone, and bruno-ken.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 10:44:46 AM EST
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to organise a bigger meetup on the Friday than the one on Saturday ?! ;-)

I know that competition is good, but, but, but...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 05:46:17 PM EST
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It's just the miraculous operation of supply and demand, Jérôme. No sense in trying to organize - it's the invisible hand that does it.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 02:31:09 AM EST
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Afew's invisible handTM

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 07:08:08 AM EST
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The fact that LEP and I hold a hugely profitable quasi-monopoly on patented Montmartre guided tours is not to be construed in any way as a form of market distortion.

Insinuations to the contrary will be met with a painful lawsuit from my IP lawyers, Scroo'em & Doo'em.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 08:04:38 AM EST
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Excellent!  See you in a few weeks!

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 06:40:26 PM EST
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I'm there on Friday. Stroll, dinner, sounds good. Hope you can eat for under 40 EUR, though :-) Drop me a line.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 10:32:31 AM EST
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is on me.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 06:31:01 PM EST
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Merci :-)
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 02:04:59 PM EST
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There's no such thing as a free lunch...;-)

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 07:10:09 AM EST
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You misspelled 'ain't' ;-P
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 08:24:27 AM EST
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I'll be there!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:53:52 PM EST
Will try to be there, but am having to arrang other peoples schedules to get the Friday off so Travel is even remotely feasable.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue May 1st, 2007 at 09:04:38 PM EST
I'll be there.


The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 03:49:53 AM EST
Unless something happens, we (Mrs Lupin and I) should be there too.
by Lupin on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 12:07:43 PM EST
If it's a lunch. (At Gibert's is anyone cares.)

I have a book signing on the afternoon, and likely dinner plans.

by Lupin on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 12:08:44 PM EST
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I should be able to come as well.  I usually lurk and only check out this site every now and again.  Guess I'll have to be a bit more pro-active between now and June 16!
by notableabsence (notableabsence@yahoo.com) on Sun May 6th, 2007 at 10:04:16 AM EST
Great news! Come with a sign on your hat saying

NOTABLE PRESENCE !!

;)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun May 6th, 2007 at 10:28:09 AM EST
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