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Paris meet-up: June 16th?

by whataboutbob Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 07:01:45 AM EST

Hi All...there have been some rumors floating around about a 2nd annual European Tribune meet-up in Paris. So I checked in with Jerome, and he said he is into it, but could only meet on Saturday June 16th. It would be at the same time and place as last year (I have misplaced the details for the moment, but will post these later).

So, the question is, anyone out there interested in going to Paris for a meetup on Saturday June 16th? Perhaps indicate if you are interested, and if you can definitely commit. More later...cheers!


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I'd definitely like to attend, but am not sure of my schedule right now, so can't 100% commit.

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 04:03:27 AM EST
I'm so there.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 06:13:23 AM EST
Yes, I'm a definite. And I'm gonna make a long weekend of it, so if anybody wants to sight-see or just hang out let me know.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 06:43:15 AM EST
We're half contemplating making a holiday out of it. Maybe wander down south for a couple of days as well.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 06:44:52 AM EST
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I'm a possible, depending on holiday arrangements, work, and  my girlfriends schedule

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 06:51:30 AM EST
Will need to check my budget but essays and exams are over that week so a day or two in Paris would be nice.

Any cheap accommodation recommendations, otherwise I'll be there and back in a day?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 07:06:07 AM EST
There's a hotel near my place where you can get a room for 65 euros, I think. My parents have used it on occasion. Email me if that's of any interest (or if others are interested, I'll just go dig up their website).

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 03:35:36 PM EST
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I'm a possible. I'll know more in the middle of May.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 08:20:05 AM EST
Berlin-Paris 15th June, with return 17th June:

By day train (ICE; IC) with a Bahnkarte 50: 200 EUR (the 'discount' 177 EUR rate is not available)
By bus (berlin linien bus): 110 EUR
By 'Mitfahrgelegenheit': 100 EUR (going rate)
By Night Train: 88 EUR (room with 6 beds on the way there, 4 beds on the return)
By Airplane (easyjet): 86.98 EUR (incl. taxes)

The added advantage of the bus and the night train is that I'd only have to find a place to sleep one night instead of two (although I don't know if I could sleep in the bus). So, the night train is definitely the best option of the lot.

It would be nice! But I'd have to book within 2-3 weeks, otherwise the discount prices will probably be gone.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 09:37:20 AM EST
I have a conference in Paris on the 14th/15th, so I'll definitely attend, and with a great pleasure.

One remark: last time, the premises layout didn't favour communication (at least for those of us who were at the far end of it). Could we find a more convenient room/place?  

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 09:44:12 AM EST
It was my understanding that the venue had lost favour with Jérôme as well, after a change of management.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 09:56:46 AM EST
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Yes, I met afew at Carcasonne for the "first" time, even tho he was in Paris.

If not a different layout, then maybe some of us move seats every so often.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 10:11:31 AM EST
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Interested yes, but I can't commit right now.

I agree with Melanchthon about the layout though :).

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 09:52:38 AM EST
I'm actually going to do my utmost to be there, but I won't know for sure if I can make it till much closer to time.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 01:34:26 PM EST
I can make it and hope to be able to travel with the new TGV.

I also agree with Melanchton about the layout of the seating.

by Fran on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 01:46:19 PM EST
I suggest that we convene a meeting of experts to decide the optimal seating pattern. I'm sure that between sociologists, economists and physical scientitsts we'll be rapidly successful.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 01:47:55 PM EST
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LOL - should only take us a week or two.
by Fran on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 02:03:27 PM EST
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Just use a MonteCarlo-Metropolis algorithm with extremal dynamics: every 15 minutes, the persons that have spoken themost and the least over the past 15 minutes exchange seats.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 02:20:15 PM EST
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It's a crying shame I can't be there -- my talents are so obviously needed.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 03:23:18 PM EST
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Yes, that's a shame - you will be missed. But talking about your talents, are you talking about being the one who speaks the least? :-)
by Fran on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 03:28:47 PM EST
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Hey!  Ok, you're right -- I have been suspiciously silent online.  I assure you, though, that in real life I've been talking up a storm.  Problem is, I'm not saying anything fit for public consumption or that I was to live for eternity on google. :-)

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 03:33:37 PM EST
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You could be with us through video, but that would require to get up early...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 07:13:48 PM EST
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I would very much like to see everyone again, and meet others who weren't there last year. I used to know some restaurants in the 17th (were my old syndic used to meet)
which would rent large rooms upstairs for private gatherings. If the powers that be would like, I can spend some time to investigate, since I spend usually two days a week in Paris. And before I rented my little chambre in the 18th, I would find very nice and cheap hotel rooms at http://www.ratestogo.com/Hotels-Last-Minute/EN

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 03:28:46 PM EST
That seems like an interesting idea, especially if they're not too expensive.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 04:30:57 PM EST
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It's possible there's no charge for the room if you order the meal from them. I can't vouch for the qualty of the food but it's hard to find really bad food in France, at least by Anglo-Saxon standards.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 04:45:02 PM EST
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Ask them if they have a wifi connection. It could be nice to do some live blogging...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 07:15:05 PM EST
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Hi Lenny! Hey, if you wouldn't mind checking this room you are suggesting and reporting back here, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for offering to do this...

It would be great to see you and catch up too!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Thu Apr 19th, 2007 at 07:16:02 AM EST
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Hi Bob. I'll walk over a little later today and see if I can find the place. It's been about 7 or 8 years. How many people should we expect? I'll estimate 30 to 40.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Apr 19th, 2007 at 07:55:00 AM EST
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I was trying to think what we had last year...seems like it was in the 20-30 range, but I suspect a bigger turnout this year too, so your numbers sound right. We had it at 1:00 also, so we weren't dealing with the lunch rush either.

"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 Apr 20th, 2007 at 03:39:34 AM EST
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Well, I didn't find the place I was looking for yesterday but there is a real charming old fashioned Paris cafe right downstairs from my studio at 168 rue Ordener in the 18th. It is located in between metro stations Guy Moquet on line 13 and Jules Joffrin on line 12, about a ten minute walk from each. It has a room in the back which has tables right now to seat 24 and more tables could be added to arrive at about 34. I spoke to the owner this morning and she is interested. There is no charge for the room and she would propose a menu for us if we are interested. Yes, there is wifi.
I know this place for a long time when I used to live in the 18th. I used to come here often with Esther in her poussette and smoke my pipe while taking a coffee.
I took some photos of the place and will put them on my Picassa site. If he wants Coleman can figure out how to move them to Eurotrib.
The cafe is under new management (3 months) and I have the feeling the food is good. It's often crowded.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 05:01:53 AM EST
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The 18th is much too far away!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 05:41:51 AM EST
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Okay...well Jerome, LEP has taken the time to check this spot out...but if you think the 18th is too far away, do you have alternative suggestions for a place for us to meet,? Is it true you have fallen out favor with the place we met last year? What about that place that was mentioned in Mountparnase...the old bistro that Edith Piaf used to sing at?

We have time to pick a place, but I would think it is a good idea to pin the location down soon...

"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 Apr 20th, 2007 at 06:12:51 AM EST
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The 18th is much too far away!

Far away from where?

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 07:49:00 AM EST
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From the 16th!!!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 09:04:20 AM EST
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Right, but, by the 16th of June, Olivier Besancenot will have been elected President and all the 16th arrondissement's residents will be forced to swap housings with residents of Saint-Ouen and Aubervilliers...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 09:23:09 AM EST
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That's too good for them. Close to Paris, not that ugly... 16th residents will be sent to Clichy Sous Bois. (now, what's the plan for those living in the 14th?)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 09:45:08 AM EST
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Still too close to Paris. Vaulx-en-Velin I say, though that might be too kind given at least they have good government there.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 10:09:14 AM EST
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Given the relative qualities of Clichy public transportation and the TGV, you might be bringing them closer to Paris...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 10:55:45 AM EST
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Jerome. I can try to get you a one-day visa from the Mairie du 18me. They'll probably let you in even if you do live in the 16me.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 12:15:37 PM EST
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Not sure about that. If it's Auteuil or Passy we're talking about, that visa might be hard to get approved.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 02:26:58 PM EST
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Thanks LEP for checking this spot out!!

"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 Apr 20th, 2007 at 06:13:32 AM EST
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Alright you wise acres...so, where should we meet?

And Jerome, please state an opinion about where it would be best for you and your family...it will help us decide. Do you want the same place, or...?
Thanks!

"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 Apr 20th, 2007 at 02:53:50 PM EST
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I may actually be going through Paris on or about that time (travel plans not finalized, but if we go visit the grandparents, that'll be when).

Let me know what the plans are, would love to meet if at all possible.

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

by r------ on Wed Apr 18th, 2007 at 05:05:12 PM EST
I would definitely be up for this.

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 Thu Apr 19th, 2007 at 03:50:42 AM EST
  • My girlfriend is coming to SA on June 10 or about
  • I have a congress to attend the week after
  • A return-ticket Joburg-Paris is completely out my league at this point.

I will resort to sulking.
by Nomad on Thu Apr 19th, 2007 at 07:34:14 AM EST
I'm taking this opportunity to confirm our Carcassonne meetup on June 23rd; same time, same batchannel, er, restaurant.
by Lupin on Thu Apr 19th, 2007 at 12:50:57 PM EST
Hey Colman & Sam ? Fancy it as part of your swing through the south ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Apr 19th, 2007 at 03:45:37 PM EST
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Already we have 20 people at least interested! That's a great...could turn out to be a big fun gathering!

"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 Apr 20th, 2007 at 08:11:23 AM EST
I'll put it down here too: where shall we meet? Suggestions? Jerome, a preference?

"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 Apr 20th, 2007 at 02:54:53 PM EST
I'll think of a good place, not to worry.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 03:36:54 PM EST
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I'm coming too. Count me in !

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 05:25:13 PM EST
Would it be eco-ethical for me to fly over from Tokyo to participate in this meet-up?  Or should I ferry it over to Vladivostok and take the Trans-Siberian from there?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 09:27:43 PM EST
Either way! (It would be great to see you!)

And by the way, what ever became of your Japan meetup?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 02:46:27 AM EST
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thanks, Bob.  i'll do my best!

as for the meet-up in Tokyo, well, there was a hanami, but no one from Eurotrib made it.  fun time though!

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 05:23:17 AM EST
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Meeting all of you is very tempting, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that planning "lunch in Paris" is too jet-set for me.  I hope I can contradict myself by inventing something longer term around it and the funding for it.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 07:51:27 AM EST
I know what you mean...we did a 3 day weekend around the lunch, and walked and walked and walked...and we had an awesome time! Highly recommend it!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 08:01:40 AM EST
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I intend to arrive Friday morning and head back Sunday night. There is always enough to see and do in Paris to stay for a longer while.

As soon as I know where the 'Lunch' will take place I will look for a nice hotel. Last year I found a real bargain, but they do not have the same offer this year. I will post the link as soon as I got the information.

Would be nice if you could make it.!!!

by Fran on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 10:55:49 AM EST
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Dude! Here's hoping you talk yourself into it.

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 Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 11:37:00 AM EST
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I´m inventing, I´m inventing, Fran and dvx, I swear.

http://www.hospitalityclub.org/

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 01:25:48 PM EST
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Need some help? :-)
by Fran on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 01:54:06 PM EST
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Keep inventing, I would really like to meet you there!

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 03:30:43 PM EST
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If you guys 1) get my passport renewed, 2) buy my plane ticket, 3) pay my salary while I'm gone.

:)

The Crolian Progressive: as great an adventure as ever I heard of...

by Nonpartisan on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 09:24:58 PM EST
I will do that IF you come take care of my cat and house, find me a new place to live with a stream of regular income.

I´m ignoring some official paperwork myself...

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Apr 22nd, 2007 at 07:14:08 AM EST
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So where's this thing going to be and when?

It's looking more and more like I'll be in town that week-end...

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

by r------ on Mon Apr 23rd, 2007 at 06:31:11 PM EST
How about meeting for lunch or dinner at Les Papilles, 30 rue Gay Lussac in the 5th, three blocks from the Jardin du Luxembourg? It is great wine shop/restaurant where you buy your wine at wine store prices and they add a minimal corkage fee. The menu is three courses fixed everyday with only one choice but is like Michelin starred food served family style at 28 euros per person. They have a table downstairs for 10-12 people, which can be reserved.

Best value I have found in Paris

by An American in London on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 01:00:23 PM EST
The silence makes me think Jerome is planning a Texas-style bbq in his balcony.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 02:22:55 PM EST
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He's busy otherwise for a few days.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 02:25:18 PM EST
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Sounds good, however, last year there were a few vegetarians, one of them myself. So it would be nice to have at least one vegetarien choice that is also not including fish.
by Fran on Tue Apr 24th, 2007 at 03:44:21 PM EST
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