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If Dave can't organise it, can we?

16.12.05, 14:50
The 1000th post get together.

I would suggest that it's too late to organise something for before the New
Year, so I would suggest something in January.

If anyone wants to come from outside of Warsaw, then they are quite welcome to
stay at mine for the night or two.

Can I suggest the 21st January (Saturday). If anyone really wants a cultural
time (i.e. Museum visit) ok, but what really counts is good company, a good
meal and a great booze-up.

Who's in? Suggestions for location(s)?
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  • firemouse 16.12.05, 14:56
    Impreza is always good thing, even if not made by Subaru. wink

    If we are to make it Polish way, what about AleGloria?
  • nasza_maggie 16.12.05, 14:57
    I'm sure we can. But I'm up to my neck in it at the mo.
    Sound like a good date but end of January I may be having my own knees upsmile
    --
    On Her Majesty's Service
    m a n n e r s smile
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:04
    Are we all invited?
  • nasza_maggie 16.12.05, 15:11
    Ermmmmm.... I think there should be a guest listsmile

    "you're name's not down you're not coming in" anyone remember?smile
    --
    On Her Majesty's Service
    m a n n e r s smile
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:18
    My name's not Down, but I'm good fun at a party!

    If we can't be invited, can we at least gatecrash?
  • nasza_maggie 16.12.05, 15:29
    russh napisał:

    > My name's not Down, but I'm good fun at a party!

    That's what they all say and the next day it's 'Oh no, don't remind me! Don't
    show anyone the pictures!" smile))))

    > If we can't be invited, can we at least gatecrash?
    Isn't that the best bit?smile))


    --
    On Her Majesty's Service
    m a n n e r s smile
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:30
    nasza_maggie napisała:

    > russh napisał:
    >
    > > My name's not Down, but I'm good fun at a party!
    >
    > That's what they all say and the next day it's 'Oh no, don't remind me! Don't
    > show anyone the pictures!" smile))))

    And I thought it was only me.
    >
    > > If we can't be invited, can we at least gatecrash?
    > Isn't that the best bit?smile))

    If it's not your party!
    >
    >
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:19
    No, can't remember. Give us a clue,
  • nasza_maggie 16.12.05, 15:27
    It was one of the hits at the beggining of rave culture.

    The only lyrics were a sample of a bouncer saying:
    "you're name's not down, you're not coming in, not tonight, you're not on the
    list" smile

    Beats me, but many of my memories are triggered by songs.
    --
    On Her Majesty's Service
    m a n n e r s smile
  • varsovian 16.12.05, 14:57
    Warsaw school holidays - I'm off skiing. February?

    - By the way, I go to Austria, stop in a comfy flat in a private house for EUR
    75 a night, and have a good groomed piste right outside, though we're outside
    the main resort and have to drive 5 mins to get there.
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:03
    What resort? Spent many a week on the Austria pistes (and I shall not retort the
    to normal pxxxxx on the piste).
  • nasza_maggie 16.12.05, 15:12
    I like Austria. But Slovakia seems cheaper - although the food isn't that
    nice...
    All in all I prefer Białka Tatrzańska which has really changed in the last few
    yearssmile
    --
    On Her Majesty's Service
    m a n n e r s smile
  • varsovian 16.12.05, 15:32
    varsovian napisał:

    > Warsaw school holidays - I'm off skiing. February?
    >
    > - By the way, I go to Austria, stop in a comfy flat in a private house for
    EUR
    > 75 a night, and have a good groomed piste right outside, though we're outside
    > the main resort and have to drive 5 mins to get there.

    (TJ. 75 EUR for the appartment for 4, not per person)
    Acres of space, few people.
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:34
    Thats great value - as cheap as Zacopane, and just a little better for skiing.
  • varsovian 16.12.05, 15:40
    The downside is the drive - 13 hours or so (go at dead of night and the brake
    lights tell you if PC Plod is out of the Katowicka highway. Otherwise 120km/h
    Once there, it's fantastic.
    Obviously, new equipment, no queues, mostly polite skiers, altitude 2200m and
    if I get bored there's Kitzbuehel 20 mins drive away.
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:52
    What resort?

    I've been to Kitzbuehel (the great Hanankahn if I remember); had a great week 20
    years ago, and can still see some of the bruises now. We used to go in a crowd
    of 30 or so; mixed ages and sexes twice a year, and males-only once a year.

    Kitzbuehel was the male only trip of that year - there were about 17 of us. Crazy.

    Stupid thing is, when living in Italy I was only a few hours drive from the
    Alps; Courmeyour etc. whilst near Milan, and the Dolomites and the Austrian Alps
    whilst living in Venezia. I only got to ski for a few days a year!
  • bartis_ervin 16.12.05, 15:30
    Thanks to many "factors" including Waldek we are way over 2.000.

    Dave, are we the fastest growing forum?

    It seems that we won't really be able to find a date when everybody will be
    avalaible, so I would suggest that we should meet when most of us can come.
    Hopefully it won't be a one-time thing and then those who couldn't make it will
    just catch up. What do you say?

    Maybe simply we can choose some Friday or Sat evening?

    If some of you are going tomorrow for the Human Rights Festival for "4 krotkie
    history o Iraku" or "Kobiety z gory Ararat" write me until tomorrow morning and
    maybe after the movie we can go and grab a coffee or a beer.

    I really envy you for your skiing abilitessad Because of hiking I just started
    having problems with my knees, but even before that I was a bit ashamed to
    learn. It is not easy to see 5 year old kids going like bulletssmile while me.. sad

    Have a nice weekend!

    Ervin

    Thebartiski.blogspot.com
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:37
    Can't make tomorrow, would have loved to. Enjoy it!

    For sure it will have to be a 'as many as can make it' do, and like you , I hope
    it will be the first of many.
  • varsovian 16.12.05, 15:45
    For central warsaw there's an Irish bar in the Warsaw Towers on Sienna - close
    to the Intercontinental hotel that looks a prime target for Bin Laden.
    Fridays after work would be brilliant - an excuse to come home drunk!
    How did they get planning permission for that thing anyway?
  • russh 16.12.05, 15:54
    Someone paid a lot of money probably.

    An Irish bar sounds fine. Is the food good?
  • varsovian 16.12.05, 16:12
    Food?
    Eeek, never eaten there - I've got a home to go to.
    I just liked the atmosphere (and beer) the few times I've been, cos I bumped
    into people from my past.
    Probably not the best place in town - it is an office block after all - but
    it's nice and central; find the Holiday Inn, go through the passage-way and
    it's in your face, so to speak.
  • russh 16.12.05, 16:25
    This time I think it's going to be more than a quick pint on the way home from
    work, and some food is required methinks.

    Must be any number of good places to eat around the centre, then we can on to
    the pub.
  • nasza_maggie 16.12.05, 17:02
    Can we not do a hotel bar? That's so expatsmile))

    There are lots of fantastic places in warsaw but I guess it is easier for us to
    meet in the centre at firstsmile



    Student place - cheap - nice food; Vogue on Zlota (above Hybrydy).
    Polish - Zgoda restaurant on Zgodasmile
    Techno - Muza on Chmielna
    Gay - Miedzy nami on Bracka
    Quick Fix - Bordo on Chmielna
    Intimate - Piano Bar near the Goethe Institut behind Chmielna
    Italian - Roma on Mokotowska or Bacci Di Angelo. Expensive.
    Spanich - Casa Valdemar on Chopina. Expensive but fantastic!
    French - Absynt on Wspolna. VERY nice.
    Indian - Tandoor on MDM
    German - Adler on mokotowska.
    American - TGI fridays or Champions.
    Veggie - Cafe 6/12 on Zurawia (fantastic coctails).

    My Personal Favourite: Republica Latina Nowy Swiat/pl.trzech krzyzy.

    After Hours - Szparka on pl.trzech krzyży or Kebab smile)

    Ok that's enough!!! More here:
    www.warsawinsider.pl/eating_out/eatingout.htm
    or here:
    www.aktivist.pl


    --
    On Her Majesty's Service
    m a n n e r s smile
  • usenetposts 17.12.05, 03:42
    bartis_ervin napisał:

    > Thanks to many "factors" including Waldek we are way over 2.000.
    >
    > Dave, are we the fastest growing forum?

    We have been the fastest growing private forum in the "Polska i Swiat" section,
    for the last week or so, but I have no way of telling whether we are the
    fastest growing on all sections. Until relatively recently the Japanese forum
    was growing faster than ours, and it is the largest forum in this section, over
    four times the size of this. I'm not counting the spam forum, as this obviously
    has meaningless posts in it, which thankfully has not happened here.

    I think we are not far off getting into the top one hundred private forums of
    the four thousand or so that there are.

    When I get time, I'll run through some stats. Unless someone else feels like
    researching where we are globally on here.


    > It seems that we won't really be able to find a date when everybody will be
    > avalaible, so I would suggest that we should meet when most of us can come.
    > Hopefully it won't be a one-time thing and then those who couldn't make it
    will
    > just catch up. What do you say?
    >
    > Maybe simply we can choose some Friday or Sat evening?
    >
    > If some of you are going tomorrow for the Human Rights Festival for "4 krotkie
    > history o Iraku" or "Kobiety z gory Ararat" write me until tomorrow morning
    and
    > maybe after the movie we can go and grab a coffee or a beer.
    >
    > I really envy you for your skiing abilitessad Because of hiking I just started
    > having problems with my knees, but even before that I was a bit ashamed to
    > learn. It is not easy to see 5 year old kids going like bulletssmile while me.. :
    >
    > Have a nice weekend!
    >
    > Ervin
    >
    > Thebartiski.blogspot.com

    I don't know if anyone did anything this evening but the weather was filthy -
    all slush all over Warsaw.

    Russ is now the man who is the official organiser of the meet-ups. I am more
    than happy to let him take over that matter, and will give whatever support I
    can.

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  • russh 17.12.05, 16:16
    Yes dear?
  • russh 17.12.05, 16:23
    Will all be finalised next week - and that's a promise.

    We'll go for Jan or early Feb. Personally don't see a problem with mid-Jan, but
    I'll get on to it Monday.
  • russh 19.12.05, 14:26
    Having seen a few replies, I would suggest:

    13th or 14th January
    Centrum Warsaw.

    If Friday is chosen, then I would suggest after work (say 17.30 to 18.00). If
    Saturday, then it should be a little later, say 19.30 to 20.00.

    Meeting place - an agreed bar. Then if food is available, dinner at the bar; if
    not, on to some nearby restaurant.

    Please let me know. As said before, if anyone wants to come from outside Warsaw,
    then I have no problem with putting them up, to save hotel costs.

    Here's hoping that at least the 1st get-together takes place - come on guys & gals
  • bartis_ervin 19.12.05, 15:23

    Sounds good. If I'll/we'll be here that weekend I/we will be there.
    For me it doesn't really matter if it's 13 or 14.

    I rather know coffee places than pubs so somebody else should propose a place.
    How is the Irish Pub at the end of Miodowa, begining of K Przedmiescie?

    Ervin

    Thebartiski.blogspot.com
  • varsovian 19.12.05, 16:12
    Friday the Thirteenth sounds a suitably auspicious day - I'm on, especially as
    I won't have to make a special trip into Warsaw (work in Warsaw, live and
    breathe in Komorow).
    Truly, anywhere's good, so I'll go along with whatever you say. One comment I
    would make is it would be better for non-native speakers of English if the
    place were a touch quieter. Personally, I can speak Polish on an intercity
    train, but not on my noisy WKD commuter pile of złom.
  • russh 19.12.05, 16:15
    Good point Varsovian (re the quieter place for non-native speakers).

    I have no ideas re places, so would leave tht decision to the experts, who I
    assume are Maggie & Dave.
  • varsovian 19.12.05, 16:56
    This could end up being incredibly funny - can you imagine 15 people in one
    place all trying to size up who is on "our" side before owning up to their true
    identity? Sounds like the British airmen from Allo Allo pretending to be
    French ...
  • russh 19.12.05, 17:13
    Great series - I'd forgotten all about it.

    Interesting point - maybe we should all wear Blues Brothers hats.
  • usenetposts 19.12.05, 18:19
    My personal recommendation is Someplace Else at the Sheraton on ul. Prus'a. It
    has the right atmosphere, and is very central for buses and trams, etc.

    I was there today, and it has British fish and chips, Irish bangers and mash,
    something from almost every cuisine and not that dear for what it is.

    The music is good but not too loud. It is comfortable. It is the sort of place
    you can really hang out for a while and chat.

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  • russh 19.12.05, 18:50
    Sounds just the place!

    All agreed?
  • usenetposts 01.01.06, 16:44
    OK, then we are on for Friday 13th at 19:00 at Someplace Else which is the
    International style bar at Hotel Sheraton on Ulica Prusa, Warsaw.

    I am going to book the table - I will book a table for 8 provisionally, but
    knowing that place I don't think it will be a problem if we go over or under by
    about 50% either way.

    Clearly it would be helpful if you could give an indication of whether you'll
    definitely be there, definitely won't be there, or might be there, so that I
    can amend that if needed.

    I'll put 30 PLN down as my treat for every person who comes, (to a minimum of
    200, a max of 400 PLN) and the remainder of the bill will be shared equally,
    unless there is a big variation between what people are having (eg. some people
    might only want to drink and other might go for a three course meal too) in
    which case we can decide to have each person pay their own minus the 30 PLN per
    head which is my treat.

    If anyone else who is working wants to co-sponsor with me in order to encourage
    the students or lower earners, and get a better turn out then that's cool too.

    Please come and meet the people you've been talking to!

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  • usenetposts 10.01.06, 22:17
    I couldn't get a firm reservation, as apparently they don't do reservations on
    Friday evenings, but she said she would "do her best" for us.

    It's good if we can get there fairly sharpish for 19:00. So far I don't have
    one single person who has confirmed that they are definitely gonna be there, so
    hopefully I don't just sit there looking like a lemon.

    Russ? Ervin? Varsovian? Eugene? Nicholas?

    The more, the merrier!

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  • chochise 20.12.05, 11:53
    varsovian napisał:

    , I can speak Polish on an intercity
    > train, but not on my noisy WKD commuter pile of złom.

    Why?
    And also I'm not sure which WKD you travel on but the ones I use are brand new!
    www.wkd.com.pl/?module=section&action=content§ionid=65
  • varsovian 20.12.05, 12:18
    Uh?
    There's only one new train, and I haven't seen it working recently.
  • russh 11.01.06, 13:40
    I'm coming!

    Let me know the address / street.

    Russ
  • usenetposts 11.01.06, 22:22
    It's Boleslawa Prusa - which is just off plac trzech krzyzy as you go towards
    the Sejm.

    You cannot miss it.

    The bar is on the ground floor on the Plac +++ end of the hotel.

    Look forward to meeting you finally.

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    :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum

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