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Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« on: March 23, 2017, 04:29:24 AM »
On May 6, Belgian Mustachians plan to meetup in Gent.


We still need to fix timing and place.


Any ideas?

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 09:16:39 AM »
6 may should work for me.

Since it will already be May and this is more of an informal mini meetup, perhaps in a park in the afternoon? Nice and cheap. The new circulation plan will already be in effect so perhaps keizerpark in Ledeberg so people form further can still park their car for cheap and avoid the city center? Of Citadelpark if most people would come with the train ...
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 08:05:16 AM »
I'll be there!, I prefer places that are accessible for public transport / walking distance...

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 11:03:49 PM »
The suggestion of a park is good for me. Maybe, just make sure there are some bars/ brasseries close by so when the Belgian weather strikes hard, we have shelter.


Citadelpark looks good for me. How about 14:00?

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 04:23:03 AM »
Alright, cool. Time and date sounds fine to me. I've put in in my agenda ;-).
Citadelpark is good, it's close to the train and bus station (walking distance).
There are a lot of bars/brasseries nearby. Either closer to the train station, or just around the park (Kortrijksesteenweg)...

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 05:38:21 AM »
I will attend and I will come by train from Brussels.

I see Citadelpark has several entrances, maybe we should agree on one and meet there?

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 12:28:18 AM »
Ah de max een meetup op 20km van huis. Jammer dat ik dat weekend van wacht ben en eventueel kan opgeroepen worden voor 't werk. Op hoop van zegen ben ik ook van de partij.
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 12:51:39 PM »
I will follow this thread: to meet with strangers from the internet in the Citadelpark

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 04:21:15 AM »
I will follow this thread: to meet with strangers from the internet in the Citadelpark
probably all male ...  Citadelpark seems fitting!! ;-)
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 04:34:33 AM »

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 10:58:00 AM »
I will follow this thread: to meet with strangers from the internet in the Citadelpark
probably all male ...  Citadelpark seems fitting!! ;-)
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 01:13:23 PM »

The time has come for my pink borat speedo.


I really look forward to that! ;-)

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 08:30:51 AM »
I will be able to join in the evening... During the day I have work obligations :(

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 11:31:14 PM »
Carpool anyone?


I will leave from Leuven at 13:00 and could go via Brussels.

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 06:41:46 AM »
Carpool anyone?


I will leave from Leuven at 13:00 and could go via Brussels.
I'll go visit the parents Friday evening but I might hitch a ride back to Leuven in the evening ....

Since Citadelpark is pretty big, can we fix a specific spot? I do not look forward to wandering the Citadel parc and asking random strangers if the are a 'mustachian' ....
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2017, 12:56:09 PM »


I'll go visit the parents Friday evening but I might hitch a ride back to Leuven in the evening ....


Can be arranged. I can drop you off at the station or where the vespa/car is.

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Since Citadelpark is pretty big, can we fix a specific spot? I do not look forward to wandering the Citadel parc and asking random strangers if the are a 'mustachian' ....


How about here?
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 11:41:02 PM »
Seems like a good spot as any.
Looking forward to this.

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2017, 12:51:10 AM »
I would like to propose an alternative that might be more practical than meeting in the park for a first (?) meeting

* WHERE? http://lekkergec.com , K.M.Hendrikaplein 6, 9000 Gent: on the station square, very close to the originally suggested Citadelpark, and quite budget friendly
* WHEN? Saturday 2017.05.06, from 14:30 until 18:00 at least. Feel free to drop in late.
* HOW TO RECOGNISE US? I'll be wearing a silly bright red pirate cap, making a fool of myself just to make things easier for all of us.
* WHAT IF we have to move to a different spot for whatever reasons? We'll warn the bartender, update this post, and keep it within easy walking distance.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 12:57:17 AM by valsecito »

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2017, 01:11:23 AM »
I would like to propose an alternative that might be more practical than meeting in the park for a first (?) meeting

* WHERE? http://lekkergec.com , K.M.Hendrikaplein 6, 9000 Gent: on the station square, very close to the originally suggested Citadelpark, and quite budget friendly
* WHEN? Saturday 2017.05.06, from 14:30 until 18:00 at least. Feel free to drop in late.
* HOW TO RECOGNISE US? I'll be wearing a silly bright red pirate cap, making a fool of myself just to make things easier for all of us.
* WHAT IF we have to move to a different spot for whatever reasons? We'll warn the bartender, update this post, and keep it within easy walking distance.

Sounds fine to me as well.

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 02:03:40 AM »
I would like to propose an alternative that might be more practical than meeting in the park for a first (?) meeting

* WHERE? http://lekkergec.com , K.M.Hendrikaplein 6, 9000 Gent: on the station square, very close to the originally suggested Citadelpark, and quite budget friendly
* WHEN? Saturday 2017.05.06, from 14:30 until 18:00 at least. Feel free to drop in late.
* HOW TO RECOGNISE US? I'll be wearing a silly bright red pirate cap, making a fool of myself just to make things easier for all of us.
* WHAT IF we have to move to a different spot for whatever reasons? We'll warn the bartender, update this post, and keep it within easy walking distance.

Sounds fine to me as well.
OK. I'll be at Lekker GEC then from 14:30, or possibly a bit earlier!

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 05:55:19 AM »
I would like to propose an alternative that might be more practical than meeting in the park for a first (?) meeting

* WHERE? http://lekkergec.com , K.M.Hendrikaplein 6, 9000 Gent: on the station square, very close to the originally suggested Citadelpark, and quite budget friendly
* WHEN? Saturday 2017.05.06, from 14:30 until 18:00 at least. Feel free to drop in late.
* HOW TO RECOGNISE US? I'll be wearing a silly bright red pirate cap, making a fool of myself just to make things easier for all of us.
* WHAT IF we have to move to a different spot for whatever reasons? We'll warn the bartender, update this post, and keep it within easy walking distance.

Sounds fine to me as well.
OK. I'll be at Lekker GEC then from 14:30, or possibly a bit earlier!
Sweet train is arriving 14:00

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2017, 08:16:39 AM »
Ok, LekkerGec is fine for me as well. See you guys tomorrow, I'll probably be there around 14:30

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2017, 11:30:30 AM »
Ok, LekkerGec is fine for me as well. See you guys tomorrow, I'll probably be there around 14:30

Ok for me as well, see you there around 14:30 (depending on the trains)!

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2017, 04:26:34 AM »
I have an urgent personal matter to attend to and will not be able to come to the meet-up
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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2017, 06:25:02 AM »
I have an urgent personal matter to attend to and will not be able to come to the meet-up


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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2017, 09:27:08 AM »
Sad I had to leave so early. Fun talks, interesting people. Next time Leuven :)

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2017, 05:49:09 AM »
How many were you?

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2017, 07:16:55 AM »
We were 5 most of the time, 6 for some of the time.

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2017, 08:22:45 AM »
As mentioned, there is a meetup in Amsterdam/Utrecht


https://ambertreeleaves.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/mmmeetup-with-mustachians/

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Re: Belgian Meetup - May 6 - Gent
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 03:09:53 PM »