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Old 01-08-2012   #1
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EuroMeet 2012 - Istanbul

Crikey, the 6th meet already.

EDIT: Definitely the 14th-15th April



**** We meet at 10am at Ara Cafe on Saturday. ****


Who's in?




Here is a Google map for the weekend, please add whatever you like to it: http://g.co/maps/4zbfr



Ok, so far I have confirmed

Simon (SimonSawSunlight)+ Lisa (Berlin)
Miguel (migtex) + Gina (Portugal)
Andrew (StandardDeviant) (England / Germany)
Lorenzo (CamarilloBrillo) (Italy)
Jon (jonManjiro) (Japan)
Andrea (jamais) (Austria)
Martin (morback) (Turkey)
Richard (semrich) (Turkey)
Simon (OurManInTangier) (England)
Alkis (Telenous) + Des (Greece)
Martin (MartinP) (Holland)
Bob (BobYIL) (Turkey)
kully (kully) (England)
Simon (RedNomis) (Germany)
Rob (x) (England)
Bastian (bastian a.) (Germany)
Henning (smart_engine) (Germany)
Lluis (sinetsin) (Spain)
Taylan (taylan) (Turkey)
Jan (jbielikowski) (Poland)
Tom (tom.w.bn) (Germany)
Mustafa (smbilgin) (Turkey)

= 25

Some information on getting to the city from the airports (thanks semrich)

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/g...transport.html
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-....Transfer.html
http://www.sgairport.com/havaalani/e...asimrehber.asp

Some information on getting film &c. whilst out there (smbilgin)

http://www.kristalfotograf.com/?sayfa=Iletisim
http://www.pamukticaret.com/anasayfa.asp

And a note from smbilgin again on travel within the city:

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...&postcount=217


I've created a flickr group as per usual for us to share our snaps once we come back.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1886292@N25/
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Old 01-08-2012   #2
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Previous EuroMeets have been:

2007 - Paris
2008 - Berlin
2009 - Barcelona
2010 - Florence
2011 - London

I have happy memories of just wandering about Paris that first meet with the spring sunshine, looking about an empty penthouse in Berlin which we somehow managed to get in to, a fellow RFF'er getting my gear to safety in Barcelona during an alercation with a drunken dude, walking about Florence on the Saturday night with a 5 litre bottle of red wine...

Come along, it'll be chilled out, we'll snap, eat, drink, walk the whole weekend and sleep on the journey home.
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Old 01-19-2012   #3
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I have happy memories of just wandering about Paris that first meet with the spring sunshine, looking about an empty penthouse in Berlin which we somehow managed to get in to ( trespassing/ break and enter, check), a fellow RFF'er getting my gear to safety in Barcelona during an alercation with a drunken dude (drunken punch up, check), walking about Florence on the Saturday night with a 5 litre bottle of red wine...(boozing in the street, check)
Going back through the thread to confirm dates I re-read this, almost sounds like a Club 18-30 holiday to Magaluf.

smbilgin - the group tends to split into smaller groups depending on what people want to do. So hopefully there shouldn't be 30 odd photogeeks in their holiday togs all focusing on some poor fella trying to do some mundane task, like put his bins out.
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Old 01-08-2012   #4
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The Weekend before (07-08th April) would be nice.
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what is euromeet? i'm in turkey and wouldn't mind a nice time around istanbul.
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Old 01-08-2012   #6
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Hey Asim, it is a meet in Europe It will be a nice time in Istanbul.

Said, why the week before? Is something happening in Istanbul that weekend?
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Old 01-08-2012   #7
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Hi Kully, can't make it ; Melbourne 's a bit far for a week end.

Have fun you all, I really enjoyed it last year.

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no matter when or where in europe, I'm coming, just to meet people from RFF
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Nothing special in istanbul. But at this time there are eastern holidays in germany and we are planing already a trip to istanbul at this time.
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Nothing special in istanbul. But at this time there are eastern holidays in germany and we are planing already a trip to istanbul at this time.
So we are going to have a little EuroMeet before the EuroMeet
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I have just booked my flight.
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Old 01-09-2012   #12
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I have just booked my flight.
Just fyi: http://www.flypgs.com/en/

I use these guys when I fly. They're pretty cheap and even though they land on the asian side there's a bus that takes you to Taksim (where I guess most of you will stay) directly.

I should be in town during those dates.
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I should be around, looking forward to it.
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Old 01-08-2012   #15
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Istanbul! Sounds great.I'm planning to go with the family a few weeks later. But I'm probably to busy any other weekend anyhow.
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I just booked my flight this morning before seeing this thread! I'm gonna be in town end of the month.
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Hey everyone, shall we say the 14th-15th April? We can then start booking flights cheaply before the prices start to go up.
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Hey Wim, bloody hell man, I never knew you went to Aus!
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Hey Wim, bloody hell man, I never knew you went to Aus!

Hi Kully,

been here for three months now, planning to stay five years.

I haven't seen a lot of the country tough; it's mostly hard yakka that keeps me busy here.

I am slowly picking up photography again and I hope my darkroom arrives soon when the container with our stuff finally gets here.

I know already I am missing out on something great, so have fun you all !!

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I'll be aiming to make it three in a row. Besides, Richard/Semrich makes it look even more appealing than all those hopelessly romantic thoughts and impressions I've had of Istanbul down the years.
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april 14/15 works for us! go go go!
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April 14/15 it is. I'll probably fly in a day or so early and I know some fly in a few days before and stay a day or so after.
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yes, lisa and me are planning to stay for about a week.
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Sounds good for me too!!
Also the few days more before/after if i can work it out..
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This isn't some kind of a closed meeting, is it?
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