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1. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Hello All,

Just wanted to give credit to a memorable experience built through this great website and wonderful community. I had tickets to a hocthe Olympics in Torino and didnt want to pay overpriced hotel and at the sametime get to know some locals. I posted on the Europe board a simple plea in hopes that someone would put up with a few Canadians for a couple nights. Witin a short two days I cot a response from a member. We organized throught the message centre and were all set.

The level of Italian hospitality should be the model for the world. Our host met us after taking off work early and drove us through a mountain road to her and her husbands house high in the the hills surrounding Torino. She had a great place with impeccable taste, Wallpaper magazine editor blush. We had a pefect Italian dinner and interesting conversation. The next day she even packed us a care package for the raod to the game and beyond.

Thank you Agnez (Agnese) and the TP website for helping make everytihng so smooth and enjoyable.

Does anyone else ave a story to share that was started on this site?

Happy Travels.

2. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Well I met some really cool people through here which I did a lot of travelling with and had I not met those people my travels would have been entirely different...now I cant imagine doing that trip without those people being part of it!!!
I met Ashley through Travellerspoint and we were both in the situation where our travel partner had dropped out of our trip but we had both decided to go still!!!We emailed and chatted for months prior to going then finally we met in Bangkok!!!We went onto the Islands and I was introduced to Rich, another guy who she had met on TP website and then I eventually met Nicola, a girl who Rich had met on Travellerspoint!!!Ashley and Rich totally fell in love and Me and Nicola became really good friends and decided to do the rest of our trip together....so it was really good, we had soooo much fun and went to some really amazing places.....
Now a few months down the line Im still in touch with them all and Ashley is moving to the UK next month to be with Rich (is this a first TP love story?!?!) and Im really looking forward to catching up with her!!!!!Nicola is back fro Oz in a few months so cant wait to see her either!!!
Imagine if Id never found this website?!I wonder how different that trip would have been??!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

The General Talk Forum hasn't had a "stickied" thread in quite some time and I think this one is worthy of staying at the top! Thanks for starting the thread, Daniel - it's a good one, for sure!!!

Hope you are having a great time!!

Isa will be back with a TP story or two...

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

I can add my bit to this great thread as well. Not only Yolanda (yolandac8) and I have met on travellerspoint, but we both moved to the same suburb in Madrid and became really good friends during my time there! Also meeting Ev (samsara) and her brother for one night was really great and I'm totally looking forward to seeing her again when she gets to the southern hemisphere.
And above all, I love receiving postcards from all of you I haven't met in person yet. Hopefully one day ;)!

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Well, believe it or not, I actually have a story to add (asides from all the joy it's brought me to see the site grow and welcome all you awesome members of course!).

About a month ago I got a PM saying 'remember me?'... This particular member had seen an old pic of me (must have been one on this page) and recognized me as one of the boys in her class. Bear in mind that this is 20 odd years ago! I was amazed, not only on the finding of the pics, but then actually recognizing me (I didn't have that memorable of a face I thought ). We've been sending messages back and forth since; it's hilarious to have someone from that long ago back in touch. We remember totally different things for example.

Anyway, that's my own little 'reunion' story. There's quite a few more that I've heard about through thank you emails; I hope they'll chime in and share

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

... and recognized me as one of the boys in her class....

Perhaps you are an old flame of hers?

7. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Wooohooo, Sticky Staus. should have used the spell check

Honestly if it wasnt for the internets and that it is ofcourse serious business, I would have missed out on alot of things during my travels. I acutally made quite alot of connections while I was planning this past summer to live in Budapest. Met a girl on travel website: took us to dinners and clubs, hooked me up with a girlfriend of hers, got us an apartment and also had the IT guy at her company rent us out a PC for the summer dirt cheap.

People that share the common interest of travel seem to all have a character that is almost over righteous. An incrediable need to help and share advice combined with a overwhelming level of trust, especially toward strangers, which is unfounded in most other groups.

alright enough of patting everyones, aswell as my own back so much....

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Quoting Sam I Am

... and recognized me as one of the boys in her class....

Perhaps you are an old flame of hers?

Aparently I had a crush on her friend.... can't remember any of that though! :)

9. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

character that is almost over righteous. An incrediable need to help and share advice combined with a overwhelming level of trust,

what a load of crap! that girl u met in Budapest that hooked u up with a her friend....the same one u cheated on with ur Swiss girlfriend! hahah that was so funny that day on the street when she caught us.

SPEACHLESS in Budapest, the lesser known follow up to Sleepless in Seattle

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

And the plot grows thicker...