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1. Posted by piglet44 (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone I am another "refugee" from Virtual Tourist. I am a Brit currently living in Israel. I have lived in France and in China where I taught English for many years. I am a compulsive traveller also belong to Servas.org and Couchsurfing. I travel with my husband and am especially keen on Asia- have travelled all over China and also in Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and would still like to go to Japan and Myanmar.
Very excited to be going to Mexico for 6 weeks next month so if anyone lives there we would love to meet up.
Happy and peaceful 2017 to us all.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1320 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Welcome - love the name!

I came over from VT a few years ago. This is very similar but perhaps with fewer active members.

Myanmar is very popular right now although personally I found it didn't quite live up to the hype when we were there five years ago. Japan is brilliant - I wasn't so keen on Tokyo but Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Horoshima were unmissable. I've only done a small part of Mexico but certainly Chichen Itza and Tulum are great places to visit.

Enjoy your travels and enjoy Travellerspoint. :)

3. Posted by piglet44 (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

THanks a lot Borisborough. Is there any way to connect to people who live in a certain destination? We love to hang out with locals...

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5373 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Welcome! I hope that TP will end up being a suitable alternative for VT, and a new home away from home. :)

Quoting piglet44

THanks a lot Borisborough. Is there any way to connect to people who live in a certain destination? We love to hang out with locals...

The search box in the top right has a hidden feature where you can also search for members (not one of the options initially, but after you've searched, you can select the "Members" tab, and then using the advanced options, you can search for citizenship and place of residence. For example, this is everyone who has filled in that they live in israel. (I think it updates once a day, so you aren't in there yet. )

Also, it obviously depends on what information people fill in, and you might have to search a while before you find someone who's actually active - most members on travellerspoint registered for ho(s)tel bookings, to ask a question or two on the forums and then disappear, or to configure the travel map for use on an outside site - the percentage of the total membership who're currently actively blogging or posting in the forums is low. Still, many members who aren't active, do still pay attention, so if they have at least some content in their profile, a private message to them is probably worth a shot.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jan-2017, at 04:12 by Sander ]

5. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 943 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hello from another VirtualTourist refugee :)

6. Posted by Piggy73 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hello from another VT member :)

7. Posted by Nathalie_B (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hello I'm a VT refugee too., thank you for "adopting" us.

8. Posted by HORSCHECK (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Here I am ...another refugee from VirtualTourist. I am hoping to find a good alternative here on Travellerspoint. So i am looking forward to meeting old and new friends and to taking part in this travel community. Greetings from snowy Germany.

9. Posted by piglet44 (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi Horsecheck I remember your name from VT. Let's see if we can't make a good community here too.

10. Posted by ElenaKKKK (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi, guys! -40C here last week, so my hugs not as warm as always)))) Lena