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[Sticky] In-person meetup in Tomar 4th May 2024

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Following the discussion on the Hank & Konni social webinar recently, we are hoping to arrange an in-person social meetup in Tomar on Saturday 4th May 2024. This will be a lunch/early afternoon session at a venue where drinks and snacks can be purchased. Before we can determine the venue, we would like to get an idea of numbers. So if you are interested to attend would you please respond to this post as soon as possible and no later than 15th April.

Hopefully we can make this a regular event to match those already taking place in Lisbon & Porto  Smile  

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Hank and I are interested. We’ll do the online Social from “on location” in Tomar! Smile

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@konni That would be cool, maybe then I could attend on line from Wales , although partaking in the cuisine and drinks might prove slightly difficult LoL

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@cymro Ha! Smile I think you’ll have to supply your own food and drinks. But note, we did move the monthly online Social to Saturday, the 11th at 8pm Portugal time.  Hope to see you then.

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I’m interested as well.

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@gerry Hi Gerry I plan to make it but the time is 5pm? A bit late for lunch! Anyway, hope to see you there. Cheers

Jonathan

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@jonathan Hi Jonathan. I have sent you a separate email to confirm details.

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@gerry Mills & I are looking forward to attending tomorrow afternoon, and seeing many of you that we have met online, and if you haven’t been in this part of Portugal, you will see why we love this central area of the country.  We travel to Tomar at least once per week from where we live about 25 min away, and enjoy the lovely river views, the Templar Castelo above, and the quaint town on both sides of the river.  CHEERS….Hope to see you there 😉

 

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@gerry We are also staying in Tomar Saturday night, to make a weekend of it….with quatro gatos on auto feeders 😉 with a night off from us…so looking forward to meeting everyone that is looking to attend…;) Gail & Mills

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Love Konni & Hank’s idea!!! But I would recommend earlier, say 6 or 7.

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@mac57 We’d do the lunch/afternoon get together first and then make sure our BNB has good wifi and we’d do the Social at 8pm. So we’ll have a full day. Smile

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@konni Perfeito!

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@konni I’m confused, not for the first time LOL. If your doing the get together first, then the social later at 20.00hrs, then that would be also be on the 4th, not the 11th ? 🙂

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@cymro Hi. Sorry for the confusion! Our Online Social is NORMALLY on the 1st Saturday of the month BUT this month, because a bunch of us are at this meet up in Tomar, we moved the Online Social to the 11th at 8pm.  So this month’s date is just a one-off and not the norm! Smile See you on the 11th.

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We will be there. 

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We booked the roundtrip on regional train from Oriente. We are on the following trains in case anyone else from Lisbon is coming up.

Data: 2024-05-04 07:53 Lisboa – Oriente >> 09:46 Tomar Regional nº 4407 Classe Única

Data: 2024-05-05 15:11 Tomar >> 17:12 Lisboa – Oriente Regional nº 4426 Classe Única

 

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@jonesdn2020 We booked the same return train. On the way up, we’re on the same R4407 train but 24 hours earlier, on Friday, May 3rd, staying 2 nights at the Thomar Boutique Hotel, and doing some sightseeing. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Had to switch accommodations to an apartment off the Rotunda do Tabuleiro. Seems to be fairly central to everything. 

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Eric and I are interested. We’ll come up on Friday and make a weekend of it.

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Konni and I will be there. Been meaning to come down to Tomar forever to see everyone down there and this is the perfect excuse. 🍻🍻🍻

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@hank_2021 We hope to actually visit the sites this time. The last time we visited in May of 2022 they were filming this movie and closed the sites. We will walk up to the Convent of Christ when we get there on Saturday morning.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damsel_(2024_film)

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@jonesdn2020 There’s a way to walk up from Sete Montes that takes you through the original gate and up through the garden. I’m just beliw the Convent on Rua Pé da Costa de Cima.  😊

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@mac57 Intending to walk up that way on Friday or Saturday. Sweaty  

 

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@jonesdn2020 Thanks for posting the videos to your channel. I got to see some things I missed on our visit. Nice meeting your relatives too!

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We are all set to welcome everybody to Tomar on Saturday 4th May. The venue is the Estalagem de Santa Iria Hotel which is set in the centre of Tomar in the Jardim e Parque De Merendas by the Nabao river. This is a short walk from the bus and train stations and there is plenty of inexpensive parking in the area. 

The event will commence at 4 pm and end at 7 pm. There will be a bar to purchase alcoholic and soft drinks and tea and coffee. Canapes and snacks will be provided by ExpatsPortugal.

Please confirm your attendance by email to admin@expatsportugal.com and we will respond to verify. This is important for catering purposes and we need to ensure your names are on the list.

The invitation is open to all our members and their partners. For more information, please see this link:

Expats Portugal Tomar Meet-up | Expats Portugal

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the beautiful and historic city of Tomar.

Gerry & Astrid

 

 

 
 
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Canapes and snacks will be provided by ExpatsPortugal.

Very generous, Gerry. Thank you.

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I am also very interested to attend if it will be held online please.

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@genych  Hello. This meetup in Tomar is an in-person meet up but do join us on the 11th at the Online Social at 8pm Portugal time.  Smile

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@konni I hear you. Thanks for the clarification and I will try to join you on the 11th. 👍

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Thanks Gerry & Astrid for a great meetup and wonderful dinner afterward. It was great fun to see everyone from all over Portugal come together. 

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