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Eric & Wika in Porto

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Hi Everyone!

I am Eric from the Netherlands. Together with my wife Wika from Poland, we moved 3 years ago to Matosinhos, Porto. Wika works as coordinator at an international tour operator and trains tourist guides. I worked as urban transport consultant in different countries, last 6 years in Kenya, and I retired one year ago. Now the time has come to enjoy the good life and make new friends. Yesterday I joined the meetup in Porto and felt warmly welcomed. I am learning Portuguese through online training at practiceportuguese.com, the best Portuguese language site that I have come across. If you want to know what Matosinhos is like, let me know and we can show you around. Best regards, Eric

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@ericinporto very nice to meet you Eric!   I was in Porto for couple of days when first visited Portugal (in 2022).  Beautiful city!  If I visit Porto again, I’d love to meet you & your wife.

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@chinthasam Hi Chintha, thanks. Next time you are in Porto, let me know. You are welcome!

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@ericinporto Hi, Eric. It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday and we hope to see you again next month. I hope to introduce you to my partner Konni as well. Message me if you like!

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@hank_2021 Hi Hank, likewise it was a pleasure meeting you. The meetup was great, well done! Hope to meet Konni next time.

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@ericinporto So many cool and interesting people show up each time. Since I was greeting people at the front, I didn’t get a chance to mingle as much as I usually do, sadly. Normally, @konni ends up doing the greeting.

I would have loved to chat with you more. You’ve got a great story. Maybe next time!

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@ericinporto I usually miss at least 1 meet up a year – when I’m visiting my parents in California. Smile I’ll be at next month’s.

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@ericinporto hello, it is fun to hear folks locating in the different metro areas. We live in Leca and would enjoy sharing a beer at Hop Trip near the beach

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@vandfdavid Hello guys, sorry for the late response. We would love to meet and hear your experience with living in Leça. What would be a good day for you? Next Sunday afternoon?

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@ericinporto hello, no worries. Hop Trip opens at 4:30, and has a spacious outdoor seating. Does that work for you. Other folks welcome to join!

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@vandfdavid That’s fine to us. See you Sunday 14, 4:30 pm at Hop Trip in Matosinhos. Anyone else who wants to join us? You are welcome.

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@ericinporto hello, are we still for a beer this afternoon at Hop Trip? Vicki and Florin

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Hello Eric and Wika, I am a Polish guy who married a Canadian girl in Canada.  We will be in your area in October.  I posted the tentative schedule of our trip on the forum under ‘Peter and Valerie’s October 2024 trip schedule – would love to meet you.’.  We would sure love to meet you both in person.  All the best, Peter

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@peterp good morning, sounds great. Keep us posted. Consider a drive to Serra Estrella or Geres for the mountain aspects of your list.

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Hi Eric, thank you very much.  We will keep you posted and thank you for the information about the mountain aspects. I have to have mountains around to feel alive.  It was a very difficult decision to leave Calgary, a city from which you can see the Rockies from just about any spot.   The area in which we live now is all farmland, everything is flat, genetically modified corn and genetically modified soy… What was I thinking?…  I Dont Know Grinning   Wink

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@peterp Florin and I (Vicki) moved from high in the Rockies above Denver, so can relate. The mountains here are a much shorter elevation, but they are lovely just the same.

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@vandfdavid 

Hi, thank you for your message.  Val and I have been to Denver and drove to Boulder.  We really liked it there.

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@peterp Hi Peter and Valerie, you are welcome when you come in October. Keep us updated on your travel schedule. If you consider moving to Portugal, Porto is an excellent home base. We can tell you all about it. Best regards, Eric

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Thank you very much.  I will keep you posted.  We would love to meet you in person and find out about Porto. All the best, Peter

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