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Old 21 Aug 2006
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Grant, just wondering, are the presentations in english or is most of it going to be in portuguese? I may be in the area at the right time so thinking to join... if I can understand what is beeing said!
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Hi Maria,

The presentations are mostly in English, some in Portuguese, and there is usually a contingent of English speakers there. There will always be a translator too. Most of the Portuguese speak good English I found. Certainly worth dropping in if you're in the area, they put on a good fun event!

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Thumbs up HU meeting in Portugal

I'll be there
It will be my first HU meeting and hope not the last
Expect to arrive friday 15th early in afternoon
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Unhappy Stuck in San Sebastian ...!

So here I am, on my way to the meeting! Well sort of.....

Yesterday, a white heavy loaded motorbike overtook us after Bordeaux (yes you guess, it it was easy to recognise Grant and Susan!). It was nice to "meet " them on the road! However they gave me bad karma as my bike broke down soon after. We managed this morning to make our way to San Sebastian and I´m hoping to get it fixed by tonight! So here I am, with about 6 hours to kill before going back to the garage, in a bleak suburb, with pouring rain outside!
I´m still hoping to make it to Gois! I´ve been looking forward to it!

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I´m still hoping to make it to Gois! I´ve been looking forward to it!

... and you will. Good luck

See you in Gois
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How did the meet go ?
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Thumbs up Very good!

It was a small gathering compare with the UK one. About maybe 30-40 people in total .... Few Brits turned up, and of course Susan & Grant!
Good point was that being small it was easier to talk to everyone, including Susan and Grant!
Antonio and the portugueses made a big effort to translate the presentations and generally they all spoke a very good english! Thank you guys for your efforts!
Food was very good, and cheap, compare with UK prices. The camp site was excellent! The saturday night BBQ was brilliant, and Thursday and Friday night, Antonio booked the local restaurants where we had a very good sample of the local food...

Ah, I also should mention: lots of twisty challenging roads around Gois!
Overall very good and definitely worth the trip!
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