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Do create your National Team! 30DEC International night!
Posted November 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
The Austrians have a country team already, I have just asked them to get prepared for the International night that will be held after the Goulash workshop at the HANGAR room of the CAMP at Bakelit
So natinals of other countries get yourself together, create a subgroup here and plan some tasting of yur country s specialities, bring some CD s, make a presntation of traditions. Have fun cheers Andras

Posted November 26th, 2009 - 4:00 pm from Lima, Peru
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Posted November 26th, 2009 - 4:15 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
And Polish too!! :)

By the way, great idea!! :)

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25393

Posted November 26th, 2009 - 4:30 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 26th, 2009 - 4:49 pm by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Eccomi!Other italians coming?

Posted November 26th, 2009 - 8:21 pm from Karimunjawa, Indonesia
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Posted November 26th, 2009 - 8:33 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Fabian, where is the Swiss subgroup?? Get the team founded, then hire soldiers to the SWISS GUARDS hehehe.
Save some Toblerone for me !!!

Posted November 26th, 2009 - 8:40 pm from Karimunjawa, Indonesia
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Posted November 27th, 2009 - 8:24 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
We should have Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, France Belgium at least...
Zsolt Gardonyi agreed to moderate the event.. You find him as organizer of the HAKA and FREE HUG events already..
go go go !!

Posted November 27th, 2009 - 8:57 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 27th, 2009 - 10:27 am from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted November 27th, 2009 - 11:53 am by from Toulouse, France (Permalink)
Romania follows:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25416

Posted November 27th, 2009 - 12:02 pm by from Zwolle, Netherlands (Permalink)
and heres the Dutch invasion group! http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25417

Annemarie

Posted November 27th, 2009 - 10:56 pm from Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
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Posted November 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm from Mulhouse, France
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Posted November 28th, 2009 - 6:35 pm from Bern, Switzerland
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Posted November 28th, 2009 - 8:03 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Huns here ... : ))

Posted November 28th, 2009 - 10:12 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Any portuguese coming or am the only one?

Mary

Posted November 28th, 2009 - 11:01 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
I saw about 5 joining the meeting, could you find them among the meeting members and check for their update anyway.. would help our planning anyway.. Obregado A

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 12:42 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
@ Andras,
I saw them too and emailed them for updates... will see!

@Daniel,
I saw some Brazilians on the event, so i guess you will be more than us, but in case we are very few, then would be great to mix us :))

Will wait more few days to see what happens!

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 3:13 am from Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Posted November 30th, 2009 - 7:42 am by from Forfar, Scotland (Permalink)
@Igor: the Russian team is already working on it! currently trying to figure out how to smuggle two adult bears to BP. (vodka's no fun without bears ))))
hey! can i join the Slovenes with my little programme "Slovenija: the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth"? ;)) (otherwise, we can simply play football ;))))

@Serbs and ex-Yugoslavs: are you seriously gonna leave us without čevapčiči, guys?? ))

@Russians: we are a bunch of Moscow CSers, and i noticed there are quite a lot of you coming from St.Pete's and probably other places. we'll create a sub-group and join in with your fun ideas!
let's see if we can avoid the usual babushka-matryoshka-chastushka stuff this year )))

@organizers: what's the format of the dinner? are we gonna have some dedicated space for each country? or a short presentation? or what?
how about a fancy dress party? each country representing its national costumes/historical figures/celebs/anything you like? mmm?? anyone likes that?


Cheers,
Olga

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 9:17 am by from Madrid, Spain (Permalink)
@Ollie_: A fancy dress party sounds like a great idea! I fully support you! :)
Looking for a BEAR costume? Anyone?

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 2:27 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
great spirit Olga, you may borrow Russian bears from our Zoo maybe :-) ..
Save your fancy dress for the New Years eve Party..

we shall prowide tables for each team in the HANGAR room of the CAMP around the walls. keeping the central area free for dancers.
cheers A

Posted November 29th, 2009 - 11:57 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Any brazilians there???

@Mary: If not, we can make a "Brazilian & Portuguese" partnership :-)

regards
Daniel

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 12:09 am by from Whitehorse, Canada (Permalink)
How about any other Canadians? wooohoo

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 12:34 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
River one of our volunteer is Canadian.. so go for it!!

I saw a Slovenian team added too!

Serbians do not need visas after 19th December strange no interest yet!

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 12:37 am by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
yikes I would create the American sub group but not sure if anyone other Americans are coming oh well I guess I will just in case..


Right so Team USA is now on board...


http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25481


Posted November 30th, 2009 - 3:22 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
@Lisa: I'm Hungarian, but I have been living in Canada since August. Does it count? :)
I can bring some maple syrup.

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 3:45 pm by from Forfar, Scotland (Permalink)
@Andras: do i get it right that we basically need:
- food for the tables
- music for people to dance to?

do you think it will also be possible to get any kind of a projection device and a suitable wall (ideally white)? we'd love to show you something ))

P.S. and also, we'll need raw meat for the bears, of course ))))





Posted November 30th, 2009 - 2:36 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Hmm... So only presentation on the tables? Maybe each team could say some words about the traditions ? Like for 1- 3 minutes. ?

Any Polish people here ???? :)) Juuhuuu We also want your great ideas how to organize it and what to bring :P

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 3:53 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
no no.. there is a better way I think!
we shall try to organize a Pow Wow.. :-)
meaning each team should have a face to face presntation about their country at their desk for each visitor team or group of individuals, and after each 15 minutes they should move on to an other table.. this way they can learn more and do person to person contacts
once we know how many teams we have we shall make the plan, after that we shall keep free time so everybody could go everywhere they want to see and enjoy..

cheers Andras


Posted November 30th, 2009 - 4:00 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Then it is not presenting a group/team work but personal work. But the idea is really nice!! :) But i advise you to think about the proper form, because in our case , we cant bring to much as we are going hitchhiking, and not only for this event, so we cant take to much things.

Cheers, Iska.

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 4:12 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
sure it is a team work..
make food plates, pore drinks distribute postcarsds , create a giant poster as a background, make a flag bla bla bla.. up to you guys!!!
sky is the limit be creative! Czołem!!
A

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 4:16 pm by from Forfar, Scotland (Permalink)
great! but we still need a projector, do you think it's possible?...
it would be too much to bring it with us from home ))))

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 4:23 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
I have one. rental fee one Russian caramell waffel with a bear on it, Misha (???) !

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 4:36 pm by from Forfar, Scotland (Permalink)
oh cool!! that's perfect! thanks!
i'll bring it over.. once i figure out what exactly you mean ))))

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 4:47 pm by from Horten, Norway (Permalink)
Guess I should create a Norway team, I'll bring some Akevitt and geitost on bread :)
Though, those two don't really go together :P

Oh, but I don't see a lot of Norwegians; in fact none as far as I know.
So, perhaps a "Scandinavia" team would be better. I'll leave it a few days before I create a group, and hope to hear from some fellow Scandinavians soon :)

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 5:54 pm from Bern, Switzerland
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Posted November 30th, 2009 - 6:19 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
David, Impossible.. think we may be 150 - 200 people.. impossible..

I suggest interactive mini workshops for 15 min at each table on a laptop or on printed files.. answer question..
there are people who have been to one country everybody have questiones.. 100 people will not listen to questions on different level .. some may be stupid - let us face reality.. impossibleto keep the concentration of so many people for so long time. and after the country presentation everybody would go to the same country table..
Trust me please and get prepared for this POW WOW. :-)
cheers Andras
We could use the pojector for a nice mixed presentation of all countries as a nice background.. cheers A

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 6:33 pm by from Forfar, Scotland (Permalink)
yep yep yep! that's what i meant - in the background... no comments, no interminable speeches.. whoever gets a glimpse - great, good for them; whoever misses - not a big deal.. everything will be quite transparent.
all the rest is at the table..

p.s. you don't want to turn it into a crashing bore, do you? )))

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 6:43 pm from Bern, Switzerland
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Posted November 30th, 2009 - 8:04 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
we have over 140 paid registrations David, and this is before the pay day in December :-)and this is a free event for all!! so get ready!!

we expect about 700 people for the New Years Party!!

Posted December 1st, 2009 - 10:19 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Brazilian Group:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25503

(portuguese, angolanos e todos os lusófonos também sao bem vindos)

Posted December 1st, 2009 - 12:19 pm by from Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Permalink)
Hmmm... I'm torn between joining the Dutch group or making my own South African-Dutch mutant group.

Posted December 1st, 2009 - 8:55 pm by from Aylesbury, England (Permalink)
United Kingdom team- calling all Brits, the UK needs you...

Sign up here-

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25526

Posted December 1st, 2009 - 9:05 pm by from Ljubljana, Slovenia (Permalink)
I forgot to post the link ... Slovenians, welcome here: http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25450

Posted December 1st, 2009 - 10:11 pm by from Riga, Latvia (Permalink)
Latvians join :))))

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25528

Posted December 3rd, 2009 - 4:33 pm by from Quievrechain, France (Permalink)
I suggest that all people from small countries, world citizens, free borderless travelers and those just that don't want to be classified join the group:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=25579

Posted December 6th, 2009 - 10:14 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
We shall add during the time we cook the goulash together a series of dance classes, will be Hungarian /of course :-) / tango salsa and forro ..

may I ask you to create the teams before the 10th of December as we need to plan the floor sketch end the POW WOW rotations !! so every team could meet with every other team

Likewise please do register to the sub events as we do not wish to produce waste, we shall order food just for the registered people and add a minimal extras.

thank you for your great cooperation!!!!!
Andras & team

Posted December 16th, 2009 - 8:44 am by from Lausanne, Switzerland (Permalink)
Where is teh LatinAmerican people?? maybe we can organize a salsa dancing show

Posted December 16th, 2009 - 10:32 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
You are banging on open doors..
during the goulash workshop while the stew is cooking we organise dance workshops..
Tango, salsa and forro..
there is a funny Brazil group/team already :-)) haha.
check the list of the subgroups!!
see you soon cheers Andras

Posted December 16th, 2009 - 10:36 am by from Munich, Germany (Permalink)
That's awesome,
I'm a salsa adddicted and I love to learn any other kind of dance!!
great idea!

Posted December 16th, 2009 - 11:26 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
WoOoO Salsa!

Posted December 16th, 2009 - 1:59 pm from Mulhouse, France
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Posted December 16th, 2009 - 2:34 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Dear Youssef.

kindly read the previous threads all this was answered before but I do it again with pleasure.

Th e goulash is cooked outdoors in a huge miltary mobile cooker, see the picture at the meeting :-)

/there is snow outside here already!!!///
once all the ingredients are put it will take almost two hours until it is cooked, so of course you can watch that taste some drinks and hot wine still not enogh attractive to keep hundred people busy non stop.

SOO
While the stew is cooking outside,, we indoors do dance workshope.. tango, salsa, and forro

then when the stew is ready and the guys are hungry after the dance we eat the goulash.. :-)

NO PRIVATE cooking facilities are at the CAMP.
but we shall have warm stew so no need to bring food, bring a little snack or drink.. use your fantasy!!
AND HAVE FUN!!!!
cheers Andras