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msandre…
Vouched for on April 26, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? Yes
How did you meet in real life?

I visited Ljubljana, and Andreja was helpful and kind enough to show me around Ljubljana and also made some time to take me to one of the amazingly beautiful regions of Slovenia as well.

Why are you vouching for them?

Andreja was extremely helpful, not only in helping me find out about Slovenia, but also in planning my time there. And not only that, she even gave me some valuable pointers about photography. :)

Really glad to have made a friend like her.


Scot


Francis
Vouched for on April 25, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? No
How did you meet in real life?

I met Francis through another TB'er, Hali (Halilee). Her and I were going to do a road trip around Ireland. Francis and I were meeting Hali at the airport upon her arrival.

Why are you vouching for them?

When Hali's luggage did not arrive at the same time as she did, Francis offered to let us stay at his place for a night in hopes that her luggage would arrive the next day. We only got to spend a short time with Francis that day (just a quick lunch) and then he was headed off for a long weekend vacation. I thought it was incredibly generous of him to allow us to stay at his place, particularly since he did not know me at all. He gave us an endless list of suggestions of places to go to and things to see while we were in Ireland.

On our last night in Ireland, we got to meet up with Francis again, along with three more of his most recent couch surfers, including Stephanie (Stefanieanguyen). We had dinner and drinks at one of my favorite places in Dublin, The Celt. We got to spend a little more time getting to know Francis. He's a really great guy. I doubt there is anyone more knowledgeable about Ireland and he's done a tremendous amount of world traveling so he has some great stories to share.

Anyone would be lucky to meet Francis. He's really a great soul.


Scot


darren
Vouched for on April 25, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? No
How did you meet in real life?

I met Darren for the very first time at the April 2015 London meet up. Subsequently after that we hung out in his stomping ground, Liverpool.

Why are you vouching for them?

Simply put…if you aren't smiling when you're with Darren, you are probably not alive. The man is ridiculously hysterical. I met Darren at the London meet up (having never spoken to him prior to that day). Liverpool was on my list of places to see on my 'European Tour' so I sent him a text when I arrived in town. It just so happened that when he text me back I was only a couple of blocks away from where he was. A few minutes later he walked into the cafe and we headed out for a night of non-stop fun.

I had broken a personal record of most numerous bars visited in a single day the previous night with fellow TB'er, Claire (Curious Claire). That record was shattered after hanging out with Darren. I lost count with Darren. At first he drove me around pointing out many of the area's attractions and interesting back stories. But then the walking tour and the bar hopping began. Each place we had more and more fun drinking and swapping travel stories and laughing about the meet up. It seemed like at every bar there was someone he knew or that I had met the previous night.

The next day he invited me to come check out the new hotel he was working at which was simply stunning…it used to be a prison! Absolutely beautiful. Wish it had been open when I arrived but I was just a week too early.

I can't say enough good things about Darren. He is exactly the outgoing, laugh a minute, kind of person you want to travel with. He's so laser sharp and has so much to share with everyone. If you ever get the chance to hang out with him…don't hesitate.

Hopefully I get to return the favor some day and show him around my hometown. When I return to Liverpool eventually…he will be the first person I tell!


Scot


Hali
Vouched for on April 24, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? Yes
How did you meet in real life?

Hali and I had been talking to each other thru TB/Whatsapp for almost as long as I've been on TB. She was already in the last couple weeks of her worldwind vacation tour while I was just about to embark on my European trip. She was co-organizing a TB meet up in London and I had tentatively signed up to be there. She was considering a trip to Ireland the week before the meet up. I wanted to rent a car to drive around the country. Last minute she decided to join me.

Why are you vouching for them?

Hali is a force of nature. You have to meet her to truly appreciate her. She is full of life and has so much traveling experience to share. Although we have a decidedly different taste in music and I'm always hot while she's always cold (haha) it was the experience of a lifetime for me. I'm completely unstructured with traveling and usually make it up as I go. Had it not been for Hali there would've been a lot that I would have never gotten to see. We met up again for the meet up in London, which was a great success! I wasn't originally sure that I was going but upon Hali's recommendations I decided to go. So glad I took her advice!


Scot


Claire
Vouched for on April 24, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? Yes
How did you meet in real life?

I finally met Claire in person at the April 2015 TB meet up in London. There were so many people in attendance that it was difficult to spend a lot of time with everyone individually but in the time I spent with Claire I had told her that I was leaving for Liverpool in the next couple of days. She expressed her interest in going, as well. I sent her a text the next day to see if she still wanted to join me and much to my luck, she said she did.

Why are you vouching for them?

Claire has a great outlook on life. She's spontaneous, intelligent, and fun to be around. I had such a great time exploring Liverpool and it had a lot to do with her. We spent most of the day bar hopping…which is exactly what you are supposed to do in Liverpool! haha! Unfortunately the morning we left I had started getting sick. By midnight I was not feeling very well at all so we called it an early night. She even went with me to a Tesco to get some cold & flu meds (thanks, Mum! haha!) The next morning I did my best to put on my 'big boy' pants and soldier through my illness. We spent the rest of the morning/afternoon continuing our exploration of the city and had an amazing time. Sadly she had to return home earlier than either of us wanted her to but we enjoyed the time immensely that we did get to spend together. I can't thank Claire enough for joining me on this leg of my European adventure! I know that we will continue to remain friends and will one day soon partner up again!


Claire


Scot
Vouched for on April 24, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? Yes
How did you meet in real life?

At the London TB Meet Up

Why are you vouching for them?

After chatting with Scot on this site I finally had the chance to meet him. He's a great guy and I love his enthusiasm for travel. After meeting with him that Saturday I got a message on Sunday inviting me to join him in travelling to Liverpool on Monday. I'm so glad I went! He is so much fun to travel with and I hope our paths cross again sometime

Links to any TravBuddy blogs/reviews/photos with you and them: http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/126185/

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Hali
Vouched for on April 23, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? No
How did you meet in real life?

London meet up April 2015 (Camden town)

Why are you vouching for them?

It was an absute pleasure meeting up with Hali. She is super fun and got me drinking shots. I was not suppose to stay at this meet up late due to uni assignments but after meeting everyone and especially Hali it was too much fun to leave :))) lovely, fun, crazzzyyyy Hali haha!!!!! Miss ya already
Hope to Meet up very soon !!!! Xxxx


Tharindu


A TravBuddy member
Vouched for on April 22, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? No
How did you meet in real life?

I met him along with a Travbuddy friend of mine in Colombo.

Why are you vouching for them?

He is good, friendly an decent gentleman and has an excellent knowledge about Sri Lanka, politics, history and the culture. Also he does have excellent command in English.


Joe


Walter
Vouched for on April 22, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? No
How did you meet in real life?

At the London April 2015 Travbuddy meetup, then again a couple of days later

Why are you vouching for them?

Walter's a good guy and a great conversationalist. A true gent and would be happy to meet up with him again some time!


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Keiko
Vouched for on April 21, 2015
Have you met in real life? Yes
Did you meet through TravBuddy? Yes
Have you traveled together? No
How did you meet in real life?

Keiko and me is connect through friend from Facebook and TravBuddy. Then one day, at a friend wedding, we finally meet in person.

Why are you vouching for them?

Keiko Keiko or I call her sometimes Venus is a very funny girl. She like to laugh and made everyone around her have a good time. I found her very authentic and she loves foods, cooking and photographer. I really wish I could meet her again or travel together!

Links to any TravBuddy blogs/reviews/photos with you and them: http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/95471/TravBuddy-Special-Meet-up-TBer-13