Unofficial TB Meetup, Tilburg/Efteling, June 2008, Day 1

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Eef :-* TV?? TV?? Im on TV?? Where????!!

Apart from Stijntje and Manon, most of my friends do not understand what I like about TB Meetups. Why would someone want to go and hang out for a whole weekend with people they don’t know? I cant explain it to them but its just great!! I get to meet cool people from all over who are funny, smart, sweet, caring, friendly and have the coolest travel-experiences to share. Next to that we are making new travel- and life-experiences together during the meetups! I could recommend anyone to attend a meetup because once u have been to one.. I guarantee you that you will be hooked! I want to thank everyone that attended this meetup! It was a great and fun group and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.. But Im sure I will because during this meetup we already made plans for another meetup : See you all at Disneyland Paris!

 

Day 1

The meetup started out very hectic for me.

Woohoo it's Brett!
. as usual.. People do not call me Chaotika for nothing.. So I had to get up really early on the Fridaymorning because I was still at Robin’s house in Hilversum. Took the train, another train, another train and the bus to Uden and went over to my house to pack all my things for the upcoming weekend. After that rushed back to the bussation to take the bus to Oss and from there catch the train. After a few stops I came to the conclusion that I didnt bring my camera and my keys.. stress stress stress all over the place so again back to Uden!! The Meetup had not even started yet and I was already behind on the schedule. Then finally I had everything and took the bus (AGAIN) to Oss. While I was in the bus I received a call from my friend Mira and then during the call my phone just suddenly stopped. And it did not go on again during the whole trip.
Hello TB's!
I took the train to Tilburg from Oss and when I got there I didn’t know what to do! My phone was not working and everyone was supposed to call me when they arrived! It was also 14.30 and we were supposed to meetup at 15.00. There was no time for me anymore to go to my cousin’s room where I would sleeping that night and put down my stuff, because I lost the time when I had to go back to Uden to get the keys and the camera! I could not reach anyone by phone to tell them I would be arriving late so nothing else for me to do than just stick around at the Central Station and hope that I would run in to someone overthere who actually had the number of atleast one other TravBuddy!

 

Luck was on my side for once and I saw Daniel coming out of the station :D So good to see him again! And he did have the number of atleast one TravBuddy so that was also good! Soon after that Ket and Eef arrived! They had met each other on the train by coincidence and travelled together from there! Also Jos arrived and then we decided to split up.

Yesss!! By me to be more exact ;D right *anonymous*!? Do not deny that you want me!
The others that were still coming that day would be meeting up with us later. Brett was also in the city already but would meet up with us later. I was going to my cousin’s room and put down my stuff, check out where I would be sleeping etc. The other would go to their hostel where they would stay that night and we would meetup later. I took a cab to the room and was welcomed at my cousin’s dorm by Max, a friend of my cousin. I prepared my bed for that evening and went back to the Central Station to see where the others were. My phone was up and running again so I was very happy about that. I did not see the others so I tried to call them and find out where they were. But then I saw Joost sitting outside of the hostel where he would also be staying together with the others. With Joost we started walking towards the place where the others were. We found them somewhere outside sitting in the sun at the place that would become our standard hang out place later.
Guido :D
Brett was also there at that point!! We sat down for a bit and enjoyed beers, beers, beers, beers, and ofcourse a dry white wine for me! It was a lot of fun I talked a lot with Eef and she is soooooo funny hahahaha. Eef is cool! After our drinks we rushed over to the restaurant where we would be meeting up with the others! Just outside of the restaurant (wich was at the central station) we saw Guido and Anouk! That was also very nice! We all sat down together at the restaurant: Breexz.  So it was: Daniel (DanielOostdijk),  Eef (Eefab), Brett (Metsbwd), Ket (Ketmeister), Anouk (Anouksreizen), Guido (GClaessen), Jos (Jos-Nijenhuis), Joost (Joost1976) and Me (Devika1985). We had an amazing dinner. At first there were 2 big plates on the table with all kinds of small snacks. It was really nice! I think everyone was full already after that but we still had our main course coming.
Joost, Daantje :D, Guido, Jos & Anoukske :D
By that time Jorien (BlueSilver84) had also joined us!! The actual meetup was on Saturday but it was so much fun already! Drinks, good food and a lot of fun! Some new quotes we all won’t forget anytime soon: Im like a camel.. and: TV? Im on TV?? Where?? And I forgot one but Kett pointed that out to me!! Thanks Ket!! : Affordable!!! Hahaha Fun times.. I was also glad to find out I wasn’t the only Harry Potter addict at the table! So finally I got to talk Harry Potter business at a Meetup! But had to be discussed in code since Eef hadn’t read the last book yet!

 

After we finished our main course some of us had coffees and we just sat and talked for a while.

Eef is Papparazzi-ing me back
And laughed laughed laughed and laughed. Untill apart from 2 other guys at the table next to ours we were the only ones left in the place. So we decided to get the bill wich still did not make us sad because it was only a little over 200 euro for 9(!!!!) people! We had a lot of food and possibly even more drinks and it was very cheap! I can recommend this place to anyone! I will stop talking about the restaurant here because it’s starting to look like a review! We decided to leave the place and look for a nice bar/cafe/club to hang out. We ended up going to the place we started out at before dinner. I can’t remember what it’s called again so help me out here people!! The rest was all sitting down enjoying their drinks but me and Eef were having a conversation about pretty much everything and nothing and since we were talking and not paying attention we actually walked past the group twice. It was Brett who came to us to let us know where the rest was.
Bonsoir Guido
But Eef and me were still going like blahblahblah in the middle of the street. The rest was waving at us to get us to sit with them and slowly we moved closer towards them but it took us quite a while before we sat down. Eef thanks again for the conversation! The other were already enjoying beers, beers, beers and yes.. more beers, so we were falling behind! Eef decided to order drinks right away. She asked a guy for a white wine and a beer. Then this guy suddenly said: Excuse me but I dont work here. Hahahaha Hilarious moment, wich became even more hilarious when the guy actually came back a minute later with a white wine! Hahaha That was just so funny!! Stuff like this just happens at meetups. It reminded me of the time in Amsterdam when Johan (Johan0604) was pretending to be a doorman and some guy that walked by actually gave him money.
I should've photoshopped this one I know!! Maybe later :D
This was another of those moments :D. We decided we wanted to go dancing (but not untill after more drinks) and we went inside this bar/dance-thingy.. “Philip”. I do not remember a lot from inside that place.. The wines had gotten to me! I do remember some hot chick dancing with Ket! I also remember Eef and me having conversations with the cleaning lady and I also remember Daniel saving me from getting lost, as he usually does. After a fun night the other literally put me in a taxi and told the driver exactly where to go and what to do. Hahaha. He even helped me open the door to the house! I was so proud of myself I even managed to find the bathroom wich was in a pretty strange location! Then I went up to my cousin’s room and I just fell over the airbed on wich I would be sleeping. I forgot it was right behind the door.
This was soooooo good!! :D
I decided to not get up anymore. I only moved my head a bit and that was it. I was out cold! I woke up at 8 by the alarm from my mobile that was ringing like crazy. Must’ve been ringing for ages already! I was also proud of myself that I had managed to even set it.. I got up from the airbed and fell down again almost immediatley.. I was still drunk! And so the Meetup began..

 

ms_travelr says:
Too bad I missed this TB meetup. Looks like you guys had a fun time.
Posted on: Jul 12, 2008
Joost1976 says:
echt helemaal geweldig, Devi(l) :p we gaan weer eens feesten
Posted on: Jul 03, 2008
Devika1985 says:
Ja en de dag daarna ook nog :)
Posted on: Jul 03, 2008
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Eef :-* TV?? TV?? Im on TV??
Wher…
Eef :-* TV?? TV?? Im on TV?? Whe…
Woohoo its Brett!
Woohoo it's Brett!
Hello TBs!
Hello TB's!
Yesss!! By me to be more exact ;D …
Yesss!! By me to be more exact ;D…
Guido :D
Guido :D
Joost, Daantje :D, Guido, Jos & An…
Joost, Daantje :D, Guido, Jos & A…
Eef is Papparazzi-ing me back
Eef is Papparazzi-ing me back
Bonsoir Guido
Bonsoir Guido
I shouldve photoshopped this one …
I should've photoshopped this one…
This was soooooo good!! :D
This was soooooo good!! :D
KetteBeest & DeviBeest
KetteBeest & DeviBeest
I luv the Kissingbandit title atte…
I luv the Kissingbandit title att…
Food Food and more Food
Food Food and more Food
Brett & Eef!
Brett & Eef!
Kettebeest
Kettebeest
The ceiling at Breexz
The ceiling at Breexz
Eef & Joost
Eef & Joost
Kettebeest & Devibeest
Kettebeest & Devibeest
Tilburg
photo by: dicksiem