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April 21, 2012, 8:00 pm
SpainCosta del SolIn personEnglish
Once upon a time.... a tweet about beer made it to the Twitteruniverse and it awakened the sleeping, kind beer monster who lived in the green beer swamp...

So the kind beer monster decided to go to the supermarket to shop for a beer package to organize a get-together with other beer-loving monsters...

The green beer swamp turned blue and it became the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, specifically the area in the Costa del Sol...

For more information about the green beer monster and friends, see:

http://ow.ly/6jX9K

Or follow the #beerpw hashtag in Twitter...

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UPDATE ON APRIL 17, 2012:

Once attendance is clearer, here are the final details on the two powwow activities:

"PRE-POWWOW" ACTIVITIES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20 (via Susan Starling):

3:45- 4 pm - Meet at Málaga Cathedral in front of the steps. There are several cafés right there so anyone arriving early can sit and have a drink.

4 pm - Walk (mostly through the park/along the beach) to El Balneario on the ocean for lunch, or just drinks - in any case sitting and enjoying the great atmosphere and the sun!

http://www.visitacostadelsol.com/donde-comer-y-beber/restaurantes/restaurante-el-balneario-p31301

This is around a 45 min. walk according to Google maps, but I find the walking times are usually shorter than they indicate. But anyone who's not up for the walk is welcome to take the bus and meet us at El Balneario.

7 pm - Corte Inglés (main door on the right, looking from the train station across the street).

7:15-7:30 pm - Evening pre-powwow bar tour start at Antigua Casa de Guardia:

http://www.andaluciaenruta.com/bares-de-tapas-en-malaga-antigua-casa-de-guardia/2204/

Map for Friday's excursion:

http://g.co/maps/36b5h

A = Cathedral, meeting point (4 pm)
B = El Balneario
D = Corte Ingles (7:00 pm)
C = Antigua Casa de Guardia (7:15-7:30 pm)

Anyone who has trouble finding us can reach me at +34 645 099 149.

Also, on Friday Ivette will be collecting the €20 fee to cover food and drinks for Saturday's powwow barbecue dinner in Benalmádema (TIA!).

POWWOW DINNER ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21 (via Ivette):

On Benalmádena, almost next to Fuengirola (CARVAJAL beach area):

http://t.co/wUXZdNl9

Time: from 18:00 (6 p.m.) on

Menu:

Tapas
Veggies/salad
Barbecue (meat)
Dessert
Beer, wine, etc.
Coffee/tea

Music: mostly retro disco, but open to special requests ;-)


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Interested members (26) / Confirmed: 4 / Tentative: 5
Name NoteWill Attend
Ivette Camargo López  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" Final date: April 21, 2012  y
Erik Hansson   Very much forwardlooking to this powwow! 1st time on Costa del Sol.  y
Susan Starling   Flights booked, dogsitter organized, all systems go! Looking forward to hanging out with everyone in Málaga/Benalmádema. :-)  y
Danai Roussou  \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" ...  m
Lotte Bulckens   ...  
Anette Hilgendag   ...  m
Enrique F Granados-González   :( I am so sorry but last time problems make impossible for me to attend. Next time I hope....  n
Marta Skałecka   Lo siento, no podré ir. Que lo paseis bien :)  n
Manuela Junghans   Al final no puedo :( Que lo paséis super bien. Espero que vea algunos de vosotros en Barcelona.  n
Lussiana   ...  n
Maryse Trevithick   Sorry guys, I´m still not sure if I can make it. Will let you know asap.  m
Stephanie Wloch   Lo siento mucho , pero no es posible.!Qué lo paséis fenomenal!  n
Pilar Fernández   Al final parece que estaré en Alemania en esas fechas, tal vez la próxima :)  n
Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales   ...  m
Dawid Gut   ...  n
Alejandro Marcos   Hola! Soy un recién llegado a la profesión y al portal y habría sido una oportunidad ideal para conocer en persona a [email protected] de mis [email protected] :) pero no voy a poder ¡Espero que sea un éxito y que pronto se organice otro!  n
Xtransiberia (X)   ...  
Sandra09   ...  n
Pedro Godfroid   My bike is down again, so I'll not be able to make it, sorry.  n
Andrew Anisimov   ...  n
JESUS L VIEITES   Jesús Lorenzo Vieites  n
Hope Farmer   Unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Have a great time!  n
Eugene Antoine Aubrey Browne   Looking forward to meeting other translators and enjoying some fine weather  y
CarlosC   ...  n
Franziska Neumann   ...  
Niina Lahokoski   ...  m




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Powwow: Costa del Sol - Spain

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Beer monster story Sep 9, 2011

Erik, glad you liked the story. Let's see about the other beer monsters.icon_smile.gif

 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Welcome, ladies! Sep 9, 2011

Susan and Paula.icon_smile.gif

I might be able to suggest places (studios/apartments) to stay where I live. It is all a matter of planning a bit in advance.


 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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May 19-26 2012 Sep 11, 2011

Good day, Susan. Your May suggestion sounds good to me. Like I said before via Twitter, May is actually an excellent month (not as hot, but already hot enough in terms of temperature).

I will change the date at your request or once we all reach an agreement about the date.

Saludos

[Edited at 2011-09-11 12:32 GMT]


 

Susan Starling  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:53
German to English
May 19 or 26 2012 Sep 11, 2011

Hi Ivette! I actually meant the weekend of May 19 - that's the (4-day) holiday weekend here in Germany anyway. Actually the next weekend is too but only 3 days. But that's also a possibility. I'm open to other suggestions too of course. It's just that on May 11 I'll probably be in Budapest for the MemoQ Fest.icon_smile.gif

 

Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
Germany
Swedish
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Dates in May Sep 13, 2011

Hi ladies,
Concerning a powwow date in May, we should first check up when the famous powwow in Berlin will take place - the "translators' AGM" is something I really want to go to. As far as I know, it's not yet on the powwow list. Let me ask the organizer Steffen and come back to you as soon as possible.


 

Anette Hilgendag  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
Member
English to German
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May means Berlin Sep 14, 2011

The 4 days weekend in May is already booked by Steffen (Powwow at May 19). And before there is the Frankfurt Powwow at the end of March, so April sounds like a good date.

 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Earlier in April? Sep 14, 2011

Hi and welcome all new ladies.

Just wondering if Easter weekend would be a possibility (I think it is on the weekend of April 8 next year).

The only thing is that there might be a chance of some rain, you never know. If you want a completely "rainless" possibility, the other choices would be any of the summer months or even September (but the latter tends not to be so good for a lot of people who start off a lot of freelancing activity during this month).

To be
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Hi and welcome all new ladies.

Just wondering if Easter weekend would be a possibility (I think it is on the weekend of April 8 next year).

The only thing is that there might be a chance of some rain, you never know. If you want a completely "rainless" possibility, the other choices would be any of the summer months or even September (but the latter tends not to be so good for a lot of people who start off a lot of freelancing activity during this month).

To be continued....
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Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Enrique Sep 15, 2011

Hola Enrique, bienvenido.icon_smile.gif

You are absolutely right, Costa del Sol is looong.

I live in the Benalmádena-Fuengirola area, so this will be most likely the area I had in mind.

Hope we can finally reach an agreement about the date.

Muchos saludos


 

Susan Starling  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:53
German to English
April 14? Sep 15, 2011

Hi Everyone! How nice that this is starting to take shape.icon_smile.gif Erik and Anette are right, the Berlin powwow is on May 19 and I imagine a lot of us will want to attend that. As for Easter weekend, it's not a bad idea from a holiday perspective but the flights are already very expensive, more that I would want to pay anyway. What would everyone think about April 14? That weekend looks good in terms of flight prices,... See more
Hi Everyone! How nice that this is starting to take shape.icon_smile.gif Erik and Anette are right, the Berlin powwow is on May 19 and I imagine a lot of us will want to attend that. As for Easter weekend, it's not a bad idea from a holiday perspective but the flights are already very expensive, more that I would want to pay anyway. What would everyone think about April 14? That weekend looks good in terms of flight prices, and it's far enough in advance of the Berlin powwow that people don't end up with back-to-back events. Anyway that's what I would suggest! What do you guys think?Collapse


 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Susan/website about Spanish beer Sep 15, 2011

Another good suggestion, Susan.

[Editing my previous message to change the link previously provided.]

On a different note, just found a website in which you can see some of the best Spanish beers:

http://www.clubdarwin.net/seccion/ingredientes/las-10-mejores-cervezas-espanolas

I am actually no beer connoisseur at all (but don't tell Erik), b
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Another good suggestion, Susan.

[Editing my previous message to change the link previously provided.]

On a different note, just found a website in which you can see some of the best Spanish beers:

http://www.clubdarwin.net/seccion/ingredientes/las-10-mejores-cervezas-espanolas

I am actually no beer connoisseur at all (but don't tell Erik), but I usually prefer Mahou, so it is interesting to learn that there is also a dark Mahou, which I think I have never tried.

[Edited at 2011-09-18 13:22 GMT]
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Silvia Montufo Urquízar  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
French to Spanish
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Sounds good! Sep 25, 2011

It'll be great to have that beer with you!
Silvia


 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Silvia Sep 26, 2011

Hola icon_smile.gif

Contacted Erik recently to see if we can finally decide on a date, but it looks like April will most likely be the month.

Hope to see you then (but feel free to network, as we live relatively close).

Saludos!


 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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New final date Oct 26, 2011

Hi again,

I finally managed to discuss the definite date with the main beer monster (smile...), Erik.

And the winner is: Saturday, April 21, 2012

I hope the end of the world is after that (since some people keep talking about the end of the world coming in 2012). It'd be nice to have some laughs and nice cold beers before this world goes kaput.icon_wink.gif

Anyway, jokes asi
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Hi again,

I finally managed to discuss the definite date with the main beer monster (smile...), Erik.

And the winner is: Saturday, April 21, 2012

I hope the end of the world is after that (since some people keep talking about the end of the world coming in 2012). It'd be nice to have some laughs and nice cold beers before this world goes kaput.icon_wink.gif

Anyway, jokes aside, I hope this date change suits everyone.

Susan Starling commented to me that it'd be fun to have a "pre-powwow" on the previous Friday evening, in Málaga city, where there are some really fun places to have some tapas and beer. More info. about that from Susan, when the date is closer.

About the powwow itself, depending on the weather, my idea is to have it where I live (Benalmádena beach area), a kind of barbecue afternoon with grilled meat, salads and lots of beer. It all depends on the weather, of course (hopefully there will be no rain on that weekend). Let's play it by ear.

Hope everyone is having a great final quarter of the year.

Un abrazo,

Ivette

P.S.: corrected the date on the powwow title, but wrote the wrong day on this message, sorry. It's Saturday April 21, 2012. o_O

[Edited at 2011-11-03 11:44 GMT]
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Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:53
Member (2003)
Dutch to German
!Que idea más simpatica, Ivette! Nov 3, 2011

Lovely idea.
I'd love to see you, Anette, Erik, Susan and Paula again. Plus new faces.
On the sunny side of life.
Barbecue & beer. Yummy.

Además: Highly motivating to brush up my poor Spanish.

Un abrazo fuerte,
Estefanía

[Edited at 2011-11-03 11:26 GMT]


 

Ivette Camargo López  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:53
English to Spanish
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Estefanía Nov 3, 2011

What a nice surprise, Estefanía!

So happy that you'll be joining us.

Y por supuesto que te ayudaremos a mejorar tu español.icon_wink.gif

But there might as well be a chance for a big powwow in Panama (maybe in 2013, when they will have the Spanish Royal Academy conference there). Let's see where we are then.icon_smile.g</span><span id=...
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What a nice surprise, Estefanía!

So happy that you'll be joining us.

Y por supuesto que te ayudaremos a mejorar tu español.icon_wink.gif

But there might as well be a chance for a big powwow in Panama (maybe in 2013, when they will have the Spanish Royal Academy conference there). Let's see where we are then.icon_smile.gif

Un abrazo fuerte también para ti,

Ivette

[Edited at 2011-11-03 11:41 GMT]
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