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March 19, 2005, 2:30 pm
BelgiumBrusselsIn personEnglish
Venue:
X-it Brasserie, Rue des Pêcheries 2, 1170 Brussels (Watermael-Boitsfort). (Near motorway exit, reachable by metro(Beaulieu stop)and by busses 95, 96 and 41-get off at Place Keym. Parking should not be a problem and it's free. We'll be 3 km from Avenue Louise and 4 km from the Grand Place and Manneken Pis.

Time: from 2.30 p.m. (ie 14.30) until.........

Theme: SOMEONE PLEASE SUGGEST SOMETHING-or it will just be a friendly get together to meet with fellow Prozians. That doesn't sound so bad either come to think of it.

Menu: 28 € p.p.: includes a welcome drink (after that you're on your own for drinks), munchies, a very vast Belgian-style cold buffet that also includes an assortment of different salads, followed later on by a warm buffet with 3 main dishes-waterzooi, boeuf bourguignon and curried lamb. Vegetarian dishes can also be ordered, but you have to sign up and confirm in time (2 or 3 days notice). Within the next couple of weeks, the brasserie will be online with their site, and you can see pictures, etc.

This is a Belgian powwow for ALL Prozian translators and interpreters in Belgium who feel like spending a pleasant Saturday afternoon and part of the evening meeting with Prozian colleagues in a cozy Brussels brasserie in the greenery of Watermael-Boitsfort (aka Bruxelles 1170). No matter what your language. You won't be stuck with just speaking English either-so please sign up and bring your language with you.
A special welcome is also extended to Proz colleagues across the borders-there are motorways straight to Brussels from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and it's a mere train ride away from the big Isle out there in the North Sea. What a great excuse for a weekend in Brussels! You should be able to book a good hotel for a very reasonable rate if you book via one of the online agencies.
So hoping to have scheduled this between the winter school break and the Easter holidays, at a time when we all have lots of work but that doesn't have to been done during this particular weekend...
Looking forward to seeing you March 19th!

Better late than never. Here is the URL for the Powwow venue. Happy surfing. http://www.xitlabrasserie.com/horeca/default.jsp
Event Organizer:

Williamson




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Interested members (53) / Confirmed: 27 / Tentative: 2
Name NoteWill Attend
writeaway  \"Organizer\" For any members who would like to have their ID verified, Steffen Walter, Proz moderator, has indicated he will be pleased to VID you. Be sure to bring a photo ID and the ID name must match the one in the ProZ.com profile.  y
Williamson  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" Will be able to be there around 15.30  y
Xavsie (X)  \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" Sorry, I can't make it after all :-(  n
Klaus Herrmann   Have to cancel. Deadlines are to be met...  n
XIanW (X)   Sorry, can't make it this time - duty calls  n
XAllisonK (X)  \"Photographer\" Okay, let's try this again. Count me in! Hotel is booked - really looking forward to it!  y
Emmanuelle Riffault   Never been in Brussels... C'est l'occasion ou jamais ;O)  y
Thijs van Dorssen   Bruxelles ? Bonne idée ! :o)  y
nordiste  \"Photographer\" I won't miss it ! I'm just the other side of the border !  y
MOS_Trans   J´y suis de temps en temps, à Bruxelles. C´est avec plaisir ...  y
Xsylvie malich (X)   Doesn't look like I'm going to make it. Next time. See you in Berlin April 2nd?  n
Cilian O'Tuama   ist noch eine Weile hin, but would love to...  n
Geneviève von Levetzow   ...  n
Thierry Jamez   ...  n
Ellemiek Drucker   Great Idea! I will try to be there...  n
Yannick Schepens   Let's gather around a (couple of) theme(s) indeed! I'll be there.  y
Moose Media   I will be there  
Said Kaljanac a.k.a. SARAJ  \"Photographer\" I ja cu doci :-) (which means, I'll be there as well) :-p  y
Pablo Grosschmid   will be there !  y
Charlotte Allen   I so wanted to! But I can't, for family reasons. Have a great time, all.  n
Aurore Fussen   ...  y
Delinguaproz  \"Photographer\" Ok, count me in too. And count Finnish in as language :)  
Alison Schwitzgebel   Sounds interesting - might have to bring Lucy (she'll be 1 by then!)  y
Steffen Walter   Flight and hotel booked - see you all there!  y
Brigitte Gendebien   Looking forward to meeting you all...  y
TMJS   Unfortunately can no longer make it. Have a great time!  n
XFullCircle (X)   Sorry, I'm not gonna make it. Too bad.  
Hans G. Liepert   Yessss!  y
shineda   sounds nice. I'll try  
Henk Peelen   sorry, can't be there, still have the flu  n
Joris Bogaert   I'm sorry... I can't... maybe next time (I really hope)  n
m. oughcha   I am awfully sorry but I won't be able to come. Have a good time !  n
XWebTC  \"Photographer\" Unfortunately, due to family events, I will no be free to join the meeting. Really sorry and hope to meet you soon.  n
XVeroniqueBR   Another vegetarian to be counted in!  y
claude1   claude nkodo  m
Karin Dyson   Great idea ! Will be happy to come and also be ID'd  
Monica Sandor  \"Host\" I have a translation seminar till 16:00 so can only come after that, hope everyone will still be there!  y
KevinB   X-it is a 15-minute walk from my front door in Boitsfort, so you can definitely count me in too.  y
Lauzaiord   I'm new in the site, getting used to everything and I'd love to meet my colleagues in Belgium! Count Spanish from Venezuela as a language in teh meeting! But I can't make it for lunch, will it be a problem? And, can I go with my husband?  y
Spilliaert   See you in Brussels ! - I can drop off people at their hotel after the Powwow, as I live close  y
Lesley Costa   I will be in Brussels at this time...  
Xitalingua   ...  m
Joop Fraikin   Yep, I'll be there !  y
Grace12   Should have posted this invitation before! I have just left BXL and am in Argentina now! Sniff....  
Catherine Poventud   I am very sorry to cancel at the last minute but my son has come down with a serious bout of the flu. I have been up half the night taking care of him and he really needs me around today. If I still have to contribute financially please let me know.  n
Bram Poldervaart   I have just booked my train! Will be there.  y
Marijke Mayer  \"Photographer\" Ik zal ook van de partij zijn.  y
mia_alduleimi   It is a great idea, I will sure join  
CATHERINE PRAUD   Sorry, I have got a stiff neck ! Cannot move it. Have to stay home. Let me know for the costs to be paid !  n
Michael Bastin   + 1 friend visiting with me  y
Miguel Marqués   First powwow in my translator life! Happy to be there :)  y
Katarzyna Bylow  \"Photographer\" See you there - it will be the first Prozian meeting for me as well and I am really looking forward to it!  y
XEric Dusart (X)   I'll be there. My firt powwow.  y




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Powwow: Brussels - Belgium

FullCircle (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 21:34
English to Dutch
Count me in too! Jan 11, 2005



 

FullCircle (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 21:34
English to Dutch
Count me in too! Jan 11, 2005

Count me in too!

 

AllisonK (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:34
Dutch to English
+ ...
hotel? Jan 29, 2005

Just wondering if anyone else is booking a hotel (who hasn't already done so that is) and if so, if they care to divulge which one? I was thinking about this in terms of sharing a cab to the bistro.......?

 

sylvie malich (X)
Germany
Local time: 21:34
German to English
hotel! Feb 1, 2005

I'm just now starting to think about booking a hotel. And SN Brussels Airlines has a seat sale from/to Berlin. How far have you gotten?

 

AllisonK (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:34
Dutch to English
+ ...
NH City Centre Feb 1, 2005

is what I'm looking at for now, also because they have a parking garage on site which is appealing. The price is also decent on bookings.be.

 

Thijs van Dorssen  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:34
Member (2002)
Dutch to German
+ ...
NH City Centre Feb 1, 2005

Looks fine. 69 € for a single/double room. Breakfast is a little expensive for 19,00 €. hrs.de has the same price for that night. Is there nobody from Brussels who knows an acceptable hotel near the X-it Brasserie?
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AllisonK (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:34
Dutch to English
+ ...
agree Feb 1, 2005

breakfast was a bit pricey - there were quite a few hotels in that price range and also a couple near the brasserie - maybe writeaway could put us on the right track???icon_smile.gif))

 

Thijs van Dorssen  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:34
Member (2002)
Dutch to German
+ ...
Absolutely, Feb 1, 2005

Writeaway or anybody from Brussels as a matter of fact. For 19,00 € you can have a wonderful breakfast anywhere else. Or a normal but fast breakfast at the King of the grill with the Scottish name for less. icon_eek.gif)

I have to say that the quality of the rooms at the NH is very nice. At least in Cologne...

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AllisonK (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:34
Dutch to English
+ ...
agree Feb 1, 2005

NH in Amsterdam is also quite nice and that's true about the breakfast option though I know a nicer place on the grote markt (grand place) that's got great huge mugs of coffee......anyways, suggestions are open - centre is a good location for other reasons as well
writeaway???


 

writeaway  Identity Verified
Dutch to English
+ ...
Hi Allison ;-) Feb 1, 2005

If you are driving and want to stay near the Grand Place/Grote Markt, then make sure the hotel can provide parking. What hotels did you find near the brasserie?

 

Pablo Grosschmid  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 21:34
English to Spanish
+ ...
accomodation offer Feb 2, 2005

can offer accomodation to one or two colleagues the night before and/or the night after the powwow

 

Monica Sandor  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 21:34
Flemish to English
+ ...
accommodation offer Feb 3, 2005

I can also offer to put up one person before and/or after the powwow (no car but bus to Brasserie and city centre/rwy stations easy access by bus.)

 

sylvie malich (X)
Germany
Local time: 21:34
German to English
What about Sunday? Feb 4, 2005

I'm planning on flying in on Saturday and flying out on Sunday. I can either fly out in the am or the pm. Seems a shame to just leave without seeing the city. Anybody feel like an outing on Sunday? What do you suggest, writeaway?

 

WebTC  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:34
English to French
+ ...
Sunday .... Feb 4, 2005

Well, there are so many things to d and to visit in Brussels that I'm sure you will find soemething, no doubt on that ! It depends of course what you want to do, but Grand'Place, Mannekepis, and the rest are easy to find !
Also don't forget to try the cooking in Belgium, also on Sunday ... Choose a good restaurant and take your time to taste the food ...


 

KevinB  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:34
Hotels and stuff Feb 4, 2005

My (local) advice would definitely be for people to stay 'in town' - Boitsfort is very quiet and residential.

X-it, however, is very easy to get to from Beaulieu metro station (Line 1A, direction Hermann-Debroux) – comfortably under ten minutes on foot from there.

Alternatively, the yellow 95 (to ‘Heiligenborre’) and 96 (to ‘Sainte-Anne’) buses leave every ten minutes or so from alongside the Bourse, in the heart of 'downtown', and will deposit you nearby. Get o
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My (local) advice would definitely be for people to stay 'in town' - Boitsfort is very quiet and residential.

X-it, however, is very easy to get to from Beaulieu metro station (Line 1A, direction Hermann-Debroux) – comfortably under ten minutes on foot from there.

Alternatively, the yellow 95 (to ‘Heiligenborre’) and 96 (to ‘Sainte-Anne’) buses leave every ten minutes or so from alongside the Bourse, in the heart of 'downtown', and will deposit you nearby. Get off at ‘place Keym’.

Or you can get a taxi; however, seeing as this is Brussels, you'll probably have to tell the driver the way, yet will still end up paying a king's ransom upon arrival...

Alas, I can't offer to put anyone up as we have family over from GB that same weekend.
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