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We love the outdoors and we love walking, hiking and adventures in it. We however do not want to walk 20 miles a day, over rocks and streams, in the depth of winter or in the driving rain. We would like to be active but do it at an easy to moderate pace. This is not a group for the hardcore outdoors folk. This is also not a group for outdoors people who want to backpack and live in youth hostels when away on trips. This group will do all these activities and trips but at a slightly slower pace and with a slightly higher quality of lodging and boarding than backpacks/sleeping in bags on the floor or in bunk beds. We will arrange social walks in London and day trips away every few weeks and monthly overnight adventure trips away. Does this describe you? Join us!

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Classic Cuba (11 Days - 22nd April 2019)

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Explore colourful Cuba with us! 22nd Apr - Day 1 – Arrive at Havana. Transfer to your Casa, where you can relax or enjoy the city. Day 2 – After breakfast, a walking tour around the city with a local guide. Day 3 – Spent at your leisure in Havana. Day 4 – Havana / Santa Clara After breakfast, head to Santa Clara, a key city in the Cuban revolution. See a huge statue of Ernesto Che Guevara, which commemorates his death and those who were murdered with him in Bolivia and a museum dedicated to his life, which you will have time to visit if you wish. In Santa Clara experience a more authentic Cuba, with an abundance of local restaurants and music venues in this small, friendly town. Day 5 / 6 / 7 – Trinidad No other colonial city in Cuba is as well preserved as Trinidad. The thing most people love about this place is the nightlife; there are no less than 10 live music venues all within a short walking distance of each other. You'll be near Valle de los Ingenios and Playa Ancón, where you can enjoy long stretches of white sand beaches and enjoy activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, waterfall swimming and horse-riding. Day 8 – Trinidad / Cienfuegos After breakfast, travel to Cienfuegos, through the densely vegetated Peninsula de Zapata swamp lands and along the beautiful Bay of Pigs. This is where the landing of counter-revolutionary exile militia occurred in 1961. Visit a museum which recounts the events of this conflict. Stop at a beautiful swimming pool resembling a huge natural tropical fish tank and at a beach for snorkelling (weather permitting). Overnight in Cienfuegos. Day 9 – Cienfuegos / Viñales After breakfast, go to Pinar del Rio and Viñales. Viñales is a small but culturally rich village with friendly and welcoming locals and a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, exploring caves and horseback riding. Although a small village, the nightlife remains as good as anywhere in Cuba. Day 10 - Free day in beautiful Viñales. 2nd May - Day 11 – Transfer from Viñales to Havana Airport for international flights. INCLUSIONS:- - Sharing twin accommodation in home-stays and guest houses (please note accommodation in Cuba is basic but clean and comfortable) (single room supplement is £299.00) - 10 Breakfasts - Walking tour of Old Havana - Local guide throughout tour - All local transport - Airport transfers for those arriving on suggested flights only EXCLUSIONS:- - International flights - Lunches / Dinners - Excursions on days of leisure TOUR COST: £899.00 and does not include flights from the UK. Tours without flights are TTA bonded.**Do not book flights until we give you the go ahead.** DEPOSIT: To secure your place on the trip, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of £150.00 via bank transfer, Paypal or Credit Card. **Kindly RSVP if interested to join. We will send you a link to make the deposit. If we don’t receive your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and space will be released.** By paying a deposit you will agree to the following cancellation policies: http://bit.ly/BookingandCancellationPolicy Visas are required to enter Cuba (this is an easy process that can be done online). Please also ensure you have 6 months validity on your passport. Travel insurance is mandatory. Please note that a check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most home stays. If you are arriving early, please let us know if you would like the room to be booked from the night before (for an additional cost). It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will update you. This trip is in collaboration with Solo Travellers ltd. (https://www.solo-travellers.com/). It is posted across all our 18 London groups with over[masked] members. You can expect a group of 8 to 20 travellers who are internationally minded, mostly professional singles & mainly ladies between the ages of[masked]

30 to 50s - Speed friending! No pressure way to make friends! Over 40 expected

Please join us as we help you make new friendships with both ladies and gentlemen without any of the pressure, shyness and nervousness normally associated with meeting new people. This is for ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 30 to 59. (It is fine if you are a few years either side of these parameters) For our last Speed Friending social we had over 30 members present and this time we expect over 40! Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets in advance: Fatsoma: https://fatso.ma/IFK7 OR Eventbrite: https://bespeedanna.eventbrite.co.uk Please be aware that this meetup has an event fee. It costs you less to attend if you purchase your tickets early. Tickets start at £5 and increase to £10. If you prefer not to buy advance tickets then you can pay £15 cash when you attend. WHY SPEED FRIENDING? In our speed friending, we arrange for you to meet and chat with each other. This gives you an easy and convenient way to meet new people in a way that completely dissolves barriers. This is NOT speed dating and so you will be meeting both ladies and gentlemen in mixed groups. The intent is to create friendships. One of the greatest benefits is that this tears down the walls of shyness. Many people have deep-seated anxiety when it comes to talking to people they don’t know. But when you push outside your comfort zones, this speedy connection opens up the door to allow you to easily communicate and work together with other members of the group. Speed friending allows you to identify other people with common interests. The conversations that take place don’t have to be deep, profound or even scripted; simply discussing likes and dislikes may lead to future friendships. Often, people want to make new friends, but they aren’t quite sure how to go about it. With speed friending, you can start pursuing that goal without appearing socially awkward or desperate. Speed friending is the easiest and most effective way to build connections and relationships in a short amount of time. Here’s how it will be set-up: 1) Half of the group (mixed gender) will be in a fixed place and the other half of the group (mixed gender) will rotate. During these intervals, each pair of people will get the opportunity to talk to each other. 2) ANNA will be hosting the evening and she will organize the speed friending. She will indicate when you should move to the next person. 3) We will meet from 6.00pm onwards. You should get yourself a drink and also any food before 6.45pm. 4) The Speed friending part will start exactly at 6.45 pm onwards and continue till about 7.45pm followed by a break and finish at 8.40pm, so please try and be there on time. If you are late then you can join the speed networking midway. 5) Our function room is booked for ANNA/Meetup. We will have a reserved area downstairs for our members. Please be sure to read the events board to know which room is ours on the day. You can also ask the security guard on the ground floor. 6) Please be aware that over 85% of attendees are attending for the first time and over 95% of attendees come alone. You will not be alone. ANNA will welcome you and help you get comfortable. 7) Happy Hours until 7 pm and pizza for £5 only. Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing! http://bit.ly/MeetupPictures -------------------- Event Cost: Early Bird tickets - £5 each (plus charges) Regular tickets - £10 each (plus charges) If you do not purchase your tickets in advance then you can pay £15 cash at the meetup to ANNA. Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets in advance: Fatsoma: https://fatso.ma/IFK7 OR Eventbrite: https://bespeedanna.eventbrite.co.uk -------------------------- This meetup is organized with www.connectwithlocals.com Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

Meet new friends with a Graduate Degree! (30 - 50s) (FREE DRINK/HOSTED)

BY POPULAR DEMAND we are hosting this meetup for members between the ages of 30 and 50s who have a Graduate Degree (or higher). Our members tell us that those who are educated to a similar level are likely to be much more like-minded and have similar aspirations and objectives in life. We intend to bring together such like-minded ladies and gentlemen with degrees who can talk about similar things and make like-minded new friends. Our last Graduate Degree social we had over 30 members present, this time won't be any different! Book your cheaper advance ticket now:- Eventbrite: https://annakitty.eventbrite.co.uk OR Fatsoma: https://fatso.ma/IFQz You will be welcomed into the group by Anna and will be able to meet and interact with other single ladies and gentlemen in a safe and comfortable environment. We are organising our event at Kitty Hawk Bar & Restaurant which is quiet and cozy and provides for a fabulous venue to meet people and socialise with new friends. First 40 members to arrive will get a FREE drink, so please come as close to start time as possible. You have absolutely no excuse not to come out and make new friends in your age group! No more nervousness, no awkward silences, no fiddling with phone or staring into glasses. You will find your self saying more hellos, shaking more hands and making more friends. Please come early as it is far easier to meet new people then. Please request Anna for help with introductions. Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing! http://bit.ly/MeetupPictures Some important points: - We will start at 6:00 pm. - We have our area booked for Anna / Meetup. Please ask the bar staff for our area and they will help you find us. - Anna is hosting the event. She will welcome you warmly at the venue and will also give you a group wristband. Please wear this wristband as it will help other members identify you as a group member and you will be able to identify others. All you have to do is say hello to anyone else wearing the wristband as they are all our members and there to attend our meetup and make new friends. - Please be aware that about 95% of those who attend come alone and about 75% are attending for the first time. You will not be alone. We know how you may feel and so Anna will take care of you. - We have 18 meetup groups in London with over 117,000 members and we will be inviting members between the ages of 30 to 50s from most of these groups. You will meet a lot of new people. (Members of other groups who RSVP are included as guests of the organiser in order to give you an idea of expected numbers.) - Everyone attends these events to meet other members and so there is no reason to be shy or bashful. Also be aware that most people come alone. Anna is there to look after you and make you comfortable. ------------------------------ EVENT COST: Early Bird tickets are only £5 each Regular tickets are only £10 each If you have not purchased your ticket in advance then you can pay £15 cash per person to Anna when you attend. Book your cheaper advance ticket now:- Eventbrite: https://annakitty.eventbrite.co.uk OR Fatsoma: https://fatso.ma/IFQz - Dress code: This is a laid back venue so dress comfortably - you can dress up or dress down - smart casual or jeans and a tee. - ID : Please be sure to carry Government issued ID to prove your age is over 18. - Guests are very welcome. Please sign them up as your pluses -------------------------- This meetup is organised with www.connectwithlocals.com. Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

20-49 Singles Mix & Mingle (Hosted/Tickets/FREE Drink) Over 30 expected!!

Mrs Fogg's Maritime Club & Distillery

Are you looking to make new friends? How about mingling and mixing with other like minded people of the same age group at our Saturday Nights Single's special! Please come and join us as we have secured the fantastic Mrs. Fogg's on Broadgate Circle near Liverpool Street station this Saturday, where the atmosphere is peaceful and cozy which is perfect to meet other people and mingle with like minded singles! We welcome you to our Saturday Night Single Social for members between the ages of 20 to 49! What's more - First 25 members to arrive at the venue will receive a FREE welcome drink. So please come as close to time as possible! Please click on the link below to make your purchase: Eventbrite : https://foggsanna.eventbrite.co.uk OR Fatsoma: https://fatso.ma/IHph Join us for an evening of mixing and mingling where you will be welcomed and also introduced to some of the other attendees. Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing! http://bit.ly/MeetupPictures Join us for a fabulous singles social evening where you will be able to meet and interact with ladies and gents in a safe and comfortable environment! ------------------------------ Few key points: - Our area is booked for MEETUP/Anna and we will have low background music earlier on so we can mingle chat and get to know each other. - This is a meetup is for singles between 20 to 49 who want to make new friends in a safe and comfortable environment. - First 25 members to arrive at the venue will receive a FREE welcome drink. So please come as close to time as possible! -Please be aware that about 95% of those who attend come alone and about 75% are attending for the first time. You will not be alone. We know how you may feel and so Anna will take care of you. - We have 18 meetup groups in London with over 120,000 members and we will be inviting members from most of these groups. You will meet a lot of new people. Members of other groups who RSVP are included as guests of the organiser in order to give you an idea of expected numbers. -Everyone attends these events to meet other members and so there is no reason to be shy or bashful. Also be aware that most people come alone. Anna is there to look after you and make you comfortable. -We are not a dating group. Our events are not organised to help your dating life. Our group is created to help ladies and gents meet other like minded ladies and gents and make new friends. This could be for singles or for those who are not single. Please do not attend our event if a perfect gender balance is important for your enjoyment of our meet-up. ------------------------------ EVENT COST: Early Bird tickets - £5 each Regular tickets - £10 each If you do not purchase your cheaper advance tickets then you can attend and pay £15 Cash to Anna at the meetup. Please click on the link below to make your purchase: Eventbrite : https://foggsanna.eventbrite.co.uk OR Fatsoma: https://fatso.ma/IHph ------------------------------ IMPORTANT - Dress code - Smart casual - ID- Please be sure to carry Government issued ID (EU driving license or passport or ID card) to prove your age is over 18. -------------------------- This meetup is organised with www.connectwithlocals.com. Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

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