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http://www.socialfundation.com for the full calendar EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP! (Legal note: The "I Wanted To Do That, . . . Just Not Alone!!!"™ and it's derivations are Trademarked. Trademark infringement will be aggressively prosecuted.)(for permission or to join our collective contact the admin) I wanted to do that... Just not alone! (FREE & SAFE) \ *\* A community is great because of its members, and we need you to make it great!* \ We live in an ever-shrinking world, where the technologies and transportation systems make it easier than ever to connect people from every corner of the world. We also have the fortune to live in a quality and vibrant city that is home to people of diverse backgrounds and life experience. The Austin International Network gives you an opportunity to experience some of the many international cultures that the city hosts, to share your knowledge of cultural heritage, interests/hobbies or professional expertise with other members of the group, and make new friends while doing so. The mission of this group is as implied by the name of the group--we'd like to provide good company as well as a positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. You'll also get to know things that you can do and enjoy in Austin through the meetups proposed by your peers. It is also a hope of our group to promote cross-cultural dialogues, sharing, understanding, and peer supports through a variety of local activities and events, as well as international trips. But we (organizers) are few and you are many, and this means that to work toward these goals we need the proactive participation and supports from at least some members of the community. This group is unique because of our members, and we look forward to meeting you and facilitate the meetup ideas you propose. ——————————————————————————————————— \ Interested in a festival or music performance? Crave for dining at an exotic restaurant? Can't find teammates/players for a sport, hobby, or fun stuff (e.g., bowling, basketball, badminton, dance, or a silly fun game)? *\* Any Member Can Schedule a Meetup at This Group for Free:)* \ This is a forum in Austin where people get to discover the city together in a fun and safe environment. People who are familiar with the city are of course welcome to join us and even provide meeting ideas. Newcomers to Austin (from overseas) are also more than welcome to join us and explore Austin and Texas together! We aim at building a safe and friendly community with people currently residing in Austin or visiting from overseas. You don't need to have experience overseas or be able to speak English to join this group. Every friendly person is welcome in this group! (Including people local in Austin or (originally) from other parts of the world.) If you happen to be traveling to Austin, you are welcome to join our group and events as well:) If you are currently overseas but have a plan to visit or stay in Austin in the near future, still welcome join the group. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Join our upbeat and friendly international community *& \* Meet People from All Walks of Life \** If you enjoy friendship, activities, music, arts, networking, socializing, parties, learning, sharing, inspiration, personal/professional development, travel, culture, language, and/or some fun, and *you like them for free*, this is the group for you!! \-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\- \

Dear friends, This new group is part of an effort for establishing a network of global meetups, currently being fast deployed in major cities worldwide, including *London, Paris, San Francisco, New York, LA, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Austin, Thailand*... And more to come! Our only agenda is to build up a global community (in the format of meetup groups at this stage), where participants get to mix and mingle in a safe and friendly environment, have fun and adventures together or establish long-lasting friendship and fully enjoy what the city's got to offer. We believe that this service can be offered for free, and we need your participation and encouragement to make it happen. If you are fond of our vision, welcome to join and check it out. Invite your friends who may be interested. We appreciate your supports, volunteering, and valuable inputs, but nothing is mandatory except for mutual respects to other members in the community.

Upcoming events (4+)

Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao

IF you are reading this . . . this event is in progress and it's too late to go.

HOWEVER . . . . there is always 2023. We will go again next year as a Meetup because this is so amazing.

CLICK HERE for our 2023 event, and to read all the info and to be able to RSVP too!!

Follow along with our 2022 adventure.

CLICK HERE to see the photos being uploaded as we go via the shared photo album
OR . . .. I will be sharing to FB and Insta as we go.
CLICK HERE to Add/Follow on FB
CLICK HERE to Add/Follow on Instagram

Is June 2023 too far away for you?

Or maybe interested in these others of ours?

Our events are all very safe, civilized, curated, and organized.

Remember . . . IF you are want to do Spain and Running of the Bulls . . . 2022 is already here and your only option is 2023. CLICK HERE for the link to our 2023 meetup event.

The only way to secure your spot for our Spain 2023 a $500 deposit
Click Here for Secure Deposit Link

Click Here and Fill out this from if you are making a deposit OR fill out this form if you want information and itinerary.

Deposit is refundable up to 90 days before the departure (less PayPal fees)
Final payment due 60 days before departure

Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

We have designed this to include all the "must see" locations and have a super detailed Day By Day that lists ALL the historic spots we will be going to.

Click Here to fill out our google info request form and receive detailed itinerary and inclusions

Click Here to Message Direct to Anna with any questions.

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM Pacific.
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Click Here for our Overseas Events Zoom

Click Here for General Policies and useful info for our international trips

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister groups where we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.
Click Here to see all our other fun events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

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Greek Island Dreams, 40's - 60's Singles Vacation

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Greek Island Dreams
40's - 50's and 60's and more!! Singles Vacation
Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Crete

Is your dream vacation to visit Greece, ferry from Greek island to Greek island, see all the amazing sites, spend time on beautiful beaches? Then this is the Greece singles vacation for you! Explore the Acropolis in Athens, drive around Mykonos island on a jeep safari, see the amazing sunset in Oia, Santorini and visit the ancient ruins of the Palace of Knosos in Crete. You will get to do all this and more on our Greek Island Dreams vacation - Plus spend time on beautiful Greek beaches.

Vacation Day 1 - Athens, Greece
Arrive at Athens airport (**See Flight information below) and be met and transferred to the group's hotel, located around the corner from the Plaka shopping and near all the ancient sites. Our singles vacation begins at 3:00pm when we meet and greet with our tour leader and the other single and solo travelers for our private tour of the Acropolis. A leisurely 10-minute walk up the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou leads to the Acropolis of Athens, crowned by the Parthenon with its spectacular views over the city below. The Acropolis (Akropolis) means "city on a hill" and dates from the 5th century BC. Notable structures within the Acropolis include the Temple of Athena Nike, the earliest fully Ionic temple on the site, built between 427 and 424 BC. Tonight enjoy the nightly atmosphere of the Plaka as we dine at a local Greek restaurant.

Vacation Day 2 - Athens to Mykonos
This morning we ferry through the Cycladic islands to the island of Mykonos, the jewel of the Mediterranean with beautiful beaches, chic boutiques and party night life. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and whitewashed island with its beautiful windmills and amazing sunsets. Upon reaching Mykonos we will be transferred to our hotel, check-in and get ready for a walking tour of Mykonos Town, also known as Chora. We will stroll the narrow cobblestone streets of a town that was designed so pirates would get lost. The early evening scene is centered on Little Venice where we can sip a cocktail at one of the many bars and cafes which are so close to the water's edge that our feet get soaked when a boat passes. We will watch the sunset at the most famous windmills in Greece and have dinner (not included) in one of the many cafes. Mykonos attracts a broad clientele - celebrities, politicians, the beautiful people and ordinary mortals all flock here to see and be seen at the glitzy "anything goes" clubs for which the island is now world famous.

Vacation Day 3 - Mykonos -Jeep Tour

Vacation Day 4 - Mykonos / Delos

Vacation Day 5 - Mykonos to Santorini, Greece

Vacation Day 6 - Santorini, Greece

Vacation Day 7 - Santorini to Crete

Vacation Day 8 - Crete

Vacation Day 9 - Crete

Vacation Day 10 - Depart Crete, Greece

DUE TO THE LIMITED SPACE ALLOWED IN THE MEETUP POSTINGS, I WILL PROVIDE THE REST OF THE DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY UPON REQUEST. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE Message me https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
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Cost $3390*
Deposit of $500 to secure your space.
Refundable up to 90 days before departure.
Book 6 months early and save $100

Singles Vacation Includes:

  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    1 Athens - 3 Mykonos - 2 Santorini - 3 Crete

  • Breakfast Daily - 2 Dinners

  • Ferries and shuttles

  • Guided Tours per itinerary

  • Dedicated English-Speaking Greek Tour Leader

  • Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates

  • All Taxes and Surcharges

***The price per person is for a double room. We provide free roommate matching on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $850

Not Included:

  • International Airfare
  • Gratuities

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Greek Island Dreams. Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete. Beauty & History!!

This is a dream vacation to iconic and beautiful places, where you can relax, feast your senses and visit some of the most important historic locations. Mix pleasure, culture and history while exploring the romantic Greek Islands. Travel between them by boat, laze in their storied and stunning beaches and create memories of a lifetime!!

Here are the main city/islands we will be visiting:

  • Athens
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini
  • Crete

Included:
· 9 Nights Accommodations
· Breakfast Daily and 2 Dinners
· Ferries and shuttles
· Guided Tours per itinerary
· Dedicated English-Speaking Greek Tour Guide
· Airport/Hotel Transfers
· All Taxes and Surcharges

Not Included:
· International Airfare
· Gratuities

ALSO Included:

  • Private tour of the Acropolis and welcome dinner in local restaurant in Athens
  • Mykonos walking tour
  • Mykonos island tour on a jeep safari
  • Houlakia beach
  • Marathi
  • Panormos beach
  • bay of Agios Sostis (STUNNING BEACHES)
  • Ano Mera region
  • The ruined Venetian Castle of Paleokastro
  • Kalo Livadi beach
  • Agrari Beach
  • Santorini
  • Palace of Knosos
  • Island of Delos
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo and other fascinating archaeological sites.
  • Visit to the world famous PARADISE BEACH
  • The town of Thira
  • (optional) Clubbing and Nightlife in Santorini
  • Tour of Santorini
  • Prophet Elias Monastery
  • Red Beach by the village of Akrotiri
  • Black Beach of Perissa
  • Picturesque village of Megalohori
  • Sunset in Oia is not to be missed!
  • Ferry Cruise to Santorini
  • Ferry Cruise to Crete
  • Days of rest and just relaxing on the beaches and swimming the clear waters
  • Tour of Crete /Heraklion town
  • Free Choice day of optional tours/activities
  • Farewell Dinner

Right now all this is just meaningless far off names and locations to you.
We are listing them as these are all the sought after desirable locations that you definitely want to visit as part of a Mediterranean Odyssey of adventure and leisure. In this way you get a look at what lays ahead as far as the stunning splendor of these magical isles of history, mystery, and beauty.

***Cost $3390 per person, double occupancy. We gladly provide roommate matching
***If you wish a room to yourself it is an additional $975

Are you ready to make a Deposit? Only $400 deposit to secure your space. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DEPOST

OR

FILL OUT OUR GOOGLE FROM to receive:

  • Detailed itinerary
  • Full list of inclusions/exclusions

Have questions? CLICK HERE send a Direct Message to Ekaterina

More Questions? We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Come to the zoom and ask whatever is on your mind.
As well as meet others attending, be social.
Great way to get just the info you want.

CLICK HERE for the MAIN LOCATION where this event is posted.
It is recommended you RSVP there to get conversations and notices.

CLICK HERE to read our General Policies for International Events

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

CLICK HERE to see ALL our other events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

INDIA - The Golden Triangle with a Free stopover in DUBAI. A Transformative Trip

India is a land full of mystery and Dubai is the symbol of glamorous modern architecture . These two destinations combined make for a most memorable Meetup! We are going to spend 9 days full of classic, historic & fascinating contemporary architecture and sights. We will travel with an amazing group of people and enjoy the benefit of meditation, joy, and transformative connection.

I took this trip 3 years ago (yep...that's me on the pics there :) and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I am organizing this again so more of us can truly explore and experience this magical land together with new friends.

This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi, Jaipur and ... ADDED TO ALL THIS . . .you get a free 3-night stay in Dubai!

This adventure is not your usual touristy stuff though! Along with the full enjoyment of touring we will learn ways to change your life and master the world’s easiest & most effective system of success via meditation and mindfulness.

This Trip will help you unlock the power of your brain and will bring a massive change in your life.

WHAT YOU WILL GET:

In India:

  • Round trip airport transfers, no matter what time you arrive or how delayed your flight is, a friendly driver will be there with a smiling face to pick you up and get you to our hotel.
  • 06 nights accommodation in deluxe 5-star hotels, so that you have a comfortable stay and a sound sleep
  • Daily lavish buffet breakfast to get a refreshing start of the day
  • 5 Lunches and 5 dinners. Fresh & Lip smacking delectable variety of Indian Cuisine
  • Intercity travel by comfortable, safe & modern transport
  • Entry tickets to all monuments: no need to stand in long lines
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, friendly English speaking guides
  • Fun Filled cycle rickshaw ride, see the narrow silver street of Old Delhi
  • Unlimited bottled water in the bus, so that you are hydrated on the tour
  • Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise (tickets included), Taj Mahal looks more beautiful at sunrise, Take better pictures, selfies of Taj Mahal when it is less crowded
  • Free time for shopping, explore the world-famous market, Jaipur for the finest jewelry and precious stones
  • Meditation Sessions, Relax your mind and make it calm to achieve a sound mental health
  • Transformative sessions, transform your life completely. Learn how to eliminate stress, anxiety, phobia and remove your mental blocks to achieve success

In Dubai:

  • Meet & assist at the airport
  • 03 Nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Desert Safari
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.

Price per person $1399 if sharing a room. Don't worry. This is why it is a meetup. We help roommate matching, if you don't have a travel buddy.
If you prefer a solo room . . . the solo supplement is $699.

RSVP does not reserve your spot. A deposit of $250 will be needed to guarantee the price and hold your space.

Please use this secure link to make your Deposit:
Click Here for Secure Deposit Link

Deposit is nonrefundable. Final payment is due by July 10, 2022.

Limited capacity of 24 total, currently we have 14 confirmed. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

Click Here to fill out our google info request form and receive detailed itinerary and inclusions

Click Here to Message Direct to Anna with any questions.

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM Pacific.
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Click Here for our Overseas Events Zoom

Click Here for General Policies and useful info for our international trips

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister groups where we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

Our events create and foster community and a sense of discover. We are welcome and inclusive of all ages.

THIS event is cross posted to several groups. So the number you see RSVP's does NOT reflect the actual number attending. To see the MAIN EVENT LINK please CLICK HERE RSVP there to get any forwarded any conversations and discussions.

Click Here to see all our other fun events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

SOT[masked]

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