What we're about

Would love to meet like minded individuals who love travelling to interesting parts of the world let's get together living our dreams travelling to amazing countries, just recently got back from South Africa and what an adventure, very historical, emotional and inspiring, would love to visit again one day so as to share what i experienced with those who have not been before. Please feel free to share an interest in where you would love to travel, what's on your buckets list? Am hoping to travel to various countries, overseas as well as visiting amazing gems in the UK, also look out for my day trips and possibly the odd walking trip too, would love you to join me on some exciting adventures,

I run another meetup and have been hosting and organising events and trips for the past 4 years, mostly trips in Europe but this time i want to travel further a field to Africa, Asia, North America, The Caribbean and many more. This group will cover a range of holidays from beach, luxury holiday, Spa, Adventure, Tours & Safaris, Cruises, City and Shopping breaks and more

Check out our past excursions below

2 days to Dublin in April 2016 https://www.meetup.com/West-Norwood-and-South-London-Social-Meet-up-Group/events/227830289/

May 2016 Weekend in Prague https://www.meetup.com/West-Norwood-and-South-London-Social-Meet-up-Group/events/228068005/

Trip to Berlin May 2017 https://www.meetup.com/West-Norwood-and-South-London-Social-Meet-up-Group/events/234050578/

Bank holiday August 2018 Weekend in Paris https://www.meetup.com/West-Norwood-and-South-London-Social-Meet-up-Group/events/250789176/

New Year 6 days Glasgow 2018 https://www.meetup.com/West-Norwood-and-South-London-Social-Meet-up-Group/events/254313634/

2019 16 days in Thailand https://www.meetup.com/West-Norwood-and-South-London-Social-Meet-up-Group/events/248577766/

Upcoming events (5+)

15 Amazing Days - Kerala and Goa For Lone Travellers

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India has been on my bucket list of must places to visit, i will be organising a few trips around India as it's a vast country to cover. I have decided to organise a holiday for lone travellers as lots of members find it difficult to share with strangers so whose in?? Lets explore Kerala and Goa in the company of like-minded people. Located in the South West Kerala’s unhurried pace of life is evident across its inland waterways, spice plantations, forested hills and mustard-yellow beaches. The architecture harks back to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonialists who fought to take charge, each leaving their mark. And, Keralan cooking is inspired by the coconuts and spices that grow here, and seafood from Kerala’s western Malabar Coast. This southern state proves a gentle introduction to India for first-timers Trip starts from the 13th - 28th of September Itinerary Day 1 We arrive from Gatwick airport to Kochi International Airport. Kochi is said to be the most fascinating city in Kerala. We are transferred to our hotel and will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring our new residence and surroundings. 2 nights in Kochi at 5 star accommodation in Kochi Day 2 After breakfast we will go on a sightseeing tour into the heart of Kochi then onto Fort Cochin, a small fishing village, we continue to St. Francis’ Church, at lunch time we will prepare for a Keralite cooking lesson from a well known local TV personality. Day 3 After a hearty breakfast we check out and travel to Munnar 2 nights at a 4 star accommodation Day 4 - A full day sightseeing tour of Munnar Day 5 After breakfast we check out and travel and explore Thekkady, the spice capital. Free time to walk through the spice market in the Kumily Village for the finest cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace! Later we watch a show with dancers of the Kathakali & Martial Arts 2 nights at 4 star accommodation Day 6- Late afternoon tour on a scenic Periyar Tiger Reserve wildlife cruise to Thekkady wildlife sanctuary Day 7 After breakfast, we travel to Alleppey for an overnight house boat in a floating villa, 1 night full board. Day 8 After breakfast we check out and travel to Poovar, on our way to our hotel we will visit 2 beaches in Kovalam-- Hawa beach and Samudra Beach. Day 9 FREE TIME with Free 1 Ayurvedic body massage, please book on arrival Day 10 Afternoon cruise through the mangroves and lakes of Poovar Island. 3 nights at a 4 star accommodation Day 11 - 15 After breakfast we check out and catch an internal fight to Goa, 4 Days must be enough to see the best of Goa. Lets watch the sun go down on the sunny beaches, we can opt for water sports, such as Scuba Diving, Parasailing or Banana Ride. Visit the old forts and churches of Goa Lets boogie on down to its vibrant nightlife TRIP INCLUDES Return flights nationally and internal Based on single occupancy only Breakfast & Dinner during trip in Kerala Breakfast only in Goa English speaking tour guide All transfers Fees for each tour as mentioned above British Citizens will require an E- visa to enter India, please let me know if you need assistance Price £2,399 Deposit £500 which is non refundable this will secure your flights and accommodation Deposits to be made by the 30th of April subject to availability Please enquire about a price increase after this date. Outstanding balance to be paid 10 weeks before trip Bank account details Barclays To PAT (Passionate about Travelling) Account number[masked] Sort code:[masked] Ref: Your name Please send me a message once you have made any payments in order for me to confirm. By paying a deposit you will be agreeing to the following cancellation policies: https://www.meetup.com/International-Travellers/about/ Please note the itinerary are intended as a guide and some details may be subject to change, you will be kept posted of any changes All holidays are fully ABTA and ATOL protected

5 Days -Lake Garda and a Day Trip to Venice and Milan

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Lake Garda is a 17th century complex in northern Italy, which is known for its crystal clear water on the south end, the town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbor views. The nearby Grotte di Catullo archaeological site includes a Roman villa. On the lake's western shore, in Gardone Riviera, is Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, former home of poet d’Annunzio. The Dolomites frame Riva del Garda, a resort in the north. A classy upmarket destination, surrounded by hundreds of villages, towns, with the Lake very close to Milan, Verona and Venice. As part of our itinerary we will be visiting Venice for the day and possibly the other neighbouring cities if we have any time. The Lake Garda is clean and cool enough to take a dip in the waters, great for sailing along the lake, hiking or for cycling around while taking in the delightful and gorgeous province Dates from the Friday 20th September - Tuesday 24th September Itinerary Day One We leave Gatwick for Lake Garda at 7.10 am and arrive at 10.10 am once we have checked in we can enjoy our new surroundings. Day 2 After breakfast we will head out and catch a train for a Day Trip to Milan, this is optional and includes a Free walking tour, Let's make the most of Milan and discover the secrets of an Italian city that combines the best of history, fashion and architecture on this English-language guided 3 hours walking tour, starting at 3 pm. Although the walk is free we decide the price! The free walking tour guides work exclusively for tips from visitors. At the end of our tour, feel free to pay our guide based on your level of satisfaction. The high-speed train tickets cost between €21 and €24. The regional train costs €9.20. Day 3 Free Time, why not tour the largest lake in Italy, relax on a public boat trip and visit some of Lake Garda's beautiful villages for the day or visit or get back to wild nature in the Dolomites mountain range on a full-day coach tour from Lake Garda. See the beautiful landscapes of the Fiemme Valley, visit the Alpine village of Ortisei and more. Day 4 10 - 12 hours Day Trip to Venice - As we drive across the landscape of Veneto from Lake Garda, let's spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice in an air-conditioned bus, and then hop on a private boat to the heart of the city into St Mark's Square. Enjoy the Byzantine and Gothic monuments of the Venetian Empire. Stroll through the historical streets of Venice and walk amongst the famous buildings Day 5 Free Time to enjoy the day before going back home to the UK Hotels will be 4 Star PRICE UPDATE - WAS £550 (Now increased to £610) As from the 1st September LIMITED FLIGHT SEATS AVAILABLE If your interested please contact me for price in case it has increased further, thanks to all paid their deposits in time Payment due in full by the 5th of September Bank account details Barclays To PAT (Passionate about Travelling) Account number[masked] Sort code:[masked] Ref: Your name This trip will go ahead once i have 3-5 members who have paid their deposits. Please send me a message once you have made any payments in order for me to confirm. By paying a deposit you will be agreeing to the following cancellation policies: https://www.meetup.com/International-Travellers/about/ WHAT'S INCLUDED Return flights Accommodation is based on 2 sharing a twin room Breakfast and Dinner is provided Trip to Venice Airport transfers Guided Walking Tour in Milan WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED Train fare to Milan Hotel Taxes Tips This is not all inclusive, drinks may not be included with dinner I may have to make last-minute changes to the itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond my control. I will ensure that you are all kept updated of any changes. All holidays are fully ABTA and ATOL protected

Social event at the new Albert's Club with welcome drink

Albert's at Beaufort House

To attend this event you need to buy a ticket in advance from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-event-at-the-new-alberts-club-with-welcome-drink-tickets-73152732793 (using paypal) or https://www.fatsoma.com/mariannas-events/28u4j7f6/social-event-at-the-new-albert-s-club-with-welcome-drink (Tickets are not available at the door) *This event is a collaboration with other meetup groups and social networks and it will be well attended Host: Duccio's Team Albert's Club established itself as one of the iconic Clubs in West London. They have recently reopened at a brand new location, which bigger than the previous one and extends over three floors to encapsulate an all-day restaurant, two bars, and a nightclub plus a private dining room that can be used for lunches, dinners, events, and meetings. As it happens with the venues we choose for our events, it is not normally open to the general public. For our Meetup, we have reserved an entire floor of the Club for us, so that we can mix and mingle together until 10 pm. From 10 pm onwards our guests will have access to the other parts of the Club unless they are booked for private events. The main Club area will be available to us in any case. We start the evening with 1 welcome drink for each person arriving between 7pm and 8pm. Our tickets are valid for arrival between 7pm and 10pm, as long as you arrive before 10, you can remain at no extra cost until the Club closes its doors. The event is fully hosted, and whether you plan to come on your own or with friends or colleagues you are more than welcome. As always with our events, our guests are London based true professionals who join like minded individuals for relaxed networking, whether this is for social or business reasons. Dress code is either smart or elegant, and no trainers no t-shirts are allowed and a valid proof of ID (European Passport, Driving Licence, or Passport) is required upon arrival. Ticket information: Each ticket allows 1 person to enter the venue from 7pm. Welcome drink is served between 7pm and 8pm. How to find us: When you arrive please ask for London Connector/ Duccio's event, any problem feel free to contact Duccio:[masked]

Exclusive VIP Mayfair Social Soiree @ Libertine by Chinawhite-£7 for 1! 2for £9!

To attend this event you need to buy a ticket from : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exclusive-vip-mayfair-social-soiree-libertine-by-chinawhite-tickets-72887824445 ( using paypal) or https://www.fatsoma.com/mariannas-events/t9jk8gf5/exclusive-vip-mayfair-social-soiree-libertine-by-chinawhite (using a card) (Tickets are not available at the door) *This event is a collaboration with other meetup groups and social networks and it will be well attended Host: Michelle We are very excited to invite you to London's Premier Nightclub Brand Libertine by Chinawhite. We have reserved the Code Room Cocktail Bar from 8pm onwards, there will be light background chill out music so guests can talk to each other until 11pm when the music from the nightclub is streamed into the code room. Libertine is one of the most prestigious clubs in London. Based in the heart of Fitzrovia, It has become a reference for those VIP clubbers that like to party at the most exclusive venues in the city. A long list of celebrities have been spotted there! It is definitely the place to be seen, who knows who you will meet & be dancing next too on the dance floor. The event is fully hosted so that, whether you come on your own or with friends, the host will make sure you settle in nicely and pleasantly. There will be a separate "Ladies Only Table" so that ladies can get together and mingle/ chat with each other. Dress code is either smart/elegant/ office attire (no trainers, no t-shirts are allowed). Dark jeans are fine. A valid proof of ID (European Passport, Driving Licence, or Passport) is required upon arrival. VIP Entry 8pm - 9.50pm. The ticket is valid for entry till 9:50pm. Once you are inside you can stay until the club closes its doors at no extra cost. How to find us: Please come inside and ask for Michelle

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