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post #11 of 105 (permalink) Old 30-06-2012, 19:16 Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Marrabone
.... I'm not sure if you are suggesting a convoy arrangement, Andrew or just a meet up?

I have no time restraints and would be interested to see how this idea develops.

I still in Europe on roaming charges so only just caught up with all previous responses. I know there is a need and I would ask anyone interested to post their concerns and requiements so the we can determine how best they can be met.

In answer to your question , any or both. I would like to see a mechanism where single people can get the best from their MH and use it to its full advantage.

I think that when I return I will either set up an egroup or ask nuke to do so, we can keep in touch with our intentions.

Keep posting if interested
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i too would be interested in this, being lone and female, but when i get my motorhome in the autumn i will probably be travelling from spain to france, uk !! would love to meet and tour for company as i have never driven to spain or france (getting off the island will be a challenge in itself !!!
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I have travelled overseas on my own and with mates. I am not sure which I prefer!

The tricky part when travelling alone is leaving the van to "nip in a supermarket" etc as sometimes, it just does not feel right.

I have never felt lonely overseas though when on my own.

How many people would want to do a meet on a set site somewhere? My next trip is for a month and I think it is two of us for ten days, then me for a few days then another joining me later.

Does anyone use the Phoenix Club and another I forget the name of?

There is the option of escorted tours overseas, but pricey.


Edit - if there is a trip to Italy required I am happy to lead a convoy or what ever, but note that sometimes, I would not be on my own.
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Exploring possibilities...

September 2nd - 29th ...anyone going across the water ... France/Germany/Italy/wherever?
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September plans - solos

I am going to the MHF meet at La Breuil (near Royan, Charente, W.France) 2-9 Sept and thereafter will be solo-meandering back to Calais until approx 17/18 Sept. (Not cast in stone could ferry back from anywhere) Would enjoy meeting up with anyone in the area. Prefer ACSI sites rather than aires but willing to give aires a try if not alone. Anyone interested in meeting up?



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Well it's not just abroad - I didn't manage to meet up with anyone from MHF during this UK holiday! But I met plenty of other friends.

When I went abroad for six weeks alone, it was before I had found MHF and I found plenty of people on sites to have a drink with.

Now I am self sufficient and don't need or particularly like sites, I tend to park up in nice spots and so fewer people to meet.

A few ideas - no need only to meet other motorhomers - try using to meet people nearby, or go to local dances, bars, etc,to meet people.
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As the person who spent that 10 weeks touring Croatia and Slovenia with Andrew (the OP) I am pleased to see this generated some positive interest.

I went on alone to travel around Hungary and then through Austria, and Germany to meet up with friends in the Dordogne.

In total I was away 5 months - some alone and some with company. Having company meant I ate out more, had someone to share experiences with and someone just to talk and joke with in countries where I had no knowledge of the local language and where there were few other Brits around.

Travelling in seperate vans meant we still had our own space to retreat to. You also have the flexibility to spend as much or as little time travelling together as you like - could be days or weeks - before heading off in a different directions.

I return to work for 6 months on Monday (boo hoo!) but come Christmas wil be seriously considering my plans for 2013. I will watch this thread with interest and post when I have some tentative plans.


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I am in Gers at the moment, heading slowly for the dordogne area tomorrow. No set plans, maybe the loire then the Jura. Would like to go to Alcace as well but may leave that till next year. I just take it day by day but it it is nice to meet people that speak the same lingo now and again.
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Hi Tuk Tuk ...I have the Alsace pencilled in for next year, let me know when/if you finalise plans.

September's probably going to be France (West and down a bit) again mainly 'cos the weather's likely to be better.

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I think that is a great idea.....! Having just split up with my partner, Clive, it would be nice to be able to still go on trips as a companion to someone who is travelling solo.
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