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SYDNEY - LAST BIG VT MEET 2016

Sydney, Botanical Gardens, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Manly, Watsons Bay


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  • Disclaimer. There are photos here that are from my previous travel site virtualtourist. VT has shut down. Please ignore that VT flag, thongs, VA's and other paraphernalia that may appear here.**

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THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO THE LAST BIG VT MEET IN OCTOBER 2016.

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SADLY VIRTUALTOURIST IS NO MORE.
THANKS TO TRIPADVISOR WHO BOUGHT US OUT
HAVING ALL INTENTIONS OF AXING US SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE.
......... **SCUMBAGS!**

SO NOW I AM HAPPY TO BE A MEMBER OF TRAVELLERSPOINT.
I ACTUALLY LIKE BLOGGING MORE THAN DOING TIPS LIKE ON VT.
I USE GOOGLE AND VIATOR TO FIND INTERESTING THINGS TO DO
WHEN TRIP PLANNING AND BOOKING.COM FOR ACCOMMODATION.
..... (NOT TA).

IT WAS THE PERSONAL ASPECT OF VT THAT I LIKED. WE WERE
A WARM, CLOSE COMMUNITY THAT KNEW EACHOTHER PERSONALLY
THROUGH VT MEETS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THE MISC FORUM.
EVEN IF WE COULD NOT ATTEND ONE OF THOSE MEETS
THERE WAS ALWAYS THE OPTION TO GO AS A BIT OF PLASTIC.....
A VA :) (VIRTUAL ATTENDEE) ....AND STILL SHARE IN ALL THE FUN STUFF.
EVEN PROMOTE THE FUN STUFF! ...... AS VA'S WERE SO OFTEN
WELL KNOWN FOR....... TOTAL TROUBLE MAKERS!! .... LOL ;)

SO.... SYDNEY!

SYDNEY WAS TO BE THE LAST BIG DOWNUNDER VT MEET UP.
HELL... IT WAS THE LAST BIG VT MEET FULL STOP!!!

AUSTRALIA STARTED OUR MEET UPS IN 2006..... MELBOURNE BEING
THE FIRST ONE. I WILL RELATE THAT STORY ANOTHER TIME.

SO.... HERE WE ARE IN SYDNEY. THOSE THAT ATTENDED WERE

ANN AND HUBBY HOWARD - aussirose
ANN AND CHARLIE FROM FLORIDA USA - TheTravelSlut and The Boy Toy
GILLIAN FROM UK - Gillybob
COLIN FROM UK - Britannia2
SWEE LONG AND KAK WAN FROM PENANG MALAYSIA - DaHongHua
DAVE AND FRAN FROM VT HEADQUARTERS CALIFORNIA - Ecodave
BILLY FROM BRISBANE - bbunter
SUE AND ANDY FROM MELBOURNE - 2Cities1Love
ALBERT AND ANDY FROM CANBERRA - Albert and Andy
STEVE FROM SYDNEY - bungalow_bill
JO FROM SYDNEY - Josilver
BETTY FROM PT MACQUARIE AREA - Betska
DENNY FROM SYDNEY - DennyP

MACLEAY HOTEL, POTTS POINT

IN ORGANISING THESE EVENTS I FIND IT EASIER FOR EVERYONE
TO STAY AT THE SAME PLACE. WITH THAT IN MIND I HAD TO
SUGGEST SOMEWHERE THAT IS GOOD VALUE FOR THE PRICE
WHILST NOT BLOWING THE BUDGET. SYDNEY IS EXPENSIVE!!

THE MACLEAY HOTEL FIT THE BILL. GOOD PRICE FOR LOCATION,
NEAR PUBLIC TRANSPORT, POOL, BBQ AREA, VIEWS OVER THE
HARBOUR..... ESPECIALLY FROM THE ROOFTOP! COMMUNITY
LAUNDRY AND WOOLWORTHS ACROSS THE ROAD FOR
SUPPLIES. THE MACLEAY WAS CONSIDERED A GREAT CHOICE
BY ALL

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THIS SERIES OF BLOGS WILL SHOW YOU THE BEST PLACES TO
VISIT IN SYDNEY AND ALSO A GOOD OFF THE BEATEN PATH
PLACE.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE EX VIRTUALTOURIST MEMBERS,
YOU WILL RECOGNISE A LOT OF THE ATTENDEES AND ALSO
A 'CULLED' SELECTION OF VA STORIES THROWN IN .....
TOTALLY FOR OUR AMUSEMENT ;)

THIS MEET ALSO INCLUDED THE FIRST EVER VT CRUISE!! A BUNCH OF
CRAZY TRAVELLERS WITH A VT FLAG AND PLASTIC PICTURES... ;)
MANAGED TO BOARD A CARNIVAL CRUISE OUT OF SYDNEY...
DESTINED FOR SOME FANTASTIC ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

CARNIVAL WAS ABOUT TO BE BOMBARDED BY A LOT OF
CRAZY TRAVEL ADDICTS AND PARTY ANIMALS... THOSE NAUGHTY VA'S!!
CARNIVAL WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.

THE FOLLOWING PAGES WILL DETAIL A LOT OF FUN STUFF
THAT WE DID AND GREAT PLACES THAT WE VISITED.

Posted by aussirose 16:21 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney travellerspoint meet vt 2016 aussirose

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This is great fun. Thanks for doing it.

by Beausoleil

Cheers mate :) Be a few weeks until I can do any more. Off on holidays today to Malaysia.
Hugs xx

by aussirose

Great idea for a blog - I will follow with interest :-) But we're still planning on a pretty big "VT" meet for Europe next month so I'm not sure you can claim this as the last ever!!

by ToonSarah

Haha mate. Last ever before VT demise... but as you say... not last ever VT meet lol :)
xx

by aussirose

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