Meeting your penpal or chat buddy?

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May 4th, 2001, 01:42 AM
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Meeting your penpal or chat buddy?

Are you travelling to meet your pen pal? I'm doing an article on people who have made friends on the internet, and would like to hear your story if:

You've ever (or are going to) traveled to a foreign country and lodged with someone you met on the internet.

OR

Used the internet to find a travel companion.

If you have an interesting story to tell, please email me at [email protected].

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Sep 5th, 2001, 05:34 AM
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hi jon.....met my husband to be on icq...after 4 weeks of "chatting"..i went to boston to visit him....he moved to the uk in august last year.....and we're still going strong.......it was a good way of getting to know someone as i think some people are more open when behind a screen,.....al though i know this isn't always the case.....anyway it worked for us, and it was totally unexpected as i wasn';t even looking.....;-)
 
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Apr 1st, 2003, 06:58 AM
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I MET MY FIANCE IN IRAN. I MET HER IN CYPRUS IN PERSON IN JANUARY. I PLAN ON SEEING HER AGAIN THIS MONTH. WE ALSO PLAN ON GETTING MARRIED. I COULD GIVE YOU MANY DETAILS IF YOU WANT, AS I ENJOY TALKING ABOUT HOW WE MET AND WANT TO BE TOGETHER.

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Apr 5th, 2003, 09:22 AM
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Hi Jon,

It's not quite a penpal but I'm enjoying myself on this free internet travel group where the sole aim is travel;there are people on it from all over and naturally there are people on it with expertise on a number of countries-I really enjoy it. If I travel where there is someone from the group I will surely meet up with them.Its:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worldtravelexp
They are a really nice bunch and it is all about my favourite topic--TRAVEL!!!
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Apr 6th, 2003, 08:59 AM
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Hi Jon, How are you doing with your project?
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Apr 6th, 2003, 09:09 AM
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According to my hotmail--your e-mail address does NOT EXIST!!!???
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Apr 6th, 2003, 12:25 PM
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Hi

Tried to send you a mail but it says "mailbox unavailable".

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Apr 7th, 2003, 03:05 PM
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Dear Gard, Great web site
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Apr 8th, 2003, 12:56 AM
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Message to pattysuericia. Thanks for the kind words about the webpage. I'm going to check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worldtravelexp

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Apr 8th, 2003, 07:26 AM
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Hi Gard, I really like this group-such wonderful people on it. They would all enjoy seeing your website. Regards, Patricia
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Apr 8th, 2003, 07:39 AM
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Since original post was made in 2001 I expect the project Jon was doing is long completed and forgotten...

I have met many many internet friends - most here in the UK - I am lucky that London is such a travellers' hub - but also overseas - I went to a Fodorites GTG in San Francisco - it grew out of me wanting to meet two Fodorites, one of whom I'd met when she visited London.

I'd say I've met WELL over 50 internet friends, the majority of whom I initially met here on Fodors.
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Apr 9th, 2003, 09:05 AM
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Dear Kavey,

Right on! I did not even look at the date-ha! Yes, the fodorites are wonderful but one has to be open to everything in life and not just one particular group-variety as they say! I've met wonderful friends but not on fodors yet; have met terrific people on this travel site as well-they're simply fantastic.
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Apr 9th, 2003, 02:20 PM
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Absolutely!
I've also met people I chat to on a photography site.
I've even met friends of internet friends - I have an internet friend I've not met whose friend came over recently to live in UK and she asked me to meet her and welcome her etc. That was cool.
I love meeting all sorts of people from everywhere.
But then I talk to strangers on the bus so...
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Apr 9th, 2003, 11:11 PM
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Hi Kavey,

It's amazing what the internet has done! How'd we live without it! What I like about "world travel exp" is that there are all kinds of discussions on everything about travel and I for sure have the wanderlust. They have some very knowledgable people with expertise on various countries. I enjoy meeting and hearing from people all over.
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Apr 10th, 2003, 12:49 AM
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Would you remind me of the URL please?
Thanks
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Apr 10th, 2003, 09:50 AM
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Dear Kavey,

It's the people on this group that make it worthwhile!!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worldtravelexp
Kavey-your posts are great
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Apr 10th, 2003, 02:46 PM
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Thank you, yours also.
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Mar 27th, 2004, 12:37 PM
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I have met about 45 people whom I have got to know through a British women's website. I live in Ireland and have travelled to England to meet up with them. Made some wonderful friends....but I still dream of accidentally meeting one of the site users when on hols!

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I don't travel to meet cyber-friends, but I meet them if they live at my destinations.
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