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iCM forum holiday to Malta in May 2019

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Malta Meetup 2019

Hi all. After last time’s success, we’re again planning a forum trip to Malta! Last we went there was in 2015, and I think I speak for everyone when I’m saying we had a blast. Some of us that went to Malta also went to Croatia in 2016, but we simply forgot to invite the rest of the forum, shame on us! We’re now making up for it by inviting you all to this trip, which I’m sure will be a wonderful holiday. After all, you haven’t planned anything else for 2019 have you? What better use of a holiday than spending it with some very nice movie buffs? We're from different countries, and our age range spans from early 20s to early 60s. :D

We consist of a core group that has been chatting on, and watching movies on Skype since 2011 (I think?). If I remember correctly it started out with only AdamH and Mightsparks trying to complete some of the IMDb-lists back in 2010. Because some of the turkish movies being so horrible (Hababam), they needed someone to watch them with. (Feel free to correct me if I remember it wrong). The group evolved and since then the group has watched a whopping 657 bad movies together!

Here’s the forum thread for 2015 http://forum.icmforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1940&1/ . I think we will put up a discord chat sometime for more in depth planning. But as of now we’re looking to go some time in early May.

Where
The beautiful island of Malta, more specific Sliema, Malta.


When
~2nd - 11th of May.


Bought tickets:

72allinncallme (4th-11th)
Burneyfan (2nd-9th)
Gary Oldman (+wife, Kathy) (2nd-9th)
HVM (3rd-11th)
Jvv (2nd-9th)
Metaller
Nathan Treadway (2nd-10th)
Nopros (4th-11th)
St. Gloede (he lives there, our local tour guide.)

Interested:

AdamH
Bobby Peru
Cinephage
Clemmetarey
Fergenaprido
Lampadatriste
matthewscott8
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tldr: awesome forum trip to malta in early May 2019


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Events:

Lost & Found music festival
Valletta International Visual Arts Festival
Malta International Music Festival

Confirmed
7th 1400&1500:
Malta’s Hypogeum, One of the World’s Best Preserved Prehistoric Sites
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Not much interest so far. Oh well, we just rented this apartment http://pebbleshotelmalta.com/portfolio_ ... penthouse/. :woot:

We can use that as party central. There are a lot of nice rooms in the same duplex, if anyone else want to stay really close by.

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Sorry, Nopros. I saw this thread yesterday and it sounds like a lot of fun, but between $2,000 in airfares and the difficulties of getting time off work mid-year, it's not something that I can realistically commit to at the moment. By the way, I see that you haven't enticed your brother into coming along yet. I guess he's too busy watching movies for all the Official Challenges these days. ;)
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If I was Gary Oldman, I wouldn't be so comfortable at the way some would describe my wife Kathy.
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No problem Sol, that's some really expensive tickets! I'm in the works of convincing him to join, I'll give him some time to think about it. ;)
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sol on May 21 2018, 06:31:35 AM wrote:By the way, I see that you haven't enticed your brother into coming along yet. I guess he's too busy watching movies for all the Official Challenges these days. ;)
Didn't take long! Updating the OP.
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Nopros on May 21 2018, 06:39:08 AM wrote:No problem Sol, that's some really expensive tickets!
Yeah. Unfortunately Malta is a long way away from Australia. Would be cool to organise something like this for us forum users that live in the southern hemisphere. Maybe some day.
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I could be interested, have you settled on a date yet? :) I know I'll have exams in may but I wouldn't mind spending a few days in Malta (and meeting you guys, obviously).
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Nopros on May 21 2018, 06:26:15 AM wrote:Not much interest so far.
I'd be interested if I had a different life. Doesn't fit for me atm.
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I'd like to join you, but May is a complicated time for me to leave work. Maybe I can find something around a week-end, but it's too soon to tell.
It sure looks like last time was really fun.
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joachimt on May 21 2018, 09:22:03 AM wrote:
Nopros on May 21 2018, 06:26:15 AM wrote:Not much interest so far.
I'd be interested if I had a different life. Doesn't fit for me atm.
Between the sol problem of distance/cost and joachimt life problem, I'm likely to pass. But it sounds really fun. :thumbsup:
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clemmetarey on May 21 2018, 08:17:15 AM wrote:I could be interested, have you settled on a date yet? :) I know I'll have exams in may but I wouldn't mind spending a few days in Malta (and meeting you guys, obviously).
The apartment is rented from 2. to 9th of may, but I'm sure that like last time not all of us will be in Malta on the exact same dates. I'm thinking of staying a bit longer, but not entirely sure yet. We'll have to see what flights are best in due time. :)
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cinephage on May 21 2018, 10:35:02 AM wrote:I'd like to join you, but May is a complicated time for me to leave work. Maybe I can find something around a week-end, but it's too soon to tell.
It sure looks like last time was really fun.
We really had a lot of fun! I made friends for life. (l) Would be awesome if you could join, even just for a weekend.
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I have some money saved up so it's a possibility if I can find a new job that won't pay minimum wage by then. For my career May is the time where work is dead.
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Great! The more the merrier.
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In. As much as it is foolish for me to to be making such plans so far ahead. In.
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joachimt on May 21 2018, 09:22:03 AM wrote:
Nopros on May 21 2018, 06:26:15 AM wrote:Not much interest so far.
I'd be interested if I had a different life. Doesn't fit for me atm.
I'll have to second this, sadly.
Why don't you guys spend your summer holidays on the beautiful beaches of the Dutch west coast? :innocent:
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The last Malta holiday was fantastic. If nothing unusual happens until then, I sure plan to be there again. :)
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
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I'd like to join, but May is usually a busy end of semester time at work. Let's see what my calendar looks like next year. I can probably confirm by January/February.
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lampadatriste on May 22 2018, 08:39:51 AM wrote:I'd like to join, but May is usually a busy end of semester time at work. Let's see what my calendar looks like next year. I can probably confirm by January/February.
Awesome! May is slow af for me.
HVM on May 22 2018, 03:12:35 AM wrote:In. As much as it is foolish for me to to be making such plans so far ahead. In.
Yes! Hope to see you there. Agree that it's a bit far ahead in time, not even possible for me to buy plane tickets yet.
metaller on May 22 2018, 07:59:25 AM wrote:The last Malta holiday was fantastic. If nothing unusual happens until then, I sure plan to be there again. :)
:cheers:
Gershwin on May 22 2018, 06:01:13 AM wrote:
joachimt on May 21 2018, 09:22:03 AM wrote:
Nopros on May 21 2018, 06:26:15 AM wrote:Not much interest so far.
I'd be interested if I had a different life. Doesn't fit for me atm.
I'll have to second this, sadly.
Why don't you guys spend your summer holidays on the beautiful beaches of the Dutch west coast? :innocent:
Very understandable that it's hard joining such a trip with kids etc. We'll think of you. :wub: Malta aint that far from the Netherlands compared to the people travelling from the US though. :D
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Definitely interested. Only stumbling block I can see would be getting the ticket. Thankfully, it's far enough ahead I should be able to save some money up for it. We'll see. :D
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I liked it so much in 2015, I went back in Oct last year (albeit on my own, it was pretty much last minute).
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Nathan Treadway on May 22 2018, 07:45:15 PM wrote:Definitely interested. Only stumbling block I can see would be getting the ticket. Thankfully, it's far enough ahead I should be able to save some money up for it. We'll see. :D
Nice! I'm glad people are interested. (l) I can see the problems with flying from the us, it's a long trip. But both Gary and burneyfan are flying from the states, so it is possible. :D
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Looking forward to this!
Been to Malta once before, really liked the island. Was planning on going back so this thing is a great «excuse» to do so. :)
The more the merrier though, would be cool to have some more newbies (like me) on this trip :thumbsup:

If my memory serves me right it’s rather cheap in Malta as well. So whatever you loose in expensive airtickets you’re bound to make up for it in food and drinks :D
(If not, there’s always possibilities...)

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The last time we were there our itinery was quite packed, so I prefered other things to the casino. But I strongly consider going once this time around.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
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Nopros on May 23 2018, 02:05:06 PM wrote:
Nathan Treadway on May 22 2018, 07:45:15 PM wrote:Definitely interested. Only stumbling block I can see would be getting the ticket. Thankfully, it's far enough ahead I should be able to save some money up for it. We'll see. :D
Nice! I'm glad people are interested. (l) I can see the problems with flying from the us, it's a long trip. But both Gary and burneyfan are flying from the states, so it is possible. :D
You can probably put me in the first tier. At this point that's how certain I am I will be there. I am redoing my saving plan for this!
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That's good news, Nathan!

Just ordered plane tickets, 72 and I will be in Malta from 4th to 11th of May. :D
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Jvv, booked tickets as well!
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I was looking for this thread to see if it's still a go. Looks like it is! I'll probably start preparing for it with my next paycheck. Still need to renew my passport, etc.. :)
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So.. I'm looking at airline tickets, and the most affordable option arrives in Malta at almost 1:00 am. Is there viable public transportation from the airport to Sliema at that time?
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I have never used public transportation in Malta (St. Gloede might know), so dunno how often it goes/price etc, but you can book a taxi online for 20€.
https://www.maltatransfer.com
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72allinncallme wrote: August 30th, 2018, 4:02 pm I have never used public transportation in Malta (St. Gloede might know), so dunno how often it goes/price etc, but you can book a taxi online for 20€.
https://www.maltatransfer.com
$23 US. Hmm.. This will be something I book later on. I'll have the flight booked by this evening. :D
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Just seeing this now. Didn't manage to make it to Malta on my Eurotrip this summer, so stopping by next summer is enticing. It's way too soon for me to plan with any certainty, though, as I have no idea what work will be like next May (or even what job I'll have), so I'll bide my time in the 'interested' pool for now.
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Great news! The more the merrier.
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Nathan Treadway wrote: August 30th, 2018, 3:47 pm So.. I'm looking at airline tickets, and the most affordable option arrives in Malta at almost 1:00 am. Is there viable public transportation from the airport to Sliema at that time?
When we were there the first time around we used ecabs a lot for transport. They were reliable and quite easy to use and cheaper than the official taxis. https://www.ecabs.com.mt/
Perhaps they also have Uber there now, but I don't know.
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metaller wrote: August 30th, 2018, 10:08 pm
Nathan Treadway wrote: August 30th, 2018, 3:47 pm So.. I'm looking at airline tickets, and the most affordable option arrives in Malta at almost 1:00 am. Is there viable public transportation from the airport to Sliema at that time?
When we were there the first time around we used ecabs a lot for transport. They were reliable and quite easy to use and cheaper than the official taxis. https://www.ecabs.com.mt/
Perhaps they also have Uber there now, but I don't know.
:cheers: I will definitely look into that!

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Nathan Treadway wrote: August 31st, 2018, 1:08 am OFFICIALLY BOOKED! 5/2-5/10!
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I would love to join you, but my wedding being a few months later, I don't think I'll find the time and the money to be a part of this trip.
Have fun !
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tourdesb wrote: August 31st, 2018, 9:21 am I would love to join you, but my wedding being a few months later, I don't think I'll find the time and the money to be a part of this trip.
Have fun !
Good excuse! And congrats on the wedding! :cheers:
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Nathan Treadway wrote: August 31st, 2018, 1:08 am OFFICIALLY BOOKED! 5/2-5/10!
YES! :cheers:
tourdesb wrote: August 31st, 2018, 9:21 am I would love to join you, but my wedding being a few months later, I don't think I'll find the time and the money to be a part of this trip.
Have fun !
Aww, that's too bad, it was a lot of fun last time. :( Congrats on the wedding!
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