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The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby Brun Ugle » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:53 am

I’m planning to go to the Polyglot Gathering this year and I’d like to hear from those who’ve gone before what it is like. Also, who is planning to go this year? Is anyone going early or staying after? Does anyone have plans outside of the Gathering?

I haven’t booked my spot yet, but I guess I’d better do it soon. I’m still trying to decide if I should just stay for the Gathering or maybe take a few extra days. And I’m trying to decide what sort of room to take. Single rooms are a little expensive, but being so introverted, I’ll probably need the downtime. Is the Gathering itself noisy and chaotic? I’m guessing it probably is, at least outside of the lectures, what with everyone jabbering away in hundreds of different languages. What else should I know?
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:21 am

I'm going (just signed up the other day). Sometimes there are some pre- and/or post-gathering events such as a city tour, polyglot picnic etc. (and in the registration form you can let them know if you want details about any such event beforehand).

It can be noisy alright, and it's somewhat exhausting to listen to several lectures per day, and to speak many languages. I'll be staying in a single room once again for that very reason. I really appreciate a nap during lunchbreak.

If you speak Esperanto, there's a chance that you can find Pasporta Servo accommodation.
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby Iversen » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:55 pm

I have signed up now
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Postby rdearman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:25 pm

Iversen wrote:I have signed up now

Me too... still have to pay though! :)
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:55 pm

Wow, I'm looking forward to meeting you, Admin-san! 8-)
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby rdearman » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:12 am

jeff_lindqvist wrote:Wow, I'm looking forward to meeting you, Admin-san! 8-)

Should be fun!
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:53 am

I just signed up too. I'm all excited! And nervous! Though I'm a little less impressed by the average of six languages per participant after seeing the question asking what languages I knew at A2 level or above.

So, what's the best bookstore in Berlin? And how many suitcases will I need to take all my books home with me? Or should I just do like Benny and have a gigantic coat full of pockets and cargo pants?

It will be so much fun to meet you all.
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby Radioclare » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:15 am

rdearman wrote:
Iversen wrote:I have signed up now

Me too... still have to pay though! :)


rdearman - now you will have an opportunity to practise Esperanto ;)
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:20 am

Radioclare wrote:
rdearman wrote:
Iversen wrote:I have signed up now

Me too... still have to pay though! :)


rdearman - now you will have an opportunity to practise Esperanto ;)



Yes, and I really need to work on mine again too. Judith taught me in a summer course online, so I can't show up having forgotten everything.
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Re: The Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

Postby tastyonions » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:57 am

Anyone want to pay for my plane tickets? I would love to go.
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