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Countdown to the conference....

Tomasz Praszkier August 02, 2012 10:13PM
Please send details of your train to the conference email - we will provide you taxi.

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Jolyon & Katya Ralph August 02, 2012 10:50PM
Just to avoid any confusion - I'm pretty sure what Tom meant is that we will book you a taxi to meet you there (reliable, and our lower rates) - you'll need to pay for the taxi directly to the driver - Maybe if Tom sees this before he goes he'll give you an estimate of how much.
Tomasz Praszkier August 03, 2012 08:22AM
It will be around 5euro per person. We just have to know details of the train.

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Rob Woodside August 03, 2012 07:00PM
We aren't the only ones who were ambushed by pay pal. I'm glad it got straightened out. Apparently there's a backlash against this behaviour.
Tomasz Praszkier August 03, 2012 07:23PM
Rob, I herd that you will have some speech?

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Rob Woodside August 06, 2012 05:32PM
Hi Tomek, yes we are just sorting the details

Some where there are links to our itinerary. It might be helpful to post them here. I'll look in the articles for those links now.

Edit: For lost sheep like me the link is:

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2012 05:42PM by Rob Woodside.
Timothy Greenland August 09, 2012 08:14AM
Hello Tomasz,

About a week ago I asked you about an extra night in Marrakech after the conference. You said that I could perhaps get a room at the conference hotel. I sent a request with details to the conference site with a copy to you at Spirifer. I have heard nothing since, and would like to cancel the provisional booking I had made at another hotel - once I have had confirmation from you. Perhaps my message never arrived???

Many thanks

Tim (Greenland)
Liam Schofield August 09, 2012 08:32AM
Hi Tom/all,

I plan to fly back on the 14th to allow time to travel to Marrakech on the 13th and will aslo require a hotel for that extra night. If you are able to help arrange this, that would be really useful!


Tomasz Praszkier August 09, 2012 09:19AM
Timothy, room is booked.
Liam please send email to the conference email with details. If you will not receive respond that means that problem is resolved :-)

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Timothy Greenland August 09, 2012 09:36AM
Many thanks Tomek

Liam Schofield August 09, 2012 04:27PM
Tomasz Praszkier Wrote:
> Timothy, room is booked.
> Liam please send email to the conference email
> with details. If you will not receive respond that
> means that problem is resolved :-)
> Tomek

Message sent!
Tomasz Praszkier August 10, 2012 06:58AM
just wanted to let you all know that i will be in the fields in Africa for next month and I will have almost no internet access. Jolyon and Ida will reply your questions, but if there will be something what I am needed for I will reply in September.

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Timothy Greenland August 10, 2012 09:17AM
Have a good trip Tomek - looking forward to hearing about it...

Danny Jones August 31, 2012 01:12PM
Will we have access, at one of the hotels, to either a washer/dryer or laundry service? I want to pack the minimum of clothes to maximize space to bring minerals home.

Danny Jones
Colleen Thomson August 31, 2012 07:27PM
Danny, you don't have to minimise the amount of clothes you take ( I NEVER do! ;-) ) just the amount you take home!

I usually ditch 2/3 of the clothes I take with me to make room on the return journey for my 'prizes' - so don't pack all your 'best' or brand new gear :-)
Clothes wrapped around the minerals also help protect them from the rough handling of the baggage guys. My suitcase will also be padded out with bubblewrap,( not wearing that
And you can always wear even more layers on your return trip. just make sure you can bend your arms and legs to sit down!

cheers, Colleen
Barb Matz September 04, 2012 03:54AM
I sometimes pack well-wrapped treasures in the dirty laundry bag as a deterrent. Just need to remember to take them out before doing the wash! It is definitely getting to be time to start the packing list.

Linda Smith September 06, 2012 02:37AM
Barb, check women's forum.

Linda Smith
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Marianne Winters September 06, 2012 07:23PM

I am part of the Linda Smith group and would appreciate that extra day at the begining of the comference in Marrekesh, so, I'm didoing Linda's email. Will need accomodations at the confrence hotel on the 31st and transportation to hotel from train.

Thanks, Marianne
Ida Chau September 07, 2012 02:18AM
Marianne ,

I already got the email from Linda and already marked down on the book, if you still have anymore questions feel free to email me.

Tomasz Praszkier September 07, 2012 03:28PM
Laundry is no problem in majority of the hotels, problem is that in very few places we will stay for longer than just a night....

"Spirifer" Geological Society
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