Our story comes from one of our first users in Amsterdam, since 2014 (!), who despite being skeptical about the app at first, gave it a try. How did the experience turn out? Read out to find out!
It was September 2014 that an android developer colleague came to me "Will you please test this app for me?", you can figure out which app he wanted me to test ;) I tested the app for a while but never got into actually using it, a bit scared by the fact that i had to just randomly talk to strangers.
But on a sunny Sunday after relaxing in the park, I browsed through people with a status and thought let's give a go! Minutes later I was happily surprised that I had setup my first PWAL meet with (by now fellow PWAL Amsterdam City Captain) Linda! We met for drinks at the lovely rooftop terrace Canvas. Sun shining, sunglasses on, really relaxing drinks. We checked the PWAL app and saw that more people around where looking for drink, so we invited them all to Canvas. We started with just two but ended up with a fun group of 7 people :D
Very good first PWAL experience, I was immediately hooked! But it didn't stay at just drinks, it was time for a proper party with music, but first greasy food! After a delicious doner we were ready to hit the city centre, we were down 1 bike, but lets say we fixed that with a very helpful sir willing to part with his bicycle for the right amount of cash. We partied until late in Disco Dolly, not worrying about the upcoming Monday morning :p After this first experience, many many great nights followed and I met amazing people.
Thanks PWAL team, thanks Dan and thanks Linda!
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