As posted elsewhere, I am part of a lovely e.mail group of CD’s from countries as far apart as the UK and New Zealand, with Australia on one side of that little lot and North America on the other side.
In terms of personal meetings. Sans “the Bug” I have regular drab coffee meetings with one girl, plus we have been out en femme together and were gunna do it again until “the Bug” stopped that. (“Girls weekend in the hills!!!”)
Our Kiwi member was in Melbourne earlier in the year and we caught up for coffee. Lucky her.. enfemme, accompanied by accepting wife..
I spent quite some time at Transformal 17, (aka OZ equiv. of Southern Comfort et al), with another member from Perth Western Oz.
In addition random phone calls do occur between myself and many of the other OZ girls.
So yes one way or another, lots of lovely contacts.