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Posted: 5/11/2001 7:48:19 PM EDT
The GF and I are leaving monday on a 3 wk vacation to these places.We'll be spending time in Barcelona,Madrid,Lisbon,Porto,Faro,and Casablanca.Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:50:29 PM EDT
Dated a chick from Spain once. She took me to heaven and made my life hell afterwards. Does that count? My grandpa from my mom side is from Spain.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:00:13 PM EDT
been there,done that.but this was in the early 60's when i was about 4-5 years old.mmk
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:21:25 PM EDT
"No I've never been to Spain, but I kinda like the music"
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:38:35 PM EDT
Madrid is great but expensive. Try to stay in the Paradors. These are Spain's "official" hotels. They are 5 star and relatively inexpensive. I would skip Casablanca. It is largely an industrial city. If you decide to go to Morocco, go to Marrakech. Beware the abject poverty and hard sell merchants. Are you going to Morocco with your girlfriend/wife? If so, be prepared for a lot of stares. She will definitely not be able to go out without a male escort. If it were me, I would skip Morocco and focus on Spain and Portugal. The Spanish are very friendly and it is extremely inexpensive to visit. How soon are you going?
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:41:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/11/2001 8:40:10 PM EDT by Aviator]
I don't smoke dope, chew rope, fight, fart, fuck, drive a truck.. I've been to Maine, Spaine, Spokane, around the world three times, been to two world's fairs, have seen goats fuck in the market square.. But I have never seen any shit like this before.. Sorry, I could not resist. Aviator
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 5:35:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 5:36:10 AM EDT by mranthony]
I lived in Spain for 15 years and I traveled extensively through Europe and Africa. If you can, get to the south of Spain, Seville, Granada, Ronda, Malaga and all of La Costa del Sol. If you're strapped for time visit Granada, Ronda and Seville. Barcelona and Madrid are o.k. if you like big cities. Portugal is beautiful and the people are extremely nice. If you're going to Morocco, you'll probably cross over from Algecira to Ceuta, a small Spanish colony in Africa. Be sure to save some cash (in dollars) for this part of the trip, Ceuta is a Free port, and you can find incredible deals. Morocco is a whole different world hot, sticky and smelly don't stray far from your group or you GF.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:51:42 AM EDT
Impress your GF. Be a man. Drink up and head to Pamplona to run with the bulls. If you do your more of a man than me. My brother did it when he was there. I think just to say he did it.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:09:55 AM EDT
Have a very safe trip, be careful and have fun. Love and kisses. Rich ps Look at the exchange rates of country`s you`ll be in and try to work the rate. You can come out ahead if the market is right
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:15:52 AM EDT
Haven't been to Spain & Portugal since I was 15(1976), so I can't be much help. You will love it, though.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 10:47:27 PM EDT
BTT ^^^^
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 10:59:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherm8404: Impress your GF. Be a man. Drink up and head to Pamplona to run with the bulls.
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Just don't forget to bring an AK...
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 3:44:38 AM EDT
Being in northern Spain, Santander, near Bilbao. The people are very nice, and very friendly.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 5:45:26 AM EDT
Stopped in Zaragosta on our way to Saudi Arabia. C5A had troubles and we stayed for the night. Absolutely loved it.
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