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Recommend us stuff to read in Spain, about Spain.

tau_ceti and I are leaving for a vacation in Spain this week, hitting Madrid/Basque Country/Barcelona. We're looking for recommendations of stuff to read on our Kindles about the history, culture, geology, etc of regions we might be driving through. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on May 18, 2015 - 14 answers

How best to ship extra stuff from Spain to the US?

I have extra clothes and shoes I would like to ship home to the US before I go backpacking but am curious as to the cheapest but safest method. [more inside]
posted by clarinet on Apr 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Where should we live and work in Spain from September through December?

My partner and I looking for the right place to live in Spain for 4 months, starting in September. The main thing we need to do is write like crazy, but we are also interested in improving our Spanish, eating great food, seeing art and theatre, and being active outdoors. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Apr 26, 2015 - 11 answers

What was the amazing sculpture I remember from 22 years ago in Sevilla?

In 1993 I traveled around Spain as a student, and am kicking myself for not taking a picture of an amazing statue I saw two or three times fleetingly from the tour bus in Sevilla. Feels like a long shot, because I've searched for images of it online many times and keep coming up empty. Can you help me identify and locate it? [more inside]
posted by oxisos on Apr 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Hotels and hostels in Barcelona, Spain

I would love your recommendations for conveniently-located, secure, and moderately-priced accommodations in Barcelona. [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord on Apr 6, 2015 - 8 answers

Little embroidered riding hood

My husband's aunt gave me a beautifully embroidered cape that I will never ever wear, not in a million years. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Mar 25, 2015 - 26 answers

The vacation in Spain is currently in the plains

We are planning a week in Spain, and the itinerary looks rushed. Our tastes are rather... not Rick Steves. Help us simplify the itinerary. [more inside]
posted by dw on Mar 13, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me translate station wagon to French and Spanish!

What do people in France, Spain, and Mexico call a (station) wagon in common usage in their native languages? Is "break" correct for France? I think I'm missing the subtleties when Googling here. (And "estate" is correct for the UK, right?) Thank you!
posted by jroybal on Feb 23, 2015 - 11 answers

TravelFilter: Help us plan our trip to Spain, please.

We will be in Europe for about a month, and I think we will spend June 23rd to July 5th in Spain. That's 12 full days. We will be leaving Paris on the 23rd, and may be able to leave a day or two early. [more inside]
posted by ethidda on Feb 3, 2015 - 15 answers

Advice about Costa Del Sol, Andalusia, and North Africa

We're trying to plan a honeymoon and are broadly looking for something that may take us from Madrid to Casablanca. Any travel advice, pointers, or warnings? [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Jan 25, 2015 - 6 answers

Shipping address in Spain or Italy needed

I'm looking to buy an item of clothing online, but I need an address in Spain or Italy to do so. I know there are companies that provide you with an address in the US or the UK or Japan and will then forward your package on to you, but I can't seem to find anything like this for Spain or Italy. Does anyone know where I might find such a service?
posted by Put the kettle on on Jan 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Best SIM card options in Madrid

What should my wife and I do in order to use our phones in Spain? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Dec 31, 2014 - 6 answers

restaurants in Madrid, Spain or roads exiting for 2 pm tomorrow?

At short notice we'll be flying into Barajas tomorrow at 11am, picking up family at Av De America bus station at 12.30 and driving down to Malaga. I haven't lived in Madrid for 20 years but I do know that restaurants around Principe de Vergara are unlikely to have come down in price! Are there smaller locations as we exit Madrid that would be better options for a family of 6? what's traffic like at this time of the year? what's the latest serving time? thanks..
posted by kairab on Dec 26, 2014 - 0 answers

Best day trips from Barcelona

Going to Barcelona in March for just over a week, looking for ideas on day trips from the city. Especially interested in art, ancient ruins, hiking, and wine-tasting. [more inside]
posted by Shadow Boxer on Dec 4, 2014 - 17 answers

When was the printer A. Martinez - Barcelona in operation?

I have old Spanish olive oil label, apparently from the 1930s. The printer's name, in small print at the bottom of the label, reads "A. Martinez" (although there is a slight chance that the "A." is actually an "R."). This name is followed by a dash and "Barcelona" and preceded by what looks like T* G*. The "asterisk" looks something like a superscripted yen (currency) symbol. All this is difficult to read because it is printed in black on a dark green background. The brand name of the olive oil is Vulcano.
posted by kirsti on Nov 27, 2014 - 2 answers

DNA Word Problem

Family legend has it that our ancestors were Separdic Jews who fled Spain for Italy during the inquisition. My great-grandparents definitely came to Ellis Island from Italy, but they are as far back as we can trace. I am interested in seeing if this is true. I need help figuring out who should get tested and what test they should take. Family tree details inside. [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Oct 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Last minute trips from Aberdeen to Portugal or Spain

At the very last minute, my mother has decided to take a trip from Aberdeen to Spain and Portugal. Ideally, she'd leave sometime this weekend or on Monday/Tuesday and spend a few days in each country - it doesn't matter much where in each country. UK-ers, any tips for agents or websites we can use to find reasonable flights? We were thinking of AirBnB for accommodations, but if you know of anything cheaper or easier, I'll take those recs too.
posted by ashworth on Oct 6, 2014 - 2 answers

Advice on the Camino de Santiago

Hi all, we are starting our planning to do the Camino de Santiago sometime next year. Just wanted to know if there are any MeFi members who have done the route and their advice on what the best time to do the route would be, and their recommendations on which route to go on? [more inside]
posted by epiphinite on Sep 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Spain Travel Logistics

We are leaving from Madrid airport at 1:25pm on a Wednesday to go back to the United States. We’ll be in Barcelona on Tuesday. How and when should we get back to Madrid? Please let me know what you think of our options, based on our travel itinerary inside. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Sep 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Do I need a Suit Jacket in Spain?

I will be traveling in Spain and Portugal next month. We will be staying in Paradors and other nice hotels. I would like to travel light, and not bring a suit jacket. Can I get away with slacks and collared shirts, or will I barred from some restaurants for dress code without a jacket? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Aug 21, 2014 - 6 answers

What's the deal with this storm?

Currently there is a lightning storm on the France / Spain border which is oddly circular. It looks like this as seen on lightningmaps. Why is it this shape?
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Jul 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Good town to visit in Spain in the summer with young kids?

What's a good town or smallish city in Spain to visit in the summer with kids (ages 2 and 5) in tow? We're looking at 3 weeks in late July/August, and would prefer a walkable place that's on a train line (or are they all?) so we wouldn't have to rent a car to explore locally or beyond. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jul 19, 2014 - 8 answers

What is the process for a Dutch citizen to get a Spanish NIE?

I am a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) who has recently relocated to Spain. I have secured legitimate employment to begin in 7 weeks, and I'm trying to work out the process to get my documents together. [more inside]
posted by jpziller on May 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Please help me identify these two places in Barcelona

For some journalism I am doing, wonder if anyone might be able to identify this building in Spain. I think it is in Barcelona, but am not sure.
posted by johngoren on May 26, 2014 - 3 answers

please help me europe-anize my tmobile prepaid phone

I currently have my iPhone4 on tmobile's $30 for 100 min and unlimited data, prepaid plan. I need to spend a week in Barcelona soon. I was told by customer service that I will not be able to roam in Barcelona using this plan; any tips for how to make my cell phone experience in Barcelona as close as possible to what I have here? [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on May 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Food in Barcelona

We are visiting Barcelona, Spain for a week, and are having trouble finding decent restaurants that aren't geared towards tourists in the Eixample area. I figure that y'all might know where we can eat. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on May 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Best way for a UK citizen to manage money and cellphones in Europe?

I'm a Canadian/UK citizen living in London and I'm going travelling in Europe for three months. What's the best way for me to manage my money/cell phone plan while I travel? Requirements and details over the fold. [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango on May 9, 2014 - 6 answers

What are your favorite sights and restaurants in Seville, Spain?

We're going to Seville! What are your favorite sights and restaurants? Particularly I'd like to know about restaurants by neighborhood, since when I travel I often have a list of restaurants I've compiled but have trouble coordinating them with where I wind up after sightseeing. thank you, (if you happen to have favorite restaurants/sights in Cordoba that would be useful too!)
posted by DMelanogaster on Apr 29, 2014 - 7 answers

Report a Gmail hack attempt to the hacker's IP?

Last night, Google notified me of suspicious activity wherein someone used my password to log in to Gmail. Google automatically foiled the attempt, and reported the malicious user's IP address to me. Is it useful/safe to report the abuse to the user's ISP? [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Apr 17, 2014 - 4 answers

1493, but on Spanish California?

Recommendations for a recent popular history of Alta California before the American annexation? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Mar 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me plan a Fall'14 trip to Spain and/or Portugal?

Which cities are a must? [more inside]
posted by BitterYouth on Jan 5, 2014 - 14 answers

New Year's Eve in Madrid

I am going to be in Madrid, Spain for a few days. Most of my time is scripted. However, I had the afternoon of New Year's Eve free. Do you have any suggestions on what to do? I am already going to the Prado, taking a walking tour, and a bus tour. I am looking for something that is a must see or do. I am a female in my early 40s. I may or may not be able to get someone else to go with me.
posted by nimsey lou on Dec 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me with a Spanish Christmas present for my mom VERY FAST!

I need to get a Christmas present for my mom (I KNOW HOW LITTLE TIME THERE IS LEFT, THANK YOU!). I'd really like it to be related to our recent trip to Spain, ideally somehow either to the flamenco dancer Adrian Sanchez or to the Cortylandia display in Madrid. Any ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Andalusian Activities?

My family and I will soon be embarking on a trip to Spain. We'll be in Seville the 19th-27th, Cordoba for a couple of days after that, and Granada until January 2nd. What's cool stuff to do in these places (we've already got Alhambra tickets), or very nearby? Is there anything associated with the current winter festivities to do? Any good restaurant recommendations?
posted by Maecenas on Dec 15, 2013 - 8 answers

I choo-choose you! To be the train car most likely to let me live!

In two of this year's notable high-speed train derailments--Compostella in Spain in July and the New York Metro North crash on Sunday--the train driver survived, but many of the passengers and crew, who were presumably in cars further back from the engine car, did not. Is there any data from any safety board (NTSB or similar in other countries) that suggests any particular train cars are more safe than others in the event of a derailment? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 9, 2013 - 9 answers

what are these red blotches on skin

My partner went hiking in Spain about a year and a half ago. She experienced some difficulties with her feet so it was a difficult hike with a fair amount of pain to complete the journey. She stayed in hostels along the way. She now has what looks like poison oak patches on her feet and arms that never seem to heal. [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 30, 2013 - 20 answers

What should I wear in Spain/Morocco in the fall?

I am going to the South of Spain and Morocco for my honeymoon, starting November 5th. I have only been to Europe once before, and never to this area. I was wondering - what should my fiance and I bring, clothing-wise? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Oct 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Suggestions for activities and accommodations in Madrid and Granada

Help me plan a trip to Granada/Madrid for early December! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Oct 24, 2013 - 14 answers

What to see, eat, and do in southwest France / southeast Spain?

I'm head to Europe from the US for a week with my brother. We're visiting a friend who lives in Toulouse, France, who will be driving with us for a week through southwest France and southeast Spain. Looking for ideas of fun, exciting, and beautiful things to see, eat, and do -- while avoiding bigger cities and exploring the countryside/towns. [more inside]
posted by agog on Oct 17, 2013 - 10 answers

New Year's Trip to North Africa, Middle East, Southern Europe?

My extended family is trying to put together a trip to someplace interesting, warm and beach-y, to occur around New Year's. For a variety of complicated reasons related to where people will be traveling from, the Middle East, North Africa and far southern Europe are the most feasible destinations. Where should we consider going? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Sep 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Tell me about eating in Andalucia

I will be spending ten days in southern Spain at the end of next month. I love food and am more excited about the eating than maybe any other part of the vacation - not just because of the food itself but because the whole eating culture and schedule is different from what I am used to as an American. [more inside]
posted by something something on Aug 12, 2013 - 11 answers

Vodafone Spain data balance

I purchased a Spanish Vodafone sim card for use while on vacation and have successfully added credit (20 EUR) and then activated the Smart16 tariff which includes 1.5GB of data. How do I know how much of this is left? [more inside]
posted by samworm on Aug 5, 2013 - 2 answers

LGBTQ+ activism/volunteering while studying abroad in Barcelona?

I'm studying abroad this fall in Barcelona with pretty workable Spanish but very limited Catalan, and I'd love to do some work/activism/volunteering/organizing around queer or related issues (HIV/AIDS, youth development, homelessness, etc.) while I'm there. Is this possible given my language limitations? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jul 29, 2013 - 4 answers

What should we do in Spain/Andorra/Northern Morocco... in the winter?

My girlfriend and I plan to go to Spain, leaving Christmas day and coming back a few days after New Years. We are interested in both activities and places it's just nice to be for a while. Spain is the primary destination here, but we're open to side trips into Andorra and/or Morocco. And, hey, how about the Baleric Islands? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jul 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me get wonderful food to our guests.

I am organising a specialty holiday in Malaga, Spain for a fortnight this September. An awesome chef has come on board. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Mistress on Jul 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Very Specific Travel Filter: Caves and Surfing in Basqueland

Looking for recommendations for going surfing and seeing caves in Basque Country-- Details inside! [more inside]
posted by shaka_lulu on Jul 3, 2013 - 2 answers

Where to stay inexpensively in Barcelona and surrounds

I need to figure out lodging in Barcelona for one Saturday night, and then two weeks later I am interested in rock climbing in the region and would like to know where to stay then. [more inside]
posted by nat on Jul 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Northern Spain for newbies?

We're heading to northern Spain for one week (20 June - 28 June). From your experience, what would you do with a week in the north, and why? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Jun 17, 2013 - 29 answers

Quit job for internship?

Should I quit my full-time, permanent job for a 3-month internship? [more inside]
posted by iamsuper on Jun 11, 2013 - 15 answers

How to Move to Spain for six months

I'm a 31 yo male in the US, have a work from home job with a stable legitimate US company and can basically work from any where I can find an internet connection. I would love to learn spanish. [more inside]
posted by anonop on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

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