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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

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

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

Suggest some pretty places near Barcelona for a short pre-Barca trip!

I'm going to Barcelona for a week at the end of May. I fly in at about 7pm on Saturday, and want to spend three days seeing the countryside around the city before spending the rest of the time in the city itself. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on May 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Accessible attractions in Barcelona

My sister is travelling to Barcelona, Spain in November. She'll be at a hotel on the Plaza Catalunya for 3 days before leaving on a cruise ship. Sadly, she's on oxygen 24/7 and will be using a walker for short distances and an electric scooter to tour around the city. She'd like recommendations for food and must-see attractions within scootering distance. We've collected info from Google travel results, but they don't address accessibility concerns She plans to go to the Dali museum on a day trip, but other suggestions would be wonderful.
posted by path on Aug 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Need recommendation: guidebook for living in Barcelona

My son will soon be traveling to Barcelona, Spain to attend a five-month student exchange program there. He may end up staying longer. What are the best guidebooks for an American living in that city/region?
posted by zainsubani on Aug 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Bedding Down in Barcelona

We're staying for four nights in Barcelona in mid September. First visit for both of us. Really would appreciate hotel/B&B recommendations, and of course what sights and restaurants the hive mind recommends.
posted by bearwife on Jul 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Teaching abroad in Spain?

Advice on teaching English in Spain (Barcelona)? [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

viability of becoming an ESL teacher in Spain at midlife?

After some recent immersion in learning Spanish, watching Spanish films and going to Spanish conversation Meetups, I have realised I might want to have a go at teaching English as a Second Language in either Barcelona or Madrid. I have a few questions about the feasability of this at my age (42) given that the Spanish economy is not in great shape and my resume has a massive hole in it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 - 1 answer

Where to Eat and Sleep in Spain!

Simple question: Where do we need to eat and sleep in Madrid and Barcelona? We are planning a summer trip to Spain (4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Girona). The Girona portion of the trip is set -- dinner at El Celler de Can Roca for an extravagant birthday experience. What we need are suggestions for restaurants and hotels in Madrid and Barcelona. (We're also planning day trips to Segovia and Toledo, so you could include lunch spots in those places if you'd like.) A few notes: we are fairly sophisticated dinners, but we also love simple, straightforward food-of-the-people. Our hotel tastes run toward contemporary/modern, but we're not opposed to something classic -- we just want to avoid international chains. Thanks for any/all suggestions!
posted by tmharris65 on Jan 1, 2012 - 12 answers

What's happening in Spain next week?

I'm going to Madrid and Barcelona next week. Anything amazing going on? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Where can I stay in Madrid and Barcelona?

I'm going to Spain in November and desperately need hotel suggestions! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Sep 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Imagine Disco Stick but with more marimba

An international music mystery! What weird cover music was my roommate hearing in the background over the last week in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Jan 4, 2011 - 3 answers

La nom nom nom.

Where can we make out with Spanish boys and what foodie things can I not miss in Spain? [more inside]
posted by IWoudDie4U on Aug 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Sports Bar...celona?

Can you recommend a good place for a small group of visiting Canadians to watch the Spain-Germany World Cup match in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by dnesan on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Advice on my trip to Spain?

I'm going on a trip to Spain with my classmates on Wednesday, any advice? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Day Trip from Barcelona

Should we take a day trip to Montserrat or Carcassonne while visiting Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by emilyv on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Help plan a Mom-friendly trip from Paris to Barcelona!

In May I'll host my mother and sister for a 10-day European holiday, starting in Paris and flying out of Barcelona. It's my Mom's first time in Europe! How can I plan a trip that's unforgettably awesome but not too overwhelming? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Feb 27, 2010 - 20 answers

What can we not miss in our two week trip to Spain?

What can we not miss in our two week trip to Spain? [more inside]
posted by emilyv on Feb 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Ideas for a romantic week for two in Spain?

Looking for ideas about how to spend a romantic week in Spain in April. Both in our early 40s. Good music and food is a must. Everthing else is completely open. Anybody with some nice experiences, activities and secret travel tips they wish to share?
posted by vizsla on Jan 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Taking pictures in Barcelona and Madrid.

What are the best locations for taking pictures of Barcelona/Madrid? [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Nov 30, 2009 - 10 answers

How to use an iPhone in Spain without running up a ridiculous bill?

How can I use my iPhone in Spain without running up a ridiculous bill? [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Nov 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Barcelona Gyms

Where can I work out during a week in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Where should I buy a ticket for in Camp Nou?

I'm going to Barcelona in October and am going to take in a football match at Camp Nou. Tickets are currently freely available in the stadium - is there a particuarly good or bad place for a neutral/tourist to sit?
posted by ascullion on Sep 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Affordable Spain!

What are some of the best things to do in Spain in October? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

How do we make the most out of our trip to Spain?

How do we make the most out of our trip to Spain? [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Aug 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Where should we stay and what should our young family do in Barcelona next month?

Advice please for a family-friendly holiday in Barcelona at the end of May. (Where should we stay? What should we visit?) [more inside]
posted by monster max on Apr 22, 2009 - 10 answers

MBA Wanted: Help me get to Spain!

How do I fulfill my dream of getting my MBA in Spain? (Argentina is on the menu too). My main goal is to get my MBA, and I am currently a United States Citizen, however I have family in Spain. [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Apr 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Broke but ambitious in Barcelona.

I've just finished business school and have landed myself an internship at a very respectable multinational company in Barcelona, Spain. The internship is great, the salary dreadful. So, I'm now in a position where I can barely afford to live and need to find something else to suppliment my income. Can someone give me an idea of what formalities I need to address in order to sell food in the streets of Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Jul 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to stay in Barcelona?

Pair of mid-20s friends looking for a place to stay in Barcelona in early June. I've read up a bit on the neighborhoods and it sounds like the popular, touristy area is near Las Ramblas. However, many of the modern tourist attractions are farther to the northeast. Help! [more inside]
posted by junesix on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Looking for a European holiday apartment.

Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

What to get the young and transient (Spain-specific)?

Wedding gift for a transient young couple living in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by sa3z on Aug 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Books featuring Barcelona in Spain?

I'm going to Barcelona this weekend and wanted to get a book for the flight and for when I'm relaxing over there. Does anyone know of any good books that feature the city quite prominently? I'm happy to consider fiction, non-fiction, sporting, historical or political books, anything that you might have enjoyed and that you think might help me engage that little bit more with what Barcelona has to offer.
posted by uk_giffo on Feb 25, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I make it to Spain next June?

New to international travel. Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona, next June. How should I start planning? [more inside]
posted by mikeh on Dec 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Apartments or rooms in Barcelona?

Inexpensive apartments or rooms in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by deafweatherman on Jan 25, 2006 - 1 answer

What should I see in Spain?

My wife and I are going to be in Spain for one week in March. We'd like to take in as much as possible, but not run ourselves ragged (especially since the laid back atmosphere of Spain is one of the draws). What are some things that you must see and/or do if you're in Spain? [more inside]
posted by Gamblor on Jan 11, 2006 - 33 answers

Returning to Barcelona

TravelFilter: How has Barcelona, or even Spain in general, changed since 1997? I studied at UB for a term then and will be returning for the first time in 8 years next February.
posted by jewishbuddha on Nov 29, 2004 - 6 answers

Great Things to See and Do in Barcelona

Anyone know great things to see & do in Barcelona? General recommendations appreciated, specific insider tips even more so!
posted by subpixel on Sep 3, 2004 - 13 answers

Hotels in Barcelona

Any recommendations for hotels in Barcelona Spain?

We're going to be there for a few days at the end of June, and need a recommendation for a hotel that would accommodate a family of four. Most of the hotels we've found only take two people in a room. Any thoughts?
posted by jasper411 on Apr 15, 2004 - 7 answers

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