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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

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

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

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

Camper shoes: made in China?

Since when have Camper shoes been made in China? [more inside]
posted by gorcha on Apr 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me plan my trip to France!

I’m currently based in Andalucía, Spain, teaching English for the school year, and am planning to visit neighboring France during Christmas vacation. France fascinates me and will be the first country I visit outside of Spain during my time in Europe, but to be honest: I know nothing. I have approximately 13 days to spend in the country, I would like to see Paris and a few other sites in the northwest, and I will probably enter the country on the Mediterranean coast (from Spain) and leave via the Basque Country (to return to Spain). What should I see? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Nov 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Marriage in Spain

Can a foreign non-priest officiate at a wedding in Spain? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Spain!

Please help us with travel planning and logistics for Spain! [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Sep 5, 2012 - 7 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

How can I watch this years Vuelta a España online?

How can I watch this years Vuelta a España online? [more inside]
posted by u17tw on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Where to go? What to do?

My planned holiday to Europe in Sept/Oct has been postponed, and now I have three weeks to go..... somewhere. I'm female, early thirties and will be flying out of Sydney. I enjoy my own company and love to travel. Please suggest places to go and things to do that I will enjoy by myself. Preferences after the jump. [more inside]
posted by kjs4 on Aug 1, 2012 - 17 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

I want to understand these Spanish lyrics

Can someone who speaks Spanish tell me what this song means? [more inside]
posted by Eradicator! on Jul 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Lies, damned lies and statistics?

I'm trying to find the primary source of a much-repeated, but somewhat dubious, statistic. [more inside]
posted by Skeptic on Apr 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Spain plans- trying to work out the details.

Camino de Santiago/Spain- help me develop my plan by Wednesday [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

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

Walkin' and coughin'

Looking for first-hand experiences of the Camino de Santiago--with potentially complicating health issues. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Oct 18, 2011 - 4 answers

An evening in Valencia....

How can I enjoy evenings in Valencia not being a night person and not wanting to party or be very social? [more inside]
posted by eau79 on Oct 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Adventure-type activities for a week in Spain?

What are the must-do adventure-travel-more-than-sightseeing things to do in Spain? [more inside]
posted by jymelyne on Jun 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for Basque Info.

Looking for Basque Info. [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Jun 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Chorizocracia?

What does the mocking expression "chorizocracia" mean in Castillian Spanish? I get the literal meaning: "Sausage-ocracy" but I think there's a slangy connotation that I, as a non-native, am missing here. What does the term "chorizo" imply in a political context? Thanks!
posted by jason's_planet on May 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Rene: Tren bloqueado

Train ticket frustration, Level Spain: Have any of you encountered the message "tren bloqueado" or "train blocked" when trying to buy tickets from Renfe? What exactly does it mean and will I ever get a deal on these tickets? Is there anywhere that will sell them? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Silk cord bib necklace

Help me identify a type of jewelry (artist or style) which I first saw in Bilbao, Spain. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Is it OK to freely use .es for gimmicky domains?

Plenty of people are using .es (Spain) domain names for sites unrelated to Spain, but is this safe? According to nic.es, "Any individual or legal entity with interests in or ties to Spain has the right to acquire the domain.". Even at a stretch, I can't claim that for the domain/site I have in mind (I'm in the UK; site would be international but initially English only), it's purely about constructing a gimmicky English phrase (yeah, I'm not generally a huge fan of that kind of thing). [more inside]
posted by malevolent on Mar 13, 2011 - 3 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

Help me wash my underwear in Madrid

I need a laundromat in Madrid, Spain. They seem to not exist and the threads online that list a few are quite old and the locations no longer exist (see: this thread and note. Surely this is not so. If none exists, an acceptable laundry service that will, for a reasonable price, wash and dry clothes without heavily perfumed (or perfume free) detergent [not a dry cleaning] will do... preferably near Gran Via, but anywhere will do at this point.
posted by rr on Dec 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Grandpa was a POW in Spain and I just found my passport.

The sum total of my international traveling experience has been to take day trips into Baja (while I lived in LA) and day trips into Windsor (when I lived near Detroit,) two days in Toronto for my brother's wedding, and, oh yes, three hours walking around Niagara Falls last week because I was so happy I found my passport. Now I want to go to Europe, by myself, before my parents (who have been everywhere else first) beat me (they're going in September of 2011.) [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jul 31, 2010 - 24 answers

Should we take a day trip to Tangier, Morocco?

My husband and I are visiting Spain in April. I want to take a day trip to Tangier, Morocco, but he isn't feeling it (he doesn't think a day trip is enough.) So this is my question - should we go to Tangier for the day, or should we find something else in the Seville area to do that day? Right now, we also are planning on visiting the Pueblos Blancos for a day, and we'll be spending a day in Seville. We'll also be in Granada for a couple of days. Thanks!
posted by emilyv on Jan 24, 2010 - 14 answers

The Rain in Spain... Please Entertain (my bf)

Madrid this Friday and Saturday: Any way to get my boyfriend to a sports game? [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Oct 21, 2009 - 7 answers

USD to EUR/Spanish Debit Cards

LivingAbroadFilter: What can I, in particular, do to avoid conversion fees from USD to EUR? [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Sep 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Habla inglese?

Getting from Benicassim to Madrid. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jul 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Where to go in Southern Spain?

I'm going on holiday to Spain with my mother. We're flying into Barcelona in August (bad time, I know!) for four days and then have 12 days to make our way to Casablanca before she starts a tour of Morocco. So I need to plan our time in Spain. I thought five days or so in Menorca, but it seems difficult to get to cheaply. I thought about catching a train to Valencia for a few days, then heading to Seville/Grenada/Cordoba before Morocco- what must we see or avoid? [more inside]
posted by curious zoe on Jun 27, 2009 - 7 answers

How will Fiesta Nacional de España effect my trip?

I'm going to be in Spain RIGHT before October 12th (Fiesta Nacional de España), will anything be open? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jun 10, 2009 - 9 answers

University of Salamanca Housing

Help me choose living accomodations while studying abroad in Spain! [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Mar 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Any survival tips for a non-Spanish speaker going to Barcelona?

Any survival tips for a non-Spanish speaker going to Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by some idealist on Mar 15, 2009 - 20 answers

Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in Spain

How hard is it for a mostly wheelchair bound person to get around Spain by train? Our party of 4 includes one wheelchair user (who can make short walks on prosthetic limbs if necessary) and three people with no mobility issues. We're trying to determine if we can travel by train among Madrid, Seville, Toledo, and Cordoba, or if we should rent a car. First-hand accounts would be particularly appreciated, and any other tips on accessibility issues in Spain are welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 9, 2005 - 9 answers

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