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Yet another "Where should we live?" post

Yet another "Where should we move?" question, unique to my family of course. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Sep 4, 2012 - 14 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

Using an AT&T iPhone in Spain's wine country

Using an AT&T iPhone in Spain's wine country without breaking the bank. Advise me, if you please. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Aug 2, 2012 - 13 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

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

Are there any great, multi-day, non-wilderness walks in the U.S.?

Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 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

Teaching abroad in Spain?

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

Esty sucks for travelers

I made the asinine mistake of ordering something off Etsy to a Spanish address. Very bad idea. How do I deal with Spanish customs? What happens when packages are returned for non-payment of duties? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Jul 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Portugal VS Spain — best place to watch

Tugafi: where in South London should i go to watch the Portugal/Spain game tomorrow? I'd like to watch in a Portuguese place, not a Spanish one. There are 30,000 Portuguese in South London, I think mainly around Vauxhall, Brixton, Stockwell. I know there are a bunch of restaurants on South Lambeth Road, but not sure how good they'll be for the football. We'll hopefully be between 5 and 10 people. Suggestions?
posted by omnigut on Jun 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Nowhere

Any tips for a burner newbie? I'm going to Nowhere in Spain, not Burning Man itself. I've selected a barrio already. Any pointers for a kilt that's suitable for 40°C days, as well as potentially cold nights, preferably with pockets?
posted by jeffburdges on May 31, 2012 - 7 answers

From A to Spain (Salou that is)

Other than by car, what is the quickest way (at reasonable cost) to get from BCN, Barcelona's airport to Salou in the Tarragona region just south of Barcelona using public transportation? It's 1.5 hrs by car but 4+ by PT according to the Google. [more inside]
posted by IndpMed on May 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Recommendation for a history of the Spanish Civil War

Recommend a good history on the Spanish Civil War? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on May 10, 2012 - 14 answers

When laziness meets paranoia- the serrano ham version.

Is is okay to leave serrano ham slices wrapped in their wax paper but on the counter? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Apr 21, 2012 - 17 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

Help us plan our trip to Spain!

Help us plan our summer trip to Spain! What are the best places to go, and how long should we spend in each? [more inside]
posted by McPuppington the Third on Apr 5, 2012 - 9 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

How can I swap my house in Spain for a cabin in the States?

Are there any home exchange websites specifically for rustic cabin-type dwellings? Looking to swap my place in Spain for something in the states. [more inside]
posted by maca on Mar 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Buying iPhone apps in another country?

How do I buy an iPhone app for a friend in another country? also Travel & Veggie growing apps you can recommend would be very welcome. [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Help me get established with an extended trip to Spain por favor!

I’m planning to visit Spain for a 90 day period in the coming Spring. I was wondering if The Mefites might help me with some basic info about the region including cost of living, finding temporary living arrangements, and establishing a decent social life in the few months I will be able to stay in the country. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Jan 3, 2012 - 2 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

What must we see in south Portugal or Spain?

Honeymooning! What must we see in southern Portugal or Spain? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Dec 13, 2011 - 16 answers

How to find a Birth parent in the Basque Region of Spain?

Ms. Gogomickey just found out her birth father is from the Basque region of Spain. Any suggestions how to start a search given the extreme language barrier? She has a name and other specific information.
posted by gogomickey on Nov 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Inexpensive Family Travel in Europe June 2012

How can my family and I (including 3 children) travel to Europe for at a reasonable cost next summer? We are open to flying into pretty much anywhere in Europe, as I think we can travel within Europe pretty cheaply once we get there-it's the cost of getting there from the West Coast of the US that has me worried. Of course, there is [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Nov 21, 2011 - 20 answers

What do I do with a 20lb bag of raw unrendered mixed pork fat?

Say hypothetically, that you had half of a pigs worth of unrendered and raw pork fat trimmings in your freezer, apparently about 20 lbs, that your butcher handed you when they returned the rest of your, now disassembled, half pig. What would you do with it? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 16, 2011 - 19 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

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

ES TLD Registration help!

How can a US citizen register a .ES domain? [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Oct 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me translate a Spanish poem recieved from a recent love interest

Help me translate some Spanish (Spain) to English, and understand the significance of what it says. [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Oct 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeking out new music

Looking to expand my knowledge of artists/bands from a couple of non-Anglo markets. [more inside]
posted by 1901gunner on Oct 10, 2011 - 2 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

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

Attending University in Spain - Can I join a program in the second half/semester of the year?

I'm trying to attend an undergrad program for psychology in Spain. I plan to apply directly to the school, not through a U.S. study abroad program. I'm thinking Seville or Madrid. My problem is that I have missed many deadlines for the coming semester in beginning in September. This would be the introductory semester. From what I can find on the websites it appears that the years/semesters are programed pretty specifically unlike U.S. colleges. Does anyone have experience jumping into a Spanish university without starting from the exact beginning of a program? I suppose this may be similar in other European countries. Please feel free to chime in if you have experience in other countries as well. Thanks all!
posted by 4Lnqvv on Aug 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Puedo trabajar?

I'm investigating the possibilities of working as independent contractor for a US company while under a student visa in Spain. YANML, but can you help point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by Nerro on Jul 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I find a great one week intensive Spanish class in London or Spain?

Where can I find a great one week intensive Spanish class in London or Spain? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jul 4, 2011 - 1 answer

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

(Spain) Spanish Social Movements: What sites and literature can I look into to get up to date with social movements on the ground in Spain currently?

(Spain) Spanish Social Movements: What sites and literature can I look into to get up to date with social movements on the ground in Spain currently? [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Apr 21, 2011 - 2 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

mas bonita que ninguna..

You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Apr 4, 2011 - 11 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

closed my eyes and put my finger on the map

just another European travel filter: I just spontaneously bought a round-trip flight to Madrid and have 3 weeks to burn. Any ideas for itinerary? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Mar 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Does this mean I am going to the Spanish consulate?

FMNT digital certificates from the Spanish Government [more inside]
posted by cnanderson on Feb 7, 2011 - 3 answers

How to obtain a Spanish police report from abroad?

I'm a U.S. citizen living in the States. How can I obtain a copy of my Spanish police report? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Jan 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Where would be the best place to start teaching English?

Where would be the best place to start teaching English? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

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