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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

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

Options for a few free days in southern spain?

I'm probably going to meet up with some friends to Ibiza in June, but I'm not much of a beach person, so if I get antsy, what else could I do with a few free days in southern Spain? I was thinking of spending a few days in Barcelona, but what are some other options that are relatively accessible from Ibiza? Also, advice for finding less expensive flights from the east coast of the US to Ibiza would be amazing.
posted by empath on Apr 30, 2013 - 18 answers

Suggestions for haunted/quirky/mystical/woo-woo/mythic places in Spain?

Tell me about the weirdest, most magical, fantastical places in Spain. Places that have ghostly apparitions, spirit-sightings, woo-woo lines of crystal power or tombs of mad saints. Spooky forests, castles, places hippies flock to. Places where the guide books start the descriptions with "legend has it..." Fairy tale towns. Roman ruins. You get the idea. Places in Portugal welcomed as well. (Going for two weeks at the end of May. Delicious food & scenery is great, but I'm really looking to spark my imagination.)
posted by apostrophe on Apr 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Where to find Spanish popular music of the '20s and '30s?

I'm trying to find recordings, be they on CD or downloadable, of popular music from Spain of the 1920 and '30s. I'm hampered by the fact that I don't really know much about Spanish popular music--were there the equivalent of the dance bands recording in the U.S. and U.K., for example? [more inside]
posted by the sobsister on Apr 7, 2013 - 4 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

When was the Spanish printer Artes graficas del Rio in operation?

I have an old Spanish olive oil label. The printer's name/location, as they appear in fine print at the bottom the label, are as follows: ARTES GRAFICAS - DEL RIO - LUARCA. I am trying to determine the age of this label. Herminio Azcárate Campo died in 1944, but I don't know when he inherited his father's business, which was established sometime after 1891. The label can be viewed here. If I knew when this printer was in operation, I could get a better idea of when this label was in use. Any useful information on ARTES GRAFICAS - DEL RIO or Herminio Azcárate Campo would be appreciated.
posted by kirsti on Apr 5, 2013 - 16 answers


I am an American traveling in Spain and have to go to the ER. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by sockorama on Mar 13, 2013 - 29 answers

Where do we go on our honeymoon in Spain?

Help me choose three places in Spain to go for our honeymoon. [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Feb 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Is proof of accommodation REALLY required for a US citizen to enter Spain as a tourist?

US citizen visiting SO's family in Spain for Christmas: will I be asked to show proof of accommodation? Do I really need a letter of invitation to pass customs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 19 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

Do you know what quotes are etched into the walls of the Dalí Museum in Figueres?

I was in the Dalí Museum in Figueres, Catalonia two weeks ago. There was a prominently displayed quote, not by Dalí, that I wanted to look up, but completely forgot about until now. It was familiar, but it seemed a bit mangled from what I thought it was. Now, however, I've forgotten it. Do you know what quotes are etched into the walls of the Dalí Museum in Figueres? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Nov 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Madrid and Paris events late October 2012

I'm visiting Madrid from 25 October till 1 November and Paris from 1 till 5 November. Any suggestions for evening entertainment such as raves or halloween parties? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Oct 15, 2012 - 4 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

A Canary Islands Honeymoon

Help me learn more about the Canary Islands as a possible honeymoon destination! [more inside]
posted by arveale on Sep 11, 2012 - 7 answers


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

established restaurants/bars/cafes in Madrid/Barcelona

I will soon be in Madrid & Barcelona for a long week. I'm looking for established/trusted restaurants/ bars/ cafes in central areas that don't suck, places that aren't too touristy/a rip-off, but enjoy a good reputation for whatever reason, even if expensive. open to any type of cuisine. thank you
posted by mrmarley on Sep 5, 2012 - 7 answers

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


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

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