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]
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]
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]
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]
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!
Honeymooning! What must we see in southern Portugal or Spain? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
I'm going to Madrid and Barcelona next week. Anything amazing going on? [more inside]
Looking for first-hand experiences of the Camino de Santiago--with potentially complicating health issues. Can it be done? [more inside]
How can a US citizen register a .ES domain? [more inside]
Help me translate some Spanish (Spain) to English, and understand the significance of what it says. [more inside]
Looking to expand my knowledge of artists/bands from a couple of non-Anglo markets. [more inside]
How can I enjoy evenings in Valencia not being a night person and not wanting to party or be very social? [more inside]
I'm going to Spain in November and desperately need hotel suggestions! [more inside]
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!
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]
Where can I find a great one week intensive Spanish class in London or Spain? [more inside]
What are the must-do adventure-travel-more-than-sightseeing things to do in Spain? [more inside]
Looking for Basque Info. [more inside]
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!
I am somewhat unexpectedly going to be working in Bilbao this week. Please recommend good places to eat in the evenings. Would like to go for fairly local cuisine, say up to euro25 per head without drink.
(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]
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]
Help me identify a type of jewelry (artist or style) which I first saw in Bilbao, Spain. [more inside]
You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
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]
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]
FMNT digital certificates from the Spanish Government [more inside]
I'm a U.S. citizen living in the States. How can I obtain a copy of my Spanish police report? [more inside]
Where would be the best place to start teaching English? [more inside]
An international music mystery! What weird cover music was my roommate hearing in the background over the last week in Barcelona? [more inside]
I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
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.
What should we take to Spain as a host gift for people we don't know who are letting us stay in their home for 3-4 days? [more inside]
Brrr! It's getting cold, and I'm getting tied up trying to research heaters... Hope me, AskMe! [more inside]
Travelling to Seville (Spain) next Wednesday need some ideas on what to do. [more inside]
Where can we make out with Spanish boys and what foodie things can I not miss in Spain? [more inside]
Planning a move to Spain - job advice needed. [more inside]
I'm planning a trip to Europe and could use some suggestions about plane/rail logistics. [more inside]
Vegetarian eating in Spain -- help me, Askme-Wan Kenobi [more inside]
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]
Short-term asylum for Spanish domestic violence victims fleeing to the UK, or related advice? Much more inside. [more inside]
Resources-- books, articles, lectures, whatever-- for learning more about King Juan Carlos of Spain and his decision to liberalize politics in Spain? [more inside]
We are going to Spain for 4 weeks, and need advice on cellphone use. We need to communicate w/each other when we are there. Should we switch to a local sim card? get temp phones? My present service plan is Verizon. Long distance Credo. Cell phone LG, model no. VX5400.
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]
What are my options for using mobile internet in Spain? [more inside]
I'm going on a trip to Spain with my classmates on Wednesday, any advice? [more inside]
English friendly Web hosting in Spain? [more inside]