I'm a qualified British TEFL teacher with about 2 years experience living in the UK. I want to teach in Spain and have applied for a few jobs online in the last month but heard nothing. I am thinking of just moving to Madrid to find work, is that the only realistic way of getting a job quickly (I don't have a lot of cash) or should I hold on and try and secure a job before I leave?
A friend of mine is heading to Spain on a student visa. His wife is joining him on a tourist visa. What happens when her visa runs out 37 days before his? [more inside]
Are you great at reading horrible handwriting? Your expertise is needed! Last year, I met one the most kind men I had ever come across while traveling through Europe. Unfortunately he gave me his address while rushing for a train and the handwriting of the street is pretty impossible for me to read. Can you decipher it? And if you happen to live in either Alicante, Spain or Rabat, Morocco, perhaps you know him? His name is Idrissi Hafid.
I'm looking for underrated, obscure European vacation stops. [more inside]
What exactly is wrong with this Spanish advertisement in which the Spanish basketball teams are slanting their eyes so as to appear stereotypically Asian? [more inside]
I plan to drive from Venice, Italy to Valenica, Spain in April or May 2009 using the following route. I will stay for a few days or weeks in little spots along the way. I should have about six weeks in total. I mostly want to see a little of Spain and Italy, the French Riviera, Montpellier, Marseilles and finish at Valencia. Apart from that anything else I should try to see? Any parts of the chosen route I should avoid? What's driving like along that route? Any rental car companies which will let me pick up in Italy and drop off in Spain?
How does a 40ish year old male with enough money find his way around Europe without foreign language skills? Is it possible to hire guides to travel with, or at least to show them around on a city-by-city basis for this sort of thing? I'm thinking specifically France, Spain, Italy. Willing to use University students or some other creative possibility. [more inside]
Where can I find a good Spanish language immersion program? (Ideally in a Spanish-speaking country.) [more inside]
Spain Camera Hire : Attending a best friends wedding in Majorca in September, and have been asked to be the official photograper. Instead of dragging my gear across the pond from Australia, wondering if anyone knows somewhere in Spain (specifically Barcelona or Majorca) where I can hire the gear I'd need.
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]
The last weekend in August: Madrid or Lisbon? [more inside]
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]
Great Aunt dies in Spain, bequeaths jewellry to relatives in New Zealand. How do we get it there? [more inside]
Is there an obscene pun on this Spanish-language t-shirt? (photo/nsfw language inside) [more inside]
How can I get a eurail pass before I leave for Spain tomorrow? [more inside]
What literature is written about Spain or the experience of living in Spain by American authors? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Valencia (Spain) for a few days. Can you give me your recommendations for budget accommodation and some things to do. [more inside]
Spanish Cookbook: Which should I get? [more inside]
How should an envelope to a married couple in Spain by addressed? [more inside]
Help an almost-grad figure out how to move to Europe with his girlfriend [more inside]
I think I want to move to Spain for a couple of years to experience life in another country. But, as a US citizen, I don't know how I would go about supporting myself over there. Can I get a job there? Should I become a student? [more inside]
What do I need to know to make a last-minute trip to Cadiz for Carnival and come out with my dignity, health, and belongings (mostly) intact?
Some friends and I are planning to spend a few days in Cadiz for Carnival. All the hostels and hotels are booked (and we're students so our budget is fairly tight to begin with), so we figured we'd just pack light and sleep on the beach. Any advice on how to do this comfortably, and without getting our stuff stolen while we're asleep? Should we plan on stowing our stuff in lockers at the train station? Should we bring costumes with us or get them there? Any scams, sketchy areas, etc. that we should watch out for? Any and all advice is welcome, we don't really know what to expect!
Help me figure out a budget and an example itinerary for a February trip to Spain or Greece! [more inside]
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]
We are considering a one week trip to northern Spain including at least 2 days hiking and photographing in the Picos de Europa region. One of us is an expert hiker and the other is a beginner. However, the concern is about the weather. The plan is to go late April/early May however, we do not fancy hiking in the rain. Is this timeframe a bad idea?
Help me select Spanish wine and cheese combinations. [more inside]
Pre-Spanish Civil War anarchist pulp adventure novels? [more inside]
Traveling alone in Spain - how to meet other travelers, and how to book rooms and train/air tickets on the fly?
It's my first time traveling alone! I'm spending 10-11 days in Spain, and I need some advice. How to meet people to share the experience with? How to book accommodations and train/airline tickets on the fly? [more inside]
I am an American on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Valencia, Spain. I left my electronic travel tools at home. Help! [more inside]
Where can I find lists of the most popular Spanish top 40 music from summer, 2002? [more inside]
Wireless broadband in Tenerife: My boss is heading to Tenerife on Saturday and "wants broadband on his laptop". Are there any off-the-shelf providers on the island that will provide a plug and play device for him? He's staying in an apartment complex with no wifi.
Funker mobile phones from Spain. I'm trying to get one of these from somewhere, but I want to know, where can I source this in the UK, and can I get them unlocked? Thanks
I have a Spanish mobile number to which I want to send text messages. Unfortunately, I have T-Mobile and the Spanish number can't receive messages from T-Mobile (only Cingular). Does Movistar / Telefonica provide an email address for each mobile phone that acts as an email to SMS gateway, effectively allowing me to send text messages to this Spanish number? [more inside]
Find post code with latitude & longitude. [more inside]
Wedding gift for a transient young couple living in Barcelona? [more inside]
Do I need to provide my passport details for APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System) purposes when flying from Dublin, Ireland to Barcelona, Spain? [more inside]
planning an 18-day trip to almeria, spain, in late july. help me plan an itinerary! [more inside]
SpainFilter: How prevalent is the Galician language in Galicia? [more inside]
Help me find a good hotel in Sitges, Spain for one week in August? [more inside]
Will my recently obtained US passport get me into Spain? [more inside]
How can I find a convent in Spain that will rent me a room for a couple of nights? [more inside]
Traveling to the Canary Islands in Sept. Where should we go? [more inside]
One week in Italy, one week in Greece, two weeks in Spain. What can't I miss? What should I avoid? Where should I stay? What else should I know? [more inside]
SpainFilter: I'll be visiting Spain for three weeks and I'd love some suggestions for places (Museums, etc.) to visit given my interests. [more inside]
Have you bought a vehicle in Spain before? Some friends and I are looking to buy a van in Spain with which to travel around Europe, and we need your help! [more inside]
What is a fun area to live in Madrid? La Latina? [more inside]
How do you make due in an area where you do not speak the native language and you have no one that you know to help you?
My fiancee and I are planning a honeymoon abroad, we're thinking of visiting Spain and/or France. Neither one of us are well spoken in the native languages... do we need to worry? What are people's experiences in this situation (just traveling abroad in general, to a place where you don't speak the language)? Is it a huge burden to bear on yourselves or on the country's native peoples? [more inside]
What is the best, most cost-effective way to transfer about £9,000 from a bank account in the U.K. to another in Spain? [more inside]
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.
How can I send sailboat parts to myself in Spain for personal use without paying VAT. (I'm a US citizen going for the summer)
I'm a US Citizen, and I recently bought a sailboat that is in Spain from another American. I'm preparing to go there and sail the boat around the med for the summer. I would like to purchase some of the equipment that I need here in the states before I go so I can save some $$ and get the right stuff the first time without language barriers. My question is how to get it to Spain without taking a major hit for VAT. I can take some of the items with me in my luggage, but I would like to ship a crate full of heavier things ahead of time. I have a friend who lives in Spain (Spanish citizen) who I could sent it to and have him hold it till I get there. What is the best way to avoid VAT? I'm not looking to cheat the rules here, but I don't want to pay an extra 20% on everything if I don't have to. Also, this is for personal use, and the boat is in my name. Thanks! - Eli B