A spontaneous week in Europe
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 3:15 PM Last Post By: anillos_de_satu...
Oct 2, 2012 11:05 AM
A spontaneous week in EuropeHello.
Firstly, nice to be here in a community full of travel enthusiasts! Now, to business...
I have just managed to get a week off work next week, and so I would like to go away and get out of the UK. I will be travelling alone, and so I'd quite like to go somewhere where I speak the native language (in Europe this leaves Spain and France). I'm not dead set on Spain, however it seems to strike the balance between price, heat, experience and the fact that I can interact with the natives. I was going to book a standard holiday, but on reflection staying for a week in the same place will bore me. So with that in mind I was hoping someone could offer some advice regarding a route? I'm really looking at something reasonably prices, and hopefully some places with decent transport between them. I was thinking of flying from London to the north of Spain and then going from there.
1) Any route recommendations? I was thinking 3 places within decent commute of each other, probably starting in the north.
2) Is it easy just to find a hotel on the road?
3)What is the transport generally like in Spain?
Thank you very much
Oct 2, 2012 11:10 AM
Oct 2, 2012 11:14 AM
2Thanks for the reply. That is an idea - does anyone have any recommendations for a week to stay somewhere? I'd like a combination between traditional Spanish culture, and somewhere to let my hair down at night. I was thinking Barcelona?
Oct 2, 2012 3:10 PM
what are your interests? what do you like to do while traveling, museums, walk around, big cities, coast, montains,...? will you hire a car or this is not an option?
In Spain you can find a lot of different things, but it´s good to first check a little bit online to see what you have in mind, and later ask here with some more elaborate idea. In this way we would help you better.
If you go to Barcelona and never been there before, you can stay in the city all week and do some day outs. If you are looking for some countryside, I would recomend Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias or Galicia, but you may need a car or just stick to the main towns.
Oct 2, 2012 3:15 PM
4Any route recommendations?
What do you want to make? What are your interests? What are you looking for? Museums? Nature? Art? Old towns? Nightlife?...
Is it easy just to find a hotel on the road?
If there isn't any (major) public holiday nor a local festival nor a place with few accomodations (or with few accomodations that you could afford), you shouldn't have problems to find accomodation on the road.
What is the transport generally like in Spain?
There's an extensive network of buses and trains so you can easily move among all the main cities and towns. Public transport to/from villages/small towns can be limited though.
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