Visit to Spain.Is it safe to travel to Barcelona, Madrid, Seville ?
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Aug 7, 2012 9:00 AM Last Post By: anillos_de_satu...
Jul 21, 2012 12:26 PM
Jul 21, 2012 12:54 PM
1The second post about safety in Spain in 24 hours...
The media over here mentioned some protests near Puerta del Sol, but they didn't say anything about the civil war that apparently broke out.
Peejee, gawk, Tony, Belsa, Liberat, anillos... Are you all still alive???
Jul 21, 2012 1:41 PM
2Still alive and where I live there are no problems with riots. In fact I get the idea from the TV that there are no riots, just demonstrations. These are restricted to a few streets in some cities and last at the most a couple of hours. I would not hesitate to travel to Spain.
Jul 21, 2012 1:55 PM
3So far so good. I've been staying off the streets cause its 49c/104f out there.
There was a kiddy parade with banners a coupla days ago.
And a street fiesta in Triana today.
The only threat I know of here is heat stroke.
"If it bleads, it leads."
-old newspaper slogan.
Wear a good big straw hat and come on over. Even if a mini hint of Spain for two weeks. You'll be back anyway.
Jul 21, 2012 2:08 PM
Jul 21, 2012 2:51 PM
Jul 21, 2012 4:55 PM
6I'm still alive too!
No special safety concerns around here. As bleen68 said, safety and inconvenience are different things. In any case, there are a few millions of tourists right now in Spain not even suffering any inconvenience.
Jul 21, 2012 5:39 PM
7Just came back from a lovely evening in the centre with friends. Have not noticed anything special at all. Terraces are full, people are enjoying themselves. Which made my Belgian friends make the remark "where is that crisis that is all over the news". I get pissed off when they say that, but that´s a different story.
Besides, the Spanish are very, very peaceful. They may be angry with the government, but they won´t direct it to you. At all.
You have nothing to worry about.
Jul 21, 2012 9:57 PM
8It's a lot less inconvenient than London righ now.
Jul 21, 2012 10:39 PM
9The only danger in Spain is that of being in a hurry. Its the most laid back place I've ever been. Very helpful people.
You've got to see things a bit differently here, or you'll go nuts.
For instance; If you get blocked on a sidewalk behind friends who meet on a street,or a tottering old couple, or baby carriage convention...
you may be there a while.
That's your chance to look up at window decor or moorish influence in the buildings.
I notice new stuff on my daily routes.
Spain. Where you're not just a client.
You're an interuption.
Jul 22, 2012 2:37 AM
Jul 22, 2012 3:59 AM
11If you get in a hurry for anything in Spain, you just lost the game.
You're the only one who will be impressed.
Jul 22, 2012 7:53 AM
12Spain. Where you're not just a client
You're an interuption
I used to work quite closely with one of Spain's major airlines, including short periods in Madrid and Barcelona. Great people to work with, but this sums up their attitude towards their passengers perfectly.
Glad to know y'all are still alive, by the way.
Jul 23, 2012 8:29 AM
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