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Bellver de Cerdanya … Es muy bonito.
Girona City is 103 kilometers to the northeast of Barcelona. It's a good tourist place, so many tourists fly into Girona on one of the many budget airlines and then make their way to Barcelona or the Costa Brava. The Girona Tourist Guide will help you arrange your visit to Girona in Spain.
You know... the traditional paella was made with rat and chicken -vomitive- now is done with rabbit and chicken, in Spain the rabbits are not pets. Seafood paella is only for tourists and in Valencia usually eat the paella at lunch.
Tarifa is a bit laid back place, it feels quite far away from the rest of Europe and you can feel it. I really enjoyed the beaches, which are wide and half empty, top beaches in Europe. Feels almost like Jamaica. I loved the place.
I just visited Segovia and absolutely fell in love with it! A must see of Spain!
I visited Burgos in July 2003 and instantly fell in love with it, what a beautiful city, what a place to live, I will definitely go back soon.
Madrid is more of a working city than a tourist attraction. But even the locals leave during the summer because it's just so darned hot. Tip: look for a "Solero Smoover" (tropical smoothy in a tube... mmm) here and everywhere else in Europe to beat the heat.
Palencia is a lovely province, or was when I stayed there in 1989. The part I was in - the Aguilar de Campoo region - is sort of high desert and on the fringe of some pretty healthy mountains. This part of Palencia was fairly unpopulated and can get pretty cold in the winter and at night. But the days are lovely with clear skies and brilliant sunshine. The area would be great for painters. There are many attractive villages around and close lies the source of the river Ebro (I think!). A shortish but rugged drive on a good dual carriageway from Santander, this is an area worth a visit, with much more than this brief comment can encompass.
When you're in Sevilla, don't miss the Seville Mosque. It's worth it.
Toledo is a magnificent place. There is so much to see, the people are friendly, I loved the place and am planning to take my mother there.
Ávila is a beautiful city. I went to Avila to visit the sites of St. Theresa of Avila (aka. Theresa of Jesus). I took a train from Madrid to Avila. It was a beautiful train ride. There is a lot to see in Avila, especially if you are interested in St. Theresa. If you are on a tight budget, then Avila should not be a problem. One suggestion: If you need to exchange money, do it before you get to Avila. They charge a high fee! Avila is awesome!
Salamanca is the best place in the world.
While you're in Barcelona in the evening, grab some new friends from the hostel and go check out the "Magic Fountains" nighttime fountains/lights show (ask your hostel front desk person for directions).
Granada is an interesting place. It is a mixture of old (the Alhambra, the original streets) with the new (modern shops, a very young crowd, as it is a university town). It is a lively place with plenty of street musicians, a spirit of flamenco in the air (though less than I was hoping for), and one of the best part--teahouses! The Arabic influences are my favorite part of Granada. Now I am going to tell you the single best part of Granada which most people will miss: the birds. In several places, you will see HUNDREDS of tiny, ovalish brown birds flying all over the place within a certain radius of their perching trees, but mostly just making a really loud racket. They can be found in several places and plazas, but in particular, on an unassuming side street in the courtyard of the "Banco de Espania," across the street from a scummy strip-joint. Here, the birds gather and talk with one another all day and all night long; I would often pass at 1 or 2 AM and they were easily…
Miranda de Ebro is a small town with great weekend nightlife.
Gijón … That's the most beautiful town in the world! I found here a very special person for me! I fell in love in this town! If I have an opportunity to go back there I will be glad!
Nerja … Great town with international appeal. Lots of beaches and good nightlife.
There are lots of Spar shops in Palma and other supermarkets but they are very expensive, so take the stuff with you -- food is around double the price as in UK.
Málaga … Beware of the ladies at the entrance to the Cathedral! They'll hand you a rosemary sprig and then grab your hand, start telling you that you're beautiful and smart and will have lots of luck and children, and then demand 5 Euros! They are very bossy and pushy - keep your hands in your pockets or even behind your back!
Torremolinos … Been three times -- everything about it is just fantastic, from the welcome to the people who work there.


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