Spain

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Spain is an extraordinary destination that is filled with strikingly diverse landscapes, bustling cosmopolitan cities, and a vibrant, colorful culture that has captivated travelers for centuries. 

 

 

From the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees to the sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches and everything in between, it is a country that truly has it all.

 

Whether you are looking to explore the historic architecture of Madrid, indulge in fresh seafood by the coast or immerse yourself in the flamenco rhythms of Andalusia, there is something for everyone in this beautiful country. 

 

 

With a rich history and stunning natural beauty, its offering visitors a chance to discover a vibrant and dynamic culture, tantalizing cuisine, and countless sights and attractions that will leave you breathless.

 

 

So come and visit this amazing country and experience the warmth, hospitality, and culture that make this place one of the most enchanting and sought-after destinations in the world!

10-Don't Do in Spain

1.Don’t expect shops to open in the middle of the day

Taking a siesta or a short afternoon nap is a tradition. It will not be Spain if this afternoon nap is removed .

 

2.Don’t bring too many clothes

The  shopping is  WOW!! with options for any budget and style out there. On top of that, if your visit coincides with a sale, you could get some fantastic bargains. I always buy clothes.

 

3.Don’t worry about drinking in the daytime

It is Happy Hour throughout the day there.

 

4.Don’t eat early

Diner schedule and most restaurants don’t open until 8 or 9 pm for dinner.

 Lunchtime is usually between 13:00 – 15:30..

 

5.Don’t rush or take punctuality too seriously

Spain has a relaxed sense of time and people often show up late for appointments or social events. I found that also, NO RUSH PEOPLE LOL…

 

6.Don’t expect to see a bullfight in Barcelona.

Catalonia was the second Spanish region to ban this blood sport, after the Canary Islands.

 

7.Don’t stick to the main cities.

Yes, Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo  are magnificent cities, but half of the magic lies in its wonderful countryside. 

Take the train to visit other charming villages. Visiting them is a truly memorable travel experience without spending a fortune or being bothered by huge tourist crowds.

 

8.Don’t underestimate tapas, especially if you’re traveling on a budget. They are not just an excellent way to immerse yourself in Spanish culture. They usually come for a small price or free when ordering a drink, like in Granada and Madrid.

Sit at the bar and enjoy the varieties of Tapas with a sangria.

 

9.Don’t walk long distances. If everything is far, take the bus or the hop on hop off buses.

 

10.Don’t pass a local market, you might find food at a good price and delicious fruit smoothies

Good To Know

Language: The official language is Spanish, some peoples speak French or English.

 

Currency: The currency in  is the Euro.

 

Credit Cards and ATMs: You won’t have any problems finding ATMs around Spain unless you go really off the beaten track. If you’re spending time in an isolated area, it’s best to keep enough cash on you for the basics.

 

Mastercard and Visa are usually the choices at most machines as well as restaurants and shops. Find out most places don’t want an Amex card.

 

Plugs: The plugs are type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection).

 

Safety: This is one of the safest European countries. While there is a low crime rate, you’ll need to be aware of pickpockets in the metros and in crowded areas that are popular with tourists. I have a TRAVELON BAG, safety lock, anti-Theft Bag, and RFID. 

 

 

**System for registering non-EU nationals travelling for a short stay in 29 European countries (starting in the second half of 2024)

Tips

*Toppings not compulsory but if you’re happy with the service, feel free to tip any amount you want to.

 

*Eating outin Madrid can be cheap if you know where to go. Walking among the little streets and you will find a little restaurant with good sangria and tapas. But don’t forget to take a picture of the street if you want to come back (some of them we couldn’t come back) lesson learn!!

 

 

*Drinking alcohol in public places is illegal, but you can enjoy your drink outside if you sit in one of the many terraces around the city. Spaniards love meat, so there isn’t a lot on offer for vegetarians. It’s best to do some research in advance to find convenient places to eat green during your trip.

 

 

*Remember! Spaniards usually eat their meals later than people from other countries. Rush hours are 2-4 pm and 9-11 pm. To avoid the crowds, eat before those times.

 

 

Plan for siesta….Many small shops are still close from about 2 to 5 pm. If you have important errands to run, make sure to get them in the morning. Madder of fact, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, and take a little nap yourself.

 

 

*The temperatetimes of the year are spring and fall, which are also the most attractive seasons for visitors.

 

 

*Good Shoes…you will walk a lot.

 

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