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my spanish sucks now

Because I may not be able to go home this March (hopefully will be able to do so in April because I miss the sun!), I'm thinking of going away to Spain for a couple of days over my two-week leave from week. I'd spend most of it there, but I'm not swimming in money, so maybe just four days.

The thing is, I don't know where to start! There's the Schengen visa, which I heard I have to have proof like a booked hotel to show that I'm not going there and not leave (heh). I heard I can go to a travel agency so they can take care of that for me, but I can't find any! Also, I don't know how I'll be getting around the city because it's going to be completely foreign, and I don't want to lose all the precious little time being lost (in a bad way) and not seeing the places I want to see!

So any recommendations on how to go about this? I'm thinking about Barcelona, somewhere in Andalucia or Madrid, because I have a friend who's in Madrid. I don't know how much time he'll have for me once I get there though. =\

But yes. Advice first, please? :D

It's so sunny today in London with clear blue skies that I can't help but think of the Mediterranean. I am so going to see Greece next. Or Italy. I love the sun, okay?


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Jan. 18th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
*waves* Hiii!

You're planning a trip, that's awesome!! I've never heard about the Schengen visa, though, so I'm sorry I can't be of help in that matter :/

I've never been to Barcelona before but from what I've heard, it's a wonderful city, and beautiful!! And the sea! I love the sea, maybe as much as you love the sun heee Madrid is great, I've been there a few times. It's a huge city and it has lots and lots of things to do and see (and lots of people too, something I don't like so much but...).

And Andalucia... I live there and I've seen all the cities and I always recommend going to Granada. I love that city and La Alhambra, which for me is one of the best places in the world ♥ Córdoba and Sevilla are very pretty places too (I love the monuments there). And Huelva and Cádiz have the best beaches. Málaga is where I live and because of that I can't say anything bad about it LOL But if I were to choose, I'd say Granada. Málaga has monuments and lots of things to do too, and the beaches and the sun. The sun is wonderful :)

About getting lost, well, you could always look for a map in the internet or go to the tourism office of the city once you arrive ;)
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Schengen visa is for those who aren't EU visa holders. :D It doesn't take long to get it, apparently, but I can't get it if I don't have proof of...stuff.

Yeah, the only reason why I was considering Madrid is because I have a friend there, but it's actually at the bottom of the list. :D

I love Granada! I saw this movie Gitana which isn't much story-wise, but it was set in Granada (I think, or I may just be inventing heh) and it was so beautiful. I told myself I'm going to see it one day.

I know you're in Malaga! :D That's why I'm totally going to visit that one day! And OMG the beach...dayum, I need to get myself into shape! Haha
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, I see. I hope it doesn't take long and you can actually get it.

Granada is so beautiful ♥ The only thing I miss when I'm in the city is the beach. But the light and the views from La Alhambra is just priceless. Better if you go there in the evening. I hope you can see it one day, it's totally worth it. The whole city has this feeling of "history"... idk if you get what I mean.

If you come to Málaga we'll see each other, of course! :D The best beaches are not in the city but they're not far. But if you're looking for a good beach, Huelva and Cádiz, the best :)

Let me know if you need anything else (tips or places you should totally visit or something like that), ok? ^^

Jan. 18th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Spain is one of the few places I havent been to yet. I need to go. One day.
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