Post # 1
My fiance and I were thinking about taking our honeymoon in Spain. Our wedding is in mid-October, so the trip would be mid to late October. Has anyone in the hive gone there that time of year? Any recommendations? Idea of general price? Opinions?
Post # 3
I say go for it, I had a wonderful time in Barcelona, Spain for a week. A lot of good food and a lot of go stuff to see like Art and the history itself. I went during the last week of November and the weather wasn’t so cold, high in the 50’s. It’s kinda of pricey when I went, especially exchange rate US dollars to Euros was high, $1 dollar Euro exchange rate to US is $1.80
It’s worth the trip, additionally if you go around November time it’s perfect because it wasn’t crowded with a lot of tourist when I was there.
Have a great time if you do go to spain.
Post # 4
I lived in Spain for a few months – I loved it! The weather should be nice around that time, especially in the south. I would recommend spending a few days in Madrid or Barcelona, and the rest of your time in Andalucia, where you can sight see and relax on the beaches.
I think any European vacation is not going to be supercheap, but depending on what level of accomodations you want, you can find reasonable lodging and transportation. We were college students when we lived there, and had very limited budgets, and we were able to travel all around the country.
Let me know if you had more specific questions!
Post # 5
I was in Spain for roughly a week and my favorite city was Grenada! It was the best! I also visited Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona. There are a string of famous fishing village towns south in andalusia that I never got to but I heard they’re beautiful too. One of my friends did the pilgrimage route (The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James)) and had lots of fun. When you’re in any place that’s crowded (e.g. Barcelona) beware of pickpocketters and store your valuables in money belts, for example.
I highly recommend Rick Steves guidebook. It can be found in major bookstores or online. It saved me a lot of $, found me some great local (& cheap) food, and divulged interesting cultural experience/locales that I would have never found by myself or in a typical guidebook. Have fun!
Post # 6
Oh I wish I could go now it sounds amazing!! My friend was just there for 2 weeks and almost stayed it was so nice!
Post # 7
The second time I lived in Spain I was there during October of 2004. I was in Madrid and it was just…GORGEOUS! I am biased though, I love Spain! The people are friendly and warm, the food is amazing, the art and amount of history everywhere you turn is unbelievable…The weather from my recollection was mild (maybe 60s). Have a fabulous time if you decide to go! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions 🙂