What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

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What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby efng » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:21 pm

I am going to be heading to spain in a few weeks and it struck me that I was not using one of the best groups of people I know to answer the question:

What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

I am looking to get a shared apt somewhere for about 3 months somewhere in spain. I am open to any suggestions. My focus is:

not go broke
to get a feel for the culture
practice & improve my limited spainish
take some dance classes
go out from time to time at night.

thoughts?
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:19 am

When I went I hung out on the Costa Del Sol near Malaga at the beach. Lots of nudity (you can tell the Americans: they're the only ones not at least topless), cheap drinks, perfect weather.

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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby AntiM » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:18 am

That's where we went off season. Even cheaper, but no nudity. Don't miss the Dali sculptures marching down to the beach.
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:17 pm

Ah... drunk?
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Postby tamarakay » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:22 pm

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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby efng » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:14 am

I don't understand the replies but I am grateful for them....

....just like the burn!

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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby Savannah » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:27 am

efng wrote:I don't understand the replies but I am grateful for them....

....just like the burn!

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Just copy down "Costa Del Sol near Malaga". :D That's a start.

This will sound weird, but my first instinct was to go to Yelp.com and enter "Spain" into the "Near" search window on the right. Well, look at that. A bunch of different categories. Museums, Wine bars, Landmarks and Historical Buildings, Tapas/Small Plates, etc. What is it you most want to do? Enter that on the left. What city do you want to explore? Enter that on the right.

I'll bet that if you entered "Restaurants" or "Bars" into the "Searching For" Box on the left, and "Barcelona, Spain" or "Madrid, Spain" into the "Near" box--or some other city you are likely to arrive in--this will get you much more specific reviews. Note: it's Yelp, so take everything with a grain of salt, and trust the number of stars you see most often.

You might also like to look up Burners in Spain:
http://regionals.burningman.com/eu_es.html

Or France, somewhat close by:
http://regionals.burningman.com/eu_fr.html

Or the All-Europe List:
http://regionals.burningman.com/eu.html

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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby efng » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:45 am

I know that Nowhere happens in spain which is what prompted me to ask. I was looking for a burner slant on what burners would enjoy there. I mean, honestly, if i can't find some way to enjoy myself in spain for 3 months I might be completely hopesless...

But I thought I might get lucky an have some fellow burners point me in a direction....say for example....Costa Del Sol ....
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:09 am

From what I hear the beaches are filled with euro-tourists. Plus, we have beaches in this country.
Don't go to the Dali museum, unless you like Dali.
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Visit the new Guggenheim.
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby AntiM » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:23 am

I rather liked Ronda, but I'm a history geek.
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby AntiM » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:53 am

Dali sculptures in Malaga:
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby Mojojita » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:09 pm

Drink the Sangria!

I loved Ronda too. There are lots and lots of amazing little trips you can do from the Malaga area. We took the boat over to Morocco but were really glad that we did that day with a tour group as walking through the people trying to sell you stuff in the casbah is much like a gauntlet. You can day trip to Granada and see the Alhambra.
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby AntiM » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:21 am

We went to Alhambra too! Amazing. We also went over to Gibraltar. That was interesting, I wish we'd had a couple days to explore there.
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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby latchseeker » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:54 pm

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Re: What is the best way to spend 3 months in Spain?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:03 pm

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