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by lis48
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Holiday Rental?
Replies: 27
Views: 8645

Re: Holiday Rental?

I would complain the American parent company "Home Away."
Home Away bought Owners Direct five years ago.
by lis48
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Friends visit
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Friends visit

Train to Dos Hermanas and change there for train to Malaga.
by lis48
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: currency
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: currency

The Moroccan dirham is a closed currency and the banks in Spàin told me they couldn´t get it. Be careful that you are not looking at other dirhams such as UAE etc. which happened to a friend of mine who ordered dirhams for the wrong country from her bank! :( It would be good to know if detourer know...
by lis48
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: currency
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: currency

Just a suggestion; make sure you take take euros/pounds in small notes/coins.
You can then buy something small like a bottle of water with a small note. You always get dirhams back in change for other purchases.
by lis48
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 11
Views: 1833

Re: Camino de Santiago de Compostela

There is also an English route (Ruta de los Ingleses) which is the shortest, about 20 miles only. It runs from La Coruña on the coast where ship from England bringing pilgrims would dock. I know because some research into my ancestors revealed one in the 16th century who operated a ship purely to br...
by lis48
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: HOTEL IN MADRID
Replies: 9
Views: 3101

Re: HOTEL IN MADRID

We usually go to the Rex or Emperador in Gran Via. Next to metro station (Callao) and a very short walk from Plaza de España and Sol. Three star hotels but clean and very well located. If you´re arriving by train or plane, get a hotel close to the metro and then buy a 1/2/3 day tourist go as you ple...
by lis48
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Is it possible ... ?
Replies: 33
Views: 8725

Re: Is it possible ... ?

Trying to be more positive...is there anyway the girlfriend could get a computer based job in the UK first and then transfer to Spain? One where she could work from home?
by lis48
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: morocco
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: morocco

Malaga to Tarifa would involve a change of bus in Algeciras unless you took a tour. You could tho take a coach direct from Malaga to Algeciras and catch the ferry from there rather than from Tarifa. Personally I would look at going further afield than Tangiers. Drive to Seville and catch a flight ( ...
by lis48
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: cruise from Gibraltar
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: cruise from Gibraltar

Have you thought of the weekly river cruise from Seville to Cádiz and back? Not the Med I know but worth considering. The prob with catching the cruise at Gib is that you finish somewhere else and have to find travel home. A start and finish in the same place makes a world of difference. http://www....
by lis48
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: General STrike and Ryanair
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: General STrike and Ryanair

Jool wrote:All internal and external Ryanair flights to and from Spain for tomorrow are cancelled.
Not all Ryanair flights to/from Spain have been cancelled. Much depends on whether it has a national competitor to take precedence for that particular route.
http://www.ryanair.com/en/flight-info
by lis48
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6528

Re: flights

I just booked a return flight with Ryanscare, Malaga - Pisa for a couple of nights next month :thumbup: Looks like you just got in in time. The flight seems to have been cancelled for November onwards. I think their Seville to Fez or Marrakesh offer for 10 pounds return (incl. taxes but not the adm...
by lis48
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: CRUISES
Replies: 21
Views: 3249

Re: CRUISES

One lady we met never left the ship in 3 months. She had set herself targets ... to learn Spanish from her CDs, to get to a certain level in a computer game she had brought with her, to read War and Peace etc. etc. and loved every minute of it.
by lis48
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: CRUISES
Replies: 21
Views: 3249

Re: CRUISES

The ship makes money from its excursions so usually docks for the full day, usually from early morning to early evening. If it´s a major city or a "must see" you stay overnight so have two full days. 200 grand is a silly figure to quote...an outside cabin with balcony for the 103 day world cruise on...
by lis48
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6528

Re: flights

They do that every winter and restart in March. It´s only a summer flight.
by lis48
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6528

Re: flights

katy wrote:BA have never flown there neither have any of the others to my knowledge.
Yes they do but via Madrid. The only direct flight from Jerez to UK is to Stansted with Ryanair.
by lis48
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: CRUISES
Replies: 21
Views: 3249

Re: CRUISES

Long RTW cruises tend to start later in the year e.g. October thru to January or Jan thru to April which leaves the summer available for them to operate shorter cruises. I´ve never seen one that includes all drinks as they make the money on the bar bills and it would make the cruise more expensive f...
by lis48
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Nationwide no longer free from Nov
Replies: 76
Views: 19418

Re: Nationwide no longer free from Nov

concorde wrote: This was forward buying and I got a decent rate of 122.39e to the £.
Wonderful if it were true but maybe you should look at where your decimal point should be?
by lis48
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flamenco
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Flamenco

Do you mean Castellar de la Frontera? Castle Eve, the first weekend in August?
August 6th. celebrates San Salvador their patron saint. It´s just all round the castle in the open air.
The main Flamenco festival there though is in July.
by lis48
Mon May 03, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cheap travel passes for non-resident pensioners
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

Re: Cheap travel passes for non-resident pensioners

For train travel, the tarjeta dorada is for anyone over 60.
There is also the pensionista card for residents over 65.
The two cards are different.