[FoRK] travelling to spain

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Oct 16 02:31:25 PDT 2009


On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 11:14:21AM +0200, Jim Whitehead wrote:
> I'm currently living in a suburb of Madrid (Getafe) for a sabbatical 
> year abroad.

Are you cooking nice in the summer? Madrid strikes me as hotter
than SoCal.
 
> Madrid is an incredibly vibrant city, with excellent museums (Prado & 
> Reina Sofia for starters), palaces, food, etc. Nearby Toledo and 
> Aranjuez are also both amazing.

You can get to Toledo cheaply and easily by taking the train from
the Atocha train station. There are hotel bus shuttles which pick
you up at or take you to at the Barajas airport.
 
> I've found that most of the travel guides do a good job of describing 
> the highlights of a visit to Spain, so I recommend picking up one that 
> suits your tastes.
> 
> Depending on your budget, Mediterranean cruises are *very* affordable 
> right now, and often leave from Barcelona. The economic downturn hit 
> just as several large ships came online.
> 
> Haven't made it to the Rioja yet, definitely plan on this in the future. 
> I have three young kids, which makes traveling expensive and challenging :-)

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