As others already said, speaking only English is not a problem here in Spain. Most people speak an average English. You'll just have to make a little effort.
And in October you'll have no problem with accomodation. I am pretty sure you'll find easily not expensive acomodations.
I am in Santiago (NW of Spain).
If you visit this area and you need any advice or help feel free to PM me
I am an english guy in Mallorca, woah oh Im an alien, Im a legal alie.....
Sorry for that.
I live over here in Mallorca which is a short ferry ride away from Barcelona, about 4 hours. It really is a beautiful island as lond as there are not too many English tourists, nothing is more embarassing then brits on the piss.
Anyway you get the ferry from Port Olmpic in Barcelona if you want to get here. There are plenty of hostels in Palma de Mallorca which will be readily available in October. being a small island it is very easy to travel around, there is also plenty of sights and history for the island.
If your planning in coming here let me know and I will give you a more detailed itinery... if you want.
I know I'm not cg8tr, but would you consider taking a look at my post from last week: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=3328?
I'm looking for a nice resort-like place to stay, and unluckily we've narrowed it down to Alcudia, that's where my son wants to stay as he remembers the place from 9 years back. For years I've dragged him around, we've been staying at really bad hotels and some really good ones, been backpacking a lot. It seems he's developed a taste for a bit of luxury, so I've decided that this time he can have his way the first week . I just don't want to pay a fortune LOL
Other places might of course be an option as well, so any info will be greatly appreciated.
time has flown. just excited to share my news that yesterday i turned in my notice of resignation to work. i have so much to do before leaving... but whether i'm ready or not, on october 12th i'm off to spain! what a great feeling to be counting down the days until i leave this office with no windows!
Something I forgot to mention that I thought was funny: Friday afternoon I was sitting at my desk, nervous and putting off telling my boss that I'm resigning. I had saved a fortune cookie from my lunch- upon opening it, I found the following fortune: "Travling more often is important for your health and happiness." I smiled, walked into her office, and told her I'm leaving the company.