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1. Posted by JetSet83 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Hi

I'm planning on spending 3-4 weeks travelling in Spain partly to learn Spanish and partly to explore and experience Spanish culture.

March being the end of winter, I expect it to be a bit cold & drab, has anyone been to Spain in March and what cities/towns are best to visit during this month?

If you have been to Spain in the colder months, any suggestions, or ideas would be appreciated!

Amy ;)

2. Posted by fly away (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

I lived and travelled in Spain in the Month of February. In the South of the country the weather was pretty nice. I had a light Jacket and that was more than enough. In Barcelona it was nice too. I recall the weather being pretty clear too, but I would recommend bringing an umbrella. It generally rains a lot in the colder months in Spain. Good luck on your trip. If you have anymore questions I would be happy to help.

3. Posted by clough67 (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Hi JetSet,

If you are in spain in March make sure you get to Valencia. Fallas is the big event/Festival. it starts on the 1st til the 19 with a mascleta everyday in the center (I think its at 12 noon). Have a look at what fallas is and try and get there for the 17 to the 19th.

I don't think you will see anything like it anywhere else.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Jetset

I was in Barcelona, in March, and Madrid, in October.
Neither were lying on the beach weather.
They were sitting in tapas bar weather.
Bring layer type clothes, including a jacket. So u will be equipped, if it gets a little warm. It will get get chilly, rather than freezing cold.
But Spain was not drab, in those months. Quite bright and sunny, and it did not rain, at all.

Mel

5. Posted by elsebas (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Hi Amy:
Don't worry about the weather, as someone said you MUST visit Valencia during de Fallas, bu tit will be difficult to find a room if you haven't booked yet.
Today (24th October) we have still 25 degrees and in March you should expect something similar 25 to 30 degrees.
Bye,
Sebas

6. Posted by JetSet83 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Hey, THANK YOU everybody for your thoughts - I am not going to reach Spain until end of March now as I am going to Morocco first with some friends so i will miss the Fallas festival...

BUT, I am planning on taking language classes for 2-3 weeks and then finding myself a job somewhere along the South Eastern Coast. I cannot work legally as I'm a New Zealand national, but I can legally become an Au Pair, teach English or I guess just work for cash in the hand in a bar, hotel, gym, or whatever!?
Anyone know how easy it will be for me to find work and where is best?
Is Spain safe to travel in for a solo female?

Amy

7. Posted by elsebas (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Hy Amy:

I don't know how easy is getting a job as illegal in New Zeland but here is really easy (sometimes easier than as legal).

I don't think it will be easy to find a job as teacher or au-pair if you stay kust 3 weekes, but if you look for a job in a touristic area of south Spain, in a Disco or Hotel, it won't be difficult because there are already a lot of tourists there and a native english speaker is always welcome.

But you should know your wage won't be as high as in New Zeland.

Good Luck!

Sebas

8. Posted by JetSet83 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Hi Sebas

Thanks for that - if I do get a job as an Au Pair I would likely stay in Spain until the school holidays as this is when I would no longer be needed by my host family.
If I work in a bar/hotel or something instead with other young people on the coast then that might be more fun - and I can always move from town to town.
I will see how I go when I get there - by the way do you have any idea what I can expect to earn per hour if I work cash in the hand jobs as an illegal?
How much would rent cost if I stayed in a share house or student accomodation? I am hoping to make my way UP the coast towards Valencia in time for some of the America's Cup boat races too You know anywhere cool to stay there?

Thanks for all your tips!
Amy

9. Posted by elsebas (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Well I'm not sure but you can earn 10 € pero hour if wou work in a disco or restaurant, since this is a job that many spaniards don't like.

Sometimes the hotels, offer accomodations for its employees, a shared students flat costs 150 per month (it depends where but that's the average).

About moving from town to town? Here you will not find the most modern and fast trains or buses but they are really chep.

I live in Valencia, and a bus between Málaga and Valencia costs 20 or 25 Euro, not more. Between Madrid und Valencia 15 (and it takes 4 to 5 hours).

About staying here, it won't be difficult if you book soon but finding accomodationd in a hotel, hostel or B&B during America's Cup it will be impossible.Maybe you could try it with student flats.

I don't know, but I will help you and be sure, you won't slepp under a bridge if you come.

Sebas

10. Posted by JetSet83 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Hi Sebas

Thank you for the GREAT information! 10 Euros per hour for working in a disco or restaurant is not so bad right, especially if I can get tips!?!?!
I will look into accomodation in Valencia soon then if I am going to make it for America's Cup and THANKS for your lovely offer - nice to know travellers look out for travellers.

Now all I have to do is save as many GBP£££ as I can between now and March when I leave - easier said than done!

THANK YOU!!!
Amy