hello , my name is ron meltzer .
i m travelling in europe in the last two month , i have been to germany france and italy and the next place is spain.
i m landing in barcelona on the 10 of october and i will b there until the 17 . after that i would like to see more of spain maybe the south beacause of the weather but i dont really have a plan .
i would like to know more about :
-what cities and viliges should i see
-where can i get more information about travelling in the nature there ? camping sites , and if you have a map with nature roads there or how exactly does it work?
-i m also looking for some kind of work for a couple of weeks to make some money and to keep on going so if you know about somthing it can b verry helpfull.
-i heard about alot of eco-vilieges that you can volounteer and you can live there for a while , i would like to know about more specific things if you know or maybe how can i get this information.
beside that i would like to know about transportation , is it expensive and how is the mentality about hich hiking in spain because in italy i found it almost impossible.
last question , i would like to know if you know about some kind of cheap accomodation in barcelona.
thank you verry much and sorry for all the questions.
Travelling south after your foray into Barcelona should certainly get you better weather, but don't bank on it entirely! Andalucia can certainly have the odd downpour during October. But let's be positive: it can also have some really good weather.
Where you should go depends on how much time you have and what things you like. I assume you're more interested in countryside and nature, from what you say. If I'm right in that, you've got a huge choice, far more than could be listed here. Think about the Alpujarras, or the mountains around Los Velez, or what about the Sierra Nevada which would also give an easy opportunity for a trip to the Alhambra? As everyone knows, the Mediterranean coastline is pretty built-up, but there are gaps all the way along where you can find beautiful and quite remote areas. Alternatively, go over to the Costa de la Luz, the Atlantic coast.
The cheapest way to travel city-to-city is by coach. If you want to plan ahead you'll need to do a bit of searching because there are many independent bus companies and I don't know of any one website that gives comprehensive information. You just have to find the websites of the individual companies. I have never seen anyone hitch-hiking on Spanish roads.
I can't offer you much hope of finding a couple of weeks work either. I assume you don't have a work permit, so you would only find work as an illegal day-worker. There is a huge number of immigrant workers here, and in October there are likely to be far more than are needed.
Heres a link for backpaking in Spain It might be helpful.
I have to agree with littlehote that its hard to find work in oktober... and you need a work permit.
Link for camping in Spain
The eco village you mentioned might be this one?
Hich hiking can be diffcult (and not to safe...) but some truckdrivers are helpful.
Hope you can use the links