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1. Posted by lifexplore (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

YAY, first time to Europe. I chose Spain because right now, I'm not so sure many Europeans are very nice to Americans... Is Spain going to be a problem? I'd like to go to Germany, but I dont want to go for Oktoberfest.. looking for something a lot more intimate.
Anyways, so where in Spain is the best place to go during October? Ive been researching and there are all kinds. But I have a beau I'm traveling with. If I were alone, Id totally be a free spirit and try to talk to anyone and everyone and end up in some dowtown undergroud club drinking fancy martini's and dancing on tables. Perhaps making out with some gorgous spanish native. :-) hehe
Buut, hes older and more established and probably not into that whole scene. So where would you guys suggest?
Anything goes..
Thanks,
Jen

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3. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

i don't understand why you say that many europeans aren't nice with americans.

but if you think that Spanish are nicer than the others..why not..

at least, you should go to andalucia. In october you would have a good weather, and there are many cities to visit (Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba). If you want to see the sea, you can go to Nerja, Salobreña, and you can continue to Cabo de Gata, it's really a very beautiful place.

And the good point with Andalucia is that if you want to have fun in parties, you can. If you want to make a visit trip, you can. If you want to go to the beach you can. It's the spanish area i prefer.

4. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 8y

Norian is right, there's actually no reason to think americans are better or worse considered in Spain than in the rest of Europe.

In last years in Europe there's been some sort of negative view of USA, regarding its international policy (Irak and all that stuff). But I think that affects the view we have about you as a country, not individually. I don't think you'll have any problem no matter where you go. Of course you can always meet some idiots.

If there's something I have clear after spending lot of time at both sides of the pond, is that if USA has an enemy in the world ("if", because I wouldn't be that sure) that's not Europe or europeans. We share the same background, the same core, apart from obvious cultural and external differences.

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October is a nice time to visit Spain. Its some sort of sad spring. The weather is ussually nice. Not as suffocating hot as right now. Try to choose between Seville, Granada, Barcelona, or Majorca island (not Palma city but the rest of the island-rent a car). And definitively give Germany a try- Berlin is my suggestion-, if I'm not wrong you'll be treated pretty well, to your surprise.

Air Berlin has one of their main hunbs in Mallorca. You can find affordable flights from Spain to anywhere in Germany with a handy layover in Palma de Mallorca.

If you change your mind, France is also a veery nice destination.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 11, 2008, at 3:33 AM by Gusiluz ]

5. Posted by ikaro (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Forget Ibiza, the ending parties are the 23th September. You can find everything you need in Andalucia: Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Cádiz...

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

You'll fly to either Madrid or Barcelona from the US. (if you can tell us which one, it makes it easier) Both cities are worth a visit, and the weather will still be fine around october. I prefer Madrid, and that would make it also possible to do the daytrips to Toledo and Segovia. (4 days is a minimum for Madrid and the daytrips).

For the best weather however you need to go South to Andalucía. As mentioned before the three city trip (Granada - Sevilla - Cordoba) is somewhat of a classic route, but still a very beautiful one. If you have more time you can include places like Ronda, Arcos, Cadiz and Jerez in the mix.

How much time do you have before getting back to the States?

7. Posted by diegogar (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

You should go to the Balearic Island is Great!!!!!! for accomodation check reisdemallorca.com they offer beautiful and charming hotels in Mallorca.
;)

8. Posted by diegogar (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Quoting norian

i don't understand why you say that many europeans aren't nice with americans.

but if you think that Spanish are nicer than the others..why not..

at least, you should go to andalucia. In october you would have a good weather, and there are many cities to visit (Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba). If you want to see the sea, you can go to Nerja, Salobreña, and you can continue to Cabo de Gata, it's really a very beautiful place.

And the good point with Andalucia is that if you want to have fun in parties, you can. If you want to make a visit trip, you can. If you want to go to the beach you can. It's the spanish area i prefer.

europeans aren't nice with americans simplu because their culture is so strange to them that they preffer to stay away from them...

9. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

I'm not sure about the interest of this talking point in this thread.

However, i'm european, i have no problem with american. Ok our cultures are a bit different, but it's not a good reason to don't get on well with them. Otherwise we wouldn't like anybody in the world excepted europeans.

But i have some pbls with generalities..it's true ;)

10. Posted by Tom2902 (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

First dont be affraid that the Europeans dont like Americans. It is a Myth. We love Americans we just hate mr. Bush.
In Spain the best way in october is to go to all south, I would recomend you all the Old Capita lcities of the Andalusian Thaifas and the Algarve in Portugal.
Beliveme you will love it
Greets
Tom