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1. Posted by ushua (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hola a todos!
this is for everybody who stayed, or live or just love Barcelona. I am Italian and got trapped in this city which i love soooo much. so if you want to exchange ideas, or have some tipps, or need a place to stay, or want to know the best bars to go (i am sure somebody wants to know WHERE THE TOURISTS DON 'T GO!!!) please send me a mex, i would be happy to write you back.
Me myself aged 30, i decided to ¨ settle down" for a while, but my experience is that whever i was travelling, the best part is to get some advices from the people actually living in the place.
hasta pronto

2. Posted by bobbymacca (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I love Barcelona too! I live in London but I go one or more times a year. I rent an apartment there - the same one each time. The reason I get an apartment instead of a hotel is that, well firstly I think it's cheaper for the space you get, plus you get a kitchen - and I go to La Boqueria market and buy all those fresh vegetables and fish and cook with my Catalan Recipe book! Then after a great meal in the apartment I stroll up La Rambla to a little smoky cocktail bar right on La Rambla - don''t know its name, buts it up towards Placa de Catalunya, by the big supermarket, they do a great whiskey sour!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by OHCarlos (Budding Member 38 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone,


Let´s start sharing!


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. See below reply as well. ]

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5087 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Seriously 'carlos', stop spamming about Barcelona apartments. We're not going to allow you to promote your business in any way here. If you'd started innocently with a post like that one, it might pass muster, but right now any combination of the words "Barcelona" and "apartment" will put up a red flag for us (humans, so no need trying silly tactics to defeat computers, either). Go bother some other sites.

5. Posted by Danielsw25 (Budding Member 50 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I love that I know what you are talking about when you mentioned streets like Las Ramblas and Placa de Catalunya. It truly is a beautiful city.

Only real complaint was the smoke! But that is Europe right?

Glad you are loving it there Ushua.

6. Posted by bobbymacca (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey - I was just sharing something great that I'd found, and why I thought it was great - not trying to spam anyone!

7. Posted by Eyezayuh (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey Ushua, I will be flying into Barcelona on July 2 this summer and am not sure what to see or where to stay( as far as hostels). I think I will be there for 3-4 days, depending on how long it takes to get to Pamploma, so if you have any advice on what to see, where to stay, or what to do that would be appreciated. Also if you have any insight on the running of the bulls that would help too as I have no Idea where I will be staying because my budget is tight and I hear hostels become expensive and scarce during this time.


8. Posted by Eyezayuh (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Also, is there a cheap ferry that goes from Spain to Italy? I am still trying to decide on whether to fly into Barcelona and go to Pamploma, go up through france to get to UK/Ireland, then go back through france(see Paris) and go to Italy.

Or fly into dublin, go to UK, Go to Paris and down to Pamploma, then get to Italy/Greece from spain and end in frankfurt to fly out.
Thanks again

9. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

There is a ferry that goes Barcelona-Rome in summer, but it is not cheap. People mainly use it as away of getting a cheap cruise into their travels or to save themselves the trouble of driving.

The best way to get from Spain to Italy is to fly Barcelona-Rome with one of the budget airlines.

Or since you already got the Eurail pass it would be bad form to waste it, so maybe you should use the train to go Barcelona-France-Italy.

If you can go to Dublin early enough to travel around Ireland, UK and France before going to Pamplona during 6th-14th July that option would make a lot of sense.

Although with only 50 days (7 weeks) at your disposal you better plan on not seeing more than 3 countries or you are cramming in too much.

BTW, most trains travelling through France end or start in Paris. So if you travel Barcelona-France-Ireland chances are you'll need to change trains in Paris.

10. Posted by Eyezayuh (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Do you know about how long, by train, it takes to get from NW France to Rome?

I am wanting to participate in Running of the Bulls, is there an Itinerary you suggest? My family is from GB/Ireland so I would like to go there, Greece and Italy are my favorites as I am a big fan of ancient life and mythology. Paris is a must as well and I'm flying out of frankfurt because its cheap. I dont want to cram too much in but I would like to hike and see the natural beauty as well as experience the culture. My options are: Fly into Barcelona on July 1st or Fly into Dublin June 18th. Not sure which path is best to get around.

I would also like to visit Prague/Amsterdam as well even for just a couple days. Im thinking about staying 58 days now. Im taking 5,000 USD how long do you think I can last with my flight there and home paid for already and the Eurail pass already paid.

Thank you, I know I have a lot of questions but I am looking into getting my ticket tomorrow as I see seats are filling up on all the flights under $1,400 USD.