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1. Posted by alpal (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y

hey all, im just wonderin bout how to get from algeceras in south spain to san sebastien in north. as in the cheapest way to get there? is there a cheap bus company, ill be travellin there start of january.

also any reali good places to go to around the northern basque and catalan regions, especially the mountain areas?

thanks

2. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 12y

by bus it might be the cheapest way travelling that way. another option would be by train ( think u have to go via madrid ).
In the Catalan region, dont miss Barcelona of course !
For the mountain region, you can go to Andorra which is a very small state between france and spain. Its kind of a tax heaven, so you can make good deals with electronic stuff etc..

cheers,

-moritz

3. Posted by Moloko (inactive 6 posts) 11y

Barcelona is a very tourist place, you can visit a lot of museums, go to great restaurants, and still have fun during the night.
If you are going, you need to hear some advices:
- Be careful in 'Las Rambla': a lot of thieves are looking for naive tourists (i.e. steal wallets, play the 'find the ball and bet money', ask you for information and steal your bag, etc... )
- Avoid eating on Las Ramblas, it is very expensive and the food is not great. Go to Paseo de Gracia, Rambla Catalunya, Av. Laietana... all these avenues are near the center.
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- To go out in the night, avoid going to Maremagnum.. Ask to a taxi driver to take you to Santaló Street, it is full of bars and near from several discoteques.

I hope this information will be useful for you.

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