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Easter April 2012 - Spain or Italy!

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1. Posted by Jencat88 (Inactive 14 posts) 4y

Hi everyone!

My name's Jennah and I'm looking to travel on 9th April - 15 April - give or take a few days!

I've been to the South of Spain a lot (Granada, Huelva, Cadiz, Jaen, Sevilla) but I would also love to explore Barcelona or Madrid - I really enjoy the historical and cultural dimensions of travel and the 'real' culture of a place!

I'm also interested in visiting Italy - the typical places to begin (Rome perhaps!) and then in the future maybe something a little different.

However, I don't want to travel alone and would love some companions to explore, enjoy the local cuisine (including wine! :D) and just have a good few weeks! I enjoy meeting new people, I'm open-minded and easy going! I love languages, world food, reading, writing, being with friends and family and generally having fun! I have friends from all over the world and enjoy learning about different cultures!

If this sounds good to you then let's get planning something :)

Thanks

Jen

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Mar-2012, at 18:30 by Jencat88 ]

2. Posted by samanth (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Go to Barcelona you will love this city. I used to live there and it's one of my favorite place in Spain. You never get bored :).

3. Posted by Jencat88 (Inactive 14 posts) 4y

Thanks for the tip! I know the architecture there is beautiful - and the art, street artists etc...oh and the food :D

4. Posted by Jencat88 (Inactive 14 posts) 4y

I think if I'll get planning an itinerary, post it on here and see who's interested :)

5. Posted by girlinmadrid (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hey Jen! I recommend you try www.couchsurfing.com so you can connect with people to meet up with in Spain/Italy or to get insider tips from locals on what to do in Spain/Italy. I'm a tourist myself, so I may not be the best source, but I keep a blog that logs my experiences in Madrid/Spain. I love Madrid and think there's loads to see & do here, but I've heard Barcelona is also incredible... I'm planning to go visit it sometime in May.

6. Posted by Jencat88 (Inactive 14 posts) 4y

:D Ooh thanks! I really should get on couch surfing - i heard it saves a load of money too! :D If you have a link to your blog - i'd be glad to read it.

7. Posted by Rebel.fone (Inactive 5 posts) 4y

Hi!
If you have already been to Spain many times then why don't you try Italy this time. It will be a whole new experience this time, since you are so much into cuisines (Italian cuisine is one of the best in the world! :D), history and culture.
I recommend that you should try something new this time. Enjoy! Have a nice trip!:)

8. Posted by Jencat88 (Inactive 14 posts) 4y

Hey! Thanks for the advice - i think you are right - i really should try something different - BUT - i am kinda hooked on the idea of going to Barcelona now haha :P For anyone that's interested, here's the accommodation/date/flight itinerary :)

ITINERARY

FLIGHTS

OUT: SATURDAY 6TH APRIL

DEPART FROM LIVERPOOL: 11:10AM
ARRIVE BARCELONA EL PRAT: 14:35
COST: £38.99
RYANAIR

RETURN: THURSDAY 12TH APRIL

DEPART FROM BARCELONA EL PRAT: 15:45
ARRIVE LIVERPOOL: 17:05
COST: 62.98
RYANAIR

ACCOMMODATION

HAPPY HOSTEL BARCELONA (0.7KM FROM) CITY CENT

FOR DETAILS AND PHOTOS:

http://www.budgetplaces.com/eg_offer_detail.php?hotel_id=20193&checkin=2012-

04-07&checkout=2012-04-

12&city_id=5&guests=1&sess_vals=YToxOntzOjIyOiJwaHBhYi1wcGNscF9mZWIyMDEy

X2FiIjtzOjQ6Imxpc3QiO30%3D

http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/spain/barcelona/70909/

PRICE: For shared dorm: £94.45 (vary depending on room type)

BARCELONA NICE AND COZY

http://www.hostelbookers.com/property/prp/66046/arr/2012-04-07/ngt/5/kw/barcelona,%20spain/

PRICE: For shared dorm: £87

downside: not as close as happy hostel (5.3) but the connections (metro) to the city look good and it's 15 minutes from EL Prat airport.

TO LOOK AT OTHER HOSTELS WITH PRICE AND DISTANCE:

http://www.budgetplaces.com/eg_offer_list.php?&checkin=2012-04-07&checkout=2012-04-12&city_id=5&guests=1&sess_vals=YToxOntzOjIyOiJwaHBhYi1wcGNscF9mZWIyMDEyX2FiIjtzOjQ6Imxpc3QiO30%3D#/sort=price+asc

Total so far: around £200

I'm going to look into activities in the next few days!

9. Posted by kiki1987 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

hey jennah!! i m looking to travel around italy (rome, florence, the whole deal) around the third week of april,... are you still considering travelling to italy??

i m looking for a travel buddy.. let me know if interested...

10. Posted by Jencat88 (Inactive 14 posts) 4y

Hi Kiki! Sorry but I have a Barcelona trip all planned out now! If you change your mind and want to travel to Spain, let me know :) - perhaps in the future! x