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11. Posted by suria (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Mike,

I am planning to study Spanish in Spain for 4 weeks in November (ok, MAYBE 2 weeks of studying and 2 weeks of pure chilling out).

Maybe planning to go down south to Almunecar or Costa Del Sol.

If you or anyone else that is still around the area doing the same thing at that time, please do drop me a line! :)

Or if you are planning to be there in Nov, even better! Maybe we could meet up and travel together. Nothing better than meeting new ppl and making new friends.

Oh, also I gotta say that your first post on learning Spanish in Spain was great! I was still having doubts about going but after reading this forum, but your words sold it to me. Thanks!


12. Posted by lampa (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have just come back from Granada, Sevilla, Barcelona- I loved Granada the most!!! Yes the endless cervezas, tapas, sangrias...everybody žwild with the smile and friendly face- met many Australias, Americans, but also spanish students!! Awesome!! Will ciome back and try to live there for a year, then maybe try Madrid...I am in love with all those people, Albaicin, Sacromonte, Gran Via, the street with hundred of birds, Lorca s spirit and spanish civil war remains...
Everybody come to Andalucia!!!
See ya londonell


13. Posted by T_I_N_A20 (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning to go there to learn Spanish one day... Not sure when the day will come haha... I'm currently learning Spanish in high school and I think it's pretty interesting, although I'm beginning to put it aside because of load of homework from other classes, but I still love the language. I'd like to go in the summer, but I'm not sure if my dad will pay for my trip.

14. Posted by leeloo (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i loved granada the most!!!it s the best city in spain!!

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16. Posted by JetSet83 (Budding Member 20 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mike

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your inspiring blog! I am currently looking into doing just what you have done in Spain - go on holiday and try to learn Spanish! I've been thinking and dreaming about doing something like this for about a year now and the time has come for me to just DO IT!
I am a Kiwi who has just about completed a working-holiday maker visa in the UK (West Midlands & London) and I'm looking for a little something MORE before I have to head home.
I want to stay in Spain for 4 weeks and do language classes for maybe 2 weeks of this - I have done a beginners course (20 hours total over 3 months) in Spanish but I would say I'm still a beginner.
If I like Spain I was thinking I'd try to get some work and stay on until the summer comes along again before flying back to NZ. As I cannot just work 'willy nilly' in Europe I need visa's for these sorts of things, options are to be an Au Pair, teach English (after sitting a qualification over a weekend) or just working cash in the hand in a bar, gym, hotel, whatever, etc, etc!!!
Your course sounded good and cheap in Granada - what part of Spain are the other branches of the language school in? How easy would it be for me to get work in Spain? How much money would I need behind me to do this all?
Any help would be warmly welcomed!


17. Posted by mique (Inactive 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Amy...

Im having a memory block....Did I write you a private message? I thought Id wrote you a message here but obviously not (or I cant see it for looking!). If I did write you a private...erm...hope it helped. If not, then Im still happy to help.. :)

...Confused? ...I am! :)

18. Posted by Samantha47 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

All of this sounds great, I've only heard wonderful things about Granada. I'm a senior in high school and will be travelling to Spain during February and March of 2007 to live with a family and attend school locally. Although I've taken Spanish for a number of years, I'm afraid that my confidence may fail me upon arrival in Spain.

So I guess my question for anyone that's been there is if it's completely necessary to be a qualified Spanish scholar when travelling there. Any information/opinions would be greatly appreciated.


19. Posted by clareabell (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mike

Your post was great, I am going to Spain in June 2007 and I can't wait!!

The little fried Fish is called "whitebait". It is pretty common around the Spanish areas here in Australia.


20. Posted by cristinaa (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

For those who are planning a travel to Madrid, I suggest them to reserve some extra days, because there are plenty of things to see in the Spanish capital. Taking a walk in one of the famous boulevards or in Madrid's famous park Retiro, going to the Palacio Real or the Thiessen Bornemiza Museum, not to mention the beautiful terrases in the Plaza Mayor... a torism has many things to do in Madrid. Nights are very agitated because bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants have guests until dawn. I recently saw a good site about Madrid and I suggest everyone to take a look for finding out the strong motivation for visiting Madrid: This is a portal about Madrid in Spanish language