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1. Posted by Subversa (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hello people of the world, Im a Andrea from Brasil

Im planning to do a trip between 11 of august to 3 of september along the southern europe for the first experience.

What cant I lose in this places?
My first plan is:
- Lisbon 4 days (visiting a friend)
- Porto 2 days
- Andaluzia (Cádiz, Granada and Malaga) 7 days
- Bacelona 3 days
- Greece Tessaloniki (with Aurora Festival 2010) 7 days

The questions are
What cant I lose in this places, specially Andaluzia and near Thessaloniki?
What is the best mode or way to going from Portugal to Andaluzia? Car, Bus or train?
What is the best touristic city in Andaluzia considering the preferences of backpackings travellers, how cheap places, nature, noturne life and attractions?

Thanks to all for the precious help.

2. Posted by olgaathens (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hello :)

I am Olga and I am from Athens Greece.
The trip you are planning to do is very nice and in a very nice period. I have been to many places you post but I would like to propose a place with beautiful beaches and wonderful view. It is called Chalkidiki and it is near Thessaloniki (one hour from there). Check it out. You will be amazed and you can relax on the beach :)
As for Barcelona you should definitely go to Casa Batlo, Sagrada Familia and Park Guell (these are excellent monuments of Antonio Gaudi an exceptional architect). In Barcelona try to find accomodation in Ramblas. Lisbon is a beauriful place to stay you could also go to a Fados night (typical music of Portugal).
Why would you like to go to Cadiz? It is near Gibraltar but there is not much to see there as I remember...

I know this is not a precious help but....


3. Posted by Subversa (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Imagine that Olga,
Your advices were great to me. The only thing that terrorizes a first navitor is running to a place to another. In fact you gave me important directions like the Chalkidiki beach, because I dont want to walk without directions in Greece, and a contribution from a citzen is precious. I saw the greek map and It seemed like a misterious, wich beach, wich place. I am going to Barcelona exacly for Gaudí.
Thank you! and have you too to a lovely trip

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5. Posted by Subversa (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks I want to know very much about the region. I am looking forward to a beach place in Andaluzia and I am looking for Costa do Sol forshore. In Brasil we have many wonderful beaches so is not exactly my number one interest. So I decided not just pass in Sevilla, I will promenade around. So the doubt that dont wanna shut up: what are the best beach of the Costa do Sol??????????????
Thank you, next step: Rainbow Serpent -Australia ;)

6. Posted by Subversa (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

One more thing (Jack): what you wanna say with "controversial"?

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Subversa

One more thing (Jack): what you wanna say with "controversial"?

Nothing. He's a spammer who copy/pasted that text from here:

8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sander, I just deleted Jack Hudson's post.

9. Posted by Subversa (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Whatever I am expecting more help from the fellows to my trip!!!!! Inclusive the nasty stories to prevent myself!

>>> Where is good where is not, best way to arrive from lisbon to Cádiz, if I have to buy transportation by bus from Brasil, such things.

In fact a guy sended to me and ask some advice that I considered worse. He ask for a recomendation letter, setting up hotels in Brasil, where to go how I been a travel agency. I think do not cost if we do a google research. Here is a place to specific questions by travellers individuals.

The things that we discover just with experience! I need a shower of the experience!!!

10. Posted by poochito (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I know this is an old thread... by I need to suggest a couple of things to you. Near Lisbon, there's a small town called Sintra. It's a train journey away or you can get there in 30 min (I think, it was a long time ago) by taxi. It is absolutely lovely and if you have time you should DEFINITELY go to the Moorish castle and the palace on top of the mountain (there are tour buses if you dont wanna walk). Also, there is an old Mansion house following the road from the city museum, and there are caves and an old well to explore. I'd go back there anytime.

In Andalucia, Granada is my favourite place. Just do the general tourist thing... and MUST try the tapas. I think my favourite part was the village with the cave dwellings on the hills, I think it was called Guadix.