Renfe AVE prices drop to 11% in February, 2013

Renfe has launched an operation to promote and encourage the use of the High-Speed Rail AVE, with discounts of up to 70% in certain routes and days of the week. Additionally, there will be a general reduction of 11% on Tourist Fares and the possibility of purchasing vouchers valid for 10 trips with savings of … Continue reading Renfe AVE prices drop to 11% in February, 2013

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What to see in Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena: a Spanish city port and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain. It is the Spanish city with the most beaches: Cala Cortina, Islas Menores, Honda beach, Mar de Cristal, Cala del Pino, Cavanna beach, Barco Perdido beach, El Galúa beach, Levante beach and La … Continue reading What to see in Cartagena, Spain

Where to watch the presidential inauguration from abroad

Well, this news comes in a little late, but it just occurred to me that tons of people have been searching for this information (myself included). So, for future reference, here are a few sites that stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews http://www.youtube.com/politics http://madrid.usembassy.gov/ (This one for Spain) There are also, apparently, some political groups (such as Democrats … Continue reading Where to watch the presidential inauguration from abroad

Saludos: etiquette I like about the Spanish culture

Greetings! One of the etiquettes that I like most about the Spanish culture is the greeting. In the Spanish culture, people greet even when they arrive at the most random places, such as a hospital waiting room. There are different ways to say hello. Hola is the most common and general way. But you can … Continue reading Saludos: etiquette I like about the Spanish culture

How to find an apartment in any city in Spain

First of all, congratulations on even thinking that you’d like to give living abroad a try! I think everyone should consider expanding their wings every once in a while. This world is so vast that staying in just one tiny place on the map would be a waste. There’s just so much to see out … Continue reading How to find an apartment in any city in Spain

One day in Oviedo: What to do?

My first stop out of the three cities I had planned to visit in one weekend (the other two being Santander and Bilbao) was Oviedo. Originally, I had planned to fly to Oviedo, Asturias, from Madrid airport. Two of the major economy airlines in Europe, Ryanair and EasyJet , occasionally promote prices as low as … Continue reading One day in Oviedo: What to do?