Spain What to Pack

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Spain What to Pack

  • Summer / Winter Clothes

    Barcelona What to Pack

    A big handbag which doesnt keep falling off your shoulder! Not only is it a pain, it also isnt safe from bag snatchers. Bag should be big enough to carry camera, papers, travel guide, water, juice, a thick shawl/sweater for when it gets chilly later in the day, a sandwich for when the only food you can find is expensive and not that great -like in...

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  • Clothing

    Madrid What to Pack

    There's a craZy obsession in this city among adults and children alike for any kind of bag or case that's attached to wheels and pulled along. There are plenty of unlicensed wheelie-case drivers in the city, so I suggest that we need not encourage more!! Of course, on a more practical note, be prepared for plenty of stairs in the metro, so make...

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  • Clothing

    Palma de Mallorca What to Pack

    1 bag swim suits, flip flops, shorts, nice dress clothes for going out. But if you don't bring any of these items there are places that sell them very cheaply. I'm not kidding. You might want to bring some toiletries

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  • Comfortable Shoes

    Barcelona What to Pack

    COMFORTABLE shoes. Let me say it again--Comfortable shoes. Barcelona and Porto have serious cobblestone streets that will do your feet and body in and kill any form of shoe with a heel!!!!! Two pairs with plenty of socks--'cause focused tour freaks like us will go for hours and those tootsies get sweaty. (Did Rome with only one good pair and I was...

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  • Weather

    Madrid What to Pack

    Madrid's climate is known for its pronounced seasonal variations. With cold (if dry) winters and inclemently hot (and even drier) summers, spring and autumn are often recommended as the best months to visit the city. In those periods, though, the possibility of precipitation is higher, even if it still remains below the European average. I...

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  • Protective Lotions

    Palma de Mallorca What to Pack

    Depending on the type of trip you are taking on Mallorca, you should adjust your baggage. If you are only coming on a weekend get-away, a large backpack will definitely hold enough. Otherwise, a suitcase will do. In the summer, you will definitely want to bring your bathing suit! Even in the late spring you might get lucky with some good weather....

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  • Appropriate Bags

    Barcelona What to Pack

    You could just store your luggage in some of the City Lockers. On the first day, we used this and picked up our luggage at night after sightseeing and before checking in to the hotel. This way we did not have to mind about carrying all the stuff with us. You don't need a key, just a code that you make up yourself so no worries about loosing the...

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  • Cell Phone

    Madrid What to Pack

    I had lots of trouble with cell phone rates in Spain and used a company called apelcom. I have included my personal blog that talks about my cell phone situation and also the website for the company i ended up using. Hopes this helps someone!

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  • Medical Supplies

    Palma de Mallorca What to Pack

    don't worry about getting sick over there, the local pharmacies have supplies on everything... I got sick and had to get antibiotics, didn't even need a prescription for that. sun screen, beach towel... ha ha ha!! The obvious!! We didn't burn, because we hardly spent any time on the beach...(I'm not the sun worshipper type of person) we mostly...

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  • Jackets / Umbrellas

    Barcelona What to Pack

    This depends on the length of your visit. Summer clothes takke up less room and are also lighter in weight. September/early October in the city can still be fairly hot in my experience, but arrive prepared for changes in the weather. eg - a couple of fine sweaters/jackets (linen is good if you are partial to it, and dosn't matter about the...

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  • Sun Lotion

    Madrid What to Pack

    I was told to bring lots of sunscreen I had been checking the weather before I left for my trip and I kept seeing that is was very hot and sunny. Well, when I finally arrived there, there was rain and it was much cooler (about 16C) I was told that this was the first rain that they had had in 2 months! Figures!LOL Well, I was glad I brought an...

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  • Sun Glasses / Sunscreen

    Barcelona What to Pack

    On the last years the climate is changing and Barcelona is warmer and warmer.. the winter as i remembered doesnt exist.. fall season is so warm till mid november.. so wear a jacket is convenient but take in mind this.. summer starts in april, the temperatures are quite hot on that time and July should be worse than August when use to rain almost...

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  • Photography

    Madrid What to Pack

    Bring rollable luggage if you plan to travel on the metro and make sure it is not too large because there are lots of stairs Wear comfortable shoes because there are lots of stairs and cobblestones and since Madrid is a walkable city you will be much more comfortable in sneakers If you have one bring a digital camera, if you dont bring at least 3...

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  • Information / Sources

    Barcelona What to Pack

    Around the World. Spain. Second edition. Publisher "Around the World", 2006, 416 pages, 180cities, 300 museums, 350 churches, 200 castles and palaces, 40 maps, 200 illustrations. Spain. Polyglott Verlag GmbH, Munchen, 2006, 96 pages. Plano de Barcelona. Catalunya. Tourespania. Alfa-pressa. 1-st edition. 2006. Barcelona Bus Turistic.

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  • Cameras and Extra Film

    Barcelona What to Pack

    Pack light when traveling to Barcelona, especially if you want to use public transportation. It makes your life much easier when jumping on and off the trains for example. Barcelona's climate is quite temperate to bordering tropical with it's location on the Mediterranean. Bring your summer clothes with you even as late as October, but pack some...

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  • A Fan

    Barcelona What to Pack

    Don't go on a city trip in a mediterranean country in summer! Well, that's a nice tip, but most of us can only go on vacation during the summerholidays. Therefore this list to cope with the heat. What you should take with you: - a fan, it's elegant, not heavy and indispensable (you can buy them in touristshops, but they are cheaper at El Corte...

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  • Excellent souvenir photos from Las...

    We have a wonderful guided tour of Las Ventas bullfighting ring at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in the city of Madrid. One of the highlights of our guided tour was the photo shooting (foto recuerdo) by toroshopping. It certainly makes a wonderful souvenir to remember for a long time the bullfighting ring at Las Ventas in particular and Madrid in...

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  • Excellent souvenir book on Madrid with...

    All Madrid (Collection All Spain) is an excellent souvenir book on the city of Madrid with lots of colourful photographs on major tourist attractions in the city. All Madrid is published by Escudo de Oro with a total of 193 colour photographs. This wonderful book has a total of 120 pages for your reading pleasure. It is quite a large book...

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  • Souvenirs from Mallorca

    It is cheap to purchase souvenir refrigerator magnets from souvenir shops or stalls in the island of Mallorca. Mallorca is probably one of the cheapest destinations in Europe to buy souvenir refrigerator magnets. Believe it or not these beautiful souvenir refrigerator magnets as depicted on our photograph cost just one euro each. These fairly...

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  • TWO PIN PLUG

    If you happen to carry any electrical stuff like hair dryers or just a simple charger for your mobile telephone - you will have to take into account that the electrical systems admit only the 2 pin round plug as shown in the picture. If you are coming in from Britain you might want to buy an adapter to be able to use your stuff in Spain. It may...

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  • Bring Nice outfits

    Be ready to pack chic, and lord don't be overweight on the luggage nice dress pants, dress blouse and heels. Touring I wore black work boots. everything you may need is right there in Barcelona some camera my husband gave me light jacket or none, it was in march bring extra money

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  • Speak no Spanish? Need this small book

    Be realistic. Lugging large pieces around is not conducive to having a good time. I took one medium-sized piece of luggage with wheels and another small bag (that I took on the plane). Make sure you have a change of clothes, your prescription drugs, toothbrush, toothpaste, cosmetics (women), and anything you could not live without.Then, if your...

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  • Packing List

    Especially if visiting during warm months, traveling light is the way to go. The hard cases on our motorcycle were only half full to allow local shopping experiences. Nevertheless they got home full. Tent, two sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses proved useful to find accommodation at campsites during our road trip instead of wasting time in...

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  • Bring your own Sudafed

    Travel light--it will allow you to get on/off the subway much easier. Best if your luggage can be carried and rolled. Bring fashionable walking shoes. This is a metropolitan city, and you should dress accordingly. If you wouldn't wear hiking sandals with socks in New York City, don't wear them to Madrid either. Bring Sudafed. From what I can tell...

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  • Packing list to Lausanne

    Your light handbag! Sure, warm ones, you know coats and stuffs! 100% needed! Your camera equipments, good warming clothes, umbrella, just in case! and your visa card is absolutely so very needed!

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  • Bring Your Own Cigarettes and Pillow

    Locks on luggage are always a good idea and this trip is no exception. I've been told by frequent travelers to put angel pins on their luggage as many people in Spain are religious. This might help you avoid luggage theft. make sure you pack both really nice clothes to wear out (it is a civilized country, you know) and some clothes you wouldn't...

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  • Pack to Spain

    As always don't forget to pack all things you need, and your camera's equipments, but don't forget to have some Euro's as Spain is an old member of the Euro Union, and also please take with you a guide book of Madrid which is very important to know how to move, as Spanish in majority, speaks only Spanish, so they are sincer in explaining to you...

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  • Pack to Andalucia

    Camera equipments, and please don't forget the most important thing: Umbrella!!!!some times it is just raining in a wild way, you will certainlly regret not having an umbrella with you!

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  • Pack to Andalucia

    Camera equipments, and please don't forget the most important thing: Umbrella!!!!some times it is just raining in a wild way, you will certainlly regret not having an umbrella with you!

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  • Pack to Sevilla

    Camera equipments, and please don't forget the most important thing: Umbrella!!!!some times it is just raining in a wild way, you will certainlly regret not having an umbrella with you!

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  • GuideBooks

    As always don't forget to pack all things you need, and your camera's equipments, but don't forget to have some Euro's as Spain is an old member of the Euro Union, and also please take with you a guide book of Madrid which is very important to know how to move, as Spanish in majority, speaks only Spanish, so they are sincer in explaining to you...

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  • Depends on where you go...

    The weather in Spain in summer depends mainly on where you go to:- South, center, east and the islands: HOT (30-40ºC)- North coast and north west: Cool and cloudy sometimes (20-30ºC).But take this as a rule, as some summers I have seen 31 sunny days in august in the north coast, but this is not the normal thing.

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  • clothing and shoes

    Something not too hard to carry up and down flights of stairs Bring some non-tennis shoes...Many bars and clubs will only let you in if you're reasonably dressed up..Heels are the norm for women... which means if you have to buy shoes to go out, they may be your only option.. if you're like me and can't wear heels, you bring your own, or look for...

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  • sunscreen or be red

    bring your own, or pay a lot more to buy sunscreen here. Unless you´re one of the blessed individuals who never burn... (you can still get skin cancer later on) you will wish you had it.. I can attest to being one of the strange few to have a cemetary sunburn.. after 45 minutes walking around in San Fernanado Cemetary... this could be you, anywhere...

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  • B.Y.O.T (Bring your own tequila)

    Remember: BRING YOUR OWN TEQUILA!You won't find this gorgeous bottle of Patron anywhere in Spain!

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  • Don't pack EVERYTHING! (Belle Jambe...

    When packing, start with the biggest, hardest items (usually shoes) and then fit smaller items in and around them. I always use plastic, sealable bags to pack items that can leak such as shampoos, suntan lotions, etc..... If there's room, and if you're coming from the US or Mexico, pack a bottle of GOOD tequila! We found that there wasn't quite an...

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  • Fight the heat!

    Don't go on a city trip in a mediterranean country in summer! Well, that's a nice tip, but most of us can only go on vacation during the summerholidays. Therefore this list to cope with the heat.What you should take with you:- a fan, it's elegant, not heavy and indispensable- little bottles to fill with water, take them with you, you can't stay...

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  • The Bare Essentials

    If you're planning a whirlwind tour of Spain, be sure to pack LIGHT as much as possible. This holds true especially of you're taking trains and ferries.There's nothing worse than having to drag a ton of luggage around on the steps of the metro or the cobblestone streets of the Spanish towns.Note: If you're asked by a *Notorious Spaniard* to smuggle...

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  • Don't forget

    If you go to Galicia, northern Spain, don’t forget the umbrella, because it may rain even in summer.If you go to Extremadura it is hot if you go on summer, so, sun glasses, sun protector and a bottle of water it will be very important.If you go to Tenerife Island or Mallorca Island you will enjoy the great weather on summer and in Tenerife spring...

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  • the tips here!!

    At almost all restaurants, service is included, but it is common practice to leave a 5-10% tip, as it is with taxi drivers. Cinemas and theatres will have staff show you to your seat - here 50 cents is the norm. Tipping is not obligatory anywhere, but it is least expected in bars or cafeterias. However, if you leave a small tip it shows your...

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  • OPENING HOURS

    Most shops open between 09.30 and 13.30 in the morning and 17.00 to 20.00 in the afternoon on weekdays. During the summer months, many establishments will stay open much later in the evening. On Saturday opening hours are restricted to the morning shift and Sunday is literally the day of rest. Larger establishments, department stores and...

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  • Internet providers

    Internet is now widespread in Spain and there are tens of different Internet Service Providers (ISP's). Access is available via the basic switched telephone network, the digital ISDN network, the high speed ADSL protocol and various satellite and television systems. For most travellers, the normal analogue telephone network is sufficient.

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  • the laptops

    If you are bringing any electrical appliances to Spain (e.g. laptop computers, travel irons, etc.) you should bear in mind the voltage and type of plug used here. Spain uses the 220V voltage level and a frequency of 50Hz. Check that your electrical appliances will work with this voltage. You may also need a plug adapter. Spain uses plugs with 2...

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  • money exchange

    Traveller's cheques are hardly accepted at all, but there are no problems with credit cards in shops, restaurants, gas or petrol stations and hotels. ATM's (Automatic Teller Machines or cash dispensers) are very common. Exchange facilities are available at Barajas airport, most banks and also along central streets like Gran Vía.

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  • Money, Taxes & Tipping

    The national currency of Spain is the Euro. Coins come in denominations of 1 and 2 Euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents. Notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. Euros issued in other European countries are valid in Spain, and vice versa. It is important to be aware of the way numbers are written in Spain:...

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