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Forum: Spain
Jun 2nd 2008, 7:36 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By gudes

Re: Places to visit in Spain

They say "we". My reply is for the original posters not for uneducated sassy expatriates. I'm in my own country, unlike you, so I suggest I little of selfcontrol... or else...:mad:
Forum: Spain
Jun 2nd 2008, 7:22 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By gudes

Re: Places to visit in Spain

He does mention Portugal in the message. You probably missed that! :lol:
Forum: Spain
Jun 2nd 2008, 5:30 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By gudes

Re: Places to visit in Spain

I suggest Northern Portugal, a truly spectacular area with well preserved villages that somehow avoided being destroyed by 20th century "architecture" and splendid green hilly landscape. On the down...
Forum: Spain
May 14th 2008, 4:27 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By gudes

Re: Galicia or Cadiz area

Yes, I know Trandeiras. Lovely view of what used to be a lake. Long story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTQm1l4_xwI

To the South of those hills, in Sarreaus, there is a village that has been...
Forum: Spain
May 14th 2008, 4:03 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By gudes

Re: Galicia or Cadiz area

"Casa...", thanks for the pics and the links. You live in a nice area.

One of the things worth visiting in Galicia are all those monasteries. When you think you know them all... you discover a new...
Forum: Spain
May 11th 2008, 8:39 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By gudes

Re: Galicia or Cadiz area

Well... Interesting thread. I'm not surprised to see some Galicians posting here since we are a bohemian bunch (I'm a galego, too). I'll leave my opinion, but be warned... I don't plan to offend...
Forum: Spain
May 4th 2008, 4:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 10,350
Posted By gudes

Re: Pamplona: good place to live?

They might be talking about a different Pamplona. This site reports 132 days of rain a year which is more like it.

http://www.enforex.com/guide-pamplona.html

De nada. Enjoy it!
Forum: Spain
May 2nd 2008, 5:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 10,350
Posted By gudes

Re: Pamplona: good place to live?

I never thought of Pamplona as cloudy. It´s mostly sunny. The basque country to the North tends to be cloudy but they are South of the mountains. The North and East of Navarra tends to be green, the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 29th 2008, 7:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By gudes

Re: Aussie on the way to Spain

:) My guess, just a guess, is... they are being sent by their company to work in O Ferrol. Navantia has just signed some contracts with the Australian navy:

"Navantia Secures Contracts to Build...
Forum: Spain
Apr 28th 2008, 4:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By gudes

Re: Aussie on the way to Spain

I would recommend La Coruña por living. It´s - mostly - a beautiful city, more interesting than O Ferrol and the commute is easy. You´ll have to get used to wind (it´s a very windy area) and bad...
Forum: Spain
Jan 11th 2008, 7:44 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,237
Posted By gudes

Re: Telefonica ADSL line speeds

If you are lucky you may have a faulty DSL router. I suggest you call Telefonica and insist they "open a service ticket for you". A technician will show up at your place and will check your line....
Forum: Spain
Jan 11th 2008, 7:09 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 7,079
Posted By gudes

Re: Spain torturing people again.

We need to approach this piece of news with some skepticism. Obviously it there was any torture the judge needs to look into it. Spain does not condone and does not have a policy to torture anybody....
Forum: Spain
May 24th 2007, 2:57 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,922
Posted By gudes

Re: Marine Engineer

But the harbor they built will be full of big boats with diesel engines in no time. Probably! Actually this is good advice, IMHO, a new harbor, like the one in Valencia, will likely create new jobs....
Forum: Spain
May 24th 2007, 12:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By gudes

Re: telefonica wireless

b121,
Telefonica has been providing UMTS (3G cell phone technology) for normal users since 2004. This service allows voice and data at 384 Kb/s but it's not available everywhere and they charge by...
Forum: Spain
May 18th 2007, 1:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By gudes

Re: Spanish Culture Crash Course - Lesson V

I am impressed. Comparing the results from the first lesson and from this one I can already see that you've started to think like a local. Congratulations!

Although all all you - including the...
Forum: Spain
May 17th 2007, 7:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By gudes

Spanish Culture Crash Course - Lesson V

This is question 5) of a series of tests to find out if your genes have any chances of being part of the already complicated Spanish gene pool.
This time the test does not involve sex. I think...
...
Forum: Spain
May 17th 2007, 1:23 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

Nothing is better than your own good judgment when buying or selling a property in Spain or anywhere else. But you need to be aware that statistics in Spain are not reliable. Most statistics...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 11:10 pm
Replies: 295
Views: 16,907
Posted By gudes

Re: Bull Fighting, a reason not to go!

In case you are referring to my comment I was talking about the areas of Spain, above mentioned, where Bullfighting has never been traditional, although some economic interests have been trying to...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 6:11 pm
Replies: 295
Views: 16,907
Posted By gudes

Re: Bull Fighting, a reason not to go!

I said it's not part of the old culture. It would interesting to know how many people in those areas are interested in bullfighting since culture, these days, is defined by... TV. :frown:

Have a...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 3:49 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

I disagree with this paragraph from your link

"But it is not all bad news. Key industries, like tourism and house building, which are crucial to the Spanish economy, remain healthy."

House...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 3:05 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

I wish you the best. I have my own house but I didn't buy it to make money. Anyway I am worry about our economy more than house prices. But I disagree with you concerning investments. The USA stock...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 2:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

Thanks, crispygirl. Let's see if we can go back to our "Spanish culture lessons". Nice photo!!! :)
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 1:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

The UK is not part of the euro... maybe for the better. I am sure there are advantages and disadvantages. But in Spain our external deficit (exports - imports, basically) is at 9.5% of the GNP, the...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 1:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

Thanks MnM (Martha?), what a sweet thought! I had fun writing them too!!! OK! let's see what I can do. Maybe next lesson :) will be about driving. That's certainly FUN around here.

Saludos!!!
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2007, 1:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By gudes

Re: A monetary crisis is brewing in Spain

You are right. Rents have to adapt to what people can pay. This seems to be obvious. House prices seem to have different reasons: maybe there is a bubble. The truth is that probably 90% of people in...
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