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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:03 AM

Portugal, Spain or France??

Iím thinking if taking a month next spring and do either:
Portugal, (Likely Faro area) , or Barcelona suburbs near the ocean, or Southeast France- (Perpignan?) .

Anyone familiar with these areas, would you make sone recommendations? I like history, architecture, art, military, and good food. Do you have good tips?

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James48 Nov 24 OP
elleng Nov 24 #1
msongs Nov 24 #2
TreasonousBastard Nov 24 #3
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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:23 AM

1. Can't say I have good tips,

haven't been to Portugal.

Did drive around France (with young family, so choose France 'cause I studied French.) Also visited cities in Spain, including a few days in Barcelona.

Can't miss by visiting Spain and France for history, architecture, art, and good food.

Train from southern France to Spain possible.

Bon voyage!

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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:28 AM

2. one reads that barcelona is high crime nt

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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:42 AM

3. In a month you could easily do all three.

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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 07:54 AM

4. Just got back from a tour in Spain last month

I'm not a tour fan but I went on one sponsored by National Geographic and run by G Adventures. Very pleased with the experience.

Started in Madrid and a day trip in Toledo. Then took a train to Cordoba and saw the La Mezquita de Cordoba, a must see. and then onto Granada and an other must see , the Alhambra. Ended in Sevilla and the Real Alcazar castle. Check websites for entry requirements.

Travel by train in all 3 of countries is fast and easy and interconnected. You should look into a Euro-rail pass.

And about flights. I had 3 flights going there and coming home. 4 of the 6 flights where delayed by 2 hours or more. Took Air Canada and Lufthansa. It was a mess! And I don't see getting any better anytime soon. Suggest that you fly in a day early.

Spain is beautifully. The food was great, the architecture is amazing, and the people wonderful.

Happy Travels.

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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:41 AM

5. any one of those is excellent but

you must avoid the holidays...
we were in France during Mayday...everyone takes a week off and ALL venues were crowded
we were in Portugal during Easter...same thing because masses of Spaniards escape to Portugal

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