Friday, July 24, 2009

Well I've Never Been to Spain.....

So I'm currently in the works of planning a trip to Spain. I'm not sure when I'm going, I just know I want to go this fall sometime. I know I want to see Seville, Madrid, Barcelona and some of the smaller towns. I may not see them all this time, but eventually I do want to see all those places.



This is where you guys come in. Who's been to Spain? Who has good recommendations for me? It can be on hotels, restaurants, places to see, etc. You can either leave me a comment or feel free to email me. The email address is in my sidebar.

Apparently I'm also going to Oktoberfest. I was informed of that last night by some of Sean's friends. I guess they are trying to get a group of us together to go. Should be interesting. We all know that Army guys + alcohol= either fun or disaster. Any suggestions for that let me know as well.

Enjoy your Friday!

19 comments:

kd said...

Hm...we may go to Oktoberfest and we're DYING to go to Spain.

#1 and 2 on our list are Barcelona and Valencia. There is such a rich and cool architectural history in Spain because of the Moorish takeover. I need to do more research, though.

Jon and Steph said...

Spain will be fantastic! My friend just went to Spain. I'll get some info from her and send it your way.

Allison said...

I LOOOOOVE Spain!!!

Spent 6 weeks in Madrid during college for a study-abroad program. Visited Toledo and Sevilla while there. LOVED Toledo!

Have been to Barcelona twice since living in Germany - I think I liked it even more than Madrid. One thing you should be sure not to miss is Mt. Tibidabo. There is an amazing church up there, and you get great views of the city from the mountain.

You will love it :)

Jessica Lynn said...

I've been to Spain...but it was a good nine years ago. Whoa, I can't believe it's been that long! I don't remember much about it except the Sangria was beyond out of this world :)

Sara said...

You and KD should totally meet up!!

Oktoberfest is easily one of the funest things I've ever done. You won't be disappointed. Do your research though. I mean in depth about which "tent" you want to be at and what kind of beer is at each. They also have a carnival and think german engineeering+ rollercoaster. Yeah.

MG said...

I've not been to Spain, but C and I are thinking about trying to Space A over for Christmas. I would love to go!

As for Oktoberfest, I was just there yesterday...at Busch Gardens! I've never been either, but Bavaria is beautiful. I'm sure that it would be a blast!

Kiki said...

Oh I'm so jealous, I would love to go to Spain!!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I don't have any suggestions...other than you should take me. I'm sure Sean doesn't want to go anyway so I'll take the bullet and go in his place.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Spain has three islands and they are beautiful. You should definatly look into going to Manacor. It's amazing.

Jill said...

Barcelona is amazing! We spent a 4-day there and loved every minute. For us, it wasn't as fast paced as other places we visited and everything was just gorgeous. The aquarium was recommended to us, but we didn't find it all that amazing. I'm sure there is plenty more that you could find to do and see!

brightarethestars said...

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities! I would recommend all the Gaudi apartment buildings as well as La Sagrada Familia - the view from the top is amazing. I would also recommend the Museu Picasso if you are in to art. It's fun to spend an afternoon walking around Las Ramblas which is the main tourist walk and if you want to get out of the city my husband and I both enjoyed Montserrat. It was an easy train ride out of the city. I could literally spend weeks and weeks in Barcelona a great city.

I've never been to Oktoberfest, but it's not really my thing even though Germany is beautiful!

Jenn said...

One of my friends is currently in Madrid (for her hubby's NATO position) I know she's gone a bunch of places. I can give you her email, I'm sure she'd be more than happy to tell you where to go!

indiana.girl said...

I'm so jealous, I would love to go to Spain!

Lisa said...

I've never been to Spain or Oktoberfest, but I'd love to go to both! Have fun!

Windy City Kelley's said...

I heard Spain was amazing. I've never been, but I'd love to go some day!

Brittany said...

My trip to spain was amazing and you have to allow yourself some time to see the beach... it is the bluest water you have ever seen!

As of the fest... wear layers. Your body will get hot and cold alot from the crowds and the night air! That was my biggest mistake, oh and NO OPEN TOED shoes... my feet were aweful after that experience!

~Janet~ said...

You must visit the Alhambra - ture to Moorish design and absolutely beautiful!

Shoshanah said...

I've never been to Spain, but I would love to go someday! Can't wait to hear how your trip goes.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Never been but I bet you are going to have a blast. When my husband was stationed in Germany he traveled tons. He said it was so great. As for Oktoberfest he told me soooooooo many stories. I say probably lots of fun but totally trouble. Enjoy your time over there!