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Spain, Portugal, and France

I'm going to the above countries for 6 weeks in the Fall. In Spain, Madrid, Toledo, Tarifa, Barcelona, Granada and Seville. In Portugal, Lisbon, Evora, Salema, Porto, and the Douro River Valley. In France, Avignon, Provence, Luberon, Roussillon, Nimes, Collioure, Carcassonne, Colmar, and Beaune. Any ideals and helpful suggestions are appreciated.

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I suggest getting a map and stringing these destinations in order--e.g. Portugal-Spain-France, not Spain-Portugal-France. (Similarly, Coulliore-Carcassonne-Provence-Beaune-Colmar.)

Posted by
638 posts

If your travel plans aren't tight and you're looking for something unique to do look into volunteering for a week at Pueblo Ingles, it is a program whereas native english speakers spend a week in the Spanish countryside at a nice hotel with free room and board in exchsnge for assisting Spanairds that are learning english, it is a very casual program where you do one on one conversations and group activities. You don't need to know Spanish, in fact they desire you don't, it's not a classroom setting, you're not up in front of a group, except for some skits or you volunteer for a speech. Since you are heading to Portugal look into La Alberca as a venue, its near the Portudese border and you can take off from there when you're done. I've gone twice and look forward to going again, they pick you up in Madrid and you're bused to the venue, the age group is 20-80 for english speakers and 25-65 for Spaniards. The website is www.puebleingles.com. Anyone can email if they have any questions.

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638 posts

Correction on the websire for Pueblo Ingles, it's www.puebloingles.come or www.vaughanvillage.com

I should proofread before posting!!!

Again if anyone has any questions feel free to email me. BTW, the english speakers are from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, so that make it even more fun!