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What's Up with Spain?

Not a real question but so far this summer they have won Euro 2008 in Soccer, Rafael Nadal has won both the French Open and Wimbledon and Alejandro Valverde is the overall leader in the Tour de France. Any bets on Bejing anyone? Rumor has it they are putting a team together to come over and play in the Major Leagues and NFL!

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So is there a question or comment about travel you would like to make?

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How about what kind of sporting events (not counting bull fights) can you see in Spain? Is it easy to get tickets? The Wimbledon match was incredible.

Pam

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The Olympics? Don't you mean the American Sports Carnival? Half the competitors- whatever country they represent, either train in the US, go to college there or actually LIVE there while holding citizenship elsewhere. We look forward to amazing individual performances by whoever performs them. This isn't nation vs nation but athlete vs athlete with a nationalist backdrop
BTW, Spain wouldn't want to waste time w piddling things like MLB and NFL. Better to concentrate on the World Cup, which has the audience (and money) of all American sports combined!

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Abraham, those types of questions are the purpose of the helpline. Comments are supposed to be made on other areas of the Graffiti Wall, according to the rules for posting. You may be "fed up" with them, but that doesn't mean that anyone else is.

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Pamela, I think it would be a great experience to attend a soccer game in Spain. Their passion for the game is wonderful, to see Real Madrid and to experience the atmosphere would be truly unique.

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Seems like a started a little tiff, first of all I was attempting to post a positive note about Spain and the joy they must be feeling there with all of their recent success in the sports world. I love Spain and I know for a fact they are feeling a lot of national pride right now. Come on now, lets have some levity! Ny subject is no different than the post about someones Paris apartment or someone being excited and heading to the airport, 2 posts I read earlier today and see no problem with and are getting positive messages posted with them, which is great! Or what about the subject line about everyones first trip to Europe, getting many inputs which is great, but really not that different. Message boards are here for info, study, fun, what have you. No one is forced to read all messages, and as far as I know there is nowhere on the RS website for just positive comments. If I've offended anyone with my posts report me to the website moderator.

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No one is criticizing your post, Barry. I'm thrilled for Spain, too -- I have close friends who live there, and I visited there a year ago. It does seem to be their year!

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Barry,

I was thinking the same as you. What a great year for Spain so far. My daughter is getting married in Oct. and they are going to Spain for their honeymoon. They are both ex-college soccer players so they were happy with the results from the Euro cup. They are hoping to see a game in Barcelona. I love watching the Tour de France and are cheering for the two U.S teams.

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Word from tennis fan in France...Yesterday i kept calling my father in the USA for news about Nadal...but then there was rain ..and i only knew the winner this morning...I think it's quite okay to mention sport on the travel helpline...i've asked for advice about getting London theatre tickets...Maybe later i'll ask for advice for tickets for Roland-Garros or Wimbledon for 2009...

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Regina, I think sport is certainly OK to mention if it is in the context of travel, such as where to buy tickets, how to get to the venue, etc. But if people just want to "chat" about sport, then I say take it the Fodor Lounge where you can chat about chest hair if you like.

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Norma, If this post is of no interest to you then just read something else.
Surely you don't intend to just waste time lambasting everyone who dares post.

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Begging your pardon, Nadine, but I suppose I can read what I want to without your permission? Lambaste is rather a strong word to attach to my posts. Can you point out where I did any lambasting and I will try to not do it again.

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Sorry to offend Norma but it did seem pointless.
Eventually it would lose steam as it has done.
And you are right, lambaste perhaps was not the word I should have used.

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I thought Barry's comment/question was interesting, fun and very topical. Some of us not only like to travel to Europe, but are actually interested in what happens over there.