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Barcelona
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantmacabi.com, https://shaqshuq.com/, https://www.ilansburgerbar.com/ (Under R' Daniel Ashkenazi of Communidad Israelita de Barcelona)
Activities: Jewish Tours in Barcelona, http://www.urbancultours.com
http://www.barcelonadreaming.com/package/barcelona-jewish-tour/
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Barcelona (Orthodox): http://www.cibonline.org

Madrid
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, @Yehuda pics, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantelaescudilla.com  https://www.pinatimadrid.com/  https://www.pizzeriarimmon.com/(teuda)
Activities: Toledo - a day trip from Madrid to see 2 old Shuls. Can hire a tour guide (his contact info is somewhere in the thread), which is not cheap, or can take a train on your own. 1 of the Shuls (El Transito) is closed on Mondays. @Yehuda went on a day when that Shul was closed, and the other Shul was really just an empty room and seemed like a Christian organization now runs the center. Without a tour guide, it was hard to get anything Jewish out of our trip (other than an antique store that had some Judaica). But, people who have taken the tour (discussed in the thread) have said it was great! Recommended to go with a tour or not go at all (and ensure to go on a day when both are open!). Report in the thread that the sometimes-closed Shul has audio headsets for use, so that would help.
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Madrid (Orthodox), http://www.cjmadrid.org

Malaga
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Other Tips: Comunidad Israelita de Malaga (Orthodox), http://www.cimalaga.es

Seville
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants:
Activities: Jewish Tours in Sevilla/Cordoba, http://www.jewishsevilla.com
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Other Tips: Comunidad Judia de Sevilla, synagoguesevilla@gmail.com

Gibraltar
Links to Trip Reports: Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: Amar's Bakery and Coffee shop, http://www.amarsbakery.com/
Activities:
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Gibraltar, http://www.jewishgibraltar.com

Mallorca
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Kosher Restaurants: Their is not - one restaurant serve felafel it's own by an israeli but no hechsher
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Hotels:
Shabbos Tips: The Shul its open on Friday night
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4500 IB Avios from anywhere to anywhere in the country
Best way to get around anywhere in this country is by scooter. It is safer driving them there since they outnumber cars by great proportions.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: December 27, 2014, 09:45:04 PM »
No it's not http://sunborn.com/sunborn-gibraltar/
Oops sorry. I guess it may not be an option though for one staying over Shabbos.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: December 27, 2014, 11:36:58 PM »
I know, but I can't recognize them the way locals can. Any tips?
Beware of anyone trying to sell you these little sprigs of leaves.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: December 27, 2014, 11:39:06 PM »
whats the weather like in southern spain in january? is it rainy or overcast?
It varies. In my experience, it was relatively mild (as compared to NYC). Just come prepared with layers.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: December 27, 2014, 11:39:07 PM »
Beware of anyone trying to sell you these little sprigs of leaves.
Elaborate?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: December 27, 2014, 11:42:16 PM »
Does anyone know of someone that would host my wife and I in GIB for shabbos in January. If not for sleep then just meals. Additionally, which hotels are near the Jewish community?
We stayed in the Eliot which worked out perfectly. We got a good deal by booking directly through their website, wifi included.
Also, if you don't find anyone to host you, you can buy food for Shabbos there. Chances are you will get invited by someone in shul or just walking down the street. We were stopped by more than 1 person on Friday making sure we had a place for Shabbos!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: December 27, 2014, 11:44:20 PM »
Elaborate?
There are women in some areas that come up to you and try to give you sprigs of leaves. They won't leave you alone until you give them money and may have their friends nearby waiting until you're distracted. It's best just to ignore.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: December 27, 2014, 11:53:31 PM »
There are women in some areas that come up to you and try to give you sprigs of leaves. They won't leave you alone until you give them money and may have their friends nearby waiting until you're distracted. It's best just to ignore.
Barcelona is the capital of pickpocketing in the world , I had other experiences with pickpocketers, but BH, I was prepared, I kept all my belongings in Pickpocket proof pockets and bags fun Pacsafe.com, and managed to scare them off.

Here are some good tips


http://thesavvybackpacker.com/pickpockets-europe/

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: December 27, 2014, 11:56:39 PM »
But is it safe.
We used public transportation in all the major cities. Just be vigilant and you should be fine.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: December 28, 2014, 12:01:08 AM »
We used public transportation in all the major cities. Just be vigilant and you should be fine.
Very Very vigilant

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: December 28, 2014, 01:55:21 AM »
Beware of anyone trying to sell you these little sprigs of leaves.
I guess they're kind of like the people in Venice that put roses in your hands and make you pay.
We used public transportation in all the major cities. Just be vigilant and you should be fine.
Thanks.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: December 28, 2014, 01:59:08 AM »
Barcelona is the capital of pickpocketing in the world , I had other experiences with pickpocketers, but BH, I was prepared, I kept all my belongings in Pickpocket proof pockets and bags fun Pacsafe.com, and managed to scare them off.

Here are some good tips


http://thesavvybackpacker.com/pickpockets-europe/
Is it really that bad? They say Rome is dangerous in terms of pickpocketers but we didn't have any issues.
Very Very vigilant
I usually just carry my wallet in my front pocket and it's pretty tight, so I'm not worried about it getting stolen. Even I have trouble getting it out some times. Do you think it would be a problem?

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« Reply #417 on: December 28, 2014, 02:04:26 AM »
Is it really that bad? They say Rome is dangerous in terms of pickpocketers but we didn't have any issues.I usually just carry my wallet in my front pocket and it's pretty tight, so I'm not worried about it getting stolen. Even I have trouble getting it out some times. Do you think it would be a problem?
I know people who were robbed in Rome, I even warned someone before he went to be vigilant, but he was robbed anyways. I Guess being pickpocketed in Rome is YMMV   but definitely be vigilant.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: December 28, 2014, 02:15:27 AM »
I know people who were robbed in Rome, I even warned someone before he went to be vigilant, but he was robbed anyways. I Guess being pickpocketed in Rome is YMMV   but definitely be vigilant.
Thanks. Do you think it would be easy for someone to pickpocket me based on where my wallet is kept? My hand is always kind of resting on it.

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« Reply #419 on: December 28, 2014, 02:19:42 AM »
Thanks. Do you think it would be easy for someone to pickpocket me based on where my wallet is kept? My hand is always kind of resting on it.
Would probably be difficult to pickpocket in that case,   but what's with your phone and camera, are you just traveling with your wallet?