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Report 1969: Five Wonderful Weeks in Northern Spain

By caplanco from Colorado, Fall 2011

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Page 10 of 10: Notes on shopping and other practicalities

Good Places to Shop

  • Leclerc Sombrereria for hats, San Sebastian
  • Zara for good value and good looking clothes, several cities
  • Samarkanda for scarves and eclectic gifts, Girona
  • Xocolata de Pals for food gifts and great t-shirts Diana Cristo for jewelry, Barcelona
  • Joi d'arte for jewlelry, several shops around Barcelona
  • Teatro Liceu gift shop, Barcelona
  • Re Born for great t-shirts and interesting clothes, Barcelona
  • Adolfo Dominguez for beautiful womenís clothes, Barcelona
  • Lady Louquita for a fun variety of stuff, Barcelona

Random Practicalities

  • The No Show padded footies that I bought at Nordstrom are great with both the Josef Seibel and Keen Emerald City sandals. They let me walk comfortably with no friction creating blisters, and you can only see a bit of them on the sides.
  • Keen sandals, Teva hiking shoes and Black Diamond walking sticks were all purchased from with good prices and fast delivery.
  • Una vaso de agua (tap water) is provided at no charge if you ask for it.
  • Tissues are seldom provided at hotels or rental apartments, so buy them at the mercado if you need them.
  • Dress in the coastal towns is very casual; anything goes.
  • If you go from coastal town to coastal town in Galicia, all of the menus will be the same. It got quite boring after awhile Ė even for seafood loving M.
  • If you get a new camera before you leave, do read the instruction book and practice a few times. M hasnít yet figured out how to zoom in or out.
  • After reading horror stories about people who turned their rental cars in only to find an enormous repair charge on their credit card after returning home, I took photos of every part of the exterior of the car before we left it. The process at the airport is to just park your car and then go to the rental office; no one looks at it with you.


Bar Zeruko

Barcelona Apartment

Bergara Bar

Bodegon Alejandro

Calella de Palafruegell Apartment

Casa Rosita

Discuss this trip

El Raitan

Hotel Abba Fonseca

Hotel Axor Feria

Hotel Herbeira

Hotel Libretto

Hotel Preciados

La Casona do Pio

La Paradeta

Meson Martin


Restaurante Gandarias

Taberna Matritum

The Tamarindo II Apartment - San Sebastian

Tierra Astur

Vinoteca Ribeira de Fifinans

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