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Sep 12, 19, 11:59 am
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I found it in my email: Costa Rica In Travel:...

I found it in my email: Costa Rica In Travel: http://www.costaricain.com/guanacaste-tours/guanacaste-snorkeling-tour.html (details on this may be outdated, but this was the link I had).
The email of...
Sep 6, 19, 1:00 pm
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I stayed one night at the Budapest Marriott on...

I stayed one night at the Budapest Marriott on points on St Stephenís, followed by paying for 2 nights paid at the Courtyard. I was very impressed with both places!
The Marriott had amazing views of...
Aug 14, 19, 8:10 pm
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Posted By spainlover

Le Meridien is much more central and a far nicer...

Le Meridien is much more central and a far nicer hotel having stayed at both. Iím amazed they are the same rate. Le Meridien all the way.
Aug 8, 19, 2:26 pm
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Posted By spainlover

For a day trip from Barcelona, I would suggest...

For a day trip from Barcelona, I would suggest either Girona or maybe a beach along the Costa Brava. There's great food in Girona. From San Sebastian, you could do Bilbao/Guggenheim with a stop along...
Jul 24, 19, 3:33 pm
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I've had great luck getting upgrades at the Le...

I've had great luck getting upgrades at the Le Meridien without SNA but as Platinum or now Titanium. A few times to one of their full 2-room corner suites, other times to junior suites. Even when...
Jun 26, 19, 5:46 am
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Posted By spainlover

Thatís a good fare in premium economy. There are...

Thatís a good fare in premium economy. There are many people who speak English (and many who donít); for conversational English and especially in touristy areas, you should be fine.
You could spend...
Jun 3, 19, 5:16 am
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Posted By spainlover

I would also add the Le Meridien to the Cotton...

I would also add the Le Meridien to the Cotton House and Edition suggestions. The Cotton House is a bit higher end, but I really love the LM and have always gotten fabulous treatment from staff there...
May 27, 19, 6:42 pm
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Posted By spainlover

Just stayed at the Le Meridien San Francisco for...

Just stayed at the Le Meridien San Francisco for a night over Memorial Day Weekend. Great rate of $155 - only one other Marriott Bonvoy property in the city was cheaper, one of the Courtyards was $5...
May 26, 19, 10:24 pm
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Posted By spainlover

I would definitely take the train to Toledo. Itís...

I would definitely take the train to Toledo. Itís 30 minutes from a central location vs 60-90 minutes from slightly further out. Not sure on Segovia.
May 26, 19, 1:20 pm
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Posted By spainlover

Iíve never done a tour to Toledo because I know...

Iíve never done a tour to Toledo because I know it very well, so afraid I canít help with suggestions on that end.
the train is really easy (30 minutes from Madrid Atocha). Just make sure to book a...
May 10, 19, 10:07 am
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Posted By spainlover

Trains in Spain are excellent, particularly among...

Trains in Spain are excellent, particularly among major cities. You'll take the AVE (alta velocidad = high speed) train from Sevilla to Madrid in 2 1/2 hours or a bit over, and then from Madrid to...
Apr 30, 19, 2:11 am
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Posted By spainlover

Hope you have a wonderful stay! If the hotel is...

Hope you have a wonderful stay! If the hotel is full, upgrades will depend on what's available of course. But I've always gotten great treatment as Platinum (now Titanium), including often either an...
Apr 28, 19, 10:02 pm
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Posted By spainlover

Just stayed again at this hotel for a 1-Night...

Just stayed again at this hotel for a 1-Night stay. I have lifetime Bonvoy Titanium status, and have stayed at this hotel a number of times in the past ~12 years as SPG Platinum (or Gold), but I...
Apr 26, 19, 4:21 am
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Posted By spainlover

Agreed with Schrodingerdog, I would take a taxi...

Agreed with Schrodingerdog, I would take a taxi or Cabify/Uber. I would have zero concern doing so as a solo female traveler (I am one) in Spain at any time of day. And as you say you have a lot of...
Apr 15, 19, 9:45 pm
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Posted By spainlover

There are four Priority Pass lounges at BCN. I've...

There are four Priority Pass lounges at BCN. I've only been in two - the Pau Casals, which is the largest from what I can tell, and the Miro, which is near the shuttle to Madrid on Iberia. One of the...
Apr 5, 19, 2:06 pm
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A few within a short walk that I like are Mercado...

A few within a short walk that I like are Mercado de la Reina, Taberna Elisa by Triciclo, Ana La Santa in the ME Melia on Plaza Santa Ana. Lateral is a solid chain with a location on Plaza Santa Ana.
Apr 3, 19, 8:53 am
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Posted By spainlover

Seconded on Aerobķs to PlaÁa Catalunya is the...

Seconded on Aerobķs to PlaÁa Catalunya is the easiest option.
Apr 1, 19, 7:37 pm
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Posted By spainlover

Ha! That is crazy pricing. Must be some big...

Ha! That is crazy pricing. Must be some big event/group staying there. Or just an error.
Mar 15, 19, 9:40 pm
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Posted By spainlover

There is luggage storage at Madrid Barajas. Iíve...

There is luggage storage at Madrid Barajas. Iíve done it before in the last couple years. If I remember correctly, it was like Ä10 for a day.
the signs are for ďconsignaĒ
Mar 14, 19, 6:02 am
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Views: 711
Posted By spainlover

Hi cast, sending you his phone number/WhatsApp...

Hi cast, sending you his phone number/WhatsApp via private message.

Have a great trip!
Mar 5, 19, 6:21 am
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Posted By spainlover

Just sent to you via DM. Have a great trip!

Just sent to you via DM. Have a great trip!
Mar 4, 19, 8:56 am
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Views: 711
Posted By spainlover

I have a friend who gives tours, either walking...

I have a friend who gives tours, either walking or by bike, in Barcelona. We actually met through him doing a tour but then became friends. His name is Juan Carlos. Happy to pass his contact info if...
Feb 22, 19, 5:29 am
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Views: 1,329
Posted By spainlover

With a 10am flight, for Toledo, you would need to...

With a 10am flight, for Toledo, you would need to rent a car. Trains donít leave early enough for you to get to the airport. I do highly recommend visiting Toledo, though!
Feb 20, 19, 2:04 pm
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Views: 1,785
Posted By spainlover

I love La Commedia. It might be my favorite ice...

I love La Commedia. It might be my favorite ice cream in the world after a place in my hometown that I'm partial to.
Feb 7, 19, 6:51 am
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Posted By spainlover

I think the location of the Renaissance is the...

I think the location of the Renaissance is the best of the ones you mentioned. It's the only one of those three that I've stayed at, but it was a long time ago. The Renaissance is extremely centric...
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