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Author: papitas One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 20845  
Subject: Re: Espana Date: 7/16/1999 10:01 AM
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Cars and groceries. Those are my big worries.

CAR: I rented a car for a month to roll around Spain. The cost is much, much less when rented from the US. Check with travel agents and the car rental firms for the best rate. You may not want or need the car for the entire period you are there. Let's say that you will spend the first few days exploring Madrid--you won't need a car. Same with the end of your trip. So, you may want to look into a two or three week rental.

I was stopped by the highway police and was told that the rental car documentation was not up to date. When I returned the car, they (major car rental company) said it happens all the time. I, however, was concerned when the police stopped me. I had one of those International Driver's License (IDL) that many say is not needed but I think it helped since I was not fluent Spanish. So, I would recommend getting the IDL (from AAA) if you will be driving. My rental car was also towed in a very small village. Be careful where you park...

GROCERIES: Most small towns will have bakeries, delis, and small markets. The outskirts of larger towns (suburbs) have hiper-mercados--which are similar to our supermarkets and Wal-Marts (combined in one big store). I don't think you should worry about groceries; you will quickly be able to determine where and when to get goods. Just be aware that places will be closed for holiday (it is August), siesta, and whatever reason (Monday, Sunday, noon, 4 PM).

Papitas!
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