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Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 12th October 2010, 06:06 PM
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I ended going some way near Soria on the advice...

I ended going some way near Soria on the advice of a gas station attendant. It was a nice drive but due the rain and driving on unfamiliar roads in somebody else´s car in a foreign land, I wasn´t...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 2nd October 2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,351
Posted By outpostbabu
Driving from Madrid to Pamplona

Hi all, as a follow-up to my questions about cycling the Camino, I have some questions about getting there. I am picking up a rental car at the Madrid airport and driving to Pamplona. Google maps...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 27th September 2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,785
Posted By outpostbabu
Thanks Annie! I've been reading some of the posts...

Thanks Annie! I've been reading some of the posts there and its a very interesting perspective into the Camino both in terms of the experiences people have had and the planning that went into their...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 19th September 2010, 05:36 AM
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Views: 9,785
Posted By outpostbabu
Actually it looks like it'll be cheaper and...

Actually it looks like it'll be cheaper and easier to rent a car in Madrid and drive to Pamplona.
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 19th September 2010, 05:08 AM
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Views: 9,785
Posted By outpostbabu
In the end I've decided to just take my own bike...

In the end I've decided to just take my own bike after all. Anyone have info on how to get to St. Jean Pied de Port with a bicycle? I figure I can train to Pamplona but then what would be the best...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 8th September 2010, 02:57 AM
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Views: 9,785
Posted By outpostbabu
Thanks for the info, Urgellenk. I'll have to do...

Thanks for the info, Urgellenk. I'll have to do more research on which route to take but the trip is official, I bought the plane tickets today. Now to just figure out the rest... It looks like...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 6th September 2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,785
Posted By outpostbabu
In case anyone else is in the same boat, Juan...

In case anyone else is in the same boat, Juan Carlos sent me an excellent link to some info on the camino, in particular via bicycle:

http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/camino-en-bici/

But the...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 5th September 2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,785
Posted By outpostbabu
Cycling El Camino Real

Hi all,

I am hoping to find some information here about a potential trip to Spain to cycle to Santiago de Campostela along the northernmost route. I would be traveling for two+ weeks this October...
Forum: Learning Spanish 27th August 2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,139
Posted By outpostbabu
Translating "I mean what I say"

How would you translate "I mean what I say" to Spanish? I assume it would be "Significo lo que digo" but I've never seen it used this way, so I'm not sure.
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 10th June 2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By outpostbabu
Try http://www.sharedtalk.com/ There you can find...

Try http://www.sharedtalk.com/ There you can find people from all over the world who speak Spanish, including Spaniards. You can write emails, use text chat, or even voice chat. If you're in the...
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 29th May 2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,784
Posted By outpostbabu
Of course, I hold you completely responsible for...

Of course, I hold you completely responsible for my new addiction. I've talked to a dozen people in half a dozen countries over the course of the day. People from Chile to Spain and points inbetween....
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 28th May 2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,784
Posted By outpostbabu
All of these sites are good. I was able to find...

All of these sites are good. I was able to find spanish-speaking people who want to learn english almost instantaneously on sharedtalk. Thanks!
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 28th May 2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,784
Posted By outpostbabu
¿Intercambios con hispanohablante afuera de España?

¿Hay alguién aquí que haya encontrado sitios para intercambios afuera de España? Quiero conversar con personas de Sudamérica, por ejemplo.

(y como siempre, corrijan mi español porfa)
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 27th May 2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,695
Posted By outpostbabu
Me interesaría hablar con usted. Ya no tengo...

Me interesaría hablar con usted. Ya no tengo skype pero estoy instalándolo ahora. Soy de los Estados Unidos y quiero mejorar mi español. Si usted quiere elegir una hora para hablar, mandeme un...
Forum: Learning Spanish 25th April 2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,466
Posted By outpostbabu
If a situation such as yours, where everybody...

If a situation such as yours, where everybody else is speaking fluent native Spanish, is intimidating and you fear failure or "looking stupid", remember that you're speaking Spanish because you *have...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 2nd April 2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 177,545
Posted By outpostbabu
I'm a bit late to the conversation, but I was...

I'm a bit late to the conversation, but I was happy to see Ritmo Latino show up on here! What a great podcast!
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th March 2007, 03:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,143
Posted By outpostbabu
I respectfully disagree with tanjh. Grab as many...

I respectfully disagree with tanjh. Grab as many different sources of Spanish as you can and be confused! It's fine to be confused, you just want to avoid getting frustrated. For me, I prefer to have...
Forum: Your Spanish Vid-Blogs 19th March 2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 168,402
Posted By outpostbabu
Wow!

You guys have really taken off with the video blogs! I have to admit, when we originally did that survey, I thought a video blog would "ruin" the experience and come across too produced. But I was...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 4th March 2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,970
Posted By outpostbabu
There are plenty of wiki packages out there such...

There are plenty of wiki packages out there such that you shouldn't have to do much of the implementation yourself. The problem with most of them is they do the one or two things you need and a...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 2nd March 2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,970
Posted By outpostbabu
I agree its a good idea. Even better would be to...

I agree its a good idea. Even better would be to make it searchable so that users could generate a custom list (for example, "the best restaurants in Sevilla" or "cities with gothic cathedrals") and...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 28th February 2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,922
Posted By outpostbabu
So do you think this author would say the Chinese...

So do you think this author would say the Chinese cannot tell the difference between "I am eating "and "I have eaten"?

I think the author's intent was to show that some concepts cannot be...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th February 2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,922
Posted By outpostbabu
I should add to my previous post that Bryson does...

I should add to my previous post that Bryson does go on to talk about the highlights or "advantages" of other languages. I just left that part off because I was typing the passage by hand and the...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th February 2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,922
Posted By outpostbabu
Yeah, jokes are a great example of this, and I...

Yeah, jokes are a great example of this, and I guess idioms would fall under that as well. I was hoping to delve more into ideas that are represented with one word in one language, whereas you would...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th February 2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,922
Posted By outpostbabu
Shades of meaning in English vs Spanish

As I've studied Spanish and come into greater contact with Spanish-speakers who are learning English, I've become more interesting in the pecularities of English, especially with regards to other...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 31st January 2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,761
Posted By outpostbabu
As an American, I can't really answer your...

As an American, I can't really answer your question. Though I think its one of chance encounters more so than an American vs British personality. That said, I have experienced the same thing in Spain...
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