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Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 3rd September 2009, 02:05 PM
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Be sure to call your back to let them know you...

Be sure to call your back to let them know you are going to be making withdrawls from Spanish ATMs. I've not had any trouble using my ATM card in Spain; although there are different networks, your...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 5th June 2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,186
Posted By PattyN
Flying with your pet

If you are flying with your pet in a carrier that fits under the seat in front of you, it should not be a problem as long as you have made arrangements with the airline ahead of time. If the pet...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 21st February 2009, 11:37 PM
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Views: 2,930
Posted By PattyN
In the Cincinnati area, you can get jamon serrano...

In the Cincinnati area, you can get jamon serrano at Jungle Jim's grocery. They actually have a small section in the store with foodstuff imported from Spain, although the jamon is the only thing I...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 19th February 2009, 02:29 PM
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Views: 2,597
Posted By PattyN
Gotan Project

My favorite tango group is mostly instrumental. http://www.gotanproject.com/
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 17th February 2009, 03:06 PM
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Views: 2,658
Posted By PattyN
Before you settle down somewhere, how about...

Before you settle down somewhere, how about walking the Camino de Santiago? It would be pretty inexpensive, and you would meet a lot of Spaniards and people from all over the world. It would also...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 15th February 2009, 08:00 PM
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Views: 2,638
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If you're coming from another timezone, and might...

If you're coming from another timezone, and might be a bit jet-lagged, spend your first morning outside. I usually try to walk in Retiro my first day in Madrid.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th February 2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By PattyN
Post some photos for us! (of the snow, or you at...

Post some photos for us! (of the snow, or you at the bar at least).
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 15th December 2008, 07:29 PM
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Views: 2,520
Posted By PattyN
Oooooh. I love that video. I'm sending it to...

Oooooh. I love that video. I'm sending it to all my civil engineering friends.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 14th December 2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,122
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Happy Solstice!!! Nice little sounds of the...

Happy Solstice!!!

Nice little sounds of the holidays here (http://www.pulseplanet.com/pulsepicks/december/index.php).
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th October 2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,973
Posted By PattyN
Thanks

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I need to go back to Madrid soon to check out all these places.

I went to Viridiana last week, and had a fabulous meal. If anyone is going there soon, I'd...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 14th September 2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,973
Posted By PattyN
Thanks for the replies

Viridiana sounds like the type of place I'm looking for Unfortunately, I didn't make it there this trip. Fortunately, I'm back in Madrid in October, and will report back on how it goes.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 9th September 2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,973
Posted By PattyN
Fancy Restaurant in Madrid

I'd appreciate any recommendations for a really really nice restaurant in Madrid. Some place with a beautiful atmosphere and great Spanish food, net a special occasion restaurant. Price no object.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 18th August 2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,342
Posted By PattyN
As long as the U.S. elects our presidents via the...

As long as the U.S. elects our presidents via the Electoral College (winner take all) system by state, we will be a 2 party country. Until that changes, any time/money spent on a 3rd party is at...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 10th July 2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,318
Posted By PattyN
The discount airlines have a somewhat different...

The discount airlines have a somewhat different business model than the big airlines, so yes, they do charge extra for every little thing. If you go through the trouble to educate yourself on their...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 27th June 2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,201
Posted By PattyN
I'm not sure about the EU, but in the U.S. the...

I'm not sure about the EU, but in the U.S. the labeling requirements for calling something "free range" are pretty loose. Basically, the door to the chicken coop needs to be open during the day so...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th May 2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,198
Posted By PattyN
Check out the recommendations on this...

Check out the recommendations on this (http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000674.php) link.
Forum: Geek's Corner 22nd May 2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,841
Posted By PattyN
I got the ASUS eee 4GB in early April and have...

I got the ASUS eee 4GB in early April and have been very happy with it. Mind you, I'm not a big techie, but I think it does everything it claims to do and most everything I need. I was up and doing...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th March 2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,449
Posted By PattyN
How about mice...

How about mice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdbxLk8_C8c) tricks?
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 15th March 2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,472
Posted By PattyN
I've traveled a lot both on my own and with tour...

I've traveled a lot both on my own and with tour companies. A good tour company can save you money and time, and provide experiences that are not possible on your own. A bad company can be, well...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 14th March 2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,149
Posted By PattyN
I'm not sure what kind of phone you have now, but...

I'm not sure what kind of phone you have now, but if it's a unlocked GSM phone that can do European MHz, you can just get a spanish prepaid SIM card. For local calls that's probably your best deal....
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 12th March 2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,472
Posted By PattyN
Hi Matt, I took a couple bottles of Four...

Hi Matt,

I took a couple bottles of Four Roses single barrel as gifts last year. If you want to be sure something isn't sold in Spain, I'd suggest calling the distillery. They would know for...
Forum: Geek's Corner 10th March 2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,246
Posted By PattyN
Hmm, they're marketing it under a different name...

Hmm, they're marketing it under a different name in the U.S. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/fsj/sadly-the-iboob-breast-implant-mp3-player-wont-be-fast+tracked-by-fake-steve-jobs-335422.php
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 25th January 2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,166
Posted By PattyN
There are some great recommendations in Notes...

There are some great recommendations in Notes from Madrid. I especially liked Momo and Ojala. I was by myself when I ate at both places, and had very gracious service.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 22nd January 2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By PattyN
I learned to peel shrimp with a fork and spoon...

I learned to peel shrimp with a fork and spoon when living in Asia. I think proper etiquette in Spain is to use a fork and knife, which is only slightly more difficult.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 19th January 2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,485
Posted By PattyN
Ah, Ben. Looking at your map, I'm reminded of...

Ah, Ben. Looking at your map, I'm reminded of Calistoga. I haven't been there in years, but I remember it as a cute little Spa town where you could get a really good mud bath.

Anyone been...
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