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tripNETer Road Trip Music

31 May

In our Road Trip through the Green Spain, we spent many ‘lost hours’ driving from one landscape to another. We have found that for us there are some basic elements to survive the boredom that we want to share with you:

1) Bring with you lots of drinks. Water is the perfect choice to be hydrated, but I do prefer fruit juices (Peach specially, my favourite).

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tripNETer Road Trip stops in Santander

23 May

We were supossed to keep driving all along the inland for a few more days, but we we’re already missing the smell of the sea. And what a better sea than the fierce intense blue see of the north of Spain. So, we turned right in the next way out and drove direction Santander, the northern seaside city of Spain.

We left our car in the city center to give our eyes the chance to admire the majesty of the noble and royal buildings embraced by the Cantabrian Sea: like El Banco Vitalicio, Edificio de Correos, or Banco Mercantil.

Particularly remarkable is the imposing Royal Hotel, where we decided to drink tea and have some sweets in the Baroque Hall.

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tripNETer Road Trip Movies

19 May

Road trips…one of Hollywood’s favourites. How many road trip movies have been filmed? Crossing America, most of them. Well, we are more European and we are crossing Spain. The landscapes we drive are sometimes just as beautiful as America’s famous Route 66. Sometimes more 🙂

With this in our mind, today we want to share with you our top 3 road trip movies:

1) Thelma & Louise.

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tripNETer Road Trip: Part two, On The Road

16 May

On the second day of our trip, we decided to avoid highways and cross small towns and countryside.

In the gateway to the Pyrenees we came across stunning landscapes. After the maybe too crowded Cataluña, Aragón feels like empty. Between Petrol Stations there are kilometers of just nothing. Hidden towns look deserted.

We stopped at some lake to left our car rest.

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tripNETer Road Trip: Part One, Barcelona

13 May

Luggage: check

Music: check

My 17-years-old VW: check

Internet on-the-go: tripNETer

Now everything’s ready for my tripNETer Road trip. Departure: Barcelona. It’s a nice spring evening (but it actually seems like summer) and I’m planing to drive all over the north part of Spain: BCN-Zaragoza-Bilbao-Santander and back.

A last view to my favourite spot in Barcelona, Mount Tibidabo.

That reminds me to that funny episode from Friends, where Ross tells the story about hiking in Mount “tibidaebo” (My friend Jaime from Sockaholic loves it).

Up in this mount there is an old-fashioned amusement park with beautiful views of Barcelona and also a church which can be seen from almost any point from Barcelona. You can go there by car (pretty nasty road), funicular or with the Tranvia Blau, which has been working since 1901.

So leaving Mount Tibidabo behind, i took the A-2 highway to Zaragoza…

Video review of the tripAdvisor android App

8 Apr

Here you can find a video review of the tripAdvisor android app.

We hope this app will be useful to make smart choices and save money on your next trip to Spain. And don’t forget!! it doesn’t work without internet but thankfully we have tripNETer.

tripNETer and tripAdvisor are really a time and money saver combination.

Barcelona is the 16th most touristic city in the world

21 Mar
Barcelona is the 16th most touristic city in the world, that’s what people from Euromonitor International say. And the 5th most touristic in Europe.
Furthermore, it is the city with the biggest improvement of tourism in the old continent.
In 2010, more than 5 million foreign tourists came to see the magnificent city, a 15.6 more than in 2009. Another touristic cities in Europe are London, the most visited, followed by Paris, Istambul and Rome.
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Valencia is on fire!

12 Mar

Remember our post about Valencia?

tripNETer was this weekend there! and wow, was it amazing…

we highly recommend it!

Valencia

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Carnaval de Cadiz

29 Jan

Cádiz is a city that is always beautiful to visit, but maybe a perfect timing for this visit is between the 16th to 25th February. That’s when the Carnaval de Cadiz takes place. That’s when Cádiz gets crazy.

It is a widely-held opinion that the city of Cádiz is blessed with the wittiest people in Spain, so it is not surprising that the main characteristics of the carnival in Cádiz are the acerbic  criticisms, the droll plays on words, stinging sarcasm, and the irreverence of parody. While some carnivals, elsewhere in the world, stress the spectacular, the glamorous, or the scandalous in costumes, Cádiz distinguishes itself with the sheer cleverness and fertile imagination of its carnival attire. It is traditional to paint the face as a humble substitute for a mask.

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Spanish Gastronomy: Pescaíto Frito

23 Dec

Pescaíto Frito (fried fish) is a traditional fish dish originated during the 16th century in Spain and Portugal.The deep-frying of the fish in vegetable oil makes it crisp and light even when eaten cold, and it is a favourite dish of south spaniards.

There is a general belief that pescaito frito was possibly an inspiration for the English fish and chips.

Pescaito frito is usually eaten at chiringuitos, little restaurants at the beach, and a very popular pescaito frito chiringuito is Romerijo, at El Puerto de Santa Maria.

For a gastronomical trip, take a tripNETer mobile router with you so you can see the restaurant reviews on the way.