How to Buy Train Tickets in Spain Using the RENFE Website

Screen Shot 2017-11-21 at 19.18.54In this post we will discuss how to book train tickets using the RENFE website. As all prices, routes and discounts are subject to changes, the website should be consulted for most recent information.

The RENFE website is available in seven languages: Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Euskera, Gallego and Valencian

Generally speaking, train bookings on the website open 60 days prior to the scheduled departure date for all trains other than high-speed AVE-trains (90 days prior).

To search timetables and prices use the Journey Planner on the left side of the homepage. Choose the dates using the drop-down calendar and add any preferences of morning, midday or night departures and arrivals. For One-Way tickets the return date should be left blank. Enter discount card information when applicable. Many discounts are only available to Spanish residents. Continue reading “How to Buy Train Tickets in Spain Using the RENFE Website”

How to Make Friends in a Foreign Country

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Making new friends in a foreign country may seem like a daunting task, but it’s an essential part of familiarising yourself with the local culture of your newhomeland. In addition to your support system back home, it’s important to have friends in your new city or country who can help you learn the ropes of your new surroundings. Having moved over twenty times in my life, to five different countries and eight different cities, I’ve definitely experienced being “the new kid in town”. It isn’t an easy situation to find yourself in, but with a bit of preparation and an open mind, you’ll have your own social circle in no time. I definitely could have used some pointers the first time I moved abroad by myself and that’s why I decided to put together a list of six tips that can help you make new friends in a foreign country

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Hotel Zen Airport Torremolinos Review + Booking.com Discount Code

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I recently had an early morning flight out of Málaga Costa del Sol airport and needed to spend the night in a hotel in order to make my flight on time. The only real criteria I had for choosing the hotel was that it included a shuttle service to Málaga airport and a price suitable for a low budget traveller. I quickly realised that very few low-budget hotels offer shuttle services. For me, the shuttle service was absolutely necessary because I needed to be at the airport before public transport started up and I was not interested in taking a taxi. I decided to book Hotel Zen Airport Torremolinos through Booking.com and this post is about my experience staying there.

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