Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Our 2011 trip to Turkey,Madrid and Valencia

Jump to last reply

Starting with the T.R. about our trip to Turkey(may 28 to june 8); Madrid(june 8 to 12 and 15 to 18); and Valencia (june 12 to 15).

A warning: English is not my first language, and I ask for your benevolence in front of my errors (or horrors).I hope this report can bring some good information for fellows interested in those places.

Lets start with some basics of the trip, before entering the specifics of each country/city.

As usual, we bought our air tickets from Iberia; doing Montevideo-Madrid-Istanbul(may 27 and 28); Istanbul-Madrid(june 12) and Madrid-Montevideo on june 19( an early flight at 2.20 a.m.).

All flights were uneventful, starting 1 hour late on may 27,but arriving on time to Madrid on may 28 and making a connection without any problem to Istanbul, arriving at 5.30 p.m.

Return flights were also uneventful and as planned, but some dear friends had great problems due to volcano ashes reaching Uruguay from Chile(they had their flights cancelled many times and finally came to Uruguay via Rio de Janeiro some 4 days later.
Thanks to the ashes, we shared some time in Madrid and two wonderful day trips to Alcalá de Henares and Aranjuez.

In planning the trip, I used many excellent reports or advice from many persons in this forum, such as Otherchelebi,Ekscrunchy and Lincasanova.Lincasanova,a resident in Valencia give us some excellent tips on the city an opinions on our(really good) hotel there,the SH Ingles.Thanks tou you all !!!

To follow: Turkey, a most beautiful surprise.

27 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Walking in the dales: Sedbergh or Malhamdale?
  2. 2 floods in Andalucia
  3. 3 Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bruges over New Years
  4. 4 Should one go to an iconic place to eat something not very palatable?
  5. 5 Inexpensive Restaurant in Zurich
  6. 6 Walking through Hyde park with luggage on a Sat morning?
  7. 7 Barcelona Hotels, Looking for recommendations
  8. 8 Barcelona next week, itinerary critique?
  9. 9 Central Europe itinerary
  10. 10 Trip Report Ellen & Stu Dudley's trip to the Ile de Re & the Loire.
  11. 11 2 full days in Santorini, should we rent a car ?
  12. 12 Which is a better hotel location in Rome
  13. 13 Arriving in Prague
  14. 14 Rick Steves - Ugly American Again!
  15. 15 4 Months in Europe
  16. 16 2 Days in Rome
  17. 17 Using Debit Cards for Purchases
  18. 18 What to do when your intra-Europe flight gets delayed?
  19. 19 Good book about 20th C. European history?
  20. 20 Trip Report My trip to Paris and Normandy June 2014
  21. 21 Tipping in the UK
  22. 22 Photography Trip Ideas in Eastern Europe
  23. 23 2 weeks in Spain
  24. 24 Going to Paris? Be yourself
  25. 25 Wines charted by flavor
View next 25 » Back to the top