Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Should we be concerned about travel to Spain and Portugal?

Jump to last reply

DH and I are planning a month vacation (independent travel via car) through Spain and Portugal. We are beginning to have second thoughts because of the failing economy there and the possibility of riots, etc. due to the high unemployment rate. (Think Greece) We are experienced independent travelers but because we're not young we wonder if we might become targets for -- whatever -- anything from pickpocketing (nothing new) to just being vunerable in an unstable environment. Are we being too concerned? Would like to hear from residents of Spain and/or Portugal as well as folks who have traveled there recently. Thanks for your input.

39 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Transport in Venice
  2. 2 Need Advice: 12 Days in Europe
  3. 3 Rome Areas to stay
  4. 4 Any recommended shops on Rue du Cherche Midi? Or nearby?
  5. 5 Pleasant Perches from which to Ponder Paris?
  6. 6 Trip Report Oct. 2014 in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenagro and Bosnia-Herzegovina: TR
  7. 7 Paris Perfect: Which Apt for Honeymoon?
  8. 8 Wengen to Torino?
  9. 9 Swiss lakes with elderly relatives
  10. 10 Amsterdam + Alps + Tuscany in 2 weeks
  11. 11 Suggestions for places to stay on Madeira, but not Funchal? And driving?
  12. 12 Trip Report Chilling in the Cyclades May 2014--Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Athens
  13. 13 England & Scotland in April
  14. 14 In France, French Summer Camps For Kids
  15. 15 Paris French Language School - Help me decide:
  16. 16 Trip Report Review of Air France A380 Premium Economy
  17. 17 Kimhe--flamenco
  18. 18 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  19. 19 Sicily in May 2015 Itinerary Question
  20. 20 St Germain
  21. 21 Lakes District UK
  22. 22 First cut at Andalusia itinerary 15 nights
  23. 23 Santorini Airfare - what's a good deal (generally/historically)?
  24. 24 15 days in Europe from 15 Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015
  25. 25 Garmisch Partenkirchen Christmas packing list
View next 25 » Back to the top