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Oasis Hostel in Lisbon City Centre

Posted at:18 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 10 (cont’d) I checked out of the Oasis Hostel Seville and walked to the bus station at 11:00.  At about 11:10 a white van with hazard lights flashing came driving though a tiny parking area.  I approached the man driving and asked, “Blablacar?”  He asked me by Spanishifying my name, “Estefan?”  Yeah!  It was my […]

Oasis Hostel in Seville City Centre

Posted at:17 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 8 (cont’d) I caught the first train from Málaga to Cordoba, where it had just rained and the hot air was very heavy… …The added weight of humidity that made the air seem spicy.  The second train took me to Seville where I caught the #32 bus from in front of the train station to […]

Oasis Hostel Party Hostel in Málaga

Posted at:11 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 7 (cont’d) I caught the bus to Málaga and found a ‘Touristica Information’ lady who gave me a map… …and circled a small street in the old town of the city where Oasis Hostel Málaga was located.  She gave me an option of two buses from outside of the train station right next door from […]

Oasis Granada Hostel near the Alhambra

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Aug 5 (cont’d) From Valencia I caught a train, a train and a bus to get to Granada… …It was about 7 hours of travel to get from place to place.  It is incredibly dry as transportation takes you further south and all I could think about was how much I would have enjoyed being on […]

Home Hostel in Valencia near the Mercado Central

Posted at:10 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 3 (cont’d) In Madrid’s train station, there is a giant ticket office where you make your purchases… …There are about 15 desks in there.  I picked a number from each of the two number choice categories as I only had about 30 minutes to get on the 14:10 train.  I got A410 and B688.  When […]

Cat’s Hostel the best party hostel in Madrid!

Posted at:5 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 1 (cont’d) The landscape from Bilbao to Madrid is beautiful… …There are mountains that end up blending into wheat fields as the bus heads south.  I never know where I am on the bus so I can never pinpoint what area is pretty, other than the vague description between cities.  Then when I arrive in […]

Ganbara Hostel a Cheap Hostel in Bilbao

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July 30 (cont’d) I got off the train in Zaragoza and found a bus that would be leaving 45 minutes later for Bilbao… …Jackpot!  The man at the train station was right!  €19.30 for the bus ticket.  I had no idea what it was going to cost, and would have had no choice but to pay […]

Famous Hostels Ambassador: Backpacking Barcelona

Posted at:4 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

July 28 (cont’d) It is amazing how my ears pop every time the fast moving train I am on enters a tunnel… … That must be quite a pressure change when the air cannot escape freely as the locomotive cuts through the atmosphere inside of the tunnel. The train pulled into Barcelona Sants, which is the […]

Best Hostel in Marseille Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

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July 25 Shower, breakfast, pack, check-out, decide on a train… …My choices were two trains that were each 2:35h to get from Nice to Marseilles.  One was at 12:24 that required a reservation and one was at 13:53 that did not.  I wanted the extra hour and a half in Marseilles, but decided to wait […]

Nice Diving

Posted at:27 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

About eight years have passed since I last tried scuba-diving.. …I do not possess a P.A.D.I. diving certificate, so chances to dive are very limited.  In fantastic Nice they have a company with instructors that take beginner time divers under the water with them.  In the Mediterranean!  Awesome.  Nice Diving is not just a clever […]