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At what time is it and where? I'd join...
uvmgwnplzyo - Iโ€™m not super familiar with the festival but Iโ€™d be interested!
katxfibvmp - Would you be interested?
I wish. Going end of July only ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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Hello, does anyone know of a good real estate agent in Malaga #spain
Sounds fun! What time? I work late but if I'm not working!
Hey! Iโ€™m planning to go there in September. Do you like it so far? Any tips to find accommodation for a week?
I guess the fireworks begin after the sunset... how about we meet up at 7 for some drinks at Malvarosa beach?
kgolzpldlbe - sounds great!
Sounds like a plan (in the making)!
Hi everyone!
I'm currently in Barcelona for 3 days. I have a flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam on the 02/07 and I was wondering if you have suggestions for chill places to work (preferably near the sea) with easy access from Barcelona (meaning it can be a nice village up to 2 hours with public transit)?
btctplfgkeg sounds good, see you guys then!
nwzzmdqxkfg sounds good! I have an appointment at the barbers at 7pm, but I might be able to join afterwards
Anyone doing Sant Joan stuff in Barcelona today (23rd) / got any tips for where (area) to go?
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In case you missed this () hsadugyuknc is organising a get together by the beach today around 7pm!
It's mostly throwing fireworks & party until morning, not that special ๐Ÿ™‚ I recommend you to go to any beach
Sitges ๐Ÿ™‚
oecnlwnw thanks!! โ˜บ๏ธ but I have another plans!! Enjoy!!!
I am not 100% sure I am going either, but as I saw you landed in Valencia I thought you might want to know if something is going on ๐Ÿ˜‰
Amigos, let's meet up in front of Pans at Malvarosa? I'm heading there and easier to reach me by whatsapp at
Sent you a whatsapp message rntlvbsodyf
I'm working until 10:30ish but if it's not too late after, I'll message on Whatsapp and see where you all are at!
Any recommendations of restaurants to try in Barcelona?
I got caught up and won't be able to make it. Have fun!
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from my experience a few years ๐Ÿ”™ Can Paixano, El Chigre 1769, Bo de B, La Tasqueta de Blai, LOKAL BAR, Restaurante La Pepita.
Look up "spanish revealed barcelona" in youtube, he's from New Zealand but lives in Spain and gives great recommendations
Anyone in Ibiza for a few months?
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Anybody know of good places (hopefully cheap) to stay for a single night in Barcelona? I just need 1 night from July 2 to 3, and I don't want to do my layover at the airport ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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Looks like I have been mis-sold or fallen victim to a scam with a coliving accommodation in Barcelona. Booked on their website. Price was advertised as โ‚ฌ800 per month for the room and the dates I wanted. All the reviews looked positive. I booked it. Transaction page said โ‚ฌ800 deposit + โ‚ฌ800 fee. Looked normal. So I paid. Supposed to move into tomorrow. Super excited. Unfortunately I got a WhatsApp from them today saying that they need another โ‚ฌ400 for half of June, and another โ‚ฌ800 for July. Apparently what I paid was a deposit + admin fee( it did not say admin fee on website). Nothing on the transaction page indicated an extra charge. The price was clear, โ‚ฌ800 deposit and โ‚ฌ800 fee.

Question to all has anyone successfully run a Mastercard chargeback on accommodation in Spain for false advertising?
I'd say take some screenshots of the website if you can and then contact MasterCard. I haven't had to charge back anything myself, but I hear it's not too difficult for credit cards (debit cards can be a lot harder)
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Having worked in finance, my two cents is that Mastercard will likely ask you to contact the merchant first to settle the dispute, and also because that business is not a scam. I think I know which co-living are you talking about...I recalled on the pre-checkout page, it does mention the crazy amount of admin fee which surprised me too(unless you booked with the Spanish version and did not notice), then I just decided to stay longer to capitalize on that one time admin fee. But if this is far from the price you had thought, hopefully you can settle with them.
could you share the space or provider that you booked this coliving space? I was looking into a coliving space and would like to avoid such scams
My friend at another coliving in Barcelona also got charged one month rent worth of admin fee, but not all the colivings in Barcelona charge the admin fee.
My phone got stolen during San Juan Fiesta, and wondering if anyone from the group is selling one? Or could recommend a reliable second-hand shop?
xbtlsektgvwkqiny yeah I'm trying to contact the Coliving but they have not responded to my email. I only have 1 contact on WhatsApp and he said he can do nothing.

I would call it a scam because it was a fraudulent method of getting my money and then asking for more after. Looking back at their website now, It didn't say admin fee either. Nor did it mention the total cost of 1 month stay on the transaction page. In my case that amounts to โ‚ฌ2800 including โ‚ฌ800 deposit. It failed to mention the terms and conditions of sale on the transaction page too. I also never got a receipt. If you say it's not a scam, I was certainly successfully deceived and mis-sold. My understanding of EU ecommerce consumer law, is they have committed fraud. All pricing must be clear and transparent when buying online. A receipt must be given also.
I just got a call from them. They won't return my money. โ˜น
Not sure if I'm allowed to name and shame them here.
did you bring up the eu consumer law to them on the phone?
nzxwmqwvcjq yes I did. There are more than 1 breaches of EU consumer law on their website.
Update I just got a WhatsApp from them saying they would refund me in full. Will confirm when that happens. Thankfully they are doing the right thing in the end.
Oh man, that sucks. Have you reported it to the authorities? You might be able to find it (although probably not).
There are shops called CeX in the (almost) any Spanish city where you might be able to find a phone at a reasonable price
Glad you got your money back! But yeah, it's definitely not easy to notice the admin fee, I know another person had been in the same situation. Disclaimer, I'm not affiliated with them or anything, just trying to share more info ๐Ÿ˜…
Also, there are lots of people selling second-hand goods in wallapop, but in this case you negotiate with an individual and not a company
Another option, similar to cex, is cash converters and you have 3 of them (according to maps) in Valencia ๐Ÿ™‚
I haven't got the refund back yet. Fingers crossed they honour that commitment. In the meantime a friend just sent me a FB group link to this companies scams in the past. Use to operate under a different name 2 years ago. Problems with both their Madrid and Barcelona locations.
I've travelled extensively in 20 years and this is the first time I've been stung badly so maybe it's bound to happen sooner or later huh.
Anyone in Madrid? wanna get some drinks?
In Gran Canaria now and want to explore the mainland of Spain. Any recommendations on where to go?
It depends in what you like. The west atlantic coast is really nice(Tarifa and above) especially if you are into surfing.
Ronda is an interesting place in the mountains.
Sierra Nevada area is also nice mountains(highest one on mainlaind spain).
And this is just the southwest of Spain, there are plenty of other place, it is vast country.
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Hi guys! Anyone in Madrid is up to beer/walk?
Bigs thanks zagyjfwx nvwockbkodfd for the tips! ๐Ÿ™Œ I went to the police station to report but they asked for the phone serial number, which I'm waiting to recover from Apple.
Me! ๐Ÿ‘‹
Nice! Let's agree for date & time & place and then leave it here for anyone who wants to join?
Sure, but I think we'll have to arrange here because I still have one day ahead for my dms to be unblocked. I think I need a week since I joined.
800 euros for an admin fee? Flipping heck! I hope you get your money back ๐Ÿคž
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Got my money ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ™ :tada:

Can put this episode behind now and learn from it.
Hey guys! Iโ€™m planning a month-long trip to Canary island this weekend. Any recommendations on where to stay? I see there are a lot of things to do so Iโ€™m looking for a place where I can move around easily.
SO and I stayed in Tenerife for 4 months. Rental cars were more cheaply available at the time, so we had one the whole time, not sure about current prices.

The South and Southwest is where most of the British expats + nomads are ... so we stayed in the North. It has less sunshine, but better landscapes and more locals and proper towns instead of cookie-cutter vacation towns. It was fun to stay in smaller towns, but probably tougher without your own wheels. I guess Puerto de la Cruz is a good option? For the record, we stayed in Punta del Hidalgo, La Matanza de Acentejo, Casa Amarilla and Bajamar, and had a great time. Bajamar was probably the most convenient and there was a "natural pool" (basically a big pre-built basin/pool replenished by seawater) within walking distance.

But most of them would have been a pain in the butt sans car for groceries, restaurants and the like. The biggest "carless" spots are Santa Cruz, the island's capital, Puerto, the largest city on the Northern Coast (it's a _very_ vertical city) and Icod, a large-ish (by local standards) city in the Northwest, which has this beautiful tree (Drago Milenario).

In the South, most people stay in Mรฉdano, Costa Adeje and Los Gigantes.

I can't speak to the other islands as I haven't been, but I've heard that Las Palmas on Gran Canaria is better than Santa Cruz for beachgoers because there is a nice beach within city limits (the only sandy beach in Northern Tenerife is North of Santa Cruz, they had moved sand there from elsewhere, otherwise the beaches in the North are all rocky).
There is a lot of nice hiking in the Northwest and Northeast of Tenerife, but I assume it's more of a pain to get to the starting points without a car. Also if you go up to the plateau near Teide you are almost always guaranteed to have good weather. Although this is less of an issue in the summer, but in the winter/early spring it gets cloudier more often in the North.
It depends on which island or islands are you going to. On Gran Canaria, Arinaga is on the middle of the east coast, so the north and south are both easy to access. But is also depends on what are you after. For beaches the south is better imho, for hiking in the mountains or for more of a city vibe Las Palmas is better.
Thank you thatโ€™s super helpful! Iโ€™m mainly looking to see the main tourist attractions, beaches, meet people and maybe take some surf lessons. Would love at walking distance from a beach and groceries.
You can also try to split your stay and spend a few days on the north and a few on the south. In Las Palmas there is a long city beach(Las Canteras) and the west end of it is great for surfing, there are also surf schools to take lessons. There used to be a coliving kinda thing for surfers too
also, if you are there for a month, visit multiple islands. they are different and all worth visiting. I spent a year there and was always procrastinating that, which turned out to be a mistake.
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