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Feb 20, 2011 10:48 AM


I will be touring Spain and Portugal alone on a shoe string budget. Any recommendations on budget accommodations in Portugal/Madrid and cheap but good places to eat? Will be there from June 18 through the 27. Thanks.

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  1. @ newadventurer

    I would be happy to give some suggestions for Portugal, particularly Lisbon, however it would help if you perhaps mention where you think you might be heading in both Portugal and Spain so that the people with impressive knowledge of both countries can be a bit more precise in assisting with you journey.

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    1. re: vinhotinto75

      I guess I was a little big vague on my request. I am taking a tour of Spain early part of June and will stay behind 10 more days and see more of Madrid and make a day trip to Toledo before I head on out to Portugal. My main interest in Portugal is Fatima but looks like there are more interesting places to visit there.

      As I have allotted most of my budget to the escorted tour, I will be on a tight budget on my own for 10 days, then I go to Florence, Italy for another 8 days. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated, as I've never traveled alone anywhere. Thank you.