By Robyn Galvin, Peregrine traveller
At the train station, we met a man who in the last year had lost his daughter and three of her best friends in a car accident. He was then made redundant after serving 30-odd years for the same global company. I asked what brought him to the Camino de...
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Why we love Spain
There’s a lot to love about a country that doesn’t really get going until after midday.
Breakfast is a slow affair, as is lunch, and siestas are taken very seriously. But there’s more to Spain than taking it easy. The Spanish culture is so thick it’s a stereotype. It’s in everything you see, touch, eat and do.
From Barcelona’s gothic architecture and modern arts scene, to the flamenco of Andalusia, tapas, the fiestas, and fiery personalities. The food and drink is so mouth-watering that you’ll have to roll yourself back on the plane.
Luckily, Spain’s nightlife is exciting enough that you’ll dance that extra love handle off before dawn. And then it’s time for siesta before you repeat it all over again.
Spain, you’re alright.
Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.
Before you travel:
We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring.
During your trip:
You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number.
What you can do:
Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.
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