Travelling To Spain - The Spanish Regional Travel Guide

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

Up to 60 million visitors travel to Spain every year to delight inrepparttar country’s 315 sunny days and its rich and diverse history and culture. As a resultrepparttar 141801 Spanish government spend millions of Euros per year onrepparttar 141802 travel and transport infrastructure to servicerepparttar 141803 country’s growing population and its ever growing numbers of visitors.

Therefore Spain has to be one ofrepparttar 141804 easiest and most affordable ofrepparttar 141805 world’s popular destinations in terms of its accessibility - particularly fromrepparttar 141806 UK and Northern America. For example there are cheap flights available from all British airports to main and regional airports across Spain daily and direct flights fromrepparttar 141807 main Spanish hubs torepparttar 141808 US daily. As an alternative for British and European travellers there are fantastic countrywide train, coach and ferry links and great access for those who prefer to travel by car.

This article breaks downrepparttar 141809 main Spanish travel options by region.

Northern Spain – The easiest way to access this region is by plane from one ofrepparttar 141810 main UK airports flying directly to Bilbao or fromrepparttar 141811 US to Malaga with transfer to Bilbao. It’s possible to connect with Iberia flights for connections acrossrepparttar 141812 North and throughout Spain. Alsa and Eurolines have sophisticated coach networks and it’s possible to travel allrepparttar 141813 way across Europe to Bilbao or San Sebastian and then pick up local coaches or rail connections. You can also sail fromrepparttar 141814 UK port of Plymouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries, or you could takerepparttar 141815 P & O route from Portsmouth to Bilbao.

Castile and La Rioja – The cheapest way to access these regions is possibly to fly to one ofrepparttar 141816 main Spanish hubs – Barcelona, Bilbao or Madrid for example, and then either drive or get connecting flights. You can connect with Iberia for flights to Logrona in La Rioja or Valladolid in Castile. Castile, Rioja and Navarre are serviced by an excellent road network which makes getting around simple and again, Alsa coaches will connect you with major and minor destinations acrossrepparttar 141817 regions andrepparttar 141818 entire country.

Aragon, Navarre andrepparttar 141819 Pyrenees – As these regions are easily accessible by car or coach from Madrid it may be best to get a cheap flight to Madrid and then driverepparttar 141820 E90 torepparttar 141821 heart ofrepparttar 141822 region. You could consider getting a connecting flight to Zaragoza inrepparttar 141823 middle ofrepparttar 141824 region which is a good jumping off point for explorations in this stunning part of Spain. Alternatively access to this region can be made by rail or coach. Eurolines coaches will connect you with Pamplona or Zaragoza; Eurostar rail will take you fromrepparttar 141825 UK to Paris and from Paris you can catch an overnight high speed rail link to Madrid…from Madridrepparttar 141826 options are varied, from local rail and coach connections, car hire, and local flight connections with Iberia.

Costa Brava and Costa Dorada – As we move east torepparttar 141827 beautiful Northern Catalonian coastal regions ofrepparttar 141828 Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, so accessibility increases. Barcelona airport isrepparttar 141829 main airport for these regions and it welcomes cheap UK and US flights. You can then connect to Girona inrepparttar 141830 Costa Brava region or Reus inrepparttar 141831 Costa Dorada region. Barcelona itself has an underground train network for access throughoutrepparttar 141832 city, and if you want to travel further afieldrepparttar 141833 Spanish rail service RENFE has many mainline and local services servicing both regions. The main coastal road in Costa Brava isrepparttar 141834 A7, withrepparttar 141835 A2 taking you west away from Barcelona andrepparttar 141836 C32 taking you south from Barcelona intorepparttar 141837 Costa Dorada. Barcelona has a port with ferry services to Genoa, Rome, Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

Central Spain and Madrid – Central Spain’s main airport is Madrid and it welcomes direct flights from allrepparttar 141838 major UK and US airports and some ofrepparttar 141839 smaller ones as well. As Madrid is such a major city you can imagine it acts as an important travel hub forrepparttar 141840 whole of Spain. Coach and rail networks and main auto routes all radiate fromrepparttar 141841 city. Madrid has two main stations with trains departing for regional and international destinations, andrepparttar 141842 city has an underground metro system as well.

Bird Safaris: Timbavati's Most Desired Plumage

Written by Gregory Hudson

Normally when you think Safari you think Big 5. The spotlight or limelight is traditionally on lions, cheetah or elephants. But when dorepparttar birds get some ofrepparttar 141759 attention?

With outlandish names likerepparttar 141760 Chestnut-Vented Tit-Babbler andrepparttar 141761 Jameson's Firefinch, just imagine what some of these eccentric buzzards actually look like? What strange frequencies dart from their beaks and why is it that people call them by such far-out names?

The Timbavati Game Reserve is perfectly situated inrepparttar 141762 Lowveld area where more than 500 species of birds are waiting to cripple your eyeballs. Timbavati is part of a migration route for a broad variety of birds flying in fromrepparttar 141763 far reaches of Africa andrepparttar 141764 tropical regions. Large populations ofrepparttar 141765 Raptor family are there to greet them whenever they land. These raptors include - Wahlberg's Eagle, Black-breasted Snake Eagle andrepparttar 141766 Bateleur Eagle.

It has been said that overseas visitors may well see more species on their first day in Timbavati than they would have seen in their entire life in their own country. We are however going to be focusing our lenses on Timabavati's most popular beaks,repparttar 141767 likes of which can only be found in this particular area. This grouping of birds representsrepparttar 141768 bird sightings most desired by Timbavati's visitors. Known aroundrepparttar 141769 area asrepparttar 141770 Big 6 of birding, they are usually found atrepparttar 141771 top of every birdwatcher’s list.

The Most Popular Birds on Timbavati's Sightings List

1. The Kori Bustard 2. Martial Eagle 3. Saddle-billed Stork 4. Lappet-faced Vulture 5. Ground Hornbill andrepparttar 141772 6. Pel’s Fishing-Owl

If you’re looking To Find These Tricky Characters, Remember This:

- You don’t look for birds as much as you listen for them. - You can’t be a good birder without developing a little patience. - “The early bird getsrepparttar 141773 worm” is a clichéd expression based on fact, so start out early.

If you're intent on spotting all of these birds you'll need to spend at least a day scouting thick riverside forest, open bushveld andrepparttar 141774 river banks of Timabavati.

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