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Old 14-02-2013, 00:05
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I wonder if the op is Spanish? English does not seem to be their native language.
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Old 14-02-2013, 00:20
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The Spanish Goverment are too get tough on English tourist who use the country for loud drunken outrageous behaviour,and trashing there hotels most young English people.

They are going to charge drinks more and have more police on the streets starting from spring.
Good.

Hopefully, that will knock common sense and courtesy into tourists' heads.
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Old 14-02-2013, 00:56
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Me and my mates spent a bomb in magaluf last summer, if our money is not good enough for them greece it is this year!
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Old 14-02-2013, 02:07
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they are about 20 years too late, i think

broke arent they? they dont want less tourism
Not sure if drunken 18 year old lads in cheap hotels are necessarily big money spinners.

Maybe they want to attract more upmarket tourists who will spend the cash,
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Old 14-02-2013, 07:27
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If it wasn't for us those thriving coastal towns would be two men and a donkey.
Two men and a donkey vs five hundred drunk Brits? Hmm...
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Old 14-02-2013, 07:32
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If you trash hotels or start fights, you should be punished no matter what country you are in or what nationality you are.
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Old 14-02-2013, 07:44
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The Spanish Goverment are too get tough on English tourist who use the country for loud drunken outrageous behaviour,and trashing there hotels most young English people.

They are going to charge drinks more and have more police on the streets starting from spring.


Can not find anything about this news story is it just a wu do you have a link please
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Old 14-02-2013, 08:04
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I take it from the OP then that tourists from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are to be exempt from these new tougher laws and, upon presenting proof of nationality, will be offered drinks at lower prices than their English counterparts.
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Old 14-02-2013, 08:25
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I cant say I blame the Spanish but also feel they brought it on themselves by encouraging it and building hotel upon hotel and allowing bars etc open all night .
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Old 14-02-2013, 10:18
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I cant say I blame the Spanish but also feel they brought it on themselves by encouraging it and building hotel upon hotel and allowing bars etc open all night .
Agree. I've seen old photos of the Costas and it's depressing how these beautiful old towns have been spoilt. Croatia has kept it's development to a minimim and doesn't encourage prats binging on two for one offers. It's a bit late in the day for Spain now.
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Old 14-02-2013, 10:47
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A Spanish friend of mine told me most of these bars that serve and encourage these boozed up Brits are owned by Spanish people, so you can make up your own mind about that.
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:08
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Maybe they want to attract more upmarket tourists who will spend the cash,
So what do they plan to do? Bulldoze the revolting concrete resort areas and start all over again... rename Benidorm and the like?

I think Spain have done the damage themselves and as their unemployment rises and their economy is in such a state, now is not the time for them to become choosy.

Unless they want to force people to spend their money in that equally skint nation, Greece
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:14
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Spain is a right shithole. Rubbish everywhere, mediocre food, incredibly noisy and the weather wasn't even that good. Worst. Holiday. Ever.
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:44
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Spain is a right shithole. Rubbish everywhere, mediocre food, incredibly noisy and the weather wasn't even that good. Worst. Holiday. Ever.
I don't know why everyone raves about Barcelona as a city, I found it really overrated.

Petty crime is rife there too
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Old 14-02-2013, 16:11
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Could be referring to this story (ironically from Germany) - which singles out German, Austrian and British tourists. For those of you keen to try German food and a slightly less frenetic beach atmosphere than in Shagallug, the German area is the opposite side of the bay at a place called "El Arenal", or, as the Germans call it "Ballerman".

http://www.spiegel.de/international/...-a-842082.html

'Not A Pretty Sight for Children': Mallorca Combats Binge-Drinking Tourists
The city of Palma de Mallorca in Spain is seeking to regain control of its beaches from unruly tourists who indulge in binge drinking. Officials are cracking down on tourists who behave badly, handing out fines as high as 1,800 euros for repeat offenders.

This was from a couple of years ago in the Indie

http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/...ad?xtor=RSS-18

Following riots on the Costa Brava, and hotel balcony deaths in Majorca, the Spanish authorities are increasingly looking at ways to crack down on alcohol tourism.
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Old 14-02-2013, 16:17
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I take it from the OP then that tourists from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are to be exempt from these new tougher laws and, upon presenting proof of nationality, will be offered drinks at lower prices than their English counterparts.
I certainly remember "NO ENGLISH" signs on bars in Prague (which just lead me and my partner to swap languages when we went in) a few years back. This was mainly aimed at stag groups, so I was later told. Can't imagine it happening now.
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Old 14-02-2013, 17:24
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Spain is a right shithole. Rubbish everywhere, mediocre food, incredibly noisy and the weather wasn't even that good. Worst. Holiday. Ever.
I presume you've been everywhere in Spain, then? I've been to Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza & Barcelona and many parts of the places visited were a) beautiful, b) quiet, c) sunny and, d) served tasty food (try Sa Capella in Ibiza - very nice)
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Old 14-02-2013, 19:41
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I presume you've been everywhere in Spain, then? I've been to Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza & Barcelona and many parts of the places visited were a) beautiful, b) quiet, c) sunny and, d) served tasty food (try Sa Capella in Ibiza - very nice)
Yup - Galicia - gorgeous - San Sebastian - great beach, in a cove so not that much in the way of waves -amazing food, friendly locals, cheap beer.

And best of all, no beetroot faced expats complaining they can't get Daddies Sauce at Eroski and how the Basques can't cook chips properly.
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Old 15-02-2013, 03:34
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Cheap booze, larger measures, bars and clubs open until the early hours, all night happy hours, party cruises with free drink all day and they wonder why people get drunk?


Hey Miguel talk about shutting the gate after the horse has bolted, you've hardly been discouraging it have you?
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Old 15-02-2013, 03:55
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Yup - Galicia - gorgeous - San Sebastian - great beach, in a cove so not that much in the way of waves -amazing food, friendly locals, cheap beer.

And best of all, no beetroot faced expats complaining they can't get Daddies Sauce at Eroski and how the Basques can't cook chips properly.
Why the need when, according to you, they only use British supermarkets and British owned chippies?

But then you do make a lot of things up to bash expats so not surprising.

Oh and I meant to ask, why are you registered at an expat site when you dislike them so much?
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Old 15-02-2013, 14:30
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Why the need when, according to you, they only use British supermarkets and British owned chippies?
Er, because they don't speak Spanish or integrate, at a guess
But then you do make a lot of things up to bash expats so not surprising?
Whereas you, unlike I, don't speak Spanish, or read Spanish newspapers.

Oh and I meant to ask, why are you registered at an expat site when you dislike them so much?
I'm "registered" so I can make a comment, slagging off expats - they are such an easy target, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. Hardly a hanging offence, though.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:54
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With the poor exchange rate where £1 = €1.11 like I saw today I wouldn't be bothered going to any Eurozone country to be honest for a 'bargain break'. Stuff isn't that cheap when you get there any more
You need to get your currency somewhere else if you're only getting €1.11.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:55
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Not sure if drunken 18 year old lads in cheap hotels are necessarily big money spinners.

Maybe they want to attract more upmarket tourists who will spend the cash,
There are huge resorts in Spain that exist only because of drunken Brits. How would they turn Magaluf back into an upmarket resort do you think?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:56
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Spain is a right shithole. Rubbish everywhere, mediocre food, incredibly noisy and the weather wasn't even that good. Worst. Holiday. Ever.
Christ, where did you go?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:58
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There are huge resorts in Spain that exist only because of drunken Brits. How would they turn Magaluf back into an upmarket resort do you think?
About 30 minutes drive from Palmanova and Shagalluf lies the town of Port d'Andtratx - very up market - €30 a head for set meals there, and not a chippy or "All day full English breakfast" or "English pub" to be seen.
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