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Old 08-12-2012, 20:30   #1 (permalink)
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We are driving down to marjalinspain on the 27th December will all fuel stations be open or only some we will be using toll roads . Is there anyone else going down
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we are also going on the 27th but it is by tunnel and at 2am most petrol station have a card payment pump motorway station are sometimes more expensive than here i always tank right up here i know it costs more but it allows me to travel a good few miles before stopping for fuel aqnd away from calais are you off to marjal on the coast of the inland 1
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We leave on the 28th via Dover Calais but are not in a hurry so will not be on the autoroute. Travelling to Spain via Le Boulou and La Jonquera. Hopefully in La Jonquera for New Years eve but if not some other hostelry will have to put up with us.
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We're going to the inland marjal
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We are driving down to marjalinspain on the 27th December will all fuel stations be open or only some we will be using toll roads . Is there anyone else going down
Not sure if you're driving all the way but if you are France could be a bigger problem, not for fuel but for stopping places.

When you get into Spain I would suggest you plan refuelling to avoid stopping near any of the major cities for security reasons. The trip down to Marjal is quite a hike. You will probably need at least one stop. Don't overnight on motorway services, again for your safety. We usually stop at Pico de la Miel at Cabreras, mainly coz it's open all year and it's a reasonable drive from our previous stop in France.

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All fuel stations will be open in Spain on motorways or not. Christmas isn't a big deal here - more important are the "local" holidays, for example, here in Valencia the Fallas Festival in March, as everybody joins in and only work the minimum during the Fiesta Week.

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How bad is it for security and safety in Spain
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Not sure if you're driving all the way but if you are France could be a bigger problem, not for fuel but for stopping places.

When you get into Spain I would suggest you plan refuelling to avoid stopping near any of the major cities for security reasons. The trip down to Marjal is quite a hike. You will probably need at least one stop. Don't overnight on motorway services, again for your safety. We usually stop at Pico de la Miel at Cabreras, mainly coz it's open all year and it's a reasonable drive from our previous stop in France.

Have a great trip
Has something changed this year then ? It is the ONLY place we will stop cos we always feel safe with all the lorry drivers.. I always try and say hello to those parked around us.. Everyone has always looked out for one and other..

But from what you are saying things have changed in the latter months of this year ???
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