Solo Southern Spain

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  1. Jillytots

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    That might be helpful to some.
    Always remember online safety though.
    Not sure how that would work.
    Bearing in mind it’s not advisable to swop too much info on the net
     
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  2. Freespirit1

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    Yep - there are a lot of Witches in @movan covern on here :)
     
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  3. csd4t

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    I travel solo almost all the time and use https://www.saneftolling.co.uk/ works perfectly and even allows you through the 30kmh lane with the trucks.
     
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  4. Jillytots

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    Yes
    Yes but they are safe witches
     
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  5. Freespirit1

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    Really!!! - the unsafe ones are much more fun though eh! :)
     
  6. Jillytots

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    Well it will be the right forum for you then :D
     
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    Hi I am going south santander to the algarve in January 13 I dread the thought of spending 3/4 mths with out speaking to a single brit. Hope to bump into a few brits. I intend to drive back up to malaga and God knows where else. Any one else about in santander on the 14th January give me a shout. Kjack
     
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  10. Spriddler

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    Err? I always travel solo, so I just stop at the toll machine, walk round the front of my RHD camper, take a ticket (or insert ticket and pay).
    It works a treat every time!
     
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    That is a great idea! I really struggled climbing across the passenger seat and nearly dislocated my shoulders trying to pay! Also as soon as I clambered onto the passenger seat my dog moved to the drivers seat. I'm always concerned that the barrier might come back down before I've moved off.
     
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    Exactly what I do. I also hit the hazard light button when entering the toll booth lane. A note of caution is I heard of someone getting a ticket from the police in France for not switching his engine off before leaving the vehicle at the toll booth.
     
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    It’s my first trip and I’ve met loads of people, been in Benidorm the last 2 weeks and loving it.

    Mickey
     
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  14. Spriddler

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    T'aint rocket science @Aly1 . Take your time and don't feel under any pressure. The barrier isn't timed but will remain up or open until a vehicle clears the toll bay. If it was timed to stay up for a predetermined period folk could nip through after you. I don't bother with the Hazard lights as toll areas usually have approach warnings and huge overhead gantries to give following drivers a big clue that you are going to stop......as they will have to anyway. I'm usually stopped for only seconds longer than a French driver of a L/H drive vehicle faffing about in their pockets to find ticket/credit card/cash.........suppositories.......so have never switched th'engine off.
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    I've all this to come ...im heading over Jan 12th solo to Spain and Portugal for 12 months , I've been soloing in the UK since August and can honestly count on one hand the amount of other motorhomers I've spoke to , I figured it was a British thing

    But when I had my vw campers everyone spoke to me.

    They say that travelling is best done alone as it forces you to talk to strangers more than you would if you were with friends or partners.

    I have found this to be true when holidaying in the past , I went to gran canaria alone in January and I spoke to lots of people in the hotel and in bars etc

    I returned in October with a friend and we tended to stick together most of the time.

    I'm hoping I'll make some acquaintances on my travels but not fussed if it's other motorhome owners or not .....ill be going round bars and warehouses etc looking for work also as I hope to move over there permanently so I'll be making a big effort

    Also relying on social media to help as a few sites I'm on for other reasons have social groups all over the world so that will help me.


    I'll also be looking for a cute Spanish seniorita when I'm out there :p
     
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    Be careful of them flamenco dancers,, their sneaky buggers!!! Xx
     
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    That sounds like a voice of experience :p
     
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    Yes,, it is!!! To be honest,, the dancers are great,,,,, but it's the family you have to watch!! Lol
     
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    This definately needs more details :)
     
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