I am retired in Nerja, Spain, a beautiful seaside town in Andalucia.
AS US citizen, How do I get a 1 Year visa for the Schengen Agreement countries without returning to the states ?
Unfortunately, you can't as a tourist! A one year visa would have to be some form of residence visa and takes a lot of effort. In effect, if any Schengen Agreement gave you a one-year visa (work, family ties, retirement, etc), you could travel anywhere within the Schengen countries. As an American tourist, the Schengen visa is for a maximum of only 90 days in a six-month period! almost 8 years ago
Where is the best place to spend a week in winter in Spain (next week!)... My interests are good food and wine, beautiful outdoors....
Nerja, about 45 minutes east of Malaga, has good food and Tapas, along with beautiful mountains and seaside. There's great hiking in the mountains above Nerja, as well as overlooking the Med. Malaga is nearby with a Picasso Museum, a great Mercado, and Moorish and Roman sites. The weather is often the best in Andalucia, with plenty of sunshine! almost 8 years ago
1 week in Andalusia: Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Gibralter, Malaga, Ronda - what am I missing? Your top 5 must-see places?
That's a lot to see in only one week! Those are all interesting places, but you need to cut back! Granada would probably be at the top of many traveler's lists. Book the Alhamba tour reservation soonest, and get there early! Then Cordoba, Malaga, Ronda, and maybe Cadiz. Only if you really want to push yourself, finish in Seville. Assuming you are driving, you would have a chance to see some great scenery along the way, but it's a lot of driving and checking in and out of hotels. almost 8 years ago