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If you are going to Spain in the summer you need to bear in mind that during the day it can get very hot so people tend to limit their activities during the middle of the day. The converse of this is that they come out later at night than people in more northern countries. Eating in a restaurant before 2100 hours is unusual and later in Madrid. So you can ...


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Wild camping (wether tent, tarp or bivouac bag) is generally authorised in Switzerland except in protected lands (such as wilderness protection areas) or on private land with a recommendation to camp over the limit where trees grow. PDF memo on camping by Swiss alpine club (the main article is in German or in French under: Swiss alpine club camping) But in ...


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It's typically noisy in the evenings, both due to locals and tourists. However this varies a lot, even from night to night, as well as depending on time of year. It should be possible to find a quiet hotel if you try a few things. Look on Google Street View and Google Maps to see if a street has any bars or restaurants nearby. You can probably even find the ...


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I lived three months in Burgos on the second floor of a street full of restaurants and bars. Noisy in the evening, but quiet from midnight till the following evening.  Two weeks in Santiago, two nights in Pamplona, several in Barcelona, and various other places. No complaints about noise.  I've heard the same rumor, but I don't believe it.


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(disclaimer, experience in major cities only) I've not experienced this, except for loud drunk tourists in Barcelona in the most touristic areas If you're in a Hotel and guests (especially) or someone in the street causes too much noise whatever the time of day, complain to the hotel staff. It's true that in some area in Spain people will stay out late, but ...


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Many similar services allow/require you to book an "aircraft-style sleeper seat" or similar if you're not booking a cabin berth. On some it's included in the price. Those seats tend to be in rooms that are supposed to be quiet overnight, but with many people in are probably lighter and noisier than you might like, like an oversize aeroplane cabin ...


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