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The trip of lifetime: busking in Andalusia and Spain
Posted November 23rd, 2012 - 6:39 am by from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Permalink)
Hello freemen in the free world,

I'm a classic guitarist, I used to busk in Scandinavia a few months ago, now it's the time for me to head warm south.

To classic/flamenco guitarists, Andalusia is like Macca to muslims. Most of guitarist wish at least once in life visit Andalusia. I belong to that group of guitarists.

I wish to visit Andalusia and Spain (if possible) this winter, so your tips, advices, experiences are highly appreciated.

Thank you so much,

PS: if anyone of you pass by Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, please leave me a message

Posted November 25th, 2012 - 9:52 am by from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Permalink)
When busking in Spain, do you need to speak spainish???

Posted November 25th, 2012 - 11:22 am by from Palermo, Italy (Permalink)
Hi man, now I live busking with the violin in my town, Palermo, Sicily, Italy. I have been one year in Spain, but just Barcerlona, Zaragoza and Bilbao as city where I have been busking.
And I can tell U that is everywhere the same:

- choose the right place (not so rich part of the city, nor so touristic, the right stay in the middle)
- try to look people on the eyes, and try to smile as much as possible, or anyway change often the facial expressivity.
- If U want to ask people if they would like to share with U their money, try to be the much more funny and polite, anyway U will find your way by the experience.

That's all I suppose

I hope U the best

Some word in spanish:
- hola cielito lindo. Hello clear sky ( to a beutifl girl)
- Buenos dia Senora (have a good day Madame)
- Buenos dia (Hola) Jefe (hallo Boss)
- No hablo espanol, hablo angles. (This U understand)

Spanish, the most of all, doesn't speak english, so would be better to learn it, also on internet for free (interacitive-spanish I think)

I hope u the best, Antonio

Posted November 27th, 2012 - 10:29 pm by from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Permalink)
thank you, Antonio