"Jose Luis Villalba Barranco" jlvillalba's Profile

I Love travel, that?s freedom and real education

I love exchange ideas and meet new cultures, my purpose is getting the real knowledge and be prepared for the future, I want to give my best to the society

Bit delay to update my pages

In my opinion, Travel is enjoy our world, be proud of the cultures, diversity, learn about other feeling, listen the people, analise, compare and...respect.
Travel is move around, sometimes relax, sometimes active, Travel is negotiation with other, to enjoy comunications and learn other languajes, words, signs and faces.
Travel is making pictures, with a camera or with your mind, to remember and save impressions.
Travel is go first time and...the second time, to go deeper. Also is sharing experiences with others, listen and appreciate other's travel.

My lattest trips

I am glad to travel every month, basically due to business trips, in Spain and Portugal.
I really i don?t make too many plans, but I can resume my lattest personal trips:
- January 2008, 10 days in Rio de janeiro, Brasil
- October 2007, Calpe, Alicante, Spain
- July 2007, Camp site in Cabo de Gata, Almeria
- April 2007: Costa del Sol and Cordoba
- February-March 2007: ARGENTINA, PERU, BOLIVIA, PARAGUAY and CHILE in a road trip as backpacker
- January 2007: Morocco (Tangier, Casablanca, Marraquesh, Sidi Ifni, Beni Mellal) and Western Sahara (El Aauin)
- December 2006: LONDON and Bournemouth
- August 2006: North Spain (San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo and Coruña)
- April 2006: Morocco (backpack route)
- January 2006: Frankfurt&Estonia (Tallin&Tartu)
- 2006: other trips to Barcelona, Pirenees and Basque Country
- July 2005. Dominican Republic
- April 2005 PERU!!
- February 2005 Paris-Disneyland and Andorra
- Business trips to Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Sevilla, Cordoba, Toledo, Granada.
- Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay. August 2004
- Albarracin-Teruel (Spain) May 2004
- Cambodia (Angkor Wat), Thailand (BKK-Phuket) and Japan (Osaka, Hyogo) April 2004
- Costa del Sol (december 2003)
- Melilla and morocco (sep 2003)
- Fuerteventura Island-Spain (july 2003):
- Japan (december 2002)
- Tenerife-Spain (september 2002)
- France (august 2002)
- North coast of Spain (April 2002)
- Thailand (december 2001)
- Lanzarote-Spain (august 2001)
- France (July 2001)
- Thailand & Vietnam (abril 2001)
- Morocco-Tanger (October 2000)
- Lisbon 1/2 Marathon (2000)
- Lisbon (November 1999)
- Interrail Europe 12+1 nations(August 1998)
- France&Germany-Munich (August 1997)
- USA, Canada&Mexico (July-October 1996)
- USA (July-September 1995)

My last name, in many places

My last name is Villalba, that means Villa Alba, the white village or maybe, the sunrise village.
There are:
- More than 20 places named Villalba in Spain, including Vilalba in Catalu?a.
- In Puerto Rico and
- In Sicily, Italy

Spain in the World

Spain is a country that has been influenced in the last 2000 years by other nations and make us very proud pople to remember: Phoenicians, romans, arabs, old greeks, celtics, almoravides, even viking influences in some parts are visibles.
-Later, Spain, after the merge of Castilla, Leon, Aragon and Navarra, and the conquist of Granada, started one of the biggest campaign of culturisation ever done in the planet: Here I mention a list of countries, nations and territories with a Spanish, hispanic taste in placesnamed, people, race, language:
In Europe: Portugal (north), Italy (Sicily, Napoli, Calabria, Sardegna), France (Le rousillon, perpignan, Barque Country), Germany (Aachen), Belgium and Netherland (King Charles V), Andorra (spanish language)
In America: Canada (basques settlements), USA (Southwest, Texas, Luisiana and Florida), Mexico, Guatemala, Belice, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panam?, Costa Rica, Santo Domingo, Caiman, Little antilles, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brasil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and the Malvinas.
Africa: Morocco (Tetuan, Tangier, Ifni, Tarfaya), Argelia (Oran), Tunicia (Cartago), Ecuatorial Guinea, Western Sahara.
Asia-Pacifico: Guam, Filipinas, Northern marianas islands, Carolines Island, Salomon Islands, Vietnam (first european settlement).

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  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2014 at 5:19 AM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • Usctwin's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Hi Jose, hope you have a great birthday!

  • TrendsetterME's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Hey Jose, "Happy Birthday", with all my best wishes ... :)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Hi Jose Luis! Happy Birthday and Happy Travels for you! You are very welcome for Euromeet 2010 in Krakow, Poland (28-30 May, 2010)! Details and links on my homepage. Please, think over it! We need you in Krakow! Smiles from both matcrazies ---> :-)))

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    ¡Feliz cumple!

  • WorldMeet2008's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2008 at 8:03 AM

    Your next trip? Make it really unique! It's not too late to attend WM08 - Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Dead- Sea on 25- 28th Sept (+Petra 29-30th). We want to double the num of attendees to 100! Click to learn where, when, what, how, how much! Avi [FruitLover].

  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2008 at 6:45 AM

    Hola Jose Luis! perdona que un poquin tarde en desearte un feliz cumple. Muchas felicidades!

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Felicidades! Espero que lo hayas pasado bien! :-)

  • GracesTrips's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Happy Birthday, Jose! Hope you enjoy a most excellent day!

  • Etoile2B's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Happy Birthday from sunny California!

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