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Re: Feedback needed for April 2015 face-to-face location by *January 27, 2015*

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:41:37 +0300
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <332621421800897@webcorp02h.yandex-team.ru>
Hi,

On HTML more information on getting to Zaragoza was requested, so here it is (top-posted for the win).

Fly to Barcelona.

You need to get to the Barcelona Sants station (the main long-distance station). There is a train from the airport (€4, allow half an hour), you can take a taxi (€20 - €25), or there is a trick that airport staff use, taking a bus then train to save a euro and a few minutes - see 

Then you take the AVE (long distance high-speed train) to Zaragoza station. It's a shade under 2 hours, goes regularly, and one-way economy fare is around €10 from http://www.renfe.es

The venue and onsite accommodation are connected to the station by a walkway. 

If you're not staying there, the nearest hotel is 4 stars, about €65 / night on booking.com when I looked today, and 200 metres away. The centre of the historic town centre (roman theater, cathedral, etc) is about 1 3/4 miles. Expect to pay about €50 for a 3-star hotel in the centre, about €120 for 5 stars with spa, pool, sauna, gym, etc. 

There is good public transport, taxis are cheap, safe and reliable, and there is a city-wide bicycle hire system (the centre of the city is basically flat).

And I'll take you out for tapas in Zaragoza.

Cheers

Chaals

21.01.2015, 01:40, "Philippe Le Hegaret" <plh@w3.org>:
> All,
>
> We are fortunate enough to have two proposed locations for the HTML and
> Web Applications face-to-face meeting in the week of April 13-17, 2015.
> Your feedback will help us picking the location.
>
> 1. Redmond, WA, USA (Hosted by Microsoft):
> 2. Zaragoza, Spain (Hosted by Yandex)
>
> Please provide your preferences at:
>   https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/42538/webapps-spring-2015/
>
> by January 27, 2015.
>
> We will then try to make sense out of the input and pick the location.
>
> Thank you in advance,
>
> Philippe

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