Political situation Avoid all demonstrations across Spain and follow the advice of police and local authorities. There have been large gatherings of people and demonstrations in some parts of Barcelona and other areas of the Catalonia region in relation to political developments there. Some demonstrations have become violent, with protesters causing damage to property and disruption to transport. Further gatherings and demonstrations may take place and demonstrations intended to be peaceful can escalate and turn confrontational.
Crime Most visits to Spain are trouble-free, but you should be alert to the existence of street crime, especially thieves ssex distraction techniques. Thieves often work in teams of two or more people and tend to target money and passports. Take extra care to guard passports, money and personal belongings when collecting or checking in luggage at the airport, and while arranging car hire.
In some city centres and resorts, thieves posing as police officers may approach tourists and ask to see their wallets for identification purposes. If this happens to you, establish that the officers are genuine and if necessary show some other form of ID.
Personal attacks, including sexual assaults, are rare but they do occur, and are often carried out by other British nationals. Alcohol and drugs can make you less vigilant, less in control and less aware of your environment. Hrip you drink, know your limit - remember that drinks served in bars are often stronger than those in the UK.
Make sure you know the contact details of the local emergency services and the location of the nearest police station. About sharing image captionRebekah was the only single woman at her ayahuasca retreat The psychedelic powers of a traditional Amazonian plant medicine called ayahuasca are attracting more and more tourists. It's said to bring spiritual enlightenment and to help with addiction, depression and trauma. But a string of allegations suggests there's a darker side to the ayahuasca scene.
Warning: this article contains details of alleged sexual assaults Rebekah first tried ayahuasca on a "complete whim" when she was travelling in Peru in Like many who've drunk the brew, Rebekah has a wide-eyed distant look as she reminisces about the experience. I felt dot was a lot easier to share and receive love. And I completely believe that. He or she will drink the sticky brown liquid - a trpi of two Amazonian plants - then dole out helpings to the participants. It's been used by tribes in the Amazon region for centuries but now there's a boom in what's become known as "ayahuasca tourism", with ever more specialist retreat centres opening.
Travellers often come for help dealing with mental health problems - and a growing body of scientific research suggests ayahuasca could be an effective treatment. About half an hour or so into a ceremony, the medicine takes its effect and the healer will start singing sacred chants, known as icaros, which guide the participants through their visions. Drinkers usually "purge" during ceremonies too, vomiting and sometimes getting diarrhoea as well.
When Rebekah went on her first ayahuasca retreat, she was the only single woman there and noticed that the male healer was paying her special attention.
But upon reflection, now I do. The same healer was leading the ceremonies. Once again, she says, she was treated differently from everyone else. There was a lot of flattery.
Then the healer began confiding in Rebekah. Her hands are visibly shaking.
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Kidney Care UK: sexual health and contraception Pregnancy If you have mild to moderate kidney disease, it's unlikely your condition or its treatment will affect your chances of having children. Travellers often come for help dealing with mental health problems - and a growing body of scientific research suggests ayahuasca could be an effective treatment. Outdoor activities Take care when swimming in the sea.
Unregistered vehicles who do not meet emission standards will be issued a penalty notice.
Spain has strict drink driving laws. Children under the age of 12 or under 1. Some beaches, especially around Spanish Islands, may have strong undercurrents.
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