Published: Mon, 30 May 2011 10:09:00 +0000
Last Build Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:18:11 +0000Copyright: Benjamin Curtis
Mon, 30 May 2011 10:09:00 +0000
Ben and Marina discuss unfolding events in "The Spanish Revolution" in Sol and beyond, and their trip to Cazorla www.notesfromspain.com
Mon, 16 May 2011 09:40:00 +0000
Ben and Marina are back, talking about Sepulveda, the Hoces Del Rio Duraton, and more. See notesfromspain.com for full details.
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:02:00 +0000Ben and Marina talk to Simon at the Cortijada Los Gazquez, an incredible restored country house in a wild Natural Park in Almeria. The house is totally off-grid, has some amazing eco-enhancements, and tremendous art projects on the go. See www.losgazquez.
Mon, 31 May 2010 16:51:00 +0000
The heat returns to Madrid, and Ben has trouble with salad, wonders why shops close at lunchtime in winter, and just can't map his school experiences onto the education system in Spain. www.notesfromspain.com
Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:46:00 +0000Ben and Marina discuss the battle to teach their baby their own languages first, and why they want to escape Madrid... for good? See notesfromspain.com for more, and to find the 'Madrid Confessions' audiobook...
Sat, 03 Jan 2009 14:56:00 +0000Rainy days, Christmas, The state of Spain, and more... comment at notesfromspain.com please!
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:42:00 +0000A trip to the east of Asturias around Llanes.... photos and more info at notesfromspain.com
Tue, 27 May 2008 22:04:00 +0000Should tax payers support the church? How religious is Spain? When will smoking finally be banned in bars? Come to notesfromspain.com to comment!
Thu, 22 May 2008 18:41:00 +0000From Carmona, to Cadiz, and the Costa de la Luz - full details and photos at notesfromspain.com
Mon, 05 May 2008 16:12:00 +0000Why does no one wear shorts in the street? Will the new Defense minister change the lot of women forever? Is there a housing crisis in Spain? And is Marina going to have to get the police onto the neighbours? Head over to Notesfromspain.com to join in the discussion!
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:29:00 +0000A true story about the death of a friend - See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Thu, 17 Jan 2008 08:34:00 +0000The Ramirez family has been making guitars in Madrid for 126 years. We visited their workshops in Madrid, spoke to Amalia Ramirez, and heard one of the these instruments being played. See notesfromspain.com for photos and more information.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:22:00 +0000If you would like to ride from the Basque country all the way down to the depths of Andalusia, then guess what, you're invited! See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 19:24:00 +0000This week we talk to Jonathon and Rosie, who set up Kaliyoga, a holistic yoga and detox center in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:26:00 +0000Ben and Marina take a trip to the wonderful Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. See notesfromspain.com for photos and links.
Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:23:00 +0000Lessons learned living in Spain... and questions for you: What did you last learn? What was the motivation? What did it lead to? See notesfromspain.com to comment!
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 15:51:00 +0000Retro-casting from our terrace, Ben talks about honesty in bars, gypsies, nickers factories, and the future of tourism in Spain. See notesfromspain.com for show notes and to comment.
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 17:08:00 +0000Ben and Marina head up to Abadia Retuerta for a day sipping wine and exploring the wine-making process. See notesfromspain.com for photos!
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 07:50:00 +0000Ben and Marina check out the famous flowery patios competition held every May in Cordoba. See notesfromspain.com for photos and further details.
Thu, 31 May 2007 13:10:00 +0000Ben and Marina chat to Jamie about a great way of spending a few months in Madrid. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Tue, 22 May 2007 18:57:00 +0000One of the greatest fiestas in Spain: fino, horses, and great people watching down in Jerez. Pop over to notesfromspain.com to see all the photos and a short video!
Fri, 11 May 2007 21:32:00 +0000Notes from Cadiz: faded glory just as it should be. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:35:00 +0000Ben and Marina head down to Valenica for Las Fallas fiestas, and chat to one of the locals before heading off to the most extraordinary Paella cooking events ever seen in Spain! See notesfromspain.com for photos and video.
Thu, 15 Mar 2007 07:05:00 +0000Ben and Marina talk to Scott and Sheryl who gave up everything for a year on the road, and have just spent two months in Andalusia.
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 18:40:00 +0000Richard Morely explains to Ben and Marina how he spends his holidays taunting the Spanish! See notesfromspain.com for full details...
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:27:00 +0000Every year on January 17th, people bring their pets to be blessed on the Calle Hortaleza in Madrid. See notesfromspain.com for details.
Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:34:00 +0000A beautiful area of waterfall-filled parkland on the way to Barcelona from Madrid. See notesfromspain.com for photos.
Mon, 04 Dec 2006 21:50:00 +000014 minutes in the back streets of Barcelona. Who needs Gaudi? See notesfromspain.com for more Barcelona recommendations.
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 19:10:00 +0000Despite all appearances no alcohol was consumed before the making of this podcast. See notesfromspain.com to comment...
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 16:39:00 +0000Ben and Marina spend a night in Siguenza castle, now a Parador, deep in Castilla La Mancha. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Mon, 16 Oct 2006 16:05:00 +0000Many of you will know Alan (AKA 'El listo') and Brian (AKA 'Greytop'), from the forums, and here they are in reality! - See notesfromspain.com for full details.
Sun, 01 Oct 2006 20:36:00 +0000Ben and Marina check out Madrid's famous Sunday market. See Notes from Spain for more details.
Mon, 11 Sep 2006 06:05:00 +0000An interview with Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons, on his farm in the Alpujarra mountains. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 18:06:00 +0000Not many people put a trip to Vallecas at the top of their birthday list, but it really appealed to me! Another wonderful market lies at the centre of a very traditional Barrio MadrileÃ±o. See notesfromspain.com for details and photos...
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:13:00 +0000Ben and Marina check out the summer fiestas in Madrid. See www.notesfromspain.com for details.
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 19:50:00 +0000Ben and Marina bring you a soundseeing tour from Ourense Market, see www.notesfromspain.com for details!
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:43:00 +0000Helpful hints for all of you who hope to make the big move to Spain soon! See www.notesfromspain.com for full details.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 11:37:00 +0000Heat stroke may account for these random ramblings from the beach. See notesfromspain.com for details.
Wed, 21 Jun 2006 08:57:00 +0000Ryan from www.catavino.net talks to Ben about why it isn't all just Rioja, Rioja, Rioja...
Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:54:00 +0000Ben and Marina wonder what's going on... it's world cup time and although England is festooned with the national flag, the Spanish flag is nowhere to be seen in Spain... see www.notesfromspain.com
Sun, 28 May 2006 13:17:00 +0000Ben and Marina visit the Feria del Libro in the Retiro Park and talk about the rise of the book in Spanish culture. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Mon, 22 May 2006 15:06:00 +0000Ben and Marina celebrate the NFS 1 year anniversary in Ibiza!
Tue, 02 May 2006 20:20:00 +0000Ben and Marina take a trip back to their old barrio, the emblematic and fast-changing neighbourhood of Madrid.
Sat, 15 Apr 2006 19:25:00 +0000Ben and Marina sit in Madrid's Plaza de Oriente discussing Easter celebrations, life in the UK, and Fiestas in Madrid.
Sat, 01 Apr 2006 18:18:00 +0000Ben and Marina head up to El Escorial and fullfil a very special request...
Sun, 26 Mar 2006 21:06:00 +0000Full 22 min version. Don Justo is a man who has spent the last 40 years building a cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, a village about 20 kilometres from Madrid. Marina and I, accompanied by her mother and (architect) father visit and attempt to describe this incredible building, and tell the story of Don Justo's life.
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 21:43:00 +0000Ben and Marina comment on the historic decision by ETA to declare a permanent ceasefire.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:17:00 +0000Ben's 2000 km marathon motorbike trip in Southern India - see notesfromspain.com for more details and photos.
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:22:00 +0000Ben and Marina answer your questions on Travel in Spain. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
Sun, 29 Jan 2006 11:21:00 +0000Ben and Marina travel to Asturias for the weekend, to visit the beautiful Asturian capital of Oviedo. See notesfromspain.com for full details.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 18:02:00 +0000A walk by the lake in the Retiro Park, Madrid. See NotesfromSpain.com for full details and to comment.
Sun, 01 Jan 2006 21:24:00 +0000Happy New Year! See notesfromspain.com for full details and to comment.
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 12:07:00 +0000Las Rias Baixas - see notesfromspain.com for details and to comment
Sun, 11 Dec 2005 16:12:00 +0000Santiago de Compostela. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Tue, 06 Dec 2005 19:03:00 +0000The first podcast from our Galicia trip. See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 19:09:00 +0000Live from Madrid's Plaza Mayor, at the beginning of the Christmas fair. A look at the cultural delights ahead in the festive season. See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 20:00:00 +0000On the anniversary of Franco's death, we take a walk in the woods near his place of rest. See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Sun, 06 Nov 2005 19:17:00 +0000Sitting by the river in El Pardo, discussing more culture-clash aspects of life and death in Spain. Plus a request for video-casting inspiration... What would you want to see on a video cast of Spain? See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Fri, 21 Oct 2005 08:26:00 +0000Live from Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium - this one is a classic! Details and comments at www.notesfromspain.com
Sun, 16 Oct 2005 13:21:00 +0000Books on Spain and extracts from Errant in Iberia, a book about my first three years in Spain. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Tue, 04 Oct 2005 13:15:00 +0000An evening eating in the mouth-watering pintxo bars in San Sebastian, one of my favourite cities in Spain. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 18:43:00 +0000Wonderful sound-seeing edition from a Basque Gastronomic Society in Zarautz. See www.notesfromspain.com for full details.
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 08:04:00 +0000Flamenco at La Solea in Madrid. For details and to comment please visit www.notesfromspain.com
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:31:00 +0000Notes from the Island of Formentera - lazy days... see http://www.notesfromspain.com for details and http://camera.benjamincurtis.com/thumbnails.php?album=30 for photos.
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:26:00 +0000In Spanish for once - back to English next week! See www.notesfromspain.com for full details...
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 18:36:00 +0000Show notes:
Fri, 05 Aug 2005 06:17:00 +0000A trip on one of Madrid's most curious attractions. See www.notesfromspain.com for more details.
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 16:06:00 +0000A postcard from Gandia - see www.notesfromspain.com for full details
Mon, 11 Jul 2005 21:34:00 +0000A postcard from Cordoba - see notesfromspain.com for full details and show notes.
Sat, 02 Jul 2005 13:57:00 +0000Learning Spanish and Working in Spain - Go for it! See www.notesfromspain.com for full details and shownotes.
Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:22:00 +0000Madrid's Retiro Park - See www.notesfromspain.com for shownotes and details.
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:21:00 +0000Notes from Spain Podcast no. 6 - See http://www.notesfromspain.com for more details and show notes
Tue, 31 May 2005 14:45:00 +0000Podcast - 31st May 2005 ! It's another Notes from Spain podcast! First part of a series on living in Spain. Where to Live and work in Spain - show notes:
Wed, 25 May 2005 19:06:05 +0000Another Terraza cast.... see www.notesfromspain.com for details!
Sun, 15 May 2005 19:00:00 +0000Notes from Spain - A sound seeing tour - on the Madrid metro, football in 'the green bar', and prostitutes on the Calle Montera.
Sat, 07 May 2005 22:14:00 +0000Notes from Spain Podcast no. 5 See http://www.notesfromspain.com for more details and show notes