Category Archives: Activities

A nation of gamblers? – Spanish lotteries, bingo, casinos & their history



Did you know that Spain´s Lottery is the second oldest in world? Did you know that Spaniards bet a whopping 1.9 billion euros each year? And did you know that one of the most popular lotteries in Spain was set-up by General Franco to help people who had been blinded during the Civil War? Join … Continue reading A nation of gamblers? – Spanish lotteries, bingo, casinos & their history


Hiking ‘El Caminito del Rey’ – The scariest footpath in Spain! WIS026



If you want to see the beauty of this walk then check out my video of ‘el caminito’ on YouTube. https://youtu.be/-bKWkSSOe5s Get your a head for heights on because in this episode of When in Spain I take you on a dizzying walk along El Caminito del Rey – The King’s Little Path, once dubbed the … Continue reading Hiking ‘El Caminito del Rey’ – The scariest footpath in Spain! WIS026


Bullfighting. Art or bloodsport? A trip to Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring – WIS018



This week an episode on Spain’s most controversial tradition, bullfighting. During the show I attend a ‘corrida’ at Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring with a Spanish friend to see this ancient spectacle in the flesh. I didn’t enjoy or agree with what I witnessed, that I expected. But I wanted to see if I could understand … Continue reading Bullfighting. Art or bloodsport? A trip to Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring – WIS018