Category Archives: Barcelona

Madrid vs Barcelona – comparing the incomparable with Daniel Welsch



The great Spanish city face-off. Yes, it’s the question so many people ask – which city is best, Madrid or Barcelona? And it’s a difficult question to give a definitive answer to! To help me compare these two amazing Spanish cities I speak to Daniel Welsch who has the great privilege of actually living in … Continue reading Madrid vs Barcelona – comparing the incomparable with Daniel Welsch


Valentine’s Day in Spain – Latin lovin’, traditions & soppy vocab 101



Feliz Día de San Valentín!  Love and romance en España. Today is the el 14 de Febrero – the14th February and well rather predictably this episode takes a loving look at Valentine’s Day here in Spain. I’m going to look at what loved-up Spaniards get up to on this special day for lovers – i’ll … Continue reading Valentine’s Day in Spain – Latin lovin’, traditions & soppy vocab 101


Alternative things to do in Madrid & moving to Barcelona – WIS020



In this bonus episode I answer a few questions from listeners…Alternative things to see and do in Madrid, advice for moving to Barcelona and a future episode on healthcare and health insurance in Spain. Also, how about some When in Spain episodes in Spanish? Over to you… FOLLOW WHEN IN SPAIN 📺Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2SOrKrL … Continue reading Alternative things to do in Madrid & moving to Barcelona – WIS020


Trains in Spain and a trip on the AVE from Madrid to Barcelona – WIS019



I talk trains – my favourite way to travel. Sit back and enjoy the ride as I take us on a trip from Madrid to Barcelona on Spain’s high speed train, the AVE (Alta Velocidad Española). From Madrid’s Atocha station with its indoor jungle to Barcelona’s modern Sants terminal, I describe the journey as we … Continue reading Trains in Spain and a trip on the AVE from Madrid to Barcelona – WIS019


Spanish Beer – Brands, Bars and how to order like a native – WIS013



Cerveza! Yes, a whole episode dedicated to beer! Salud! Spain is the 4th biggest beer producer in Europe and the 10th biggest in the world. But, ordering a beer can be a confusing experience. Do you order a caña or a tubo? What’s the difference between a copa and a doble? How big is a … Continue reading Spanish Beer – Brands, Bars and how to order like a native – WIS013


Where to rent in Spain – Cities & Neighbourhoods WIS005



In episode five of When in Spain we take a whistle-stop tour around Spain’s four biggest cities in search of the best neighbourhoods to rent rooms and apartments. We compare Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Seville. Paul gives a flavour of dozens of neighbourhoods, from the hip and trendy, to the studenty, traditional and family friendly. … Continue reading Where to rent in Spain – Cities & Neighbourhoods WIS005


Renting a room or apartment in Spain WIS004



In episode four of When in Spain I look at how to rent a room or apartment in Spain. The focus is on Spain’s four biggest cities, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville. Click on the player above to listen to the episode and hear all about my ups and downs of finding somewhere to rent in Madrid. … Continue reading Renting a room or apartment in Spain WIS004