Category Archives: History

A weekend in Asturias, a cow, a puncture & the most local bar in Spain – WIS021



…we got to spend a few hours in a bar in someone’s house in a village with a population of eight. EIGHT people. The very local wine was cheap at 80¢ a glass! In this episode, we escape Madrid for a weekend tour of Spain’s northern region of Asturias, the Picos de Europa mountains, a … Continue reading A weekend in Asturias, a cow, a puncture & the most local bar in Spain – WIS021


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


Spain’s Festivals – Feria de San Isidro WIS003



Hola a todos!! In episode three of When in Spain I guide us around the Feria de San Isidro in Madrid and take in the sights, sounds and flavours. To hear all the festivities hit play on audio player above and immerse yourself in all things Feria! FOLLOW WHEN IN SPAIN 📺Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2SOrKrL 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Join the When in … Continue reading Spain’s Festivals – Feria de San Isidro WIS003


Exploring Madrid – La Latina WIS002



In this, the second episode of the When in Spain podcast show I take you for a wander around La Latina, the neighbourhood where I live and one of the oldest and most famous in Madrid. We’ll take in the sights and sounds while I talk about everyday life in the barrio and offer a … Continue reading Exploring Madrid – La Latina WIS002