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Sounds that make you sound Spanish – ¡Buah! ¡Anda! ¡Hala! ¡Uy! ¡Puf!



Want to sound super Spanish? I run through ten useful and fun Spanish interjections that you can pepper your conversations with to help express yourself even more clearly when you’re chatting en español. ¡Anda! When I first started learning Spanish and hanging around with native speakers I kept hearing these noises that popped up in … Continue reading Sounds that make you sound Spanish – ¡Buah! ¡Anda! ¡Hala! ¡Uy! ¡Puf!


Almería & Cabo de Gata – Cowboys, Pirates, Wild Beaches & A Sea of Plastic



In this episode I take you on a trip around Spain’s most arid provinces, Almería. We explore the Tabernas Desert and its Spaghetti Western filming locations, the beautiful wild beaches of Cabo de Gata including the dramatic Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead), and I guide you through Almería City’s top sights including the … Continue reading Almería & Cabo de Gata – Cowboys, Pirates, Wild Beaches & A Sea of Plastic


Cycling Southern Spain with Chris Atkin



Chris Atkin, author of his new book, (Just As Well) It’s Not About The Bike: A Journey Across Southern Spain, joins me in this episode to chat about his experience pedaling 1300 kilometres from Valencia to Gibraltar on a basic bike with only seven gears and barely enough room for panniers. Chris describes some of … Continue reading Cycling Southern Spain with Chris Atkin


A day trip to Brihuega’s lavender fields and Guadalajara



Join Karina, me and friends, Adam and Ollie, for a day trip to the charming medieval town of Brihuega and its beautiful lavender fields. A slice of Provence right in the centre of Spain! Brihuega is famous in Spain for its lavender cultivation and surprisingly, it is one of the world’s major producers of lavender … Continue reading A day trip to Brihuega’s lavender fields and Guadalajara


Madrid’s public transport with Sarah Willats – Trains, Tickets, Tips & Trips



Sarah Willats joins me to talk about Madrid’s public transport network, how to get the best out of it, tickets, passes and trips whether visiting for a holiday, business or making the Spanish capital your home. Sarah, aka Sarah la Viajera (check out her Spain travel blog!) has recently published her book, The Ultimate Guide to … Continue reading Madrid’s public transport with Sarah Willats – Trains, Tickets, Tips & Trips


Costa Brava road trip – Coves, Bikinis & Dalí



Join us for all the sights and sounds on a road trip along Spain’s rugged Costa Brava. Discover the beautiful seaside towns and villages of Tossa de Mar, Calella de Palafrugell, Platja Fonda, Roses and of course Cadaqués, home to Salvador Dalí’s former house, now a wonderful, eccentric museum. We explore the coves of turquoise … Continue reading Costa Brava road trip – Coves, Bikinis & Dalí


Speaking Andaluz & life in Andalucía with Adam Harrison from El Inglés Andaluz



Think you can speak Spanish? Think again if you move to Andalucía! Adam Harrison moved to Huelva province seven years ago and realised that the local dialect was very different to the Spanish he had learnt. So on a quest to share is observations and frustrations learning Andaluz Adam set up InglesAndaluz on TikTok and … Continue reading Speaking Andaluz & life in Andalucía with Adam Harrison from El Inglés Andaluz


Wandering Madrid and talking Cost of Living in Spain



Hola Spain fans! This is a kind of hybrid episode. Lots of sounds of Madrid as I wander its squares, shops and markets and stop off in a few cafes and bars. Along the way I talk all about the cost of living in Spain. I look at renting and buying property, utility bills, groceries, … Continue reading Wandering Madrid and talking Cost of Living in Spain


Spain’s liquid gold: olive oil adventures with Lucas Soler



We transport ourselves to the majestic olive groves of Jaén to talk all about Spanish olive oil with special guest and olive oil aficionado, Lucas Soler. Lucas was born in Barcelona but even though he has spent nearly all of his life in the US, olive oil has always remained in his blood. Since a … Continue reading Spain’s liquid gold: olive oil adventures with Lucas Soler


Sketches of Menorca – deep water, mayonnaise, horses’ private parts, gin & Georgian palaces



In this episode we delve into the curious history, culture and untouched landscape of the balearic island of Menorca. Joining us to guide us around this lesser-discovered island is Lorraine Ure. For Lorraine, Menorca was love at first sight when the cruise ship she was working on docked in the port of Mahón. She has … Continue reading Sketches of Menorca – deep water, mayonnaise, horses’ private parts, gin & Georgian palaces