Tag Archives: Spain

Spain’s most famous market: El Rastro de Madrid, sights, sounds & history – WIS024



In this week’s When in Spain episode I take us on a wander around El Rastro, Madrid’s sprawling outdoor market where you can find almost anything. Whether visiting as a tourist or living in the Spanish capital, El Rastro flea market is a must-see and is one of the most ‘castizo’ things you can experience … Continue reading Spain’s most famous market: El Rastro de Madrid, sights, sounds & history – WIS024


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


Siesta & fiesta! What’s up with Spain’s crazy daily routine!? – WIS016



Evening meals at 11pm! Two-hour lunch breaks! Hitting bars until 7am! In this episode I try to stay awake to look at Spain’s daily routine, timetables, mealtimes and work schedules and try to work out if Spaniards really do ever sleep. I examine the history of the infamous Spanish siesta (Think ancient Rome, Franco and … Continue reading Siesta & fiesta! What’s up with Spain’s crazy daily routine!? – WIS016


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


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


Welcome to When in Spain! WIS001



¿What is this When in Spain…? Ever wanted to know what it’s like to live, work and play in Spain? Yes? Well, click on the play button above and I’ll tell you…Or better still, subscribe to the podcast!  When in Spain is a weekly podcast series, recorded in Madrid (and other parts of Spain) accompanied by this blog, where I’ll … Continue reading Welcome to When in Spain! WIS001