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  1. NFS 079 - The Spanish Revolution Continues2011/05/30

    Ben and Marina discuss unfolding events in "The Spanish Revolution" in Sol and beyond, and their trip to Cazorla www.notesfromspain.com
  2. NFS 078 - Big Vultures2011/05/16

    Ben and Marina are back, talking about Sepulveda, the Hoces Del Rio Duraton, and more. See notesfromspain.com for full details.
  3. NFS 077 - Los Gazquez2010/06/21
    Ben and Marina talk to Simon at the Cortijada Los Gazquez, an incredible restored country house in a wild Natural Park in Almeria. The house is totally off-grid, has some amazing eco-enhancements, and tremendous art projects on the go. See www.losgazquez.
  4. NFS 076 - Summer Salad Days2010/05/31

    The heat returns to Madrid, and Ben has trouble with salad, wonders why shops close at lunchtime in winter, and just can't map his school experiences onto the education system in Spain. www.notesfromspain.com
  5. NFS 075 - Bilingual Battle and Leaving Madrid2009/10/10
    Ben and Marina discuss the battle to teach their baby their own languages first, and why they want to escape Madrid... for good? See notesfromspain.com for more, and to find the 'Madrid Confessions' audiobook...
  6. NFS 074 - Notes from Ben2009/01/03
    Rainy days, Christmas, The state of Spain, and more... comment at notesfromspain.com please!
  7. NFS 073 - Asturian Blowholes2008/07/31
    A trip to the east of Asturias around Llanes.... photos and more info at notesfromspain.com
  8. NFS 072 - La Renta: Tax for the Church2008/05/27
    Should tax payers support the church? How religious is Spain? When will smoking finally be banned in bars? Come to notesfromspain.com to comment!
  9. NFS 071 - Heading to the Costa de la Luz2008/05/22
    From Carmona, to Cadiz, and the Costa de la Luz - full details and photos at notesfromspain.com
  10. NFS 070 - When Spanish Women Wax2008/05/05
    Why does no one wear shorts in the street? Will the new Defense minister change the lot of women forever? Is there a housing crisis in Spain? And is Marina going to have to get the police onto the neighbours? Head over to Notesfromspain.com to join in the discussion!
  11. NFS 069 - The Institute of Cold2008/04/23
    A true story about the death of a friend - See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  12. NFS 068 - Ramirez and the Spanish Guitar2008/01/17
    The Ramirez family has been making guitars in Madrid for 126 years. We visited their workshops in Madrid, spoke to Amalia Ramirez, and heard one of the these instruments being played. See notesfromspain.com for photos and more information.
  13. NFS 067 - The Cycle Ride of a Lifetime2007/12/10
    If you would like to ride from the Basque country all the way down to the depths of Andalusia, then guess what, you're invited! See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  14. NFS 066 - Kaliyoga2007/11/20
    This week we talk to Jonathon and Rosie, who set up Kaliyoga, a holistic yoga and detox center in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  15. NFS 065 - Lanjaron and the Alpujarras2007/11/13
    Ben and Marina take a trip to the wonderful Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. See notesfromspain.com for photos and links.
  16. NFS 064 - On learning...2007/10/05
    Lessons learned living in Spain... and questions for you: What did you last learn? What was the motivation? What did it lead to? See notesfromspain.com to comment!
  17. NFS 063 - The Bragas Factory2007/09/05
    Retro-casting from our terrace, Ben talks about honesty in bars, gypsies, nickers factories, and the future of tourism in Spain. See notesfromspain.com for show notes and to comment.
  18. NFS 062 - Abadia Retuerta2007/08/27
    Ben and Marina head up to Abadia Retuerta for a day sipping wine and exploring the wine-making process. See notesfromspain.com for photos!
  19. NFS 061 - Patios Competition, Cordoba2007/07/11
    Ben and Marina check out the famous flowery patios competition held every May in Cordoba. See notesfromspain.com for photos and further details.
  20. NFS 060 - Escape to Madrid2007/05/31
    Ben and Marina chat to Jamie about a great way of spending a few months in Madrid. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  21. NFS 059 - Feria de Caballos, Jerez2007/05/22
    One of the greatest fiestas in Spain: fino, horses, and great people watching down in Jerez. Pop over to notesfromspain.com to see all the photos and a short video!
  22. NFS 058 - Cadiz2007/05/11
    Notes from Cadiz: faded glory just as it should be. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  23. NFS 057 - Las Fallas2007/03/23
    Ben and Marina head down to Valenica for Las Fallas fiestas, and chat to one of the locals before heading off to the most extraordinary Paella cooking events ever seen in Spain! See notesfromspain.com for photos and video.
  24. NFS 056 - A year in Europe2007/03/15
    Ben and Marina talk to Scott and Sheryl who gave up everything for a year on the road, and have just spent two months in Andalusia.

    See notesfromspain.com and ayearineurope.com for details.
  25. NFS 055 - Victimising the Spanish!2007/02/01
    Richard Morely explains to Ben and Marina how he spends his holidays taunting the Spanish! See notesfromspain.com for full details...
  26. Notes from Spain 54 - La Fiesta de San Anton2007/01/17
    Every year on January 17th, people bring their pets to be blessed on the Calle Hortaleza in Madrid. See notesfromspain.com for details.
  27. Notes from Spain 53 - Monasterio de Piedra2006/12/18
    A beautiful area of waterfall-filled parkland on the way to Barcelona from Madrid. See notesfromspain.com for photos.
  28. Notes from Spain 52 - Back Street Barcelona2006/12/04
    14 minutes in the back streets of Barcelona. Who needs Gaudi? See notesfromspain.com for more Barcelona recommendations.
  29. Notes from Spain 51 - Rambling2006/11/21
    Despite all appearances no alcohol was consumed before the making of this podcast. See notesfromspain.com to comment...
  30. Notes from Spain 50 - Siguenza2006/11/13
    Ben and Marina spend a night in Siguenza castle, now a Parador, deep in Castilla La Mancha. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  31. Notes from Spain 49 - Living in Spain - Alan and Brian2006/10/16
    Many of you will know Alan (AKA 'El listo') and Brian (AKA 'Greytop'), from the forums, and here they are in reality! - See notesfromspain.com for full details.
  32. Notes from Spain 48 - The Rastro Market2006/10/01
    Ben and Marina check out Madrid's famous Sunday market. See Notes from Spain for more details.
  33. Notes from Spain 47 - Chris Stewart Interview2006/09/11
    An interview with Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons, on his farm in the Alpujarra mountains. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  34. Notes from Spain Podcast 46 - Vallecas2006/09/01
    Not many people put a trip to Vallecas at the top of their birthday list, but it really appealed to me! Another wonderful market lies at the centre of a very traditional Barrio Madrileño. See notesfromspain.com for details and photos...
  35. Notes from Spain 45 - Fiestas in Madrid2006/08/14
    Ben and Marina check out the summer fiestas in Madrid. See www.notesfromspain.com for details.
  36. Notes from Spain 44 - Ourense Market2006/08/03
    Ben and Marina bring you a soundseeing tour from Ourense Market, see www.notesfromspain.com for details!
  37. Notes from Spain 43 - Moving to Spain2006/07/17
    Helpful hints for all of you who hope to make the big move to Spain soon! See www.notesfromspain.com for full details.
  38. Notes from Spain 42 - Ramblings from Gandia2006/07/06
    Heat stroke may account for these random ramblings from the beach. See notesfromspain.com for details.
  39. Notes from Spain 41 - Spanish wine2006/06/21
    Ryan from www.catavino.net talks to Ben about why it isn't all just Rioja, Rioja, Rioja...
    see www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment...
  40. Notes from Spain 40 - Flying the flag2006/06/12
    Ben and Marina wonder what's going on... it's world cup time and although England is festooned with the national flag, the Spanish flag is nowhere to be seen in Spain... see www.notesfromspain.com
  41. Notes from Spain 39 - Feria del Libro2006/05/28
    Ben and Marina visit the Feria del Libro in the Retiro Park and talk about the rise of the book in Spanish culture. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  42. Notes from Spain 38 - Ibiza Birthday2006/05/22
    Ben and Marina celebrate the NFS 1 year anniversary in Ibiza!
  43. Notes from Spain 37 - Lavapies2006/05/02
    Ben and Marina take a trip back to their old barrio, the emblematic and fast-changing neighbourhood of Madrid.
  44. Notes from Spain 36 - Easter in Madrid2006/04/15
    Ben and Marina sit in Madrid's Plaza de Oriente discussing Easter celebrations, life in the UK, and Fiestas in Madrid.
  45. Notes from Spain 35 - El Escorial2006/04/01
    Ben and Marina head up to El Escorial and fullfil a very special request...
    Full details at notesfromspain.com
  46. Notes from Spain 34 - Don Justo Full Version2006/03/26
    Full 22 min version. Don Justo is a man who has spent the last 40 years building a cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, a village about 20 kilometres from Madrid. Marina and I, accompanied by her mother and (architect) father visit and attempt to describe this incredible building, and tell the story of Don Justo's life.
  47. Notes from Spain 33 - ETA ceasefire2006/03/22
    Ben and Marina comment on the historic decision by ETA to declare a permanent ceasefire.
  48. Notes from Spain 32 - Enduro India2006/03/08
    Ben's 2000 km marathon motorbike trip in Southern India - see notesfromspain.com for more details and photos.
  49. Notes from Spain 31 - Travel Answers2006/02/12
    Ben and Marina answer your questions on Travel in Spain. See notesfromspain.com for more details.
  50. Notes from Spain 30 - Oviedo2006/01/29
    Ben and Marina travel to Asturias for the weekend, to visit the beautiful Asturian capital of Oviedo. See notesfromspain.com for full details.
  51. Notes from Spain no. 28 - A walk by the lake2006/01/03
    A walk by the lake in the Retiro Park, Madrid. See NotesfromSpain.com for full details and to comment.
  52. Notes from Spain 27 - Happy New Year!2006/01/01
    Happy New Year! See notesfromspain.com for full details and to comment.
  53. Notes from Spain 26 - Las Rias Baixas2005/12/18
    Las Rias Baixas - see notesfromspain.com for details and to comment
  54. Notes from Spain 25 - Santiago de Compostela2005/12/11
    Santiago de Compostela. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  55. Notes from Spain 24 - Lugo and beyond2005/12/06
    The first podcast from our Galicia trip. See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  56. Notes from Spain 23 - Pre-Christmas in the Plaza Mayor2005/11/27
    Live from Madrid's Plaza Mayor, at the beginning of the Christmas fair. A look at the cultural delights ahead in the festive season. See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  57. Notes from Spain 22 - Franco's Death Day2005/11/20
    On the anniversary of Franco's death, we take a walk in the woods near his place of rest. See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  58. Notes from Spain 21 - Life and Death in Spain2005/11/06
    Sitting by the river in El Pardo, discussing more culture-clash aspects of life and death in Spain. Plus a request for video-casting inspiration... What would you want to see on a video cast of Spain? See notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  59. Notes from Spain 19 - Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu2005/10/21
    Live from Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium - this one is a classic! Details and comments at www.notesfromspain.com
  60. Notes from Spain 18 - Errant in Iberia2005/10/16
    Books on Spain and extracts from Errant in Iberia, a book about my first three years in Spain. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  61. Notes from Spain 17 - Pintxos in San Sebastian2005/10/04
    An evening eating in the mouth-watering pintxo bars in San Sebastian, one of my favourite cities in Spain. See www.notesfromspain.com for details and to comment.
  62. Notes from Spain 16 - Basque Gastronomic Society2005/09/27
    Wonderful sound-seeing edition from a Basque Gastronomic Society in Zarautz. See www.notesfromspain.com for full details.
  63. Notes from Spain 15 - Flamenco in Madrid2005/09/13
    Flamenco at La Solea in Madrid. For details and to comment please visit www.notesfromspain.com
  64. Notes from Spain 14 - Formentera2005/08/31
    Notes from the Island of Formentera - lazy days... see http://www.notesfromspain.com for details and http://camera.benjamincurtis.com/thumbnails.php?album=30 for photos.
  65. Notes from Spain 13 - The Spanish edition!2005/08/22
    In Spanish for once - back to English next week! See www.notesfromspain.com for full details...
  66. Notes from Spain 12 - The rain in Spain2005/08/17
    Show notes:

    It doesn't rain in Spain
    Road deaths and lawless Spain
    National pride
    Food and holidays

    see www.notesfromspain.com for more...
  67. Notes from Spain 11 - The teleferico de Madrid2005/08/05
    A trip on one of Madrid's most curious attractions. See www.notesfromspain.com for more details.
  68. Notes from Spain 10 - A postcard from Gandia2005/07/26
    A postcard from Gandia - see www.notesfromspain.com for full details
  69. Notes from Spain 9 - A postcard from Cordoba2005/07/11
    A postcard from Cordoba - see notesfromspain.com for full details and show notes.
  70. Notes from Spain 8 - Learning Spanish and Working in Spain2005/07/02
    Learning Spanish and Working in Spain - Go for it! See www.notesfromspain.com for full details and shownotes.
  71. Notes from Spain 7 - The Retrio Park2005/06/22
    Madrid's Retiro Park - See www.notesfromspain.com for shownotes and details.
  72. Notes from Spain Podcast no. 6 - The Plaza Mayor and beyond2005/06/16
    Notes from Spain Podcast no. 6 - See http://www.notesfromspain.com for more details and show notes
  73. Podcast No. 4 ! Where to live and work in Spain2005/05/31
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  74. Notes from Spain Podcast 25th May 20052005/05/25
    Another Terraza cast....
    see www.notesfromspain.com for details!
  75. Notes from Spain 15th May 052005/05/15
    Notes from Spain - A sound seeing tour - on the Madrid metro, football in 'the green bar', and prostitutes on the Calle Montera.
  76. Notes from Spain Podcast no.5 - Sound seeing in Madrid2005/05/07
    Notes from Spain Podcast no. 5
    See http://www.notesfromspain.com for more details and show notes
Notes from Spain
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