Notes from Spain
Travel, living, and working in Spain

Ben and Marina discuss unfolding events in "The Spanish Revolution" in Sol and beyond, and their trip to Cazorla

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Ben and Marina are back, talking about Sepulveda, the Hoces Del Rio Duraton, and more. See for full details.

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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.
Direct download: nfs77_los_gazquez.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:02am EDT

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.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

Ben and Marina discuss the battle to teach their baby their own languages first, and why they want to escape Madrid... for good? See for more, and to find the 'Madrid Confessions' audiobook...
Direct download: nfs75_bilingual_battle.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

Rainy days, Christmas, The state of Spain, and more... comment at please!
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Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:56am EDT

A trip to the east of Asturias around Llanes.... photos and more info at
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Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

Should tax payers support the church? How religious is Spain? When will smoking finally be banned in bars? Come to to comment!
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Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

From Carmona, to Cadiz, and the Costa de la Luz - full details and photos at
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Category:Travel -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

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 to join in the discussion!
Direct download: nfs70_spanishwomenwax.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT