Notes from Spain

Notes from Spain

Having lived and worked in Spain for the last 7 years, Ben Curtis, and his Spanish wife Marina, bring you sound seeing tours, news, advice and travel secrets from one of the best countries in the world. See for an up-to-date blog and the entire Notes From Spain podcasting archive. Hasta Pronto!

  • 29 minutes 29 seconds
    NFS 079 - The Spanish Revolution Continues

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

    30 May 2011, 10:09 am
  • 18 minutes 54 seconds
    NFS 078 - Big Vultures

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

    16 May 2011, 9:40 am
  • 32 minutes 6 seconds
    NFS 077 - Los Gazquez
    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.
    21 June 2010, 10:02 am
  • 13 minutes 19 seconds
    NFS 076 - Summer Salad Days

    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.

    31 May 2010, 4:51 pm
  • 15 minutes 50 seconds
    NFS 075 - Bilingual Battle and Leaving Madrid
    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...
    10 October 2009, 6:46 pm
  • 25 minutes 7 seconds
    NFS 074 - Notes from Ben
    Rainy days, Christmas, The state of Spain, and more... comment at please!
    3 January 2009, 2:56 pm
  • 27 minutes 16 seconds
    NFS 073 - Asturian Blowholes
    A trip to the east of Asturias around Llanes.... photos and more info at
    31 July 2008, 3:42 pm
  • 24 minutes 37 seconds
    NFS 072 - La Renta: Tax for the Church
    Should tax payers support the church? How religious is Spain? When will smoking finally be banned in bars? Come to to comment!
    27 May 2008, 10:04 pm
  • 27 minutes 12 seconds
    NFS 071 - Heading to the Costa de la Luz
    From Carmona, to Cadiz, and the Costa de la Luz - full details and photos at
    22 May 2008, 6:41 pm
  • 20 minutes 36 seconds
    NFS 070 - When Spanish Women Wax
    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!
    5 May 2008, 4:12 pm
  • 15 minutes 12 seconds
    NFS 069 - The Institute of Cold
    A true story about the death of a friend - See for more details.
    23 April 2008, 10:29 pm
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