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Want to live and work in Spain? Maybe just visit? Or just curious about the Spanish way of life? Recorded in Madrid, When in Spain offers practical advice, real-life observations and travel ideas for anyone figuring out Spain and the Spanish culture.

When in Spain is a weekly podcast series that shares 'warts and all' observations and insights on life and culture on the Iberian peninsular. The show also offers practical advice on how to move here, live, survive and thrive in this country of countries.

When in Spain Paul Burge

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Want to live and work in Spain? Maybe just visit? Or just curious about the Spanish way of life? Recorded in Madrid, When in Spain offers practical advice, real-life observations and travel ideas for anyone figuring out Spain and the Spanish culture.

When in Spain is a weekly podcast series that shares 'warts and all' observations and insights on life and culture on the Iberian peninsular. The show also offers practical advice on how to move here, live, survive and thrive in this country of countries.

    Madrid’s comedy scene with comedians Tricia Audette & Juan Dávila

    Madrid’s comedy scene with comedians Tricia Audette & Juan Dávila

    This week the Madrid comedy scene and a look at bilingual sense humour and how Spanish life inspires comedy, all brought to you by professional funny people Tricia Audette and Juan Dávila from TYF Comedy.



    In this episode Tricia and Juan talk about how life in Spain as a non-local (Tricia is from Canada) and local provides the perfect inspiration for much of their comedy material, think mistranslations, mispronunciations and general misadventures. They also share how they got into the Spanish comedy scene from studying accountancy to working as a police officer and talk about what it's like to work as a comedian on the Madrid circuit.



    Tricia talks about her upcoming English language comedy show at Madrid's Chocita del Loro comedy club. It's called Live Story: Comedy Shorts in English with shows on 21st January 2020 and 4th February 2020. Tricia will be performing sketches and improv with her partner Fernando García Torres and the show's directed by Juan Dávila. Tickets available here.



    TYF Comedy on Facebook & Instagram



    Juan Dávila on Instagram



     

    • 51 min
    Winter warmth in Gran Canaria – Exploring Canary Island life with Alex Bramwell

    Winter warmth in Gran Canaria – Exploring Canary Island life with Alex Bramwell

    In this episode I take you with me as I escape the winter blues and head to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria with Karina in search of winter warmth for the New Year.



    I meet up with Gran Canaria-born photographer and all-round Canary Island expert, Alex Bramwell to explore what Gran Canaria and the other Canary Islands have to offer.



    Alex tells me about the Islands´history, the best beaches to visit, the most dramatic hiking routes to take, and what food to try. We also touch on Gran Canaria´s economy and of course one of the world´s biggest carnivals which takes place every February on the island.



    Alex runs a website dedicated to all things Gran Canaria, so if you´re planning a trip to the island check out this wealth of information about what to see and do including Alex´s photography and videos. www.gran-canaria-info.com/en/  



    Join the accompanying Gran Canaria Info Facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/GranCanariaInfo/



    Enjoy the podcast? Please consider supporting When in Spain by becoming a patron https://www.patreon.com/wheninspain

    • 47 min
    Comparing casas: the Spanish home & its curiosities

    Comparing casas: the Spanish home & its curiosities

    Since living in Spain I've discovered new kitchen contraptions, I've used household items that I never used in the UK (mop & bucket comes to mind) and developed an affection for dated furniture, confusing door bells and bidets. I've got used to literally hanging my laundry out in public, albeit clean of course! But I still miss a good wall to wall carpet when winter arrives.



    Having lived in five different properties during my years in Spain I've noticed many interesting little idiosyncrasies of apartment living in Madrid. In this episode I look at the differences between Spanish homes and homes in the UK and USA.



     

    • 47 min
    Moving to Spain checklist with relocation coach Molly Piccavey

    Moving to Spain checklist with relocation coach Molly Piccavey

    Are you thinking about making the move to Spain? Wondering where to live and how to buy or rent a property? Do you want to look for work or retire to Spain? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then this episode is for you.



    I chat with Molly Piccavey who runs the award-winning Spain blog Piccavey.com and also works as a relocation coach. Molly has spent more than two decades living and working in Spain and she explains all of the important factors to consider ahead of a permanent or long term move to Spain.



    In the episode we talk about finding property to buy or rent and potential hidden expenses, how to choose a part of Spain where you'll enjoy living, finding work, paperwork, healthcare options, learning Spanish and adapting to the Spanish lifestyle.



    You can find Molly's blog and more information about her relocation coach service at piccavey.com 



    If you'd like to contact Molly directly about her relocation service email her at mollysp@gmail.com



     



     

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    Eat Out Madrid – Talking about Spain’s food lover community with Valentina Ruffoni

    Eat Out Madrid – Talking about Spain’s food lover community with Valentina Ruffoni

    I talk about the Madrid restaurant scene and foodie community in the Spanish capital with Eat Out Madrid founder Valentina Ruffoni. Eat Out Madrid is a Facebook community where food fans can share their personal reviews, recommendations and photos.



    I talk to Valentina about Madrid's restaurant scene, dining culture and culture shocks and favourite foods we miss from back home.

    • 53 min
    Moving to Spain with Children with Lisa Sadleir from Family Life in Spain

    Moving to Spain with Children with Lisa Sadleir from Family Life in Spain

    I talk to Lisa Sadleir who runs the Family Life in Spain blog about the practicalities of moving to Spain with children. Lisa has spent more than 20 years in Spain and has raised her own two children here and she's also helped many other families make the move.



    We examine all of the factors to consider when relocating as a family including which type of school to choose, state, private or bilingual. We run through the Spanish State education system and look at the pros and cons for the different schools available.



    Lisa also shares her advice for helping your children integrate into Spanish culture and community and gives some tips for making the transition as stress-free as possible.



    Lisa has also written a book called Moving to Spain which you can find on Amazon here. She also runs her own house finder service and relocation consultancy for anyone thinking about moving to the Málaga area of Spain. movetomalagaspain.com

    • 59 min

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Interesting Podcast

A good podcast for learning about what there is to do in Spain, especially if you’re considering taking a year off or studying abroad in Spain.

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