If you like Notes from Spain, check out Ben’s latest blogging project, Notes from Ben, all about life, art, creativity, books, and happiness.
In 2006 my wife Marina and I started the Notes in Spanish podcast to teach people “The Real Spanish You’ll Never Find in a Textbook or Classroom”, using 100% real conversations.
We’ve had over 40 Million podcast downloads since then, reaching people from almost every country in the world, at every level of Spanish, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced: Check out Notes in Spanish here ¡Gracias!
My wife Marina and I had a great time out by Madrid’s Lago being interviewed by Jazmin Kylene for her show The Tea On. Topics covered include…
- Our secret tips for learning Spanish
- The ups and downs of dating someone who speaks a different language!
- Adapting to a new culture and how we met
- Top tips for bringing up bilingual kids
- Favourite words that don’t exist in the other’s language
Over at our sister site Notes in Spanish we share the very best places to eat, drink, visit and just generally wander around in Madrid – the result of 20 years thorough investigation by Ben, and a lifetime living here for Marina! Check it out here:
This blog, Notes from Spain, was the first piece of a puzzle in an unlikely chain of events that led my wife, Marina, and I to leave our jobs and work full time on our kitchen-table podcasting business, Notes in Spanish, that has been going for over 10 years and has had over 31 million downloads so far.
I’ve written a book telling the whole story, and including absolutely everything we know about running a business online, reducing work hours, and having fun in the meantime!
Check out this video for more details, and order the book from Amazon: see the links below the video…
Check out this stunning photo essay, Madrid Through The Looking Glass, by our friend Mike Randolph…
Here’s a great Spain blog worth checking out, Spain by Mike Randolph. Mike is a professional photographer and writer, and this is a great place to learn a lot about Spain and Spanish Culture.
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For those that wonder where I’ve gone, I’m still collecting my thoughts after 8 months of little to no sleep (parenting related!) Now we are sleeping more, energies are still settling. Back soonish or laterish. I hope everyone is well. Ben.
It’s time for the festive break, I hope you enjoy it enormously and want to wish a very very happy Christmas and New Year to all the readers of this blog.
(…and if your New Year’s resolution is to learn more Spanish, you know the best place to start: with all the great free stuff at our sister-site notesinspanish.com!)