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The Benidorm Digital Nomad Podcast

The Benidorm Digital Nomad Podcast

By Paul Teague
The life of a digital nomad in Benidorm. This is an English-language podcast about Benidorm, in Spain's Costa Blanca. It's packed with practical tips and tricks as well as lots of information about places to go, things to do and the best places to see in Benidorm and the surrounding area. Other places mentioned are Alicante, Torrevieja, Denia, La Marina, Calpe, Villajoyosa, Gran Alacant, Santa Pola and many more. Presented by your UK host and guide, Paul Teague. Paul is the author of psychological thrillers, science fiction and non-fiction. He is also a former BBC journalist and presenter.
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Final Podcast Episode: Closing Comments
The final episode of the Benidorm Digital Nomad Podcast. Episodes were released between June & July 2021. Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
02:27
July 7, 2021
A Digital Nomad in Benidorm: My Final Thoughts
I want to thank Visit Benidorm and GF Hotels for being wonderful hosts and for hosting a wonderful month here in Benidorm. Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
10:23
July 7, 2021
Digital Nomad Interview: Lauren Bate
Lauren Bate is a Benidorm-based digital nomad. She created the popular Diary of a Spanglish Girl blog at https://diaryofaspanglishgirl.com/ and this has helped to attract an audience of well over 20,000 on the accompanying Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DiaryofaSpanglishGirl In this interview, Lauren discusses living and working in the popular Spanish resort. Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
07:45
July 6, 2021
Five Things I’ve Done in Benidorm That I Haven’t Done Before
Here's the full list: JetSki via Carlos Water Sports, Benidorm Electric bikes via Marco Polo Expeditions & Tao Horse riding via Marco Polo Expeditions Boat ride to Benidorm Island - Marina at Old Town Jeep hire and tour - Benidorm Cross, Altea, Gaudalest, Finestrat and some very off-road cross country routes Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
35:02
July 4, 2021
Car Hire In Benidorm: My Tips
If you want to hire a car I recommend Centauro at https://www.centauro.net/ In this podcast I explain why they're my preferred car hire company. Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
10:40
July 2, 2021
Covid Tests When Flying To & From Alicante Airport: Everything You Need To Know
Timestamp 30th June 2021 - please note this information may be out of date if you listen to it after the release date. I've flown into Spain twice since the Covid Pandemic began, flown back to the UK once and - at the time of recording this episode - I am just about to fly back to the UK again. I explain what happens when you get a 'fit to fly' test in Torrevieja and Benidorm, what happens at Alicante Airport and then what self-isolation back in the UK involves. Services mentioned in this episode: IMED at https://www.imedhospitales.com Alpha Bio Labs at https://www.alphabiolabs.co.uk/ Nomad Covid tests at https://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/covid-19
19:31
June 30, 2021
Supermarkets In Benidorm: Everything You Need To Know
A short episode explaining which supermarkets to look out for in Spain - including the one which you'll find open on a Sunday :-)  Supermarkets mentioned:  Mercadona https://www.mercadona.es/  Consum https://www.consum.es/  Carrefour https://www.carrefour.es/  Lidl https://www.lidl.es/ Aldi https://www.aldi.es/  Dia https://www.dia.es/compra-online/  Masymas http://www.masymas.es/  Hyperber https://hiperberonline.com/  Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
07:13
June 28, 2021
Why I Wrote A Book About Benidorm
I write psychological thrillers, sci-fi & non-fction books. My book Friends Who Lie is a psychological thriller based in Benidorm. It's a UK-centric book which celebrate all we love about this wonderful resort. You may never look at the Benidorm Cross the same way again :-) Find out more about Friends Who Lie at https://viewbook.at/FriendsWhoLie PS You can also order it via any book shop if you prefer paperbacks.
13:49
June 26, 2021
Ten Tips For When You Stay In Benidorm
Here are 10 x practical tips to use whenever you stay in Benidorm. We've learned these over 10+ years of staying in Spain - they can come in handy! 1 - Mercadona have great toilets which are clean, free and before the tills so you don't have to shop to use them. 2 - Use the ordering machine in McDonalds, KFC & Burger King and make sure you press the Union Jack icon so you can order in English. 3 - Use Revolut for simple & cheap GBP > EURO cash transfers - see https://paulteague.net/revolut (my referral link) 4 - Use Mercadona to order your shoping online and have it delivered direct to your accommodation 5 - You need to place your bags in the lockers provided when you shop in Spanish supermarkets 6 - Use an 'old lady' shopping trolley - everybody does in Spain! 7 - Get on buses at the front, get off them in the middle 8 - There are ticket machins inside the trams 9 - Look out for the Menu Del Dia when ordering food in Spain, they're excellent value 10 - Know where the fuses are located in your Spanish accommodation, they trip regularly :-) Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
17:59
June 24, 2021
Interview: Sebastian Dombrowicz from Torrevieja Translators
Sebastian Dombrowicz is the co-founder of Torrevieja Translators.  He speaks English, German and Spanish and was born in the UK to German Dad, who is a Cardio - thoracic surgeon and runs a local private medical practice and British mum who worked in the NHS as a nurse.   Sebastian was a medical translator at the private Hospital Quirónsalud in Torrevieja before starting Torrevieja Translators.  Sebastian helped us with several matters during our October 2020-April 2021 stay in Torrevieja so I was keen to interview him about the benefits of using a professional translation service.  Find out more:  https://torreviejatranslators.com/  https://www.facebook.com/torreviejatranslators/
12:31
June 22, 2021
Digital Nomad Interview: Laura Röseberg
Laura Röseberg is an Instagram coach from Germany who supports female entrepreneurs via her Level-UP 1: 1 coaching. Prior to starting that business, Laura worked as a virtual assistant after starting her life as a digital nomad in Mexico. She had a corporate life before heading out with her laptop to travel the world, but that way of life did not suit her. Find out more about Laura at https://www.instagram.com/laura.roeseberg/
14:11
June 20, 2021
Ten Places To Visit A Short Distance From Benidorm
Altea - tram Calpe - tram Albir lighthouse - take the number 10 bus! Villaoyosa - tram Alicante - tram or express bus Denia - tram Santa Pola - bus La Marina - bus Guardamar - bus Arenal del Sol - bus Or you can use a car for all ten location of course :-) Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
26:33
June 18, 2021
Digital Nomad Interview: Marie Utsch
Marie Utsch comes from Germany and her business - Avec Marie - creates, organizes and coordinates bachelorette parties in Cologne, Munich and the Moselle. She is able to run her business remotely from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Before starting her own business, Marie worked for Sky and TK Maxx. You can find out more about Marie's business at https://www.avec-marie.de/
10:30
June 16, 2021
8 x resources I use to work effectively as a digital nomad
1 - Chromebook plus Google docs 2 - Phone apps - Trello for my work diary, talk to my kids on Discord, my mum on Skype, BeyondPod for podcasts, Lastpass & Bitwarden for passwords, Google translate app, Authy for security, 3 - Cloud working - Dropbox & Microsoft OneDrive 4 - Anchor for podcasts 5 - Ported home phone number via Invoco.net - see https://www.invoco.net/virtual-numbers/number-porting/ 6 - Virtual address via UK Postbox - see https://paulteague.net/UKPB 7 - Hola! VPN - see https://paulteague.net/hola [my referral link] 6 - Read on phone - Kindle reading app 7 - Revolut for cash exchange - see https://paulteague.net/revolut [my referral link] Transferwise now Wise - see https://paulteague.net/wise [my referral link] 8 - HDMI connector for decent TV Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
25:22
June 14, 2021
Digital Nomad Interview: Orest Zub
Orest Zub is a traveler, blogger and online entrepreneur. He is one of the best-known lifestyle entrepreneurs in Ukraine. Orest is a traveller with well over 100 different countries visited. Find out more at https://openmind.com.ua/ Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
29:12
June 12, 2021
Digital Nomad Interview: Yolanda Cuesta Altieri
Yolanda Cuesta Altieri is one of the five digital nomads taking part in the Benidorm Digital Nomad project. Yolanda is an Economista and a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). She is a LinkedIn Learning Instructor and you can connect with her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/yolandacuesta/ Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
09:41
June 10, 2021
My 10 x favourite things to do in Benidorm's centre
1 - Benidorm cross 2 - Tram ride - to Alicante or Denia 3 - Pirate lookout in the national park - Serra Gelada 4 - Beach runs in the morning 5 - Cinema - English speaking film VO [version original] 6 - Morgan Tavern & Queen Forever 7 - Beer & music on beachfront 8 - Markets on Wednesday & Sunday 9 - Walk in Old Town 10 - Benidorm Indoor Market Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
19:39
June 8, 2021
Benidorm Tourism Interview: Antonio Sánchez
Antonio Sánchez is a promotions and marketing officer for Visit Benidorm, the organisation responsible for encouring tourists from all over the world to the popular seaside resort. He is also our host for the digital nomad program and aims to attract different demographics by conducting research and getting feedback from our group of nomadic entrepreneurs. In this interview, Antonio talks about the impact of Covid on Benidorm and how the Visit Benidorm team hopes to attract a variety of visitors from all over the world to help the locak businesses thrive once again. Web links: Visit Benidorm at https://en.visitbenidorm.es/ Benidorm Digital Nomads Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/791932771625537
12:09
June 6, 2021
My Benidorm Story
In this episode you can hear about my first visit to Benidorm and how my love grew for the Spanish resort. Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
16:07
June 4, 2021
Benidorm Digital Nomad Podcast Introductory Episode
A brief welcome from show host Paul Teague. Find out more about Paul: https://paulteague.net/ https://twitter.com/PaulTeagueUK Check out our travel blog at https://brave-traveller.com/ Travel recommendation: I used Staysure for my travel insurance and they gave me enhanced COVID-19 protection and a FCDO 'Non Essential' destinations cover! If you use my referral link at https://paulteague.net/staysure you can get up to 20% off your first travel insurance policy (subject to T&Cs).
02:44
June 2, 2021