Travel Tales with Fergal


Expat Lives Richard Fitzpatrick Barcelona

Season 1, Ep. 14

The Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast finishes Season 1 with a fascinating interview with Richard Fitzpatrick, a Barcelona-based Irish journalist. We talk about "Expat life" in Barcelona. Richard shares stories about his 2nd book "El Clásico: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry" including trips to Messi's home town in Argentina and Ronaldo's home town in Madeira, Portugal. Richard's partner, Michelle is from Venezuela and he gives great insights into that troubled but beautiful country.

Richard is a print and radio journalist with a focus on sport, in particular La Liga. Richard works for news organisations around the world, including BBC, Bleacher Report, Irish Times and talkSPORT, as well as making radio documentaries for RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster.

As this is my last episode of season 1, I would like to thank all my listeners for their continued support which helped make this become the No.1 Travel Podcast in Ireland this year. Please follow me on Instagram @traveltaleswithfergal for updates on bonus episodes and to be the first to know when Season 2 drops in 2021.

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Merry Christmas & A Prosperous New Year Full of Travel!


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