Chris Ciolli

AFAR Local Expert

Chris is a Barcelona-based writer, translator and artist with Midwestern roots. She shares her adventures as a Missourian in the world at Look for her original art and jewelry (often inspired by her travels) at

As a closet foodie and self-proclaimed art addict, she typically blogs about the drinks, eats and other cultural attractions she encounters on her trips. In her spare moments, she reads obsessively, slurps excessive quantities of coffee and tea, and plays with art supplies and kitchen tools. Oh, and travel as much as humanly possible.

As a professional copywriter, she has written everything from 200-word SEO-destination guides for international hotel chains, to quarterly e-mail newsletters for small businesses. As a freelance journalist, she has produced how-to guides and travel video scripts.

In her many years of experience as a translator, she has translated political essays, resumes, catalogs, interviews and publicity materials from Spanish into English and vice versa, in addition to subtitling video content in both languages.

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