Mary originally hails from the Isle of Wight in Southern England, but has lived in Seville, the capital of Andalucia since 2010. She started writing her blog I Know a Little Place in Seville not long after and has since lifted the lid on some the most off the beaten track secrets in the city.
When she’s not writing about Southern Spain, she also writes about medical cannabis.
Top 3 Favorite Restaurants in Spain?
1) La Brunilda – the most delicious gourmet tapas with excellent service. Go early to get a seat https://www.facebook.com/LaBrunilda/
2) El ConTenedor – artsy and delicious, for special occasions. Be sure to book
3) No-Lugar – it’s a fusion, table sharing, hipster treat, but I love it.
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Top 3 favorite foods in Spain?
1) Revuelto – who knew scrambled eggs could be so exciting
2) Tostada – breakfast staple in seville with lashings of olive oil and tomato
3) Salmorejo – the lesser known cold soup cousin of gazpacho, orginally from Cordoba
Top 3 tips for new expats in Spain?
1) Get a regular breakfast bar , so you can feel like at least someone knows you
2) Learn Spanish for obvious reasons . It’s actually quite fun when you put your mind to it
3) Get an intercambio – a language exchange, which will help with the above
Top 3 tips for travelers in Spain
1) Stay in an airbnb – that way you get to meet a local and they’ll probably show you around
2) Read some blogs . The info is much more up-to- date than a guide book
3) Ask strangers for direction . It’s much more fun than google maps.
Top 3 tips for what to pack for Spain?
1) Something vaguely elegant – nothing worse than a scruffy tourist
2) Layers – it does get cold here sometimes, even in the south
3) Sun cream – nothing worse than a scruffy, sunburned tourist
Top 3 favorite places in Spain
1) Granada – simply breathtaking
2) Vejer de la frontera – combines pretty white village with boho chic
3) Sierra de Aracena – a lesser known mountain range, known for its ham and simple, country living
Top 3 neighborhoods in Seville
1) Alameda – for boho, relaxed and international crowd
2) Triana – for its distinct and proud personality
3) Macarena – a bit of everything: religion, proper local life, some hipster cool and cheap tapas
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