About Christina

Christina is a California girl living la vida madrileña since 2010. She is a digital communications specialist for the United Nations. She is very active in the lively Madrid expat community, running a popular Facebook group with nearly 10,000 members. An avid world traveler who has been to 30 countries and counting, Christina has a taste for adventure and is passionate about discovering new and unconventional cuisine. She’s thrilled to see how the Madrid gastronomic scene has evolved and become more global in the last few years, with new ethnic and fusion spots. She loves spicy food and often asks for "lo más picante" from restaurants, but is often disappointed- and has been known to be seen in public resorting to her own secret stash of hot sauce or red pepper from her purse.

One of the things she loves most about Madrid is that there’s always something exciting going on (even bordering on overwhelming at times). She also loves how easy it is to get around town (no more congested LA freeways!) and the numerous charming daytrip destinations nearby. Follow her on Twitter @exanimotina

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