About Me

Hola!  I’m Chris…

I spent my childhood  and young adulthood in the Midwest, daydreaming about travel and reading about far away and sometimes fictional destinations

Sometimes I think about my life so far away from where I grew up and marvel at how things turn out.

I love to travel, but it was never my intention to move permanently abroad.

But here I am, in my thirties, going on ten years living in the Mediterranean.

I’ll be honest. Sometimes it’s a dream, and other times it’s a headache—like living everywhere.
And even though I’ve been a Barcelona-based writer and translator (Spanish-English) for some years, I will always be a Midwesterner and a Missourian at heart.
In my spare time, I read incessantly, slurp excessive amounts of coffee, conduct culinary experiments with mixed results and play with art supplies. Oh, and travel, as far and wide as I can manage.
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Interested in my writing or translation services? Look me up at ChrisCiolli.com.
Need some handmade jewelry, art or vintage wares for your house? Check out at my Etsy shop, Trifles and Quirks.