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Expat Spotlight: Mrs. C's Top 3 Tips for Spain

I married Mr. C on June 27, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Ever since then, he has been asking me to share adventures with him. We spent a year in Valencia, Spain and are currently in Los Angeles, CA.

Our motto in life is that if you are looking at life correctly, every experience is an adventure.

Top 3 Favorite Restaurants in Valencia, Spain?

1) TGB – The Good Burger: This became our go-to “fast food” place that serves AMAZING burgers. It gives our American burger joints a run for their money.
2) Dulce de Leche in Ruzafa – The cutest café that has the best wifi and desserts.
3) Al Soito Posto – In Spain, any pizza is an individual sized pizza. The place is small, but it’s delicious.

Top 3 favorite foods in Spain?

1) Coffee: There are about 9 different ways to order coffee in Spain and all of them are about one euro.
2) Valencian Pallea: You may have had it somewhere else in Spain, but it is worth having it from the place where it came from.
3) Calamari: Because Valencia is so close to the coast, they have so much fresh fish. It honestly tastes different because of how fresh it is.

Top 3 tips for new expats in Spain?

1) Go where the locals are going, whether that’s restaurants, clubs, venues, etc. If they think it’s worth it, it probably is.
2) Prepare yourself to wait and to slow down. Moving across countries are typically frantic and busy; it won’t be in Valencia. Everything slows down when you get to Spain.
3) Plan your weeks well because weekends are for relaxing and not running errands..

Top 3 tips for travellers in Spain?

1) Don’t be scared of the culture. Embrace the changes around you and make the most of your time there.
2) Do some research BEFORE you get on the plane.
3) Have a plan, but be willing to let parts of it go. It’s good to have an idea of what you want to do while you are there; however, be willing to go with the flow and the culture around you.

Top 3 tips for what to pack for Spain?

1) Comfortable shoes: Everyone walks everywhere because of the beautiful weather.
2) Sunglasses: The sun is intense during the day. If you don’t bring them beforehand, you will just end up buying some while you are there.
3) Outlet Converters: Remember that outlets are different everywhere you go. You don’t want your camera to die because you can’t plug it in.

Top 3 favorite places in Spain

1) Placa de la Reina
2) Turia
3) The beaches in Javea, Spain

Top 3 neighborhoods in Valencia

1) Ruzafa
2) Javea
3) Benimaclet

For more tips on life in Valencia, watch the Spain blog and go to his site www.adventureswithmrc.com .

Interested in contributing? Contact erin@insidersabroad.com!

Published November 2nd, 2016 by Ashley Raffauf
Posted to Inside Secrets to Spain

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