Fiona Flores Watson is a journalist, editor and content creator with nearly 30 years of experience in Seville and London.
She contributes to a number of magazines and websites, in Spain, the UK and the US. To see a selective list of publications and online media, see the Journalism page.
Having lived in Seville for 16 years, she has an excellent knowledge of the city – its fiestas, customs and winding narrow streets, as well as the best places to stay and eat. As a mother, she knows all about where to take children for a fun, and educational, day out – local attractions, museums, and beaches within a few hours of the city.
She has written about everything from the city’s bountiful boutique hotels and cutting-edge tapas gastrobars, to the waning influence of the Catholic church in Spain, to cycle routes on disused railways, to giving birth in a Spanish public hospital (twice). Her articles also cover other parts of Andalucia, such as Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and the Costa de la Luz, and further afield to Portugal, especially the Algarve. See examples of her work here.
Fiona also works as a copywriter and translator, and has a high profile on Social Media. She has lectured at Seville University on cultural differences between Spain and the UK and has taught Social Media to American university students..
You can read her blog, where she writes about aspects of living in Seville, both good (food, festivals) and bad (customer service, litter) at www.scribblerinseville.com
Fiona lives a stone’s throw from Sevilla city with her husband, two bilingual children, and a number of animals including a donkey. She is a keen amateur photographer and aspiring cook, who loves wearing flamenco dresses and going to the Feria, but hates dancing. As a non-meat eater, she has never experienced the religious fervour inspired by jamon iberico, the national Spanish food, but will try anything fishy.