Entries in tourism (3)
Many people overlook this magical spot, an enchanting step into the past, right on top of the city of San Sebastián. It's a step into the past, a place that time hasn't touched.
Bumper cars, a non-frightening House of Terror, games of strength, a steep slide, lazy river ride....all reachable by an equally ancient funicular. Upon arriving at the top of Mount Igeldo, the views one is greeted with are worth the price alone.
Montaña suiza? It's a roller coaster. In most all languages besides English, a roller coaster is called a "Russian Mountain". Well, sensible dictator Franco wasn't having any of that back in the mid 20th century, so this roller coaster received the name "Swiss Mountain" instead. ¡Down with communism! Ps, could be one of the scariest roller coasters for sheer fearing-for-one's-life.
Monday I attended the official inauguration party of my friend Jon's gastrotour business, San Sebastián Food.
Cava and txakoli were passed at the event, which was held in the (packed) relatively new offices on Calle Aldamar.
Local products (cheese, jams, etc) were served to folks in the food business across the city...everyone from txakoli makers to IXO group marketing heads to chefs.
I'm so excited for Jon and his business as they continue to grow (and as you can see from the walnut calling card above, do things right). I can't recommend them enough; quality folks giving quality tours.
And one of my favorite food shots/memories ever, to close, the paella I made for a summer event at the office. As delicious as it was beautiful.