So this popped into my Instagram DMs. Unexpected positive feedback like this is always lovely. Of course I’m sorry they didn’t have a great experience in Paris, but it’s nice to know that I’m fondly remembered.
We Love Tapas is looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable part time food & wine guide to join our team in Sevilla.
Local or long term Seville resident
Fluent in English and Spanish
Please email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam, Thomas, Tiffany & Jack
The other day my Twitter pal Simon @sj_bowden posted a photo of us on a tapas tour saying it was 9 years ago this week that he and his friends were out with me. And then today I had a tour with Jack @centrejack and Thomas who had also been here in 2013 (and were back with friends for more!). It’s so great when stuff like this happens and it reminds me of how many people I first met on a tapas tour who ended up becoming friends (you all know who you are!). It really is a wonderful job. Also, check out quality difference between the iPhone 4 photos and my latest one. Wow.
Brad, Chad, Jack & Thomas – May 2013
Simon, Metani, Tim & Pete – July 2013
A few weeks ago I got an email from Mary, who was going to be doing a road trip through Spain and was interested in a tour with me, even though she saw that I have a two-person minimum (since now all my tours are private and so I can’t add others to existing groups). And THEN she wrote…
Special pleading as follows: I’m 78 and have been to Spain three times before. This will be my last. I’ve always wanted to see Flamenco in a Peña-type setting but have not felt comfortable on my own. I’ve seen more touristy ones but not great. I speak Spanish. I am very interested in food though I avoid the label “foodie.” I am a retired lawyer and in the process of retiring as the guiding teacher of a Zen Center. I hasten to add that I eat and drink most anything.
And well… how could I say no to such excellent pleading? So I said we could probably work something out and I checked out peñas for her. Meanwhile she wrote back saying that instead of a tour she would like to invite me out for lunch while she was here. Which happened today! Somehow we avoided the usual “how did you get from _______ to _______ ?” question, which both of us have answered more times than we can remember. Anyhow, we had a fabulous lunch and I have set Mary up with a list of places to go and, of course, great places to eat. We will try to meet up again before she leaves but as this weekend is actually quite a busy one for me (figures, all the other weekends this month are quiet) it may end up being just lots of WhatsApp chats. Still, what a lovely encounter.