P and I met up in Sevilla, Spain to run a 10K race.
Thinking back, I can’t recall how we ever decided on 1) running a race 2) running a race in Spain.
There weren’t many runners and it was not the most scenic route (we ran through fields of orange trees). The course was two loops and ended up being less than 10K according to mapmyrun.
Nevertheless, we finished the race and boy was it hot!
We stayed at a Air BnB apartment that was equipped with a kitchen so we could carb up before and after the race.
While in Seville, we did some sight seeing.
Metropol parasol then cooling off with some gelato
Dinner at La Azotea Sevilla. The place was small but we sat at the bar where we can see the chefs in action. We had the pulpo, salmon tartar and lemon tart. They were all delicious.
Tapas and drinks at El Rinconcillo
Founded in 1620, this place has been around for a long time. We stood at the bar and ordered a few beers. We skipped on the tapas since we just had lunch. But the espinacas looked amazing. The place is charming but busy. Great decor and overall atmosphere.
I love the way they keep track of the tab. Right in front of you.
After 3 weeks in Costa Rica (not exactly basking in the sunshine for all 3 weeks), I was excited to head home to catch up with some friends!
Saturday. Beers at Rudy’s then quiet clubbing. It is exactly what it sounds like. Basically, everyone wears a pair of headphones and there are 3 DJs spinning at the front to choose from. It was so much fun!
I planned a lot of special things to see, eat and drink for a special someone visiting!
Sunday. We had dinner and drinks at The Eddy (it was around the corner of Upstate which had an hour wait.) then hopped to Please Don’t Tell (famous speakeasy bar in NYC) and Sake Bar Decibel.
He loved Sake Bar Decibel.
Monday. We had brunch then visited the New York Library and went up the Empire State Building.
Grabbed a few drinks at Drop Off Service before dinner at Upstate.
He was so happy.
We stopped by Beauty and Essex on the way home for a quick drink.
Tuesday. Beautiful day for a walk in Central Park.
Stumptown for coffee before heading to a very special dinner at Sushi Nakazawa.
He had watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi and loved it so I knew he would love this amazing experience!
I was lucky enough to score a dinner reservation at 5pm (his flight was at 9:40pm). We sat at the best spot (seat 5 and 6) right in front of chef Nakazawa.
What a special experience. Sushi will never taste the same again!
I returned to New York in the most festive taxi. Someone is a big fan of cupid’s day.
Friday. Dinner and drinks at BCD tofu house in ktown. My coworker and I had dinner with the most interesting person! A former British intelligence officer now living in Germany. He’s got some interesting stories.
Friday too. Catching up with some Canasians (yes, you read that right) at MUI also in ktown.
Saturday. Catching up with my New York crew in Williamsburg. We started at a Chinese restaurant called Snacky then moved our way to a dive bar called The Levee.