Are we in Italy ... no, we are in San Jose!
A new upscale, trendy neighborhood appeared in San Jose 8 years ago. Today - this is a fabulous area to explore whether your alone or with your friends. Next time you visit - stop and look at the details throughout the 3 blocks.
Many artifacts were imported from Europe - grates, fountains, and even the front of church which is the entrance to a wine bar. Try to find the Garlic on the outside of the building fronts. Garlic represents when this area was agriculture... once called Valley of Hearts Delight. Find a series of art work showing the phases of the moon. (Moon Phases are in the image above) and a pizza tool by the Pizza Antica sign. Yes, there are many hidden surprises throughout these blocks. A local person may know about these.
Wait, there are more pleasant surprises to find. I need to compliment the team I worked with at Left Bank Restaurant during a meeting. It is these local people in a destination working together that I admire in the travel industry. Is travel about getting acquainted with the local people in the destination?
Within 4 hours I felt as though we were a team. Supportive, communicative, and working together. Thanks to this team - they made this evening an excellent experience for us!
The tour tip today - please remember the many people in destinations, working in all types of positions, who want to create a fabulous experience for you.
What has been your experience with meeting people in the destination?