So we did this!! The birthday present for my dear kitchen colleague Tamzin aka chocho was a paragliding flight! And of course she couldn't go on her own! So Mary (who refused to hold the stick during the flight and has no photos/videos), Somesh and I joined her - and it was fabulous!!
Each of us flew a different route with our guide which was really cool. We started in the nearby village El Bosque, a perfect spot for hanglider and paraglider. We saw quite a lot of them over the cliffs (their advantage was that they had been flying without the motor so they got real close to the huge vultures up there. These birds get up to 2 m so that must have been so impressive! It was so cool to see the birds getting real close to the paragliders and checking out these weird plastic "birds").
But we had chosen to fly with a motor which was great too!
My flight went from El Bosque all the way to Prado del Rey which was fabulous! I could see my house :) Then we continued and flew all the way to Suryalila - how much fun was that. It was spectacular seeing Suryalila from above, those well-known buildings I work in every day. We got so low that I could spot our center manager Harry on the lawn and we were waving at each other.
This was really such a good idea, and I definitely wanna do it again!