I have a confession to make – I love revolving restaurants in all their kitschy glory. When we moved to Durban I always longed to go to the Roma Revolving Restaurant, and indeed, one night, my mom took us up because my dad was there for a meeting or something.
So how could I resist a visit to the highest revolving restaurant in the world? At over 3500m above sea level the restaurant at the top of the Saas-Fee ski lift boasts an unbelievable view and peaceful silence. Although the actual rotating top part wasn’t open at 9.30 in the morning we still went up there, took lots of photos and drank some very yummy spiced hot chocolate at the cafe below (but in the same building).
The most bizarre thing for me is that people actually ski from up there…all the way to the bottom, some 1700m lower down. I tried to ski from the 3000m station on Thursday and it did not end well. I am very scared of heights and just wasn’t prepared to negotiate even the easy slopes on skis with people all around. However today there was no shortage of crazy adrenalin junkies zipping down slopes that I wouldn’t dream of going down on my own two feet and strapped into a harness.