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I ran the bulls at Pamplona and all I got was the best day of my life

“What am I doing?”

One second you’re telling yourself, hell no I’m running the bulls, I don’t want to die today! Then somehow your tiny human form is lost in the red and white sea of humans in front of the Ayuntamiento de Pamplona at 7 am on the 9th of July.

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Quedamos en el pincho
En la tapa
En el cambalache
de España


Running of the Bulls

Beautiful card from my friend Kristina. :)

The Running of the Bulls (in Spanish: encierro) is a practice that involves running in front of a small group of bulls (typically a dozen) that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town’s streets. 116 more words


Encierro 2014 (Running of the Bulls)

“The bulls are my best friends.”  – From The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

 The Fiesta de San Fermin (Sanfermines) takes place from July 6 to July 14 every year in the Basque city of Pamplona in northern Spain.   993 more words


Tasting San Fermín!

People around the world associate annual San Fermín festival in Pamplona (Navarre) with the running of the bulls, but Sanfermines (as it’s known to locals) also involves a range of local traditions and folkloric customs that are carried out year after year in honor of this region’s patron saint. 215 more words

Spanish Foods


Although I am in Spain, I will not be attending the controversial running of the bulls in Pamplona. Instead, to mark the San Fermín festival, which started yesterday, I offer this splendid statue from Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.


2014-07-06 San Fermin

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The festival of San Fermín (or Sanfermines, Basque: Sanferminak) in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. 496 more words