Hotel Blanca de Navarra
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... too. And the bull fight- what can you say? As country people we are quite used to seeing cattle die and realise that our meat on the plate comes from an animal but there were a few girls from Australia sitting next to us who didn't realise what a bull fight entailed and were disgusted in what they saw and left early. We on the other hand could appreciate the skill and husbandry in front of us and soaked up all of the atmosphere- if you ever get a chance to see a bull fight and ...
... Dashes under his belt joined in, talking about how he doesn't wait for the bulls, he just goes straight to the arena.
"I'm not that brave, but still braver than my other friends back home so it's okay!"
Wait, these seemingly tough guys are too scared to actually run with the bulls? What the **** am I doing here?
Still, I was confident. The entire week I had been hearing "Hold on, YOU'RE running? Do they even let girls run?" and ...
Off to Pamplona! Running of the bulls, convoyed there, hitting European largest sanddune on the way.. Big! Into the beers early, met more van tour groups an talk about smashing ****! Hit the campground pub till some crazy time. Next day into the whites and opening ceremony = crazy day an a lot of sangaria.. 5am next morning time for the bull running.. All the lads in the group hit it except me due to the arm, they all got through fine an watched from stadium, crazy ...
... 4 1/2 hrs. We eventually find our way to the Bus Station where we can lock away our luggage and go walking around town including a stroll along the infamous "Bull Run" route. A very narrow passage! Quiet drink in the plaza and then back to the train. Working out which platform to leave from proved to be more difficult than expected. No one at the station spoke any English whatsoever. Went ...
... Then off and running (well walking really). Nice easy day with a good, predominantly downhill, track to Pamplona. Sadly most people believe the blurb about the track passing industrial lots etc. There is only one industrial operation and that is the cement works right outside Zubiri but you're past that in 30 minutes and then it is country track. Walking along beautiful country lanes mostly beside the fast flowing river Arga. We ...