Travel Blogs from Soria
There's got to be some strange irony in going to Pamplona and watching the running of the bulls with Charlie Sheen on a balcony, directly across the street from us. Several years ago we watched the movie The Way with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. It became the inspiration for our trip here to walk the ancient pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. I guess they are the good guys in the family. Charlie Sheen represents more the debauchery of the ...
Finally on the correct schedule, we both successfully slept until 9-9:30. Rising packing and heading for the train by 10:40. No surprise to our husbands, we ended up cutting our train boarding a little close. However, I would like to point out, that we made it on the train, but thank goodness I passed up staying in line for that dunkin donut. On the train, I see we are already underdressed for Pamplona since we are not yet in out white outfits with red bandanas. I ...
For the two days before Pamplona I decided to go to Madrid to relax and try to get over the cold I had caught earlier in Seville. I met a handful of people going to Pamplona, so my two nights in Madrid were spent excitingly talking about running of the bulls and trying to predict what the next few days would be like.
None of us could have actually predicted the madness that is the festival of San Fermin.
I took the earliest open train to ...
... statue of Don Quixote and Sancho. Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.....( I've got Internet...can you tell?) Our guide told us that after The Bible, this book is the most translated book in the world. So, in the marvellous Plaza Mayor, I went looking for a replica of the statue....you know, about 2 inches high.....anyway....My pronunciation of ...
... lots of crunch. Met Miguels brother and cousin. Zulema told Robyn women don't drink alcohol in pubs so the girls had a non alcoholic bitter which was very good. Left Miguel and Zulema to watch their son play footie and headed to Soria. Lots of people promenading about the old part of town despite the cold, windy weather. Found a local tapas bar and warmed up. Then home, a great day. ...
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