AC Hotel Ciudad de Pamplona by Marriott
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... to Pamplona by 5:25. There is a regular bus to Pamplona, but it does not start running until 7:20 am. To get any kind of good spot to see the running of the bulls, Alfonso at our hotel said we would have to be there very early. He said some people are in their spots as early as 3:00 am.
We arrived in Pamplona about 5:50 and the whole area was filled with drunken crowds and garbage strewn everywhere.
We could see where carpenters were about to put up a fence and ...
... even closer than the others had been. Matt sped up to catch it and touch its back and I lost him in the crowds, slowing down to catch my breath and moving into more of a jog as I finished the course. We spilled out into the bullfighting arena at the end of the race where people with manic smiles were high-fiving and reliving the stories of "I was thiiis close!!" It took a while to find Matt in the densely packed arena but we were both calm by the time we found each other. ...
... chewed lolly but he was so damned cute! They didn't understand we didn't want marshmallows and candies. Thought we were nuts. Clearly a much loved treat for them. But we managed to escape with a small trail of children behind us for a bit with a big Buen Camino as we left. Was a fun interlude.
A couple of good entrepreneurs today. One cafe on the river as we cross and one old fellow at the top of a hill with fruit and drinks. ...
... virgins feet. In the background was the sound of the belled cows, horses and sheep, fitting music for a memorial.
We have met wonderful people along the way, from Canada, the States, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Spain, France and Korea. We have eaten many a pilgrim meal together, however the best one so far was last night when we stayed just down the road in Arre at a monastary that has been hosting pilgrims since ...
... ran straight past the runners (no blood and gore) and the race was over too quickly. It was not until after the race the real entertainment began. A wild bull was let back into the arena and was left to be antagonised by the bravest of the men (and few women) who remained in the arena following the race. They stirred up that poor bull really good. I got a few really good snaps of people being thrown into the air by the horns of the bull. It was very entertaining, however, I did start ...