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Day 8 - Sat 6th Sept 2014 From Bordeaux to Burritz a coastal town with beach, shops and Casino. Left Burritz around 1:00pm for Pampalona Spain a trip of around 2hrs. Had walking tour of Pampalona, saw the route for running of the Bulls, statue of ...
... that's not a gladiator tournament in Ancient Rome?
Go to Pamplona during the festival of San Fermin, better known to the international audience as; The Running of the Bulls.
It's not just the streets lined with garbage and the constant smell of urine and unwashed bodies that assaults you upon arrival at The Running of the Bulls, it's also the density and uniformity of 1.5million people packed into a city that averages a population of about 200k. The ...
... 30. I was dressed in all white with a red scarf tied around my wrist - tradition says you're not supposed to put it around your neck until the festival officially starts at noon.
I saw the bus in the distance and sprinted to it, the bus driver laughing and letting me go on without paying the fare. Okay. I made it. Now let's go let's go let's go.
As we got in closer to the city, crowds of people packed into the bus dressed in the typical ...
... when we broke down. Luckily, it happened to be in a gorgeous park on a hillside overlooking the water and fields. Unfortunately, they could not fix our bus, so we followed a mechanic up the road to a rest stop sort of location and ended up sitting along side the road for a short seven hours. We were in surprisingly good spirits and passed the time by learning to swing dance, inventing games, playing football with a Gatorade bottle as a ball, and getting to ...
... hot water. A washer and drier with boot storage racks so that the heat from the room dries out your soggy walking boots. The guy that owns and runs this place, a young local Basque gentleman, has really put a lot of thought and effort into it. Although his price at €18.00, breakfast included, is at the higher end of rates for albergues, it well worth every cent. It also just happens to be the ground floor of his personal residence. Definitely ...