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Beginning of Bull Run  
   

Beginning of Bull Run

The bulls start just downhill from here, and run uphill first, to gain momentum. There's a shine in the wall to St. Fermin, whose feast day the celebrations are technically about.
Getting to Pamplona

July 25th 2013
A day of many colorful memories. It really started last night when, because of a festival today in Santillana, the entire town virtually shut down, including my bus back to Santander this morning. So I had the nice people at my family hotel call up a taxi and arrange a transport back. A leap of faith because I was going off 3 main words: "manana," "aqui," and "ocho." But it must've worked beca ... read more
Europe » Spain » Navarre » Pamplona

Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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