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The Final Stretch  
   

The Final Stretch

This is where people die. The street is so narrow there's no place to dive out of the way. You either make it to the end, or are probably gored.
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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