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[Spain] Fiesta in Pamplona: the fierce and colorful San Fermin festival

[Spain] Fiesta in Pamplona: the fierce and colorful San Fermin festival

In early July Pamplona becomes the scene of bullfighting, bull running, bull talking and memories of Hemingway. In 75 BC the Roman General Pompey the Great established a military camp in the northeast of present-day Spain. But Pamplona only began to attract interest in the […]

[Spain] San Fermines festival in Pamplona: bullfighting and brutality, drink and song, joy and excitement

[Spain] San Fermines festival in Pamplona: bullfighting and brutality, drink and song, joy and excitement

I remember first reading Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises” (or “Fiesta”, how it is sometimes named) while still at school and from that daydreaming to see and experience San Fermines – a festival of bullfighting and brutality, drink and song, joy and excitement. […]