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Pamplona video highlights.

I think that unless you have been to Pamplona during San Fermin, I will not be able to paint a vivid enough picture with words to explain just how huge and crazy and exciting the whole event is. It is the biggest celebration I have ever seen in terms of numbers of people, area the […]

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Leaving Pamplona.

After yesterday’s unfortunate events during the Encierro, as the the bull run is called here, enthusiasm among our group for running again was somewhat reduced. The TV had been showing endless re-runs all day of the carnage, and by this morning had aquired video from a spectator showing the fatal moment when the bull named […]

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Never say never again!

We had two new arrivals at the apartment yesterday, when Mike’s friends Muna and Carmen arrived in the morning, taking the occupancy total up to an impressive nine, although Kurtiss was scheduled to leave later in the day, bound for Barcelona and then home to San Diego. He had tried to leave a couple of […]

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Bull ring madness.

I managed to set my alarm correctly for this morning, and was up early again. The only others up and about were Fipps and Ivy, and Fipps was planning to run with the bulls, so Ivy and I went down to the bull ring to watch the end of the run. Despite being over an […]

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Goal 49 – run for your life!

I had a bit of a siesta yesterday afternoon, and in the evening headed back out with my American housemates, who were hitting the town again. I had one quick beer with them, and then made my way through the packed main square to Michael’s apartment, where I was due to be interviewed by John […]

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Death in the afternoon.

I think I am horrified, thrilled and disturbed in equal measures after this evening’s “entertainment”! I went to see the bull fighting this evening, and tried to go with no pre-conception of what might be involved, but found that I could not shake off my expection of being horrified by what I was about to […]

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San Fermin opening ceremony.

1.35pm. 6th July 2009. I’ve just got back to the apartment in downtown Pamplona that I am now sharing with six Americans. Last night Mike went to collect his friends from the airport, and after quick showers all round we hit the town for a few hours, then back to the apartment for a bit […]

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Nervous!

I set off from London late on Friday evening, when Martin and Rachel dropped me off at Euston Station. The train trip up to Birmingham didn’t take long, but the night on a couch in the darkened Burger King at Birmingham International Airport seemed a lot longer! It wasn’t too uncomfortable, but it was difficult […]

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Past, present and future.

It is often suggested that I am living an almost idyllic lifestyle, the envy of many who would love to do the same sort of thing. I would certainly not try to convince you otherwise, as I am really enjoying what I am doing, but I do often try to point out to people that […]

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Some new plans coming together.

Along with tackling my Australian-based goals, and taking a bit of a break, my main focus while here in Perth is to plan my upcoming travels for the next few months. It’s a complicated process, as there are a lot of factors to take into account. The biggest hurdle is that many of the goals […]

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Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

A little too ironic…. The author of the book “100 Things To Do Before You Die!” just died on 17th August. Unfortunately Dave Freeman had only completed about half of the list that he and co-author Neil Teplica had created. And how did he die? Running with the bulls in Pamplona? A terrible crash in […]

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Someone else has 100 goals too…

I have a credit card with the National Australia Bank (NAB), and recently I logged in to check my balance (it wasn’t too bad!), and was amazed to find this: Looks like there are a few of us thinking along the same lines. There are a few here I would like on my list! There […]

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