Monday, the 6th of July 2020. If this were any ordinary year, the plaza of Pamplona would have been packed to the rafters with excited Spaniards and foreign tourists who couldn’t wait to celebrate the chupinazo and kick off the sanfermines. But this is no ordinary year. It is one of the five times when Pamplona’s festival of running the bulls has been cancelled in its long history.
GUARANTEED FUN. May the bulls run with -- not on! -- you!
A beautiful, timeless, classic, witty account of the running of the bulls. And to think that it was written no less than 45 years ago. In GUIDEPOST, of course!
"Perhaps the whole experience must be lived to be fully understood and appreciated, not just the ‘encierros’ but the spirit and philosophy and ‘joie de vivre’ of this peaceful little town that wakes up on July 7 and does not go back into a peaceful slumber again until July 15"
In 1959 Neil Dougall ran “before a bunch of razor-horned, massively-muscled bulls” and experienced “the most excitingly dangerous minutes” of his life