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The Famed 2013 Itinerary: Paris, Pamplona, and Corsica.

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Making Friends; doing the bull dance. Feeling the flow.

In 2008, Ari and I met John and Nicole, who were nice enough to email this photo of us all after we met.  We love making new friends in Pamplona, and we are obviously photogenic, yes?  You can often find … Continue reading

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Tapas in Sebastian

You cannot visit Pamplona without taking a side trip to San Sebastian.  We rent a car, and have completely lost touch with the bus crowd.  For a couple of bucks, we love to throw in the back seat for the … Continue reading

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Lessons on Running with the Bulls

Bad runners.  Running with the bulls is among the last truly democratic activities.  Nearly all are welcome.  You needn’t fill out any forms, or stand in any line.  There is no permission slip or waiver.  There is no qualification round.  … Continue reading

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Uno de Unero. Really.

January 1 — Uno de Unero.  The 1st of the 7 steps to 7 de Julio, which is the date of the 1st run of 2009.  In Basque, today is known as “Urtarrilaren Bata,” so good luck with that.  So, it’s … Continue reading

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The Philly Peña Attends Premier of El Fandi’s “The Matador.”

Peter towers over bullfighting giant, David Fandila   On 10/31 the film premiered in the East Village, in NYC, at the Angelika Theatre.  Directed by our new friends Stephen Higgins and Nina Gilden Seavey, the documentary follows David “El Fandi” … Continue reading

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