San Fermín Running of the Bulls 2012

San Fermín, famously know as the “Running of the Bulls” is a 9 day festival in July, celebrated in the little northern, Basque town of Pamplona. It is considered the “mother” of all Spanish fiestas, where the wild, the out-of-control, the uncouth, and the unashamed come out to play. It is the “thought-I-got-that-type-of-behavior-out-of-my-system-in-college…guess not” type of fiesta. With a modest population of 200,000, Pamplona explodes … Continue reading San Fermín Running of the Bulls 2012

Portugal: The Old Wooden Door to the Atlantic

After a 3 week whirlwind of travel and a little break from my blog, I have finally wound down a bit and got back into the writing spirit! The end of April, my travel vagabunda Nazli and I headed off to the lovely far off lands of Portugal. Nazli fell-in-love with Portugal after her first trip back in February and this ended up being her … Continue reading Portugal: The Old Wooden Door to the Atlantic