Jul 9, 2012
|We took a night train from Lisbon into Pamplona. it was a 13 hr train ride which was not fun. And unfortuantely Crystal didnt sleep as well as Sarah did. We arrived at a train station an hour outside of Pamplona at 4:45am, and had to wait 3 hrs until 7:50am for our next train. That was a terrible wait.
We finally got to Pamplona and found our hostel. When we got there, I kid you not, everyone and I mean everyone, was wearing all white and red. So we promptly bought our white and red, to blend in. We went to the opening ceremony for the San Fermin running of the bulls festival and waved our red scarves like the natives did.
It was so crazy. There was soo many people there that litterally filled the streets, and everyone was drunk, and throwing sangria all over the place. There was also so much trash all over the steets. We've never seen such a grosser city. lets just say our white clothes didnt stay white for long. We wandered the streets of the festival, and drank a little beer. We then came across an Oscar Myer hot dog cart. Sarah asked how much for a hot dog, and the guy told her they were free, you just had to take a picture with a guy in a yellow shirt. DONE! So as we took our pictures we found ot that 2 of the guys lived in California, sooo they gave us extra coupons to get 2 hot dogs each.for free! SCORE!
So since Crystal doesn't speak spanish, she was asking Sarah how to say different words, one of which was the word "people" which in spainish in "personas" soo our catchphrase in Pamplona was "AHHHHH PERSONAS!"
We also were getting hit on multiple times throught all the days, by drunkasses. We were walking back to our hostel and there was a drunk guy sitting in his parked car and said to us in spanish "Take me to your house please" Sarah laughed and then translated it to english for crystal. It was rather amusing.
We watched the first and second reaces from the street, but they were so packed that you couldnt see much. So on our last day there, we got tickets to be in the bull ring while the race was ran and you got to watch it on the big screen and see the bulls come into the ring. Then after all the the bulls were in the ring they would release one bull at a time into the ring one by one to mess and potentially hurt the crazy stupid people in the ring.
Sarahs hand was litteraly over her mouth almost the whole time. Crystal got some good videos of bulls head butting people and almost goring them. It was deff an expreince of a lifetime, and we are so happy that we made a stop off in Pamplona.
Today we got on a train and headed to our last stop which is Madrid Spain. We will be here for 2 days, and then we fly home. What an adventure we've had, and we wouldnt have changed any of it for the world.
-Sarah and Crystal