Sunday, April 24, 2011

About CAMERAS at the CHUPINAXCO ceremonies on July 6th

If you insist on bringing a camera into this madness of the CHUPINAXCO, we suggest that you wrap your camera completely in a waterproof bag. Or, we suggest that you bring a waterproof camera, due to the huge amounts of champagne, wine, mustard, mayonnaise, eggs, or other colorful condiments and refreshments that participants throw upon each other!  We suggest that you do NOT bring your favorite, expensive digital camera into these crowds - your camera will either be ruined with the above mentioned champagne, wines, etc...or, the professional pickpockets may very well add your camera to their collections of San Fermín contraband!
We suggest that you read our other posts to learn what to expect at the CHUPINAXCO "opening ceremonies" on July 6th, 12 noon, at the Town Hall.


Monday, April 18, 2011


Many of you have written that you are NOT convinced
that "so many" serious injuries happen along the
bullrun, or in the Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Pamplona. 
Here is the account of one young man, whose 
story may well convince you that running with
bulls, or even "just" running from the "vaquillas"
in the bullring, can be a life-altering experience,
with permanent, life-damaging consequences: