Saturday, February 27, 2010

Is there an INTERNET Café in the old city, Pamplona??

The one and only Internet café in the old city, Pamplona, is the "Kuria Net", located at Calle Curia, # 15, in the heart of the fiesta. This internet café usually opens by about 10:30am, daily, depending on the late night hours of the employees who work there! This past San Fermín fiesta, 2009, it was open by about 11am, each morning, at the latest. "Kuria Net" is usually open until about 11pm, each night.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How do we make TRAIN RESERVATIONS to Pamplona?

The website is Spain's train schedule site......However, please know that the train schedules are NOT posted until 61 days prior to the departure date. For example, if you want to buy train tickets for a Madrid to Pamplona trip on July 5th, check with the website on May 5th...Trains in Spain are very punctual, clean and quite economical. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What about CAMERAS at the CHUPINAXCO opening 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, mustard, etc...or, the professional pickpockets may very well add your camera to their collections of San Fermín contraband!
More info on what to expect at the CHUPINAXCO will follow in another post.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Are the BULLRUNS really dangerous?

Now that the sanfermines, 2010, are rapidly trampling upon us, many of you have written to us in the past weeks, inquiring about our own opinions about running with the bulls in Pamplona. Many of you have asked if the bullruns are really dangerous??!! We can tell you from the experiences of many of our Pamplona friends and family: THE BULLRUNS IN PAMPLONA ARE NOT REALLY DANGEROUS.....THEY ARE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY DANGEROUS! Included here are two photos that tell the story quite well, results of the bullrun of July 12, 2007.