Train at Pamplona train station

Getting to Pamplona the easy way

by Nicole on October 23, 2012

Tweet So your planning your adventure to run with the bulls during San Fermin but now you have to do all the other planning associated with travel. First question being how do you get to Pamplona? There are a variety of ways to get to Pamplona but here is the easiest ways. Rail My favourite way to [...]

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Parties and penas during San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain

Life’s a fiesta during San Fermin

by Nicole on October 21, 2012

Tweet Whilst we bask in the rich cultural heritage which San Fermin holds there is one reason why thousands of tourists descend on the town of Pamplona each year – the Spanish know how to host a fiesta! Viva San Fermin! Starting with the Txupinazo – that is a giant firework set off from the city hall [...]

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Watching a Bull Run at San Fermin

by Jeannie on July 17, 2012

Tweet Well folks, we did it! And survived.  We can’t wait to tell you how our run went, but first, I thought you might want to know what it’s like to watch a bull run, which we did on July 8th, the day before our own run. We managed to book balcony space at Mercaderes [...]

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Tweet Well we made it! Words can’t really describe the atmosphere so here are a few pictures to get an idea of what it’s like in Pamplona for the San Fermin Festival! Watch this space and follow the hashtag #grwb for updates!! Viva San Fermin!!! We are running on Monday, wish us luck!! Are you [...]

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And Then There Was Four

by Jeannie on July 5, 2012

Tweet I am sad to announce some terrible news, Lois Yasay, one of the runners and publisher extraordinaire of We Are Sole Sisters was denied a Spanish visa twice. TWICE. Therefore, she can’t enter Spain and join us on this adventure. We are disappointed that the Spanish government could ever deem Lois some kind of [...]

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Paris, Bordeaux, Sleeping on Floors

by Jeannie on July 2, 2012

Tweet A furious few days since I left London where trains were missed and I ended up sleeping on a dirty floor of a hotel. With scenes like this though, I can’t be mad. For the full story on my stops in Paris and Bordeaux, check out my blog. And now folks… drum roll please… [...]

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Journey to Pamplona: London to Paris

by Jeannie on June 29, 2012

Tweet Images are so powerful.  We see them everyday.  Absorb them, sometimes we process them fully or other times we’ll never understand them.  And accept that.  My whirlwind journey from China to London and then Paris has left me jet lagged, scrambled and satiated. Standing still was a cure I needed, but movement wakes up [...]

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Where Do the Bulls Go?

by Jeannie on June 26, 2012

Tweet Since we launched the Girls Running With Bulls website, the focus has been on the act of encierro.  While that is our main goal, some readers may not be aware what comes next for the bulls after they shoot out of the corral gates. The bull run is not for the single purpose of [...]

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Vayama is the Hottest Airline Booking Site

by Jeannie on June 22, 2012

Tweet It just occurred to me that it’s going to be steaming hot in Pamplona.  Probably in the high thirties.  Truth be told, we like hot around here.  Hot weather.  Hot clothes.  Hot services.  Running in the heat to dive away from bulls. In my estimation, Vayama is an airline booking site who just put [...]

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Peek at London Digs on the Way to Pamplona

by Jeannie on June 18, 2012

Tweet Exactly one week away, I’ll be boarding an airplane to start the journey to Pamplona.  My excitement level just went from 0 to 360! I fly into London on June 25th and will be staying at a Swiss Cottage Boutique Hostel courtesy of HostelBookers. Here’s a hint of the kind of establishment I’m dealing [...]

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