This past weekend a few friends and I made the trek to Pamplona for the annual San Fermin festivities. As we arrived late, we got a late start on what was already a booming party. Thousands of people crowded the streets in search of a place to sit and a moment to relax. We walked around for a while and just took in everything that was happening, it was quite a sight. We stayed up to see el encierro which took place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, as it does everyday during the festival. It was a sight, hundreds of people running from a pack of bulls, something one must see in their life.
Saturday afternoon we hopped on a bus to San Sebastian to sit by the beach and enjoy a new city. The ride took only an hour and a half, and was filled with beautiful views of the Spanish countryside. Upon arriving we headed toward the beach and sat as the tides changed all afternoon. I got a little burned and am feeling the effects now, but it was all worth it. Both cities were amazing, the people were ecstatic about the fiesta in Pamplona, and those in San Sebastian were extremely relaxed as they sat by the beach. Two weeks from now I will be off to Sevilla and Granada, then Barcelona the following weekend, hopefully they can live up to the fun that I had in every other city thus far.