Down and Out in Spain

Down and Out in Spain

Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. — George Orwell Orwell was down and out in Paris and London, something easy to accomplish in two of the world’s most expensive cities. Although I gave London a miss this year,...
Running With the Bulls

Running With the Bulls

Part 1: If you haven’t read it, here’s what happens when waiting to run with the bulls. It was a relief when the police finally released us from the miserable holding pen. As I walked around Dead Man’s Corner to choose my starting place, the visual caused...
San Fermin in Pamplona: Getting Ready to Run

San Fermin in Pamplona: Getting Ready to Run

Whoever said that bulls “enter a ring” had never been inside a ring with a bull. Bulls don’t enter, they explode into the ring in a cloud of thunder, violence, and anger. My clammy hands fumbled my camera at the bullfight with my local friend, Ted, as I silently made...