Conversations from Spain

We left the Cinque Terra in Italy to head north towards Spain. Such varied countryside and cultures through Monaco to the French Riviera, to arrive in Barcelona a city of fabulous architecture although very grotty in parts. Unfortunately not the interesting grot we love.

We enjoyed the great food the area had to offer, loved the tapas and Sangria! The weather was so warm, always in the high 30c and incredibly humid. We are all falling into the local concept of staying up late, as it is still light at 10 pm. The towns only really seem to come alive after that.

Pamplona for the running of the bulls was an experience the kids won’t forget. The atmosphere leading up to the first run is crazy and fun. It is more suited to being in your early 20’s as there is no ‘responsible service of alcohol’ happening and partying continues all night. Sangria flows continuously, and everyone joins in the festivities of St Fermin. We were fortunate to get a great spot on the rails to watch the first run and were happy to have experienced it all and move on.

Spain Pamplona San Fermin family travel with boys

Byron at dawn waiting for the running of the bulls to start

Spain Pamplona San Fermin running of the bulls family travel with boys

Spain Pamplona San Fermin family travel with boys

With the Running of the Bulls now over, we drove through the Spanish countryside, heading north towards Cahors in France which was incredibly arid, with many abandoned places.

San Fermin is held every year in July in Pamplona Spain. For further information on Fiestas of San Fermin.

 

Author: Anita Sedlak

This story is part of a series following the journey of Anita, Orren and their two boys Byron and Myles, who left Australia in November 2014 to experience life in different parts of the world. They made their way to America where they discovered incredible places, met wonderful people, and put down roots for a six-month stint working in a different job. They ventured to Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and France and made so many memories along the way. Each week we publish a new conversation. Follow their journey.

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