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Taking the bull by the horns in Spain

July 05, 2009|Jen Leo

Want to see the running of the bulls in person? BullRunning.com gives you practical travel info for surviving the Fiesta de San Fermin, whether you're partying at the Spanish festival or running alongside the bulls in the streets.

What's hot: Did you know that the running of the bulls happens more than once during the San Fermin festival? There is actually a bull run at 8 every morning, beginning Tuesday through July 14. The beasts depart from the bull corrals and run through the old cobblestone streets of Pamplona to the bullfighting arena. BullRunning.com aims to prevent injuries by spreading information about the event and the festival. Learn how to watch from a balcony and how to run with the bulls -- including how to avoid getting gored and what to do if you fall. I particularly enjoyed the videos of past bull runs. Already on your way? Check out the "Practical Guide" for travel info that gives you insider tips on how to get to Pamplona and where to eat, sleep, drink and shop while you're there.

What's not: The site is fantastic if you want to go to the festival. It's loaded with event information, including the Chupinazo (the opening ceremony) and stuff to do if you have kids in tow. But the site felt as if it were missing a section for those of us who want to watch the event from home. You can find this on Twitter, @bullrunning, where the festival will be updated 24/7. (Note: They won't be tweeting while they're trying to run.) The site will also have a live webcam of the main plaza and daily photos and video of the encierro (bull running).

-- Jen Leo

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