Tag Archives: the world of the spanish bullfight

The Post goes to Ronda…

The Pamplona Post will be spending the weekend in Ronda at the Feria de Pedro Romero with the great-grandson of its founder, the matador Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez. His ancestor, the matador Cayetano Ordóñez, arranged the first fair – and its … Continue reading

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Running on the horns of the bull

I just found a photo which when cropped down I discovered the exact moment I was truly bullrunning, in the mozo-sense, on the horns of the bull, rather than posing alongside, after the horns have passed. I remember the adrenaline-spike, … Continue reading

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Into The Arena

… is both the name of my book – available on Amazon here – and what I did yesterday. Here are some photos of my dancing with the young bulls they let in after the run (which I also ran). … Continue reading

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First day of running with the bulls, Pampona 2011

As you can see the first day from Pamplona was anarchy with the beautiful bulls of Don Álvaro Domecq from his ranch – known to toreros as the Cathedral of the Bullfight – ‘Los Alburejos’ (whom I have met before … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Summer begins…

PAMPLONA is no place to bring your wife. The odds are all in favor of her getting ill, hurt or wounded or at least jostled and wine squirted over her, or of losing her; maybe all three. If anybody could … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway, 50 years on, and the family Ordóñez

On the 50th anniversary of the death of the great Ernest Hemingway – who was packing for Pamplona at the time just as I am now – it seems right to reprint an excerpt from my recent book Into The Arena, … Continue reading

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Reuters Interview

Whilst working out my luggage allowance for Pamplona – a fortnight of supplies plus 20 copies of my book Into The Arena, a 12lb cape, a 6lb muleta (the small red cape) and a 2lb practice sword – I saw that my … Continue reading

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