Pamplona

Wednesday April 6

 

Busing from Madrid to Pamplona gave us a fabulous transition into Basque Country. We last visited here in 1978.

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We first rewalked the old town's narrow cobblestone streets where bulls run during the San Fermin festival. We crossed a 12th century bridge to check out the Camino trail. 

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Basque food is rich and excellent.  Here are stuffed peppers filled with baccalo.

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Here's a view of the plaza where we arranged to meet a friend for the 1978 Running of the Bulls, pre cell phones. The city has been cleaned up and improved since I saw it last. All for the good.

 

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Here's a 'new' statute which wonderfully catches the culture and enthusiasm of the city. 

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The best tapa in town; Baccalo in puff pastry with softly sautéed potato and garlic. 

we bunked at the Jesus y Maria alburgue with 120 other pilgrims. Tomorrow is our first day on the trail!