Did you know a reclusive, Swedish publisher has rented out Ernest Hemingway’s room at Hotel la Perla during the San Fermin fiesta until he’s a hundred years old?
That is commitment. I hope he reaches that goal.
So are many others when it comes to San Fermin. I’ve been asked time and again what the best method is for accommodation if attendance to a major festival is on your list of things to do before you die.
Just last week I met a backpacker in Paris who decided to partake in the wild times at Pamplona and he ended up paying €50 per night. That’s because he went on a last minute whim. Don’t do that.
Not with San Fermin.
Many dedicated attenders plan a year in advance, I was unlucky to prepare six months in advance.
We engaged in a partnership with Roomorama for a flat in the historic old town and with trepidation, I wondered how it might play out. San Fermin is a boisterous, intense experience, so I worried about the noise and the smells and the safety factors.
Our cute, little flat was located near Calle Santo Domingo, by the old town walls, so we had a pleasant view.
However, what does that mean in terms of real life use?