Bill Hillmann

Bill Hillmann is an award-winning essayist, aspiring novelist and the founder and host of the Windy City Story Slam. He's been running with the bulls in Pamplona for seven years.

The 'pastores,' or herders

2) Don’t Touch

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): don't touch the bulls

Calle Mayor, Pamplona, Spain

9) Eat in the Street

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): eat in the street.

Statue at the Mussel Bar

8) Jumping the Fountain

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): jumping the fountain

Waiting for the encierro

7) Pick Pockets

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): avoid pick pockets

plaza del toros

6) No Cameras or Videos

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): don't bring cameras

Spanish policeman

5) Don't Show Up Drunk

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): avoid being drunk

Running into Bullring

3) Don’t be a Vallente (Brave One)

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): don't be a vallente (brave one)

Pamplona Bull Fight

1) Sol Party

Top 10 ways to survive and have fun at the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain (aka The Running of the Bulls): sit in the sol section

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