Tales From Granada: Running with the bulls

How I found myself on the wrong side of the bull's horns

The most potentially dangerous situation I have ever been in was in capital city of Nicaragua, Granada. Every year, like the Spaniards who colonized them, Nicaraguans celebrate by having a "running of the bulls" event. I was lucky enough to be visiting during this time, along with my family. My mother, a well-travelled lady herself, had been to the running of the bulls in Spain and assured us that, despite what we'd heard, the bulls were well-corralled and posed very little danger to those watching. As was evidenced by the events that followed, Nicaragua runs their bulls a little differently than the Spanish.

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