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"Basque Wood Chopping Competition" Top 5 Page for this destination Pamplona Off The Beaten Path Tip by Roadquill

Pamplona Off The Beaten Path: 10 reviews and 20 photos


During the day you can watch local Basque wood choppers hack away at their huge log, attempting to be first in group. Armed with two axes where they switch off, they stand on their respective log with both feet together and whack away. They all finish, even if it means the last participant is whacking away 5 minutes after everyone else has finished. Trophies are awarded by old guys. I think they would do better with trophy girls, but these Basques are stubborn. ;-)

othercontact: Plaza Fueros de Navarra

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  • Written Aug 12, 2007
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