Big Changes: The Escuela Taurina de Jerez de la Frontera

Until approximately one week ago, I thought I would be training with the bullfighting school in Salamanca. The title of my first post, as well as my project proposal, are evidence of this fact. Yet it turns out that there was a bit of a misunderstanding between me and my contact in Spain, who was my liaison with the President of the Andalusian Association of Taurine Schools. Even though I thought I’d be in Salamanca, the President thought I wanted to be in Jerez (which is what I told him originally when I thought I’d do William and Mary’s program in Cádiz). Given that location was of lesser importance than actually being able to train with a school and that the school was still awaiting me in Jerez, I booked a homestay online, and purchased my train ticket in Madrid. As of now, I’m in a three story apartment complex on the outskirts of Jerez de la Frontera and have already trained for one afternoon with the city’s taurine school.

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