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David Ashton
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Re: Insurance question
David Ashton   8/5/2013 6:01:53 PM
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It is good (especially on Monday monrings!).  For months after we saw it, my workmate or I would only have to say "uh-leven" and we'd both be ROTFL too.....

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Caleb Kraft   8/5/2013 9:20:59 AM
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I haven't heard of elevator surfing! I think maybe it is a good thing I grew up in an area that spread outwards, not upwards. I probably would have hurt myself.

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kfield   8/5/2013 9:06:49 AM
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@David thanks for sharing the video--ROTFL! That was a fantastic way to start my Monday morning!

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David Ashton   8/5/2013 5:01:20 AM
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Talking of Elevators, have you seen this one?    (and a warning - there is a bit of swearing in it, but it's hilarious)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMS2VnDveP8

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David Ashton   8/4/2013 7:15:10 PM
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@Javi....The AAMI insurance company referred to above has a slogan: "Lucky you're with AAMI...." except if you happen to run with bulls in Pamplona, obviously :-)

I seem to remember there was also some good description of the San Fermin festival in James Mitchener's novel "The Drifters" which had a strong contribution towards causing my youthful itchy feet.

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kfield   8/4/2013 11:45:13 AM
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@Grarcia-Lasheras Thanks for the information - I guess it falls under the same category as "Russian Roulette" or "Elevator Surfing" or any stunt attempted on the tv show Jack-A**


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Garcia-Lasheras   8/3/2013 4:27:30 PM
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I know that for people from Spain, the Goverment cover all the expenses -- that's because we have a public healthcare system.

For people coming from other countries, it depends in which kind of healthcare collaboration agreement exists with Spain.

I don't know what the situation is for tourist from the USA, but as an example I've read that people from Australia may get in troubles if injured in such a risky activity. Here you have an extract from an article published in "The Australian":

"INSURANCE companies have warned they will not cover Australians who engage in "needlessly" risky behaviour while travelling overseas.The warning comes as an Australian woman, identified only as "J.E", remains in a serious condition at Pamplona's Hospital de Navarra, after being gored by a bull in the back during the annual Running of the Bulls, suffering multiple rib fractures and damage to her right lung. "AAMI specifically excludes the Running of the Bulls," said AAMI corporate affairs manager Reuben Aitchison. "A lot of policies would exclude any claims relating to that event." 


P.S.: The most of the English-speaking people I've spoken with in the Sanfermines comes from Australia or California ;-)

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kfield   7/30/2013 7:52:18 AM
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Great story Max. I've always been curious about whether medical insurance cover injuries sustained in the running of the bull. 

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Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 2:37:12 PM
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@garcia: Where is Waldo?

I see him -- he's the one in the white shirt and pants with the red scarf!

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Garcia-Lasheras   7/19/2013 5:27:13 PM
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Max, if you finally come to Pamplona we should play a "Where is Waldo" like game trying to find you in the crowd!! - LOL



I should note that there is a lot of fun in San Fermin beyond "The running of the bulls"!! For all of you that may be interested in coming here, you'll find more info in this link -- we have already started the countdown for next year "fiesta"!!

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