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Stories by Chip Conley
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Early Bird at Burning Man
by  Chip Conley
This year, I was able to snag an early arrival pass and got a bird's eye view of some amazing art installations.
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Burning Man Contest Winner!
by  Chip Conley
Tim Ferriss Helped Me to Share the Power of Festivals & Give Away 2 Tickets To The Playa
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Is the Blood Festival Beautiful or Brutal?
by  Chip Conley
Animal rights versus centuries of sacred rights in Peru
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Brave New Voices Comes To Chicago
by  Chip Conley
Get your poetry slam on with amazing young poets who will surprise and inspire you.
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Finding My Festival Soul Brother In Ireland
by  Chip Conley
Talking festivals with Mark Graham after his tour of 183 on the
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San Fermin: The World's Biggest Frat Party?
by  Chip Conley
Why not continue this cultural tradition without killing the bulls?
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Running in Pamplona: Bulls vs. Balls
by  Chip Conley
Observing more mayhem than magic, my conscience felt as if it had been castrated with this experience.
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Fiesta de San Fermin: The Sin Also Rises
by  Chip Conley
The Running of the Bulls: fear, foolishness, fun and momentary fame...with a risk of fatality.
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Conflicted in Pamplona: Conscience or Curiosity
by  Chip Conley
Why do 2 million people make this annual pilgrimage of beer, bulls, and blood?
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Secret Tips From A Festival Vagabond
by  Chip Conley
Consider collateral benefits, "restivals" in-between destinations, costumes, and like-minded travelers to accompany you.
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Wife Carrying, Body Painting, or Oil Wrestling? Tough Choice!
by  Chip Conley
I returned to Turkey after last year's Whirling Dervish Festival to the World Oil Wrestling Championships.
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Traditions Create Companions: Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling
by  Chip Conley
This experience has helped me underscore that being “culturally curious” also means being “culturally respectful” and not making assumptions.
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Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling: Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words?
by  Chip Conley
Turkey's honorable oil wrestling competition dates back 650+ years and brings men and boys to a modern battlefield.
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Spoleto: Perfect Location, But Where Are All The People?
by  Chip Conley
More balloons than attendees, Spoleto burst my expectation bubble for this once-thriving arts festival.
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I Left My Heart in Siena: Lingering Thoughts on Il Palio
by  Chip Conley
For days to come, I bet I’ll be dreaming of flags, banners, or men in medieval uniform.
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Il Palio: It Ain't Derby Day!
by  Chip Conley
The whole affair will be done in 90 seconds with a wild gallop around the course 3 times. Worth the price of a good seat!
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Il Palio’s Piazza del Campo: The World’s Best Stage
by  Chip Conley
It feels like an epic Merchant Ivory film and I almost expected Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida to pop-up at any moment.
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El Colacho Unmasked
by  Chip Conley
A young man tells his story.
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Siena Stirring: The Lovely Foreplay of Il Palio
by  Chip Conley
Siena’s neighborhood rivalries make the Montague’s and Capulet’s spat in Romeo & Juliet look like child’s play.
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Fes Festival of World Sacred Music: Why I Went
by  Chip Conley
Breaking down cultural barriers in Morocco
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The Whirling Dervishes in Fes: Imagine My Surprise
by  Chip Conley
Magically transported back to Rumi
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Fes: The People You'll Meet At The World Sacred Music Festival
by  Chip Conley
Around the world in a day
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Soul Cleansing in the Streets: El Colacho Baby Jumping
by  Chip Conley
Babies don't sleep in Spain: They Count Colachos
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El Colacho: In Spain or Insane?
by  Chip Conley
Racing with the Devil in Gothic Spain