Yesterday, our students got to experience culture in action by attending the corrida de toros. The corrida, held each year in conjunction with the fiestas of San Juan and San Pedro - is a controversial yet traditional event that draws just as many fans as it does protestors. Although students were warned in advance that the odds of any of the bulls making it out of the plaza were slim to none, we had a large number who wanted to see the corrida for themselves. This particular corrida featured three well-known matadores, or bullfighters: Juan José Padilla, David Fandila (known affectionately as "El Fandi"), and Miguel Ángel Perera. Each of the three toreros displayed his skills with two bulls, for a total of six for the afternoon. Each round is divided into tercios, or thirds, with the last tercio of course being that in which the bull meets his end. While for some it was understandably a lot to take in, others enjoyed the event and saw it as an opportunity to learn, chatting with the locals and asking questions so they could better understand all that was going on.