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newfydog wrote:You might find the albergue accepts you, but the inhabitants don't!
jpflavin1 wrote:I do not recall any Albergue turning someone away who forwarded their pack. Everyone should walk the Camino in a manner they are comfortable. There is no right or wrong way. It is your Camino.
Anniesantiago wrote: If, after those weary pilgrims have been given beds, there are beds left, then the bicigrinos and taxigrinos and busigrinos should be served. But that's my personal feeling.
newfydog wrote:Do you have a hierachy of worthiness? Apparently a person on a bike is lower than a walker. Do they rank above a busigrino? Are private taxigrinos the least holy of all pilgrims?
falcon269 wrote:You will see pilgrims pick up their backpacks at the edge of town from vehicles to circumvent the rule. .
The question is not about authenticity in this topic; it is about who gets a bed at a refuge. "Authentic pilgrims" have received Compostelas in Villafranca del Bierzo, and Alto del Perdon has been considered a suitable place for forgiveness.Authentic? Authentic to when?
Snorers must be silenced/you MUST wear earplugs! Cyclists are not real pilgrims! People who just walk the last 100km are lesser pilgrims!You might find the albergue accepts you, but the inhabitants don't!
Lydia Gillen wrote:Thanks Annie for your wisdom
Anniesantiago wrote:Well, I don't really see a lot of serious bickering between people on this thread.
DesertRain wrote:That said, I shall no longer share my opinions here. I genuinely wish you all a Buen Camino – whatever that means to you.
Whose responsibility is it?someone feeling they have to withdraw from commenting seems to me to be a significant level of tension
.Anniesantiago wrote:We are ALL judgmental.
It's a fact of life.
We make judgments all day long.
And often, when I'm calling others unfairly judgmental, I've learned to look in the mirror to see the REAL judgmental person!
newfydog wrote:You're all being really judgemental of the judgemental!
falcon269 wrote:It is not an issue of two classes of pilgrims, but a matter of trying to provide support for the ones who are working the hardest. It may not be a perfect system, but it has some logic behind it, and it has the full backing of pack-carrying pilgrims.
nellpilgrim wrote:... As 'penance' for any sins Fr Augusto instructed us to be kind to ourselves and to be joyous in our lives....... he said "remember God doesn't count your steps nor Santiago weigh your pack- what they measure is your heart pilgrim, so look to your heart ....and take care of your feet!".
Hola Fatima,Fatima1964 wrote:Reading the comments I feel very guilty and ashamed for having to do it if I need to do it
rubyslippers wrote:Dear Fatima 1964 - I wanted to make another post as I did the Camino again in Sept. I have a slipped 4/5 vertebrae and I only got into the walk about 10 days and had to quit. Just carrying it around before I even started an incline cause me pain in my hip and leg. Don't be afraid to have someone take it on ahead for you. <3 Enjoy your walk
oursonpolaire wrote:Fatima-- it might help if you had a sentence or two in Spanish which refers to your condition. As well (and this is advice I hand out to everyone without asking), if you have a complex medical situation, it is often useful to have your doctor draw up a diagnostic note with the treatment described, and then have it put into Spanish by a medical translator. It is not cheap (usually $100-150), but I have had friends who were greatly aided by this-- when they fell ill, they just handed it to their Spanish nurse and doctor, and it saved them a great deal of trouble.
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