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Anniesantiago

Veteran Member, Female, 64, from Portland, Oregon

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Brenda, try Cheap-O-Air Feb 3, 2014

    1. elisabethfarre
      elisabethfarre
      Hi all! I am leaving on September 11 starting from Lourdes and then through the Col de Somport, the Aragones Camino... I am stressing about how much money I will need each day, and the best way to manage that. Any thoughts?
      Also, do I really need a cell phone?
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        Hi there! Have you booked any lodging on the Lourdes route? You will need to and that will tell you how much you need each day on that route. If you need ideas of where to stay, PM me or email me at anniesantiago13@gmail.com (better) Manage cash by carrying 300 euros and taking it out when you find ATMs. I would carry a cell phone personally on this route - it does have some remote stages. I hope this helps.
        Aug 16, 2016
    2. VictoriaThomas
      VictoriaThomas
      How long will you be at San Anton? Will be on my 4th Camino and will stay there this time for sure!! Should be there around June 21???
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        I will be there from June 1-10. Buen Camino. :)
        May 20, 2016
    3. Olivares
      Olivares
      Annie-- I want to walk Via de la Plata or Camino Sanabres on 2017. What are your plans for 2017?
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        My plans are to buy an RV and see America
        May 17, 2016
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      2. Olivares
        Olivares
        Have fun! RVs will never be my cup of tea, but they are certainly a way to travel around. All the best!!
        May 17, 2016
    4. soozansings
      soozansings
      I'll miss your lovely posts! I've been chastened by Ivar for calling out an ass. Buen Camino in all your Ways. It's been a pleasure following along with you. I hope to find the courage you live :)
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        You were? I haven't been reading. I'm on Camino. I'm going to go look! Don't leave. They've chastened me many times. Lol.
        May 17, 2016
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    5. Amadis
      Amadis
      Annie is the bomb! I am so happy to have found her. regalsolomon@gmail.com
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        Aww thank you. I just saw this.
        May 17, 2016
    6. HAPPY
      HAPPY
      NB Trail runners: Which model do you have? I'm starting on Sept 12 from SJPDP to Santiago, Fisterre, Muxie, & back to Santiago. I am considering the NB WT1210 (Leadville 100). Wondering if it'll be adequate for the terrain & if one pair would be do for the entire trip. It feels comfortable & looks durable. How's the traction when it is raining & wet out?
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        I'm wearing 1540''s right now - I haven't bought a new pair this year. I think the 1210's are this year's model and they should be fine for the entire Camino! One pair will be enough. They're fine as far as traction goes. Buen Camino!
        Aug 23, 2015
    7. LVDWD
      LVDWD
      I would be interested in the Marmot Pounder you have for sale. Please send me pictures. dlarkman@hotmail.com.

      I live in White Salmon close to Portland.
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        Hi. That was sold some time ago. I didn't realize it was still listed. Sorry.
        Jul 18, 2015
    8. Nonnie
      Nonnie
      Hi Annie-Didn't even know I could! Sounds good to me. Now....suggested maps, guidebooks etc? That route is pilgrim friendly as well? Oh... do I really need trekking poles?
    9. Singingheart
      Singingheart
      Hi Annie, I want to order Permethrin to pre-treat my sleeping bag and backpack, but I don't know how much to order, how much I'll need. No need to spend a fortune on more than I'll need. Do you have any idea how much is necessary? Thanks in advance. I always look for your input on things. :)
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      2. Singingheart
        Singingheart
        It helps tremendously. Many thanks. You're the best!
        Jun 5, 2015
      3. Amadis
        Amadis
        Oh my God! Everyone here is so knowledgeable. Have I fallen from the Turnip Truck? What on Earth is Permethrin?
        Jan 28, 2016
      4. Amadis
        Amadis
        Is there like an online store where one can buy much of these things?
        Jan 28, 2016
    10. Dennis D
      Dennis D
      Hello from Naverette,

      A very nice woman just told me about an old man that approached her today and ended up grabbing er breasts and asked her to go to bed with him. She was shocked! I vaguely remember a post about him. Does this ring a bell with uou? I am using a tablet so my resources are limited. I would love to find the post so I could show it to her. Any help would be appreciated. Buen Camino
      1. MichaelSG
        MichaelSG
        Dennis, I swear it wasn't me. :p. Good meeting you today!
        Apr 24, 2015
    11. LesPat
      LesPat
      Hi Annie! Getting excited for our camping Frances trip coming up soon! Was wondering if you have a list of albuergues that allow camping on their property? Thanks for your wisdom!
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        I"m so sorry I never saw this post :( I hope you found plenty of camping spots!
        Jun 5, 2015
    12. agdtd
      agdtd
      Annie: I'm new to this blog. I notice you are very knowledgable about Caminos.
      I walked 2 stages on camino Frances in sept last year. I had to stop for health reasons and I plan to do Sarria to Santiago hopefully next year. Can you give me some pointers?
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        Pack light, go slow, if you need to, hire bag transport (it's only 3 euros per day from Sarria), and enjoy! If you have specific questions, you can email me at anniesantiago13@gmail.com but I"m leaving for Spain on Thursday! :)
        Apr 29, 2014
    13. LesPat
      LesPat
      Hi Annie, thank you! We will be in a tent and are not sure if we'll do Frances or Norte yet - you still think a sleeping bag is necessary? Are you referring to campspots that are the parks (expensive) or wild? Great tip to walk through the village!
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        Wild spots. There are not many parks I know of on the Frances. You can just wild camp after the villages. And yes, I'd take a sleeping bag, myself.
        Apr 17, 2014
      2. LesPat
        LesPat
        Thank you so much for your help!!
        Apr 17, 2014
    14. LesPat
      LesPat
      Hi Annie! I am embarking on a summer late June/July walk and intend to camp as much as possible. When you did your summer camping camino, which route did you take? I'm also very confused about what to bring for bedding and trying to get away with the lightest (and cheapest) option possible at that time. Fleece bag, silk liner, or light sleeping bag?? Thanks for your help!
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        June/July will be hot, although you could still get rain in Galicia. I like my down bag, but if you're not in a tent, may want to take a lightweight sleeping bag. Silk liner will not be enough at night under the stars. I found the best campspots to be AFTER each village, btw, which made it convenient to get food, walk through, then find a campspot. Buen Camino!
        Apr 17, 2014
    15. MarkMcd71
      MarkMcd71
      I read your blog on restroom issues. I am going on the Camino soon, and must admit that this issue has put a damper on my trip. I have reviewed my guide book and noticed that there are many albergues where there are no cafe's . I have many questions. 1.: Would the albergues that you passed by allow you to use the restroom facilities if you were not staying there? 2. ) Did you have to go in the woods?
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        There are bars along the way where you can stop and use the toilet. Just buy something.
        Feb 21, 2014
      2. Amadis
        Amadis
        I have the same question plus... can I find hot water along the way for my instant coffee? What I would love to take with me is a 'cafetera italiana' so I can make my Cuban coffee. OH MY GOD! How can I go 30 days with no Cuban coffee? I will lose my ability to speak Italian fluently.
        Jan 28, 2016
    16. Anniesantiago
      Anniesantiago
      Brenda, try Cheap-O-Air
    17. Anniesantiago
      Anniesantiago
      2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and in those years several routes
    18. Brendaparrish
      Brendaparrish
      How many times have you been on the camino?..I will be coming from Zurich to Biarritz and looking for flights ...
      1. Anniesantiago
        Anniesantiago
        Dang, I just saw this post today. I wonder why? I have walked the Frances 5 times, and portions of the Portuguese, Via de la Plata, and Norte. I've also walked the Aragones twice and once from Lourdes to Pamplona.
        Mar 2, 2014
      2. Amadis
        Amadis
        Annie...wow...I want to be like you when I grow up. 5 times, eh? O.K. Annie...tell me something. Am I being a sissy or what? I have scheduled myself to walk 22 to 28 kms. per day. Is this o.k? Am I normal?
        Jan 28, 2016
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Aug 2, 1952 (Age: 64)
    Home Page:
    http://www.caminosantiago2.blogspot.com
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Camino(s) past & future:
    Frances 2006,9,11,12,13,14, 16, Aragones 2011,12,
    VDLP 2011, 13, Lourdes 2012, Portuguese 2008, Madrid 2014, (2016)
    Happy grandmother, artist, and urban farmer with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, long distance walking is my medicine. For that, I owe the Camino my health.

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    For affordable group walks, self-led walks, and consulting: http://www.anniecarvalho.weebly.com
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