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  1. anthikes

    2021 Camino Frances - will be more expensive !

    I would just start camping and not eating out. Can be done on less than 5 Euros
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    Good location for Portuguese caminho albergue...

    There is a lot of red tape here so don't plan to open too soon. Helps if you can pay off local planners, many are willing to help in exchange for a few euros - this is how a friend turned her land into a campsite!
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    State of Emergency, Again - Patience is a Virture

    It's a state of alarm not emergency! Wish people would get their facts right
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    COVID Portugal enters 'state of calamity' (updated title, 14 Oct)

    You will be fine finding accommodation as private places are still open but bringing a tent is a good idea too. I cycled the route from Lisbon to Porto this year and found many good places to camp and stay. I then walked the coastal way and even managed to camp along there some nights, but there...
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    COVID Portugal enters 'state of calamity' (updated title, 14 Oct)

    There is a lot, lot more testing now so no surprise cases have gone up! Deaths remain stable - that's a more important metric.
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    Le Puy to Santiago 2021

    Would love to do the Le Put one day
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    Via De La Plata In November

    It would be pretty grim particularly as you head further north. That said, you won't have a problem of extreme heat!
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    Thinking about tents

    I think the camino numbers will return much sooner than the doom sayers predict.
  9. anthikes

    Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques - Question about water

    Wild camping in France is much more tolerated than in Spain so I am not sure why all the negativity towards carrying a tent. Not everyone can afford expensive gites every night!
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    Are these all the Spanish and Portuguese Caminos?

    I made this map earlier in the year and will be updating it in 2021. I tried to include all known Caminos but I suspect there might be a couple that slipped through the net?? Would really appreciate any experts out there who may know of other routes. Thanks.
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    Powder shampoo - this looks like it would be great for the Camino

    I use a shampoo bar too. Works very well, even wash my clothes with it
  12. anthikes

    On the coastal way

    I am in two minds about where to go from Caminha. Is the route through Vigo worth the big hike thru the city? I read it's not particularly pleasant. l have been to Vigo so won't be missing out if I headed up to Tui. Any thoughts on which way to go?
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    On the coastal way

    I am now heading to V.do Castelo and I think all the municipals have been closed. One had a massive sign saying it would open in September. I have camped a couple times and stayed in privates. Seeing quite a few peregrinos now, three just went shooting past as I am in a cafe. I am not sure...
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    On the coastal way

    I started from Porto yesterday and currently on the coastal route. I stayed in a campsite just before Labruge last night, an Orbitur that was only €6 for a tent, but they also offered cabins for pilgrims too, not sure how much they were though. The municipal is closed in Labruge and I am hearing...
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    Currently Walking VDLP - Daily Updates

    Good to see other pilgrims out there. I am starting the Portuguese Coastal on Friday. Did the VdLP last year and is my fave to date. Good luck and hope it doesn't get too hot.