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    Babyboomergirl reacted to Kanga's post in the thread A slight change in the air? with Like Like.
    I'm in Australia. If we leave, we probably won't be allowed back in. But I still keep trawling through the equipment websites, lusting over the latest backpacks, wondering if I can justify buying myself a new pair of hiking sandals. Today I...
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    UPDATED: Borders between Spain and Portugal are open and there are no border control. Galicia still have restrictions, but Tui in Spain is full of portuguese people today. Also pilgrims. You still have to check if you can get to Portugal by...
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    Babyboomergirl reacted to Thornley's post in the thread COVID New start dates? with Like Like.
    Maybe pilgrims should get to Aire sur l'Adour and start. And if you know of anyone JP that's having a wedding in SW France who wish to adopt 2 Old Aussies as distant relatives then we maybe can fly and get back on the path😉
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    Thank you all, this is so heartening. I walked my first Camino in 2019 (el Norte) and was set to return on a new route last year before the pandemic hit. O'm still not sure this year will be possible amid travel restrictions and was beginning to...
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    I agree. I would happily endure all the discomforts of a long haul flight now and cannot wait until our Australian international travel restrictions end. I am longing to walk a Camino again and more importantly visit children and grandchildren I...
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    Wow, what a bunch of optimists we are thinking about how to reduce the pains of international airplane travel. What I would give for some of those pains! A tip I learned from @jpflavin1, who is perhaps a few years younger than I, but not a...
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    Flying from Sydney we found :- 1) A 24 hr stopover midway to break up the flight helps (if your budget agrees). 2) One or two days in Europe before the start of the walk helps align the body time. 3) Place your walking pack in a duffel bag as...
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    There were some long lines waiting to checkin at the ticketing booths for the Sydney-LA flight. Peg left to ask at an information booth how much it would cost to upgrade our tickets. Ten minutes later she comes running back (the line hadn't...
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    As another long hauler (with an extra leg at the beginning to get from Tassie to mainland Aus), all the above tips are sound. However a factor working in your (our) favour is the 'east-west' aspect of the flight to Europe. It really does make a...
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    G'Day @Rodney Kent I have made this flight (Sydney Dubai Paris or Madrid) three times. I have a couple of suggestions: fly Business Class (if you can afford it) or (with Singapore Airlines) Premium Economy (I think they go as far as Barcelona or...
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