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    Pilgrim safety

    Only good if you can read Spanish.
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    My cancer camino

    I walked my first Camino in response to my cardiac condition. I did so prayerfully and reverently. I have not had a cardiac incident since then, but each time I walk the Camino I have a new religious experience.
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    Should I pack my kindle?

    You can be as busy as you want to be or have as much fun as you want to have without a Kindle. You will meet so many people ans share so many experiences that you do not really have time to read unless reading is your focus.
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    Which size rucksack?

    It depends on the person. I only carry 17-20 lbs of stuff, but I carry a large pack so that I can travel on aircraft with the walking sticks packed inside. TSA has never questioned it.
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    Wallowing in Self Pity

    I was planning to depart for St. Jean on April 26th to walk the Camino for my third time and to celebrate my 75th birthday. I know how you feel.
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    Planning for May 2021

    I was planning to be on day 2 of my third Camino today, but I will wait until April 20, 2021 to start. I always fly into Charles de Gualle because I can catch the train to Bayonne in the airport.
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    Breakfast in St Jean Pied de Port

    As the locals adjust to the pandemic, you will have to look around. Ask the proprietors of the albergue you spent the night in and/or ask at the Camino office. You will need protein especially on the first day. Consider carrying a sausage of some kind.
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    Today would have been my first day on the camino.

    I was scheduled to fly out today to begin my third Camino.
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    6-7 days walking for someone with arthritis

    I was almost totally debilitated with severe arthritis when I went to Germany last November. It was difficult for me to walk 100 yards without excruciating pain in all my joints. I stopped at a pharmacy where they recommended a product named GELENCIUM. It is all natural and comprised of...
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    Dealing with nostalgia?

    It is the Camino Curse. I keep going back and the more times I walk the Camino the more I want to walk it again.
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    Tips for couple of youngters doing the camino Frances in March/April

    I have attached the Albergue list so that you can figure out the costs. As for March, April and May, expect cold and rain. There are various thoughts on how much to pack: the rule of thumb is no more than 10% of your body weight, but I tell people that if you have more than 17 lbs, start...
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    Parador in Leon

    Parador de León Plaza San Marcos, 7 +34 987 23 73 00
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    Passport, Credencial and Certificate Care

    I always carry my passport in a zip-loc bag. You can buy a mailing tube at the post office and take it with you or buy one at the pilgrim's office in Santiago.
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    Staying in Albergues

    It is okay to spend a second night in an albergue, however almost all of them require that you leave in the morning and come back at noon. Buen Camino!