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    Ibuprofen

    Be careful! Last year I had a bad ankle injury in Burgos and walked on it to Portomarin taking lots of Ibuprofen to try and pretend that I was not hurt. I finshed my Camino at Portomarin, being unable to walk another step. I have just had my second lot of surgery on the ankle in 5 months, to try...
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    Weight loss - or gain?

    Nail Growth Yes it was both toe nails and finger nails. Maybe if exercise was a factor then the finger nail thickening was due to using walking poles. But absolutely no doubt about it, a thickening of finger and toe nails about 4mm long, which I assume is the amount of growth over a 5 week period.
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    Weight loss - or gain?

    Weight Loss and Gain A bit off subject, but an interesting observation. My finger and toe nails grew thicker whilst on the Camino. I had a ridge about 4mm long of increased nail thickness after my Camino in August and September last year, which has gradually moved upwards and is only now just...
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    Your favorite refuge

    Favourite Refuges For me, I can not forget my stay at the refuge at Tosantos last September. I can't attempt to describe the experience, I am sure those of you who have stayed there will understand what I am saying. For those of you planning your Camino, make it part of your plans.
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    Ibuprofen

    I paid about 5 euro for a pack of 24. Watch the strength though, I think they were 600mg rather than 200mg which is the usual stength. I only realised after several days of taking 3 a day. They worked well though!
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    Advice for Vegetarians

    Hi all, I'm, starting my first camino SJPP to Finisterra 20th August. I know that being a vegetarian in Spain is not eay and I am well prepared for that. Has anyone got any useful advice on places on route where they have found vegetarian friendly menus? I don't think 5 weeks of omelettes...
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    Route Napoleon

    Hi all, I suffer from vertigo quite bad, and was wondering if the Route Napoleon had any parts where there were steep drops near to the path. If so I might be better taking the road route. Whatever the outcome, I'm starting my first Camino 20th August SJPP flying into Biarritz at 09:15 so I...
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    Passport Stamping

    Is it necessary to get the passport stamped every night? I am planning to do SJPP to Santiago, but intend to take a few days break along the route and stay in hotels those days. Do I neeed a stamp for the passport those days or can I miss out a few? Regards Chris
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    When to Walk?

    Sil, Many Thanks. Chris
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    When to Walk?

    Hi, I will be walking my first Camino this year, St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago. Planning on leaving late August, and walking through September, but I have some flexibility on this. I read on this forum that the Camino can be quite busy at times and I am keen to avoid the busiest times, so...
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