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Recent content by cathyke

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    Best starting point for 1 week visit

    Hi I have one week to spend walking some of the Camino Frances (including travelling there and back) and would like some advice on which is the best section to do with only a week. I'm going in July, flying from London. Things I'm thinking about: I've already walked from Astorga to Fisterra and...
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    Best starting point for 1 week visit

    Hi I have one week to spend walking some of the Camino Frances (including travelling there and back) and would like some advice on which is the best section to do with only a week. I'm going in July, flying from London. Things I'm thinking about: I've already walked from Astorga to Fisterra and...
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    Direct bus from Muxia to Santiago

    Does anyone know if there is a direct bus from Muxia to Santiago on a Friday? If you need to change, any idea where? Which bus company so I can check timetables? Thanks v much indeed for your help - and any other useful info - off to Fisterra/Muxia on Sun! Thanks Cathy
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    Taxi from Lugo to Sarria

    I can now post a reply to my own question! Taxi from Lugo to Sarria costs approx 30 euros Cathy
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    Taxi from Lugo to Sarria

    Does anyone know how much a taxi would cost from Lugo to Sarria? Thanks Cathy
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    santiago to sarria bus? taxi??

    Taxi from Lugo to Sarria Does anyone know how much a taxi from Lugo to Sarria would cost? Thanks Cathy
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    Socks - are they important??

    Clearly, not in the big picture... But to prevent blisters - do I need to invest in proper walking socks, rather than the usual cotton ones I wear everyday? And if so, what are proper walking socks? Wool? also have some thicker nylon-y ones but they make my feet hot. Advice gratefully...
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    Buying rucksack in London

    Where's a good place to buy a women's rucksack in London? Am looking for a 30 litre one. Thanks Cathy
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    Refugio at Manjarin/El Acebo

    Can anyone give me any information about the refugio at Manjarin? The Conf guide says it is basic - what does that mean exactly? Does it have blankets? (not planning to take a sleeping bag as travelling in July, just a silk liner). Any other info about it? Would you recommend staying there...
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    Where to start if only 12 days

    where to start if only 12 days? Another option is to fly into Valladolid - Ithink there is a bus that goes all the way to Ponferrada, otehrwise bus to Astorga and on to Ponf.
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    Online map of Astorga

    Can anyone point me to an online map of Astorga? I want to check where the bus station is. Thanks Cathy
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    Buying ALSA bus tickets online

    Anyone ever bought ALSA bus tickets online? Do they post them to you or do you pick them up somewhere? Need to get a bus from Valladolid to Astorga, but there's only one I can get because my flight gets in on a sunday - would be really annoying to get there and find they're sold out, which is...
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    Astorga to Rabanal - how hard is it??

    Am beginning my walk in Astorga and will be only moderately fit (ie will just about have walked 17km on occasional days, but not day after day) - plus it will be in the scorching heat of July. Am thinking of spending my first walking day covering the 21km or so to Rabanal - is this mad, given...
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    Sleeping bag in July

    Am confused about whether I will need one - walking from Astorga to S de C from the beginning of July - some posts say it may be cold in the higher bits - will I need a sleeping bag, or just a sheet sleeping bag? Ta
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    Taxis along the way between Astorga and Ponferrada

    Does anyone know if it's possible to take taxis along the way between Astorga and Ponferrada? I'm not even sure how close to a drivable road the camino is... And if I'm flaking out and the refugio is full and I need a nice bed and shower - how do I call a taxi to come and rescue me?? My mobile...
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