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    COVID Walking from Porto

    Looking at doing Porto. Can peregrines cross the borders yet?
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    When does the Pilgrim Office in SJPP open?

    Does the official office to get my Camino passport open early in the day or like alberques only after two? So my real question is what are the working open hours of the Camino office in St. Jean?
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    Lost Perigrinos

    While walking the Camino June 2013-July2013 I was writing emails and addresses on anything I could write on. Problem is I've lost a couple of names. Is there a list out there of just names and places of origin? Example: Names of people that walked the Camino in June 2013 from Virginia, USA...
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    There will be days when....

    Oh my Gosh. Tumbleweed....That was phenomenal. i finished this past Juy. 29 days and then i just wanted to hang around and hug all those that were struggling on their own. Like ME. Thank you for you post. My Christ moves me everyday. He is in my heart and i pray i shared Him with all the...
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    Camino with Babies

    There was a 6 month old baby, mom ,dad, mother in law that did the Camino this past June and July. They carried the essentials and had there packs shipped to there next destination. They only carried what they needed for the day walking. The baby was in one of those kid backpacks and the dad...
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    How can I avoid blisters!!!???

    A common problem is that almost everybody's feet are not the same size. My boot fitting was great for my left foot. My right smaller foot was torn up. I would probably buy two different size boots the next time. Mainly stick to your walking schedule. The schedules in most books stop you...
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    Home after an amazing walk on the Camino. i want to thank everybody on the forum for their great questions and great answers for all us newbies. St Jean to Santiago in 29 days and only one half of a day did we walk in some drizzle of rain. The weather was great. It got warm, (40 degrees) for...
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    The Camino

    Listen to the Camino. Your body and your heart will tell you what to do when you get on the Camino. Two nights in Stjpp. Listen to your body, if you are tired, sleep. If you have energy then walk. If there is something going on with your feet, stop now!!!!!! Get that taken care of even...
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    Walking on June 13

    Landing in Madrid on June 13th. Headed for St. Jean Pied de Port to start walk on the 14th. Starting to feel the anxiousness. Bare minimum 36 liter pack 11.6 lbs total. Can i get walking poles or sticks when i land? Anybody out there up for a long walk on the 14th? Your prayers are welcomed.
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    Cell Phone

    Looking at phone coverages in Spain. It doesn't look good on the Francis. Can I take my flip phone and use it and how do I do that?
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    Cell Phone

    Still have a flip phone and in line for an update 7X 's. What phone seems to work best? Do I have to purchase a new sim card in Spain or can I do that stateside? Getting new phone today!
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    I've heard mention of pilgrims carring tents. Yes, it's added weight and there are so many places to stay so skip the tent......but I am a tent guy. Maybe it's because my sleep number is 100, or my family members tell me I could wake an infrantry of people. Questions: Are there places? Is...