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    28L pack on the Camino Frances this October

    Yes - I agree with what has been said here. I am 6’2” 200lb male. I brought: 2 wool tshirts 3pairs wool socks 1 long sleeve 1/3 zip wool high neck base layer 1 mid layer synthetic down “puffy “ jacket 1 rain/wind jacket Light gloves 2 long underwear bottoms 2 pairs convertible pants My bag...
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    Waterproof shoes

    Good point. I should have clarified that in the absence of rain pants or gaiters, waterproof shoes did little to nothing during a long day with a decent amount of rain. I should also clarify that I have worn rain pants on the Camino and they sort of helped but during a long wet day my...
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    Shared taxi - Santiago to Sarria Sept 16, 2022

    I have had friends use bla bla car to hood effect as well, but the bus, as mentioned, is a very reliable option I’ve found.
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    Waterproof shoes

    In my experience in a true real rain it will enter your shoes from the ankle weather you have low-mid- or even high ankles, and as others have said the waterproofing just doesn’t breathe as well so they will eventually get sweaty and wet from the inside - blisters. I would only recommend...
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    The beautiful Primitivo

    I did i did it this July. I found plenty of places AIG the route to eat. Enjoy!
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    Packing List : Food - What food/nutritional items are in your bag, when you leave home ?

    Yes you mentioned this once before above in the thread. I understand that it can depend on the airport and even the security line you end up in. I have been on two Camino’s in the last year as well as multiple trips in the US and instead of buying the expensive airport liter water for $5 I’ve...
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    Packing List : Food - What food/nutritional items are in your bag, when you leave home ?

    I carried a sausage I bought at a store in Spain in case I got hungry on the trail for two weeks. I realized I just wasn’t gonna use it and gave it away
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    Advice on getting to St Jean Pied de Port

    I believe it is. I also recommend Mapy.cz app. If you download the region all the main and alternative routes show up on the gps map and it even shows your orientation on the map. Using this it was practically impossible to get lost.
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    Packing List : Food - What food/nutritional items are in your bag, when you leave home ?

    I've taken cheap empty 1 liter gatorade bottles through airport security in USA and to spain on multiple occasions with no problems
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    Packing List : Food - What food/nutritional items are in your bag, when you leave home ?

    Food for the plane - that’s all I brought. The stores bought food in Spain is quite inexpensive
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    Advice on getting to St Jean Pied de Port

    I took a flight with Iberia to Madrid and changed planes to a short 1 her flight to San Sebastián (Irun). A short taxi from the irun airport across the river border to Hendaye where the train station is right there. Train to Bayonne and then switch for SJPdP. It’s more transfers but I only...
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    The Solution to Toilet Paper for the Camino/Outdoors Anywhere!

    You can even do it without the attachment, just a dedicated crushy smallish water bottle you can pick in almost any store in Spain. Look up backwater bidet on YouTube for instructions. Use some multipurpose liquid soap like “camp suds” brand to clean you’re clothes, hair and body In albergue...
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    Passport warning — expiration date

    I did this 30 years ago and it worked. It’s expensive but You’ll have to figure out what is more important, the expense or being able to do the trip.
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    Before and after the Central?

    I wanted to spend more time in Porto during my Porto->SdC Camino and made the mistake of landing there in the am from nyc and spending a couple of hours getting my credenciale at the cathedral and some food. It IS a beautiful city. The ceramic tiles roofs cascading down the hill to the Douro...

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