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Recent content by David Manzo

  1. David Manzo

    Proper Fit for a Backpack

    Inexperienced, I did not fit my backpack properly and developed meralgia paresthetica on the Camino. Although not painful (yet uncomfortable), from time to time, I still feel that numbness in my left thigh years later. Had I know the dangers of improper fitting I would have found an expert to...
  2. David Manzo

    Apps for Camino Portuguese

    Here’s a screen shot of a variety of apps I’ve found helpful Bom Caminho
  3. David Manzo

    Looking to do first 7 day walk

    You might want to consider the Camino Portugese and start in Tui. It's a beautiful place to begin right on the border of Spain and Portugal. In 5 or 6 days of walking you will be in Santiago. Bom Caminho
  4. David Manzo

    A quieter Camino, Maybe?

    Might you consider the Camimo Portugués?
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    Need Advice Siena to Rome on Via Francigena

    Looking to walk from Siena to Rome in June. Would love to hear of your experiences. How many days? If you took rest days where and why? Lodging (looking for private room)? Comparisons to Caminos that end In Santiago? Any and all advice welcome. Thanks
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    Suggestion where to start

    Whichever you decide, don’t rush through Valença and Tui lots to see and appreciate in these contiguous towns.
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    good resting spot en route?

    Great place. I loved Tui as well
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    Cathedral Closed...Is the Camino still worth it?

    Yes the Cathedral was beautiful and much appreciated and the Pilgrim Mass was moving even though Boafumeiro was not used. But what I found special along The Way were the quite hours of prayer as I walked each day.
  9. David Manzo

    5 things most pilgrims don't do on the Camino (but should)

    At least one hour in silence each day while you walk even if you are in a group.
  10. David Manzo

    Easter greetings

    Buona Pasqua
  11. David Manzo

    Portugal

    It’s too quick a pace to get from Porto to Santiago in 8 days. 10 works fine. Maybe consider Tui to Santiago.
  12. David Manzo

    Sorry I have not had success in treatment, although it has lessened over time

    Sorry I have not had success in treatment, although it has lessened over time
  13. David Manzo

    Is it easy to cross from coastal to central path?

    Senta Litoral from Porto Cathedral to Vila do Conte and then to the central in Barcellos. Loved every minute of it!!!
  14. David Manzo

    Camino Portugués Video: Porto to Santiago 2014

    Thanks nice memories. You sure had your share of rain!
  15. David Manzo

    Fear of heights (don't laugh- It's real!)

    For those reading this and thinking of other routes where fear of heights might be an issue — on the Camino Portugues, the bridge (Puente Internacional de Tuy) from Valenca Portugal to Tui, Spain might necessitate a Taxi alternative.

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