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Recent content by DMSyracuse

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    Denise Thiem - Five Years "In Memoriam"

    Although I never met or knew Denise I was on the Camino during the same period of time March 23-April 23, 2015. I remember the day I arrived in the pilgrim office in Santiago de Compostela they showed me a picture of Denise and asked if I had seen her, that was the first I heard of Denise and...
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    Via di Francesco

    I'll be starting from Florence on September 20th so I'll be about a week behind you. As far as accommodations, good question - I'm also not sure what to expect - what I do know is that everything I've read says it is not like the Camino de Santiago in which I made my first night accommodation...
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    Via di Francesco

    Sounds great we can compare notes on our routes from the North and South to Assisi:)… I'll send you a message so we can exchange emails.
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    Via di Francesco

    Thanks Dan for the update - I've been following the St. Francis Facebook page for quite a while now and have found it to be a great resource for information. Less than a month from now I'll be on my way! I have the guide and have downloaded gps files. As you pointed out I'm expecting it to be...
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    Camino Fátima albergue issues

    I didn't stay in Rabacal/Alvorge, after Coimbra my next days were: 1) Conimbriga - Albergue de Conimbriga - Albergue was behind the house of the owners, very nice family and very nice Albergue - was brand new albergue. https://www.facebook.com/Albergue-de-Conímbriga-2383958958511857/ 2)...
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    Camino Fátima albergue issues

    I walked the same route from Porto to Fatima in Oct of 2017 - arrived in Fatima for the centennial celebration Oct 13th. Even with such an important day and celebration I didn't find very many pilgrims walking to Fatima so I imagine its never really crowded with pilgrims going in that...
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    Via di Francesco

    Just an update on this thread for those that are following and may be planning your own via Di Francesco pilgrimages. Flights have been booked, credential should be arriving any day now and arrangements made for the start of my trip (Florence) and end of my trip Assisi. Arriving Wednesday Sep...
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    Three Camino's done. The next one feels like the first.

    I will be walking the WSF in September this year. I have the Sandy Browns guide it is very good with much of the information your looking for. Also the Facebook page "The Way of St Francis official group - American Pilgrims to Italy is also a good resource of info...
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    Via di Francesco

    Thanks Ed for posting and sharing your blog. I look forward to reading your daily blog as I am planning on walking from Florence to Assisi in mid-September. Are you also using Sandy's gpx files or have you found the path to be well marked? I imagine the guide doesn't help when you come across...
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    Via di Francesco

    https://caminoist.org/book/ you can purchase the guide here or also through amazon.
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    Via di Francesco

    Thanks for your post Francisco. I'm still planning on a sept/oct pilgrimage on the Way of St. Francis. I now have the Sandy Brown guide and will soon be booking my flights. I also made my reservation for Assisi lodging seeing that I am planning on arriving on Oct 3 which is the night before...
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    Weather in March

    I walked the Camino in 2015 from March 23 arriving in SdC on April 23rd. Overall I thought it was a great time of year to walk. Yes there were some days of cold, snow, rain as you can see from my picture on March 23, 2015 my first day SjPdP to Roncesvalles on the low route but after that first...
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    Via di Francesco

    Thanks for the info - appreciate it!
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    Via di Francesco

    Hi John, Couple of questions for you since I'm planning on walking from Florence to Assisi same time next year as you just did. I'd like to be in Assisi for the feast day in October. You said you used Sandy Brown's book did you follow his recommended stages if not how many days did it take...
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    Suseia Bracelet

    Thanks for posting Brendan and please do give my compliments to your wife. I wear my bracelet all the time and love it. It's definitely special to me, a constant visual reminder of the camino which is always with me internally and to hear your words confirming how they are made makes them even...

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