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  1. Dodger

    Is it easier just to fly to Madrid to start the Frances?

    Paris to Bayonne then to St Jean, is very practical, and no expensive taxis 🚕. It’s always about cost v practicality and time which you need to weigh up, along with what is easy. Buen camino
  2. Dodger

    One Way Ticket

    I walked the Via de la Plata this year, I had a one way ticket 🎫 into Europe, spent time in Germany 🇩🇪 Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for 3/4 weeks. I went from London by plane to Madrid and on to Saville by train. I had no problem in any of those countries with not having a ticket 🎫 to leave.
  3. Dodger

    How busy will it be in April 2023?

    Hi Chris I walk in 2018 and left on 9th April from St Jean. I never booked ahead for any stage. I had no problem with finding a bed. In general I walk anywhere between 7kn and 38kms a day. I did not walk the recommend stages and found this a great advantage. This year I walked the via de la...
  4. Dodger

    VDLP timing.

    Hi Robert, I walked this year, I started the after Easter Monday from Saville. Spring wild flowers were in almost full bloom. Its was an excellent time to start. As this year was a holy year it was a little busy, however I never had a problem finding a bed for the night. No I did not book ahead...
  5. Dodger

    2023 Roll Call for Via Francigena

    Looking to start in Lausanne, late May
  6. Dodger

    Via del la Plata in early Sept - who else will be there.

    Rita, I have just completed the VDLP first week of June, while some Albergues do have blankets some do not. Additionally the standard of blanket provided varies. I would recommend a light weight sleeping bag, some of the higher sections of the via can get cold at night. I took one full rest day...
  7. Dodger

    Thoughts on the Via (with a Sanabres finish)

    Thank you 🙏 I start in a few days
  8. Dodger

    LIVE from the Camino Started March 4 (2022) from Seville

    I could not book in to Hotel Simon, so I booked the catedral boutique hotel opposite the cathedral, via Booking.com 🙏
  9. Dodger

    LIVE from the Camino Started March 4 (2022) from Seville

    I have a late afternoon train on the 19th to Seville, with a lazy day in Sevilla 20th, May see you on the way or in Sevilla Buen Camino
  10. Dodger

    LIVE from the Camino Started March 4 (2022) from Seville

    I am flying from Edinburgh to Madrid and train to Sevilla on 19th, followed by a rest day to start on 21st. May see you on the way Buen Camino
  11. Dodger

    LIVE from the Camino Started March 4 (2022) from Seville

    I will be 3 days ahead of you, leaving 21st.
  12. Dodger

    Australians allowed to travel.

    Unfortunately I arrive in Sevilla on the 19 April,
  13. Dodger

    Australians allowed to travel.

    Flights booked from Australia for the Via de la Plata for April after the Easter rush
  14. Dodger

    Albergues Via de la plata Sept 18, 2021

    Thank you saved me some time researching, thank you again
  15. Dodger

    LIVE from the Camino On the VDLP

    Thank you for the update, been camino
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