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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    I agree that trying to coordinate a section by section read is virtually impossible. And its a nice idea if those of us who are more familiar with the forum can link up our responses to other places in the forum that are relevant. But I think the book club is naturally going to raise topics...
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    Let me say first that I am a control freak and do lots and lots of preparing. I have lists, plans, you name it! But what is needed? I think it’s important to work on your walking fitness. By that I mean, regular long and short walks for at least a couple months. Make sure to get in some all...
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    I read this book some years ago and just skimmed it again. I have to confess it was this book and one by a German guy whose name I forget (seems like he was a bit of a public personality in Germany), that put me off camino memoirs! There were some gems in the book, but I guess I found it a...
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    Forum Book Club - 2 - To the Field of Stars (Kevin Codd)

    I have to agree with everything you wrote @C clearly . This was the second book I ever read about the camino (after Gitlitz). A Lutheran pastor friend of mine knows Kevin Codd and gave the book to me as a gift. It made me laugh and also helped me believe I could actually do the camino. It...
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    Planning a “25 km or less” Camino on the Invierno

    ... is also marked on Brierly's map of Rodeiro.
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    Forum Book Club - 1 - The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago (Gitlitz and Davidson)

    I bought this book when I first heard of the Camino -- my daughter was walking from Burgos with a small group from her college in May 2009. I read it as I followed her walk and ended up reading it cover to cover. I was so glad I had done so before we walked in 2013. My (paperback) copy was...
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    Forum Book Club - Getting started, with book nominations

    A Furnace Full of God, by Rebekah Scott
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    Walking into Burgos on the Camino Vasco

    New question about the walk into Burgos. It turns out my husband is a purist and is opposed to taking a bus/cab (who knew?). Maybe he will change his mind. But in the meantime, I was looking at maps and it appears that just after Villamar, the route crosses the Rio Vena. There appears to be...
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    Planning a “25 km or less” Camino on the Invierno

    The planning itself can bring a bit of the camino home too! I can just get totally transported by reading, googling, looking at pics and blogs! And I need to be transported these days!
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    Walking into Burgos on the Camino Vasco

    Thanks @SabineP and @Michael; Camino-addicted! These are great tips. It will be two of us walking and we have done a couple of very lonely caminos so I think we will be OK in that regard.
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    Planning a “25 km or less” Camino on the Invierno

    Gosh -- I have been trying to follow this and every time I sign on the string has taken off again! I finally have caught up. I've been busily adding notes to my planning document. Unlike @Kanga I plan and plan and just dream about walking while I'm doing it. Then we start walking and the...
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    Planning a “25 km or less” Camino on the Invierno

    This made me laugh and brought back a fun little camino memory. On our very first camino we met a lovely young woman from South Africa the first day. We all stayed in Roncesvalles and woke up with the singing the following morning. It was early April and still quite drack outside. Our South...
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    Planning a “25 km or less” Camino on the Invierno

    We are planning to walk the Invierno this coming fall, if possible pandemic-wise. We are planning this same stage -- Molinasca to Villavieja. It looks to be about 26.5 km which is slightly longer than our perferred limit of 25 km, but still doable for us. Then we plan to walk only as far as...
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    Walking into Burgos on the Camino Vasco

    Thanks all! I’m on my IPad now so translate isn’t easilyaccessible — can’t wait to read the links. One of the reasons I asked I’d that I know there is Roman stuff on that stage and didn’t want to plan something tha might cause us to miss it!
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    Walking into Burgos on the Camino Vasco

    Hi All, This forum on the Vasco has been very, very quiet! I am planning to walk the Vasco this fall , all pandemic things permitting. I am wondering about the last stage into Burgos. It looks to me like the walk into Burgos from Villimar (just after the BU30) ring road) is on busy city...
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