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    Where to sleep in Sevilla

    The Hostal One Cathedral was great but it's closed.... I was there a month ago doing the VDP and I stayed in Pension Nuevo Suizo where for 12 euro I had a room to myself (this due to few guests) and a good breakfast, plus the company of a French pilgrim and a pleasant Spanish fellow in Seville...
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    Via de la Plata in October 21

    Gerald's guide to the VDP was really good, but I feel I must comment on what he said about the German man walking the Via, as I'm also on the VDP at present, by bicycle. He hasn't necessarily broken the law by crossing into the Badajoz province; the law prohibits inessential journeys, and there...
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    Via de la Plata in October 21

    Hi Nuala October should be no problem; by then vaccination should have removed most barriers to travel. I'm doing the VDP now. I flew to Malaga, took a bus to Seville and cycled to Cáceres, where I now am; some of the hostels are open, enough to make it easy to find places to stay. The VDP...
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    COVID International Irony

    If the Black Death didn't stop the Camino then why must Covid? We need it now more than ever. In which spirit I started the VDP last Thursday and have reached Monasterio. It's wonderful to be back. There are even some hostels open, and nearly all guesthouses and hotels. Camping out is very...
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    MAPS.ME vs Google Maps vs competitor apps

    Try Here .... It shows the Camino trail in instances where Google Maps does not. And best of all it works offline.
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    Try Out Village Life on the Camino, and Help Us Out!

    Hi Rebekah I've just finished the Camino and I'd be interested in volunteering as a hospitalero. I'm Irish, so I have EU residence, and I have a driving licence. I'm 66 and retired so I have lots of time, and I like dogs. I'm free for at least a month or so Mid-January to March. I don't...