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Camino de Santiago pendant that has a shell on the front, and "Camino de Santiago" engraved on the back. Comes with a black cord. Pendent is slightly larger than a 50 euro cent coin, about 25mm.

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    grayland replied to the thread Got my first Covid-19 shot!.
    A reminder to withhold remarks regarding specific vaccine manufacturers effectiveness or reactions. Reactions appear to widely vary on a personal basis and will have little validity from person to person. Posting rumor or hearsay can be...
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    grayland reacted to nycwalking's post in the thread Got my first Covid-19 shot! with Like Like.
    As of today all three elders in my family have been fully vaccinated: dad 90, mom 89, aunt 82. As my mom’s full-time caregiver I was able to receive the jab and I am also fully vaccinated. Now, I can hang out at cousin’s home on cookout Sundays...
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    On my first camino (Frances 2008) at the end of November in Astorga I met a very striking Dutch woman, about 6ft tall (mid-40s?) very blonde and dressed in black, with a pink scarf. She didn't look like a pilgrim at all, but someone who was just...
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    grayland reacted to kirkie's post in the thread Year-round pilgrims on the Camino with Like Like.
    I am a bit gullible. The first one I met arrived at the albergue where I was doing hospitalera duty. I saw him coming from the ‘other’ direction and presumed he was heading back from Santiago. I congratulated him, but was cut short by his scowl...
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    grayland reacted to trecile's post in the thread Questions from first timer with Like Like.
    Washroom 😉 It reminds me of the first time I went to visit my now husband in Vancouver. After picking me up at the airport we went out to lunch, and I had to use the "facilities." When I asked the waitress where the bathroom was (or I may have...
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    grayland replied to the thread Got my first Covid-19 shot!.
    My wife and I have had both of our shots. No reaction or problems with either.
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    If it was me, I would go to Astorga and rent a place for a year, and take my time settling in and getting a good feel for what works and what doesn't. Astorga is an ideal place for this, there's a lively expat community in the surrounding area...
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    grayland reacted to Rebekah Scott's post in the thread EW....that's disgusting! with Like Like.
    Those are "crestas de gallo." Not so commonly seen. Right down there with Castilian pig noses, ears, and face. I will try anything once, and I won't go back for more of those facial features. Lamb's tails are also a "no."
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    grayland replied to the thread Catholic Herald article.
    This thread has strayed across the line of the forum rules regarding discussion of religion. It will be closed for now.
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    grayland replied to the thread Who wants an Ivar (Forum) pin?.
    Maybe it would be good if we could post serious suggestions for a forum pin. I think Ivar needs a bit of help in visualizing the pin. 1. Design....should be easily identifiable as Forum pin 2. Size
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