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    Now I understand...

    The only problem I found on the Camino with Coffee was that one could not get a large enough cup of it. I had to wait till I got To Starbucks in Madrid on my way home to get a tall cup.
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    Best up to date guide book for Via de la Plata?

    I am using Gerald Kellys Book. I purchased his 2019 edition and joined his VDLP facebook page which also has some very helpful info. Gerald was very approachable and sent me a link to update my 2019 edition to the 2020 edition. I hope to start walking on the 30th March.
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    Slippery When Wet? Trail runners on Portuguese tiled walkways

    Thanks for that info Dave. I have been wearing in a pair of Hoka bondi version 6 for the De La Plata starting late March and I thought that they were slippery on cobbled type surfaces. I will try the heel first method and see if that helps. I notice that the hoka has a pronounced bevel at the...
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    Travel Insurance

    So this time I am using the Mastercard Insurance
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    Travel Insurance

    Hi Eibhlis, Last year when walking the French Camino I used Southern Cross Travel. I hope to walk the VDLP starting late March/April next year and will use the free travel insurance with my Mastercard. I live in Maitland NSW and am 69 have had some previous health issues requiring me to pay an...
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    Compostela For the Via de la Plata

    Thanks everyone for your very useful replies.
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    Compostela For the Via de la Plata

    This may seem a silly question but if one walks the VdlP from Seville to Zamora then proceeds along the Sanabres to Santiago do you receive a Compostela and if so for which route. Do you also have to get 2 stamps a day for the last 100 klm.
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    Getting to Seville

    Thanks t2andreo. Thats good advice regarding an open jaw return. That way I won't have to lock myself into a particular finishing date.
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    Getting to Seville

    Thanks Donjek.
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    Getting to Seville

    Thanks for your suggestions Raggy.
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    Getting to Seville

    I am looking at walking the Via de la Plata starting mid March 2020 and am looking for suggestions for travel from Sydney Australia to Seville.( Preferably by Aircraft););)
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    Managing Gout

    I suffered with gout for many years on and off and at times could not even stand to having a sheet touch my big toe whike sleeping. Eventually I took my doctors advice an now take a Allopurinol tablet each day and have had no attacks in the last 5 years .
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    Has anyone flown with Qatar Airways out of Aus?

    I flew with Qatar last year and found the service great. I did find the 15 hour flight from Sydney to Doha challenging though.
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    Camino coffee

    I think next time I will take my own Coffee Club extra large cup.
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    Equipment from completed Camino

    I left mine with the office staff at the Monastery.

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