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    Based on the Santiago Pilgrim Office statistics back in the dark ages (early 2000's) when they first started recording data electronically there were more male than female Pilgrims. This has slowly changed over time and the mix is now reasonably...
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    J Walking reacted to Anniesantiago's post in the thread Reluctant partner with Like Like.
    To me, in this regard, the Camino is a lot like liver and onions. A person either LOVES it or they HATE it. I think trying to get someone to walk who really isn't interested in walking could make for a miserable experience. Just go.. you...
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    J Walking reacted to Anniesantiago's post in the thread Overweight on the Frances? with Like Like.
    Hi Greg. I think you'll be fine. Just plan for extra days and walk at your own pace and BOOK PACK TRANSPORT in the beginning stages, at least from SJPP to Pamplona or even Puente la Reina, or all the way if you want. It's inexpensive and there's...
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    Note to self. Check thighs.
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    In Portugal, use ATMs with the MB sign and not those with the Euronet sign, which charge higher fees.
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    J Walking reacted to dick bird's post in the thread Camino hacks with Like Like.
    Tupperware box to carry lunch or as a doggy bag. Small notepad for lists, info etc. And the invaluable S hook with 1001 uses including hanging your backpack off the bunk frame - tidy, provides privacy and keeps it away from hitchhiking critters -...
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    J Walking reacted to VNwalking's post in the thread Camino hacks with Like Like.
    Wow, what a great idea! They also are useful as clotheslines or curtain rods in bunkrooms
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    J Walking reacted to K_Lynn's post in the thread Camino hacks with Like Like.
    A buff wrapped around one wrist makes a great, always accessible way to wipe sweat from your brow. Jumbo safety pins are great for pinning socks together on windy days or to the back of your pack if they didn't dry overnight. If you ask nicely...
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    J Walking reacted to Anniesantiago's post in the thread Washing clothes in Albergues with Like Like.
    As many here said, some do, some don't. If they DO have a washing machine, washing soap is included in the price always (in my experience). HOWEVER, that said, it is STRONGLY SCENTED and makes my eyes water, so I don't usually wash in those...
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    J Walking reacted to Tincatinker's post in the thread Pilgrim in spirit? with Love - Red heart Love - Red heart.
    One bleak morning in April 2012 I walked that beautiful if occasionally challenging bit of trail from Riego de Ambros down to Molinaseca. I'd vowed to pick litter on every day of that Camino and I did so that day. Wine bottles; Water bottles...
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