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  1. J Walking

    wondering where to start, and if I've trained enough

    You state that you have knee problems. I agree with Señor Jacques that a wonderful place to start is Pamplona. When I started out of SJPP, I had NEVER had any knee problems, . . . I GOT knee problems the first week with the steep downhill sections into Roncesvalles and the equally treacherous...
  2. J Walking

    Do and Don'ts on the Airplane

    YES! Thank you for including this is your list. Might I add: not wearing to church, the theater, and bookclub. I often have to leave the gathering due to these "noxious fumes".
  3. J Walking

    What are some Common Camino Misconceptions?

    Greatest Of All Time
  4. J Walking

    Thirteen More Sleeps and I'll See You THERE!

    Days (and nights) spent caring for your mom will always be times not only well spent, but also treasured in the future. My prayers are with you and your mom as you face her final days.
  5. J Walking

    For coffee addicts that like to walk early

    I buy my chocolate covered coffee beans at Trader Joes - a wonderful invention!
  6. J Walking

    Alsa buses from Pamplona to SJPdP Scheduled— April 2022

    Do you veterans suggest we purchase our tickets for the ALSA bus from Pamplona to SJPP ahead of time? Or leave ourselves open to the possibility of sharing a taxi with other peregrinos we might meet? I wonder if we can purchase the ticket from the bus driver the day of?
  7. J Walking

    Slow Walker Advice

    I heard that Casa Suzi might have closed (as in CLOSED). She was delightful on a video clip but struggled financially due to COVID. I hope I am misinformed, and correct me if I am wrong.
  8. J Walking

    Walking Camino Frances as a couple

    Thank you for the beautiful posting.
  9. J Walking

    App for Iphone with GPS

    I use AllTrails app in the United States which has worked well for me. I did pay for the "pro" membership. I have already downloaded the entire CF to use offline in May. However, I am curious if anyone else had the chance to use it on the Camino.
  10. J Walking

    Can you attend mass and pilgrim blessing in Sahagun if not staying at Albergue de la Santa Cruz?

    Because I wrote to them a month ago and did not receive a reply until this morning. In the meantime I booked at a different albergue. If I can stay at one place and attend mass at the other, I can give each some financial support after tough COVID years.
  11. J Walking

    Can you attend mass and pilgrim blessing in Sahagun if not staying at Albergue de la Santa Cruz?

    Can you attend mass and pilgrim blessing in Sahagun if not staying at Albergue de la Santa Cruz?
  12. J Walking

    COVID New requirement to register when entering Galicia

    Thank you Kathar1na for the link. A question: Not sure I understand - one of the lines requires the traveler to list the name and/or address of the accommodation. Do we need to fill out the brief form every night we stay in a different albergue or rural hotel?
  13. J Walking

    New Fee for Non-EU Citizens/Residents Entering the EU in 2022

    Hopefully not a felony or federal crime!
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