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Recent content by jimmyc

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    I’ve been thinking

    John, during this lock-down I have so much enjoyed your virtual caminos 0n YouTube. Many thanks.
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    Virtual Camino You CAN walk a virtual Camino in Google Earth!

    John Sikora on YouTube has filmed the entire CF on a speeded-up process of 12x1. It takes about 10 minutes to watch each leg.
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    Stage After Casa da Fernanda

    1 stayed in Ponte de Lima which is a lovely city which you would not want to miss. An occasional short day is good if you have the time.
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    Reverse route

    Yes I carried my bag but only 5 kls. I always travel light.
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    Reverse route

    Last year I tried walking one legs of the Sanabres in reverse. I found it impossible to find the way-markers. I ended up walking down the highway for the entire route.
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    Refilling Prescriptions

    I needed some antibiotics when walking the CF. I bought some from a pharmacy without a prescription.
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    Albergues in Alpriate and Azambuja

    I was one of the 397 in 2016.
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    What do you do when you cannot walk anymore?

    Hey, I am 80 and I have no intention of stopping any time soon. I have walked the C to C ,the CF from SJPP, the Portuguese from Lisbon, the Primitivo and the Sanabres last September. I am already planning my next walk. The important thing is to walk within your limitations. I usually restrict...
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    Osprey Backpacks are awesome!

    My backpack is ALDI. Cost me $30 and it has been excellent. Two caminos so far and not showing any sign of wear.
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    Weather in June on the Camino Frances

    In 2015 the weather was perfect. Sometimes cold early morning but warm by 9am. One wet day for the entire walk.
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    Starting from Lisbon — good or bad idea?

    I walked from Lisbon in 2016. In my opinion there is so much of the real Portugal to be seen before Porto. I have walked from SJPP, the PrimItivo and the Sanabres. They all had their fair share of road walking. The cobblestone did not bother me. I would always advise anyone to commence their...
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    I Need starting advice from Porto

    If you want to experience the real Portugal walk from Lisbon. If you are more interested in pretty scenery walk from Porto.
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    Are pre-purchased onward flights out of Spain - are they mandatory?

    I am an Australian and I have walked four Caminos. From SJPP and Portugal there was no passport control. Twice I flew into Madrid and my passport was stamped without a question. Unless you want to extend your stay for more than three months i cannot see you having any problem.
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    Caminho with my dog

    The stamp in my credential from 2015 is a bit unclear but the name commences with "Auberge...." It was on the opposite side of the road from the Camino office but a little down the hill.
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    Caminho with my dog

    Yes, the dog slept on the bunk with his owner.

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