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    I know this is a weather thread, but since the reserve cash issue has been raised, I just wanted to remind folks that many U.S. Banks (and probably Canadian banks, etc.) offer currency exchange services, as does AAA. Be forewarned, however, that...
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    jmcarp reacted to lt56ny's post in the thread Don’t underestimate cold in Pyrenees with Like Like.
    Sorry to hear about your problems. I assume you are a new pilgrim. Always plan ahead especially in these Covid times. As soon as I arrive in Spain I head to an ATM. I usually stay in a big city for a few days to recover from jet lag. Before I...
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    jmcarp reacted to Traveller44's post in the thread Foot help in Astorga with Like Like.
    Mostly blister relief, cleaned up older heel blisters and then cleaned , medicated then applied some " second skin, a thin film and installed some cushioning around both newer ones. Wrapped everything nicely in those hard to reach places. Gave...
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    Well-known Camino personage Gene McCullough passed away as a result of a bicycle accident on September 5th in his hometown of Denver, Colorado. Below is the memorial announcement from the Colorado Front Range Chapter of the American Pilgrims on...
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    jmcarp reacted to alexwalker's post in the thread Money exchange - current rates with Like Like.
    Always withdraw in the LOCAL currency (Euros). Never opt for "Conversion".
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    Several current threads involve giving opinions about the rules, giving advice that is not based on the rules, and criticizing those who tell us what the rules are. You may “question why France lets us in with only proof of covid vaccination,”...
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    "Plans are worthless, but planning is everything" I am a project planner by trade and I always plan a lot. On the Camino, for me that translates to knowing the route and what is ahead so that I don't miss an opportunity -- not to have structure...
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    I walked the Camino Frances on my own for my 80th birthday. I would like to suggest you consider this route...simply for the infrastructure and multiple services you might need 'down the road'. You can start the Frances route other than St. Jean...
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    Assuming the basic dimensions of the larger backpack are within the airlines' carry-on limits, but by the time you get all your gear packed in the pack will be too overstuffed to squeeze into the overhead bin, take along a small, lightweight...
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    I may have missed it, but is your three-week time frame three weeks' walking time or three weeks' door-to-door? At the very least, you should allow a couple of days at each end of whatever section or sections you choose to walk. Also, if done in...
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