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    How does the Francigena differ?

    My Camino’s are a bit different than most pilgrims. I usually walk alone and stay in private accommodations (B&B’s). I booked all 37 nights of my accommodations in Italy through Booking.com prior to leaving the US. This definitely limits my interaction with fellow pilgrims, but as a solo, 64...
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    Walking EPW this June. Looking forward to this new adventure.

    Walking EPW this June. Looking forward to this new adventure.
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    Confused about starting point

    I will be starting the EPW on June 3rd. You do need to register - only 10 people per day start in Sopron. Also, you can get more questions answered by joining the EPW Facebook (closed or private) page. Good luck with all of this.
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    May 29/17 Start

    Thanks Bill! I'm registered for May 30th. I, too, will arrive a few days before my scheduled departure. I'm very excited. I received an e-mail saying that we should receive a pdf file type guide before Christmas. This would be great reading material over the winter months. All the best, Joan
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    2016 September/October Peregrinos Departures

    Thank you Nonami for this thread. I begin the Camino Frances in Roncesvalles on Friday, September 2! I walked this route in 2012, I walked from Porto to Santiago in 2013 and I walked from Le Puy to St. Jean Pied de Port in 2014. I'm grateful and so excited to be returning!
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    Condolence book for Denise

    My heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of Denise. My prayers are for all of you - I pray for your peace of mind and joyful memories of the love you shared with Denise.
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    Sweaty Feet!

    Sandals are just like boots/shoes -- one needs to try a lot of different makes and styles on before you can commit. REI has been an incredible resource for me. The sales people are helpful, and I've been able to return shoes,boots, sandals after I get them home and realize that they aren't a...
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    Sweaty Feet!

    I, too, suffer from the dreaded "sweaty feet" syndrome. I've walked three different camino paths in as many years, and have learned through trial and error what works best for me. Last year I hiked the Le Puy route and had the best success with the following routine: I use roll on creams...
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    Difficulty of Le puy route

    The Le Puy Route is as wonderful as all the others! Get your hiking in at home, do the stadium stairs (great idea), pack up your bags and go. Take it easy the first several days. Build up your endurance and strength as you go and before you know it, you'll be as fit as you've ever been and...
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    Any friends of bill w meetings along the way?

    I'm in long-term recovery and I've had the pleasure of walking the Camino Frances (fall 2012), the Portuguese Camino (fall 2013) and the Le Puy route (fall 2014). I did not attend any meetings along the way, but as someone said in an earlier reply, the camino is as open, friendly, forthcoming...
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    Lourdes-Jaca via Portalet

    Thank you Mike! I'm excited to see your photos and piece together yet another Camino hike. This will be a lot of fun to plan for next summer.
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    English speaking walkers on the Le Puy route

    Sounds like Gregory M! Great guy to bump into along the Camino. He e-mailed me this week to update me on his Camino through Spain and now back home in Belgium and back to work as of this past Monday.
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    English speaking walkers on the Le Puy route

    I walked the Le Puy en Velay route (Le Puy to Saint Jean Pied de Port) this year from August 5 - September 14. LOVED IT!! I walked the French Camino (Roncesvalles to Santiago) in the fall of 2012 and the Portuguese Camino (Porto to Santiago) in the fall of 2013. I loved both of these Caminos...
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    Anyone else walked without staying in Albergues?

    I've walked the Camino Frances in September/October 2012, a portion of the Portuguese Camino in August, 2013 and will walk the Le Puy route this August/September. I've always stayed at B&B's/hotels and will do so on the Le Puy route in France. I enjoy the quiet and privacy at the end of the...
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    Just a note of thanks

    Sorry - somehow my face got imposed on this thread. Heidi, all the best to you on your Camino. All will be well.

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