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  1. jungleboy

    CP: Some general questions

    Not to use one piece of graffiti as a way of making a mass generalisation ... but just for curiosity’s sake, I took this photo in Lisbon this morning:
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    Special albergues on the Meseta

    Thank you! That's a shame about Orion as I have nice memories from there.
  3. jungleboy

    Special albergues on the Meseta

    Thanks again for the responses! I mentioned a few of the albergues in the article, which is here: Six Reasons Not to Skip the Meseta
  4. jungleboy

    Architecture for beginners - curriculum planning

    Well done @C clearly for taking on this immense task! I think the Romanesque thread has shown that there is a real appetite for this and that we can all learn more, share resources etc in a really constructive way. A few points: - Neatly fitting pretty much anything into categories is tricky...
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    Best One Day Walk on Any Camino?

    I've walked another camino since I first responded to this thread and I have another candidate! The second day of the Variante Espiritual on the CP (although, mind you, I loved the first day too), and more specifically, the Stone and Water Route through the enchanting forest and past the old...
  6. jungleboy

    Advice on skipping Meseta

    Thank you both! Of course, that was tongue in cheek! Off-stage is an interesting discussion. When Wendy and I walked our first camino (the Francés), we planned to stay off-stage because we'd done this on other multi-day hikes like the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and been very happy that we'd...
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    Advice on skipping Meseta

    I know this thread is a bit old, and the OP had particular circumstances, but I'm with @alexwalker! The Meseta is probably the most memorable part of my CF, looking back on it now. I just wrote an article about it called Six Reasons Not to Skip the Meseta. Hopefully you all agree! ;)
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    Fromista Canals? What was their purpose??

    I listed the canal as one of my six reasons not to skip the Meseta. I even managed to sneak in a reference to @biarritzdon and his admirable attempt to make a camino along the canal!
  9. jungleboy

    Romanesque architecture for beginners

    Excellent! I already have pre-Romanesque camino highlights (and Romanesque, and Gothic for that matter) on my list of articles to write about, so this will no doubt enrich it. Plus the earlier ancient churches thread that I still haven't got around to reading properly will also be useful. Oh...
  10. jungleboy

    Romanesque architecture for beginners

    Thank you for the explanation, that one always seemed a bit too perfect! I've been going back through my photos the last couple of days and it's interesting to how some other ones look more 'weathered' and thus are likely more authentic.
  11. jungleboy

    Romanesque architecture for beginners

    Thank you! To answer your question, I'm an Australian who has been living overseas for nearly 20 years.
  12. jungleboy

    Romanesque architecture for beginners

    Thank you for the recommendations! I have put both in my Amazon wish list but I'm not sure which one to go for. The Mann book comes in Kindle form which might be enough to put it over the top. Has anyone read both?
  13. jungleboy

    Romanesque architecture for beginners

    There is some Romanesque in the Convento do Cristo as you mentioned but the Manueline architecture in your photo and that you mostly talked about is late Gothic. Let's not confuse @C clearly even more!
  14. jungleboy

    Special albergues on the Meseta

    Thank you wonderful people!

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