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    Teva women's sandals

    I've used Teva Tirra's on all of my Camino's but on the PCT last year I wore bedrock sandals which are much lighter than Teva's and with a vibram sole. The only reason I didn't bring my bedrocks on this current Camino is because sometimes I like to wear socks with sandals and the bedrock sandals...
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    Portuguese Restaurants - beware of Extras

    I've been in Portugal for the last 6 weeks and have noticed most restaurants giving me bread/plates of cheese/meat/olives when I sit down, but also a note on the bottom of many menus (except where I am right now!) stating that you can't be charged for anything that you didn't order and didn't...
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    Bed Bug Bed Sheets

    After 5 Camino's and 5 bed bug experiences I bought the lifesystems bed bug sheet as well as the lifesystems bed bug silk liner AND pretreated my pack and every stuff sack as well as my sleeping clothes with permethrin for my recent September camino. All I can say is that it was the worst bed...
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    Have any of you left the Camino and done long walks elsewhere?

    The Camino Frances was my first long walk in 2013 and since then I've walked a further 9,000km on other caminos, in the UK, Japan and most recently the PCT... The caminos have been the most rewarding and insightful for me personally and I can't keep away! Addicted...
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    Camino Portuguese June 2014, my daily blog (Lisbon - Santiago)

    Thanks for the link to your blog, I look forward to reading about your journey :) Kat
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    Camino Portuguese June 2014, my daily blog (Lisbon - Santiago)

    Hi DDG, When I walked from Porto, I took the central route and from my GPS calculations it was about 265km to Santiago. If you have 11-12 days this breaks down to 22-24km days but you just need to check that there's accommodation at these intervals. Buen Camino! Kat
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    Hiking skorts for ladies?

    Hi Maggie, Yep, I had my first skirt delivered to the UK and I didn't have to pay any import charges. (I'm not sure if I was lucky or there's just no charge on it though?) Kat
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    Hiking skorts for ladies?

    The longer I walked, the more my stomach decreased and the longer my skirt became ;) ... but that's what's so nice about having a yoga waistband, it could never fall below my hips :)
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    Hiking skorts for ladies?

    I second the purple rain skirt :) I bought one for my hike from Mexico to Canada last year on the PCT and wore it every single day (160 days), then walked the Camino Frances in it in November and it still looks brand new :) It has terrific pockets - they fit my iphone, purse, passport, hand...
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    Anyone walking the VDLP in Nov?

    I was planning to walk the VDLP in Nov but am starting to feel nervous about reading reports of robberies and other incidents to solo female walkers... I know this will be a quiet time of year and I may not see many other pilgrims but is anyone walking the VDLP in Nov? Kat
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    Camino Portugese from Lisbon: How challenging is it?

    Hi Annie, I just stumbled across this thread and thought I might be able to help with the costs from my experience in June 2014. I stayed in albergues/hostels wherever possible and my total for accommodation was about 230 Euros (including donativos): Vilafranca de Xira: Pensao Ribatejana (€10...
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    Does anyone else KEEP walking after the camino?

    Unfortunately I have the walking bug too... I left my job to walk the Camino Frances in May 2013, and have since walked three more caminos, 3 trails in England, one in Japan, one in Italy and I'm now 560 miles into the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. I don't think I'll ever be cured!
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    I forgot I'd even sent this! Do you have any plans for another camino?

    I forgot I'd even sent this! Do you have any plans for another camino?
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    where to stay in oviedo

    I stayed at Hostal Alvarez which is in a terrific location, had wifi, a twin room with private shower and cost me €25 last October. On now it's €28 for the 22 July. I have a pic of the room I stayed in on my blog here. Buen Camino! Kat
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    Domino 2015 Question?

    Hi Len, I've carried a Garmin 62S on 3 of the 4 caminos I've walked, but not the Frances. You don't need a GPS on the Frances because of the abundance of arrows but if you wanted to take it to record your tracks, elevation profile etc ... Take it, but u shouldn't need it to find your way. If you...