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    TV program about the "new" cathedral in Santiago

    Stunning restoration..... can’t wait to see it in real life. What an incredible undertaking by these talented and dedicated people. Thank you for sharing this with us Ivar. A lovely positive way to end a dreadful year.
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    "A Different Christmas" - Christmas 2020 Song in Galego

    Just the thing to cheer up a pretty dreich day here in Edinburgh. A wee dance around the kitchen is recommended. PS dreich means grey wet and dreary in Scots. A word we use quite a lot 🤓!
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    Video John Brierley

    So enjoyed this interview. Quite a treat to see and hear the famous man of the camino! Thank you Ivar, a wonderful thing to do in these difficult times.
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    Walking Portugues from Tui in late October

    Hi Binka, I did Tui to Santiago on my own late last October into November. Autumn was a gorgeous time of the year to walk.... enough pilgrims and accommodation was never full though I didn’t stay in albergues. The others I spoke to had no problem getting into albergues though. Mostly the...
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    Pension Mosende Porriño

    I agree! I found myself in O Porrino last year where my bag was to be delivered to a recommended pension. TuiTrans called to say the place seemed to be closed- they would leave my stuff at a nearby cafe. Well there’s not a lot of choice of accommodation in O Porrino so I thought I’d go to the...
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    Bag transport Porto to Santiago

    I used TuiTrans from Tui to Santiago. First class reliable service and very reasonable prices. Nice staff too! When a place I had booked was unexpectedly closed (family death apparently) they called me and then emailed details of where my bag would be left.
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    Safety - traveling alone on Portuguese Camino

    Hello I walked Porto to Santiago last year in two halves. The first in May met quite a few pilgrims and we walked together some of the time. No problems at all. I had to abandon it in Tui with food poisoning 😟 but decided to finish it off in November. Far fewer pilgrims of course but at no...
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    Comment by 'Katycamino' in media 'A quick snack...'

    Yesterday watched a programme on BBC in the UK about guys looking for funding to open new restaurants. One such proposal was called ‘Pilgrim’ based on the camino. One of the three guys involved had walked the Frances and they were looking to recreate foods found along the route in their menu...
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    Towel size

    Having bought a pricey microfibre towel for first Camino I hated it.... horrible feel.... Just by chance in the pet supplies aisle of the supermarket I spotted a small terry type towel for drying dogs! Great colours too! It is now my camino towel.... very absorbent, light, dries quickly.... and...
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    Portuguese Camino:Vila do Conde to Rates

    Thanks Ingrid.... sounds like I should find a friend and also practice how to say ‘thank you’ in Portuguese! At least it didn’t spoil your Camino.
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    Portuguese Camino:Vila do Conde to Rates

    Thanks Kazles.... great to know it’s do-able with a bit of care!
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    Portuguese Camino:Vila do Conde to Rates

    Can anyone advise on the best way to get from Vila do Conde to rejoin the Camino Central? Brierley says not to take the road via Beiriz and proposes the road via Junqueira and Arcos. However the Johnny Walker guide says this route is not well marked so am a bit nervous about getting lost or...
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    Toes socks

    I like toe socks myself and they do seem to help with the seemingly inevitable blister problems. But, interestingly, I’ve walked a couple of Caminos with an older Swiss friend who swears that the Swiss way is NOT to change your socks at all, just let them dry out! I was quite sceptical but...
  14. Katycamino

    Not enough Scots on the Camino

    You're right Jim. In four Caminos only met one fellow Scot on the road but did meet Johnny Walker in the old Pilgrim Office -and when I went to buy my compostela tube there was a lovely lady behind the desk from Gullane! There was certainly enthusiasm for the pilgrimage and Santiago de...
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    Buen or bon camino?

    And if you ever wondered why it's 'Buen camino' and not 'Bueno camino' it's called apocopation - comes before a singular masculine noun!