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Recent content by Kevin Cassidy

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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    Don't worry, never saw more than 3 of us along the way to SJPDP. Buen Camino!
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    Buen Camino FW! Just walked out of Leon myself. I will tell you that the GR78 was a fantastic choice for me. It was peaceful and, with the exception of crossing the Pyrenees from SJPDP, by far the most serene and beautiful portion of the Camino thus far. I get the impression you got the Google...
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    Be careful in the Sants train station. One guy came up to ask me for directions while another grabbed one of my bags from behind. I lost my passport and 2 cards. But you probably don't have dumb tourist tattooed on your forehead, lol. Whole thing went down in under 10 seconds. The train trip is...
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    NicMen, you are getting close! The heat and humidity have been brutal. They're forecasting a change Sunday or Monday. I did not find any stores in the villages on my route, so make sure that you have provisions for lunching and snacking. Also, not finding many places to replenish water. I've...
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    Last minute shopping in SJPdP

    Thank you all for your posts. As a man from the US, I found European sizing difficult. Especially at US 12! I ended up ordering off Amazon France, 47s in Merrell, which I believe is a 12 1/2 but they are working great. I had them shipped in 2 days and just lazed around Oloron! 3 days walking...
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    Last minute shopping in SJPdP

    In traversing from Lourdes to Oloron - St Marie, I'm having problems with my walking shoes. Unfortunately I wear size 12 US, but the largest I can find is 11 1/2 US. Any recommendation for the best prospects for shoe shopping in SJPdP for us big footed cavemen. Kinda like to keep my toenails and...
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    Budget

    I knew there was s
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    I am on day 5 from Lourdes and presently in Oloron-St. Marie. Two days of rain resulted in a two day layover here and Arudy. My old bones and soar feet are grateful! But I'm in no hurry and the walk is beautiful but lonely. I suggest checking out via comparison the best translator apps. One site...
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    As you walk intothe Lourdes pilgrimage site look for the Information Center on your right. Three Euros and your set, stamp and all. Ignore what I said about the cost of the hotel, I'll update that when I checkout tomorrow.
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    A few tips for new pilgrims

    Caveman that I am I heartily agree!
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    At the Notre Dame de la Satre, which is on the River Pou just a 5 minute walk to the entry of the Shrine. WiFi and clean, fairly simple. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. I paid 340E for 7 nights. Booked through hotels.com. I suspect the price may be even lower as the Feast of the...
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    A few tips for new pilgrims

    I am starting Tuesday I leave from Lourdes for my first pilgrimage. I was robbed in the Barcelona train station (no violence) lost a day getting my passport replaced, then the train was an hour late to Lourdes. End result? I stepped of the train in Lourdes 61 years from the moment and on the...
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    Thank you, Felipe, I look forward to leaving on the 16th, but am enjoying the atmosphere of Lourdes and I am especially looking forward to tomorrow on the Feast of the Assumption. For a first Camino it all feels really special. I truly appreciate your generous efforts and illuminating posts. Kevin
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    Have a great trip, man! I have done a little investigating and believe I will explore Felipe's route. Kinda like the idea of spending my first night in a monastery, lol! It's all good. And thanks, Felipe!
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    Lourdes France to the Camino Frances

    Have a great trip

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