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    How did/do you carry your iPad/tablet/valuables???

    Hi, Spain ranks in the TOP 20 of Safe Countries as do most European countries. Unfortunately if you come from an unsafe country (USA ranks 55) you over think security. I have not heard of anyone having their pack ransacked in an albergue or elsewhere. I had valuables tucked into bottom of my...
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    Valcarlos Route questions!

    Hi Sarah, I am an asthmatic and travel with my daily puff and a reliever, i also take a backpocket of prednisone incase of issues. I have walked two caminos and and about to launch into my third end of August and have not had any asthma issues on the camino. My caution would be beware of...
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    Stupid question

    I too have recently finished some post grad study in this area and do not feel "whacko" heading off on my thrid camino (in two weeks) at age 60, to me it is a celebration :)
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    Stupid question

    Greetings, we have walked the CF twice and met great people. My husband calls me a fence sniffer as i am always peering over stone fences at crops or gardens. I have had some lovely early morning chats with Spanish gardeners and farmers. We are planning on walking the VdLP February 2020 with a...
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    Best treat Menu del Dia?

    I agree Albergue Villares del Orbigo Cristina is an amazing cook, we had a fabulous meal and a delicious egg breakfast :)
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    Camino Frances - General

    Hi there We have walked two camiinos and had no problems anywhere with bedbugs, in fact more problems in hotels in the States!! Gross!!
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    Hi Vis vests

    Hi there, I was aware that pilgrims had been hit by vehicles and made sure my pack cover had reflector bits and I have a tiny red bike clip on light for the back of my pack. I have used this on two caminos in road walking areas, as I didnt always have my pack cover on my pack. It plugs into a...
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    Calm Down

    Thanks, I am heading off from SJPP 25th August on my third camino. My first sort of solo, I am walking with a young friend and am sure she will probably enjoy meeting and walking with folks her own age. Your last line I have written into the front of my journal as a reminder. Again thank you.
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    Things to do while walking the CF

    Please do tell me of your contributions?
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    Things to do while walking the CF

    I think not! I have picked up rubbish and it is not 'the great camino experience' but role modeling to the disgraceful littering walkers - as I am not sure they are pilgrims!
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    Interrupting the Camino

    Hi John What a great idea of finishing your camino with a birthday :) sounds win win to me two walks and two celebrations!
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    Blisters caused by toe socks??

    Use tape and wool. toe socks are a marketing gimmick. I wore a pair on a prep hike and it took too long to repair the toe blisters. I wear possum and merino and have not had a blister on my two caminos. It is all about doing what works for you. On the camino your feet are your vehicle of...
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    Palas de Rei to Arzua

    Hi Pete, on your day to Arzua you can always get your pack sent ahead to your hotel. I did this for one day on my first camino and my body was grateful.
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    How long and steep are the downhills going from St Jean to Roncesvalles?

    I have twice now walked the Valcarlos route from St Jean Pied du Port, we stayed in the Albergue in Valcarlos and had a very enjoyable time. We arrived in good shape at Roncesvalles. If you have knee issues you can send your pack ahead to Roncesvalles too.
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    Camino Frances Spring 2016 Camino Frances Spring 2017 Camino Frances Autumn 2018 proposed Camino...

    Camino Frances Spring 2016 Camino Frances Spring 2017 Camino Frances Autumn 2018 proposed Camino Via de la Plata in the future

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