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    Solo Camino April 2017 - newbie

    I really, really recommend walking poles. Although the paths are good and it's perfectly possible to do it without, I swear by them because: - going uphill is much, much easier - going downhill is much, much easier - especially if raining, especially if rocky (eg down from Alto del Perdon) - on...
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    Osprey Sirius 36 or 50l?

    My advice is to make sure you can fit your hiking boots *in* your pack too. I had bad blisters and ended up walking some days in my Teva sandals to give my feet a break. I had a 36L pack and it was stressful trying to fit my boots in there too. I walked again last month with a 44L pack and it...
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    Reusing an old pilgrim credential

    I've got a pilgrim credential from my camino adventure 6 months ago, and I'm walking again this week. Will hostels accept my old credential and continue to add stamps to it, or do I have to get a new one? (I did wonder if hostels check the dates and locations of stamps... and they do! I was...
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    Bilbao - Oviedo options for 6 days nowish

    I'm flying into Bilbao this week, and out from Oviedo next week (because those are the best flight options)... what recommendations to you folk have for 6 days walking between those two points? Are the albergues still open this time of year? I'm not so fit... is there a less challenging section...

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