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  1. magpye

    Where to stay in Lisbon and Porto?

    Excellent and very affordable accommodation at the Casa de Vilar Seminario in Porto. Clean, quiet, secure. I have stayed several times and never an issue with lack of rooms. Has seen a recent upgrade so prices may have changed since 2016. A 15-20 min walk from the Musica Metro. View of the river...
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    Samos -- "miscellaneous" in the monastery?

    Bala, I was keen on the monastery lodging in 2013 but when I arrived it was closed for fumigation (bed bugs). I found a VERY nice, hospitable, clean hotel just a block or so away: a Veiga @ 30 euros. However I did take the tour of the monastery. It was a substantial tour but VERY interesting. Be...
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    Camino Portugues - Change in Plans - Mistakes Made

    Guy, I had similar experience on same route but without the rain. Had not experienced blisters before but by Tomar, had to seek medical advice for my feet. The doctor in EMERGENCY bound my foot and suggested I take a break for four days. I think I was demanding too much of my feet over initial...
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    Lisbon to Santiago 20 k or less per day?

    I walked this in September 2016 and also planned for shorter days and specifically a stop in Valada or Port de Muge. However I did not make a reservation and as the villages are small, a local festival had all beds booked. I, and several other pilgrims found a bed with Paula Castro 939997657...
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    Checking Luggage

    I travelled to Lisbon with a checked suitcase that was large enough for pack and poles. In Lisbon I removed pack and poles and sent via inexpensive courier the almost-empty bag to Santiago to Ivar (storage service available in this forum). Ivar confirmed receipt by email next day. In that large...
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    2 days and already broken

    Oh, do not despair. I walked same last September and blistered feet so badly I ended up in emerg in Tomar. Was despondent... But with kindness from my hospitalier, three days rest, and a train ticket forward, I rallied and enjoyed the walk from Porto immensely. You will find good company with...
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    My plan for Camino Portugal, that's ok?

    There's a wonderful seaside small hotel between Redondela and Arcade. It's a couple of km off the Camino but so worth it. It's called Antolin. So refreshing and hospitable.
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    Keeping Backpack etc. safe

    I carried a few plastic zap straps to secure my pack to a chair, table or bed. But you must then carry a knife so YOU can remove them! I only used these once, but VERY lightweight security. If leaving my pack outside I attach to a walking partners pack with my pack chest clips. Nobody is going...
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    Yes Fernando is tempting but still considering coastal route. Planning on Grijo prior to Porto...

    Yes Fernando is tempting but still considering coastal route. Planning on Grijo prior to Porto. Just trying to get away from my desk and garden for now. Hope the fire situation improves, there and here.
  10. magpye

    http://seminariodevilar.pt.vu/ Private room and breakfast 24 or 25 euros. Good location.

    http://seminariodevilar.pt.vu/ Private room and breakfast 24 or 25 euros. Good location.
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    BTW I figure that's a good place to catch the train or bus to Braga. Might do the coastal route...

    BTW I figure that's a good place to catch the train or bus to Braga. Might do the coastal route after Porto and don't want to miss Braga. Might be a date?
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    Where r u staying? I have booked 2 nights at the seminario

    Where r u staying? I have booked 2 nights at the seminario
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    Ok, I in Porto sept 24, so not likely to connect, but thanks anyway. Enjoy. And hey, 60 not so...

    Ok, I in Porto sept 24, so not likely to connect, but thanks anyway. Enjoy. And hey, 60 not so "old"!
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    So Mike, shall I expect to make your acquaintance after Lisbon? Spending three nights there...

    So Mike, shall I expect to make your acquaintance after Lisbon? Spending three nights there, then departing for Santiago Sept 7.
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    Departing Lisbon for Santiago September 6

    Departing Lisbon for Santiago September 6
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