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    The 'free lunch' at the Parador.

    Oh, davebugg, I am heartbroken you missed the point of my post. Please accepted my apologies for any mis understanding. I cared for the sick and injured. Mea culpea.
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    The 'free lunch' at the Parador.

    Not a case of 'emotionally catered to' but being served and and ignored. Perhaps you might be happy with being ignored as a person but I suppose that might suit you. In this day and age such behaviour from staff of a 5* establishment needs to be called out. In case you are not aware the 'free...
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    The 'free lunch' at the Parador.

    For those lucky enough to get the free ticket to the Parador.... It’s a nice meal but my experience today made me wish I had not made the effort. Staff there today treated us as though we were hardly worth bothering with. Oh, it's pilgrims...serve and ignore. Food was OK but would have been nice...
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    Shave and a haircut on th CP

    Having arrived in Pontevedra I looked in the mirror and thought it's about time to have a tidy up. To that end there is an old fashioned barber who can do a very nice job at a very good price! Lovely man and he even remembered me from last year! Well, with a face like mine....;) He's in the Rua...
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    Buying Hiking Poles

    I bought some anti-shock poles from Decathlon in Lisbon - aluminium and quite light. They were more than the 4.99 jobs but I suppose you get what you pay for and they work very nicely for me thankyou. A case of YMMV😀 Also I dis-assemble them and put them in my bag (checked in baggage) for the...
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    Cabin personnel Ryan Air in Spain is going on strike for 10 days in September.

    An excuse to hike it back to Lisbon for easyjet flight? Hmmmm.....
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    Waterproof pouch for your passport

    I use/have used those bags you get your fruit in from Aldi/Intermarche/ PingoD et al. Not had a problem with them so far.
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    Is the Camino Portuguese crowded?

    In Albergaria a Velha the auberge Rainha D. Teresa last night had two people staying. I reckon you can call that 'quiet'! Yes it is 'south' of Porto but just goes to show....
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    Is the Camino Portuguese crowded?

    Whatever their reasons for making a Caminho one is forced to conclude the 'bus loads' of pilgrims are perhaps only ticking off a 'bucket list' item - 'Get the Compostela fom Santiago'. Perhaps time to re-evalute the criteria for qualifying for the Certificate or perhaps do away with it...
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    Is the Camino Portuguese crowded?

    It could be. Last year about that time there were bus loads of pilgrims starting off from Tui which is not far from Porto in order to qualify for the Compostella. Depending on the type of accommodation you want I guess.
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    Ticks, Lyme disease and Bioweapons?

    Of course this thing about paranoia - being paranoid doesn't mean that THEY are not out to get you! 😀 😀
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    Ticks, Lyme disease and Bioweapons?

    I came across this article and apropos nothing thought it might make interesting reading.... Facinating stuff but not really that relevant to this site unless you are concerned about picking up...
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    Live From the Pilgrim Office...

    Well look at it this least you can't say that you're bored 🤣 Keep on truckin' man!
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    Laundry: concrete washboard sink or regular bathroom sink?

    @Stephen Nicholls. Good on yer, blue....😋
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    Laundry: concrete washboard sink or regular bathroom sink?

    Lavadoras, lavaderos. Oh boy - as usual - no hope as a linguist.:eek::p