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    What's happened to the Buen Camino app?

    I too loved the Buen Camino app. A suggestion to the developers, can you rename the new app to something similar but slightly different, such as been Camino 2 or whatever works. That would allow people to install both versions and as the new one is improved and user confidence builds in it, we...
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    What do you have to take every Camino?

    Patagonia Better Sweater. Wore it every morning and evening on my Camino and sometimes used it as a pillow.
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    Absolute Bare Minimum Packing List

    treacle - the point I was making is that there is an alternative to a bar of soap. I for one never thought of shampoo as a multipurpose alternative to the way we have been indoctrinated to have a separate product for our body, hair, and clothes. I did start my camino with both a hotel size bar...
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    Are there any resale stores for used equipment in Santiago de Compostela

    When I finish my Camino in June, I would be interested purchasing some used equipment for family who want to do a Camino next year. I know that some pilgrims get rid of stuff and I am wondering if there is a location in Santiago that resells the stuff left. thank you
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    Absolute Bare Minimum Packing List

    Why bring soap? Use shampoo. You can purchase small bottles at many albergues if needed. I use it to wash my hair and then my body. It is also great to wash clothes. It got a wine stain out of my clothes from the wine fountain. A bar of soap is inconvenient.
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    Short first Day? CF

    Orisson is a good first day. I did the Camino starting in SJPP 9 months after having a serious heart attack. Orisson was the perfect distance to get used to hiking up steep terrain. I had to stop a few times on the hike to take a quick break when my pulse got a bit high. At dinner they have...
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    Tacky or Cool?

    There was a poster in Burgo of a man's chest with Camino stamps. The people I was around thought it was cool.
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    Compostela questions for Santiago and Finesterre

    How long do you have after finishing the Camino to get your certificate in Santiago? I am thinking of continuing on to Finisterre immediately after arriving in Santiago. Is there any reason that my credentials would not be accepted if I returned to Santiago 3 or 4 days later and went to the...
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    Best Mobile Phone SIM card and plan in Europe?

    I used Orange on the Camino Frances. When I was down to .01Euro, I tried to refill it, I kept getting errors that said the process failed. After completing the Camino, I went to an Orange store in San Sebastian, but was told I had to refill it at the same rate/plan as the original sim. I was...
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    Another backpack Question.

    I have been an Osprey fan and have two, but for the Camino chose a Gregory Zulu 40 L. Both it and the comparable Osprey had similar comfort and features especially comfortable waist belts. The reason I chose Gregory is that it came with a rain cover and the Osprey required you to purchase one...
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    Health Issues ☹

    Good Luck Frank. In August 2018 I had "widow maker" heart attack while swimming in a 2 mile open water race in Lake Superior. I did manage to finish before full on cardiac arrest. That being said, after a lot of PT and learning to watch my pulse rate, 8 months later I started on the Camino...
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    has anyone used the sleeping bags they sell at shops on the Camino for 50 or 60 Euros?

    Last year on the Frances, I took a down blanket. I am trying to reduce wight and more importantly bulk on the Norte. Many places sold a sleeping bag in a compression bag for 50 or 60 Euros. Has anyone use them? Do they hold up? Can you recommend a light weight and compact sleeping bag? I...

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