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    I'm leaving on a jet plane!

    I bought the same guidebook and it arrived earlier this week - it is the only VF book I have found that resembles the Camino guidebooks in quality and quantity of information. I'll be doing the same Lucca to Rome journey as you next May, so I look forward to hearing any insights you gain from...
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    2023 Roll Call for Via Francigena

    Thanks Corned Beef! I had found the official app - but this is easier to navigate on the big screen than on my phone.
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    2023 Roll Call for Via Francigena

    On the Frances you can pick how far you want to walk in a day for the most part, on the Primitivo less so. I'm wondering specific to the VF from Lucca to Rome what is the case. For instance, if the next two Ostellos are 15 and 50 kms away, you would have to choose between a really short day...
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    2023 Roll Call for Via Francigena

    I'm in the research stage hoping for a Lucca start in May 2023. My book divides those 410 km into 19 stages with many of them being less than 20 km. For those of you who have done or are planning to do this part, does 19 days walking sound about right to you? I don't want to hurry too much, but...
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    My stages on the Camino Primitivo

    Officially, the Primitivo starts at the Cathedral in Oviedo. You can get to Oviedo from Madrid by bus, train or plane. The airport is about a half hour out of the city so from there you have to take a bus into Oviedo (or a cab I suppose but that would probably be expensive). Several of the...
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    OBSOLETE COVID THREAD Just when we started to feel somewhat optimistic

    Thank you for expressing my thoughts. I'd hate to see this Forum, which has helped me immensely in all things Camino for the last four years, become an exclusive club that runs off the very people that Ivar created it to help.
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    A note on reserving beds and the spirit of the Camino

    Because of work and family commitments, it took me six trips over the course of four years from 2015 to 2019 to get from St. Jean to Santiago. It required an inordinate amount of planning and reservations and two of the trips were in January when lodging is hard to come by, there are fewer...
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    A note on reserving beds and the spirit of the Camino

    Excellent point!
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    A note on reserving beds and the spirit of the Camino

    There are no wrong choices on the Camino, just different adventures.
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    OBSOLETE COVID THREAD PCR & Antigen test in Melide

    I just contacted Clinica Medica Rosalmar in Melide by WhatsApp to ask if they do COVID tests with certificates for travel and they responded yes, PCR and Antigen, and immediately a woman from the clinic called me. She was concerned I would be taking the test too far in advance of my flight...
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    OBSOLETE COVID THREAD Simple question about Vaccine Card/Spain Travel Health

    I flew to Madrid on Delta on August 4. When we checked our bags at DCA they checked our passports and our vaccine cards. We flew to JFK then MAD. No other inquiries until we got to Madrid and after passport control there were tables set up where they scanned our QR codes on the SpTH app. No...
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    OBSOLETE COVID THREAD Camino in October, or postpone? Help us decide

    Exact same thing for me. My original Primitivo was scheduled for May 2020. In 11 days I start the same trip - cut and pasted from last year. I’m rooting for all of us!
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    LIVE from the Camino Late July 2021 Primitivo!

    Nadine - fantastic helpful stuff in this thread, thank you! I’m in the final planning stages for starting the Primitivo in 10 days. I’m actually starting in Villaviciosa and walking two days before Oviedo. Reading all the posts on this forum my current plan is to stay at Bodenaya and Samblismo...
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    OBSOLETE COVID THREAD Camino in October, or postpone? Help us decide

    We just had to weigh visiting my elderly mother and father-in-law in Valencia whom we hadn’t seen for two years versus possibly having our daughter miss freshman orientation at college if we failed the antigen test to get back. Not an easy choice. We rolled the dice, got to spend quality time...
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    sarria to santiago

    It will be the busiest part of any of the caminos so even by covid standards you will find places to eat. I’ve read that you should have reservations at the albergues since they are operating at reduced capacity. Buen Camino!
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