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    accomodation in holy week

    Rebekah, Johnny Many thanks for your replies. My next door neighbour is Spanish, so he spent a while phoning several places in Caceres for me and eventually found me a room just outside the town. Being a Geordie I have enough trouble speaking English let alone Spanish, so my neighbour has...
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    accomodation in holy week

    I am arriving in Caceres by bus from Seville next wednesday (19 March - Easter week). I have a feeling that accomodation may be difficult. Can anyone give advice, as I've tried the internet for hostals or Albergues without success with a view to booking online. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong...
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    hostal LindaMar (formerly Hostal Miraltajo)

    I've just had an email from the owners, Linda & Maarten, to say that they are not opening the hostal this year. Does anyone know of any other accomodation nearby that will accept a one night stay in Easter Week? The website for Embalse de Alcantara (nearby) says that they only do 3 night...
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    Atheism on the Camino

    athiesm on the camino It's interesting that the subject got so many replies so quickly. Like you Sax, I started the camino thinking that my beliefs (or lack of them) would make life difficult on a pilgrim's route. I quickly discovered that what you thought mattered not at all to other...
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    Wayside cross above Cee

    I've been reviewing some of the 1000 or so photographs I took of my pilgimage last year (ah, the convenience of digital cameras!) and came across one I took of a wayside cross some 100 metres off the route just above Cee. It intruiged me as it was well tended with a paved area around it...
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    places to stay in Bayonne or Biarritz?

    places to Stay in Bayonne or Biarritz I walked from Bayonne to Bas Cambo (1km from Cambo les Bains) and stayed at the Hotel Tante Ursule. The second night I stayed on a farm in Irissary with a delightful family who spoke some English. Both were found on the Internet after a lot of searching...
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    Santiago to Finisterre

    Ivar Could we have a forum on the extension route, Santiago to Finisterre. I did it last week, and it was a wonderful experience, well worth the extra three or four day's walking. If nothing else, it provides a fitting sense of closure to one's experiences on the Camino to stand on the rock...
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    hostal/pension near the train-station

    To add to the list - I stayed for three nights in Santiago at the Hostal Alfonso, Pombal 40, 15705 Santiago. Two minutes walk from the old City Centre. 30 Euros a night, including breakfast, for double bedded room overlooking the Cathedral. Couldn't fault the service or welcome I received. I...
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    places to stay in Bayonne or Biarritz?

    places to Stay in Bayonne or Biarritz I've just come back (last night) from my first Camino. I stayed at the Hotel Paris Madrid whilst in Bayonne and received a warm welcome there. Patrick speaks excellent English and will advise you on the Camino etc. As recommended by Peter Robbins, I...
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    A more mundane question for UK pilgrims. I am doing my first Camino in April this year, flying to Biarritz (74p on RyanAir!) As the flight arrives evening I want to get a B&B in Biarritz and get a train to St Jean Pied de Port the next day. Does any know any good cheap hotels there? The...