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    Taking a photo is not recommended, it may escalate the problem to aggressive or violent behaviour.
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    Great value ! Thanks for posting this information.
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    Yes, it seems like the private albergues that stay open drop their rates in the winter (this one was EUR 12 from Easter through September) while the public ones do not, so the economic argument for staying in the public places is much weaker.
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    Quadragesima replied to the thread Coastal Route in Winter.
    Met a Hungarian pilgrim in Padrón who did the coastal route plus the spiritual variant from Pontevedra. She said none of the albergues were open on the spiritual variant, so she stayed once at a hotel, and once she called the albergue and got...
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    Quadragesima replied to the thread Coastal Route in Winter.
    I met a Dutch pilgrim in Pontevedra who had just come from the coast, and she also said she had hardly met anyone on the way. So perhaps it is not so much that there are more pilgrims on the coast in winter, as that there are fewer on the...
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    Currently at the municipal albergue in Padrón. Fairly nice facilities with hot showers, but no refrigerator. However, the stone building is a bit chilly, so I put my yogurt in the windowsill and will hope for the best. There is good WiFi and a...
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    Quadragesima replied to the thread Coastal Route in Winter.
    Currently walking the CP central, after doing the first day and a half out of Porto on the coast (came across from Vila do Conde to Rates). If you want to meet other pilgrims, definitely do the coastal—I met five pilgrims at the albergue in...
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    Walking in winter, I sleep in a pair of lightweight thermal underwear—I got them at 32 Degrees, and they’re so soft and cozy, plus opaque enough to wear in mixed company! (I do wear a bra underneath.) I brought a hiking skirt to wear over the...
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    I have always detested the look of Crocs, but I finally bought a pair to take while walking the CP in January, and they’re probably the most important thing in my pack. I wear them in the shower, because the unheated tile floors are freezing, and...
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    Currently walking the CP central. Municipal albergues are open, but the ones in Spain seem not to have blankets, so you will definitely want a sleeping bag. The going rate is EUR 8. None so far have a washer or dryer, just hand laundry—this is a...

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