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    Update on Anniesantiago

    Good news Annie, but sorry you won't be walking the VDLP in March. Since we hope to be there in March my wife and I were hoping to meet you. All the best...will think of you during the passage.
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    Minor Glitch Hopefully - Asking for Prayers

    We are all wishing you well, Annie. Hope to still see you somewhere on the Camino in March. Keep your spirits up!
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    Who is walking on VdlP in 2020?

    My wife and I will likely be starting on March 9th from Sevilla We would consider later in the week just to have company on the first few days. Heard of possible instances of theft In Andalucia and think that company would be wise. Not terribly worried since most people I know doing the La...
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    Live - Via de la Plata Luggage Transport

    Since we are traveling for 3 months we had to carry extra luggage with us. Any idea how easy it is to send our extra luggage via the Spanish Correos from city to city. On the Le Puy in France we mailed extra luggage using the French mail service 5-8 stages ahead since the French have a 15 day...
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    Struggling on the Le Puy

    We are completely sympathetic. We walked it from Le Puy in 2015...loved the beautiful villages, great food and good accommodations. However, I have little French and felt isolated from the other pilgrims...at least 90 percent were French walking the Gran Randonnee, not the Camino. At least...
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    American Pilgrim dies on Camino

    Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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    Dazed, Amazed, Confused......& ‘HOME’

    Don't know where these ideas got started. We walked from south of Coimbra to Santiago (on the Portugues) and only got one stamp a day. We also walked from St. Jean to Santiago and only got one stamp per day. Never had any difficulty getting my compostela. The frantic search for extra stamps...
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    Too old?

    Walked 800km of the Frances when I was 64, 750km of the Le Puy when I was 67, and just walked 420km of the Portugues at 69. At the start I wondered how I would do with a 420km trek...well, I did very well. My wife is now suggesting the 1000km Via de la Plata. I’m game...with maybe a 2 week...
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    Speaking French on the Le Puy Route

    Definitely do the Le Puy...the villages, surroundings and food are too great to miss. The downside for me is that, although you may be able to get along with some French...ordering food, making hotel reservations, etc., my experience (ala the Frances) was diminished because of the inability to...
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    Over 65

    I walked the Camino Frances when I was 64 and the Le Puy when I was 66. I hope to do the Portugues in March...a month before my 68th birthday. However, I did train quite a bit before going and didn't develop any problems. I do not suggest tackling the Camino without training. I will say that...
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    My Camino miracle (long)

    Thank you for your post...great story. Know you will be walking another Camino. All the best to you. You are an inspiration! BTW, I too feel that Porto is one of my favorite cities.
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    Stuck In Lisbon

    Great news! Glad you didn't give up and head home. Hope you had time to enjoy our favorite city. Lisbon is the best for things to do, food to eat, and the wonderful people that live there.
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    Camino is a no go

    So sorry, Martin. I am pulling for you and hoping that you will be able to go another day. Take good care of yourself in the meantime.
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    Different Footwear Makes

    I've used Vasque boots for both the Frances and the Le Puy and the wear is so good that I am planning on using it again for the Portugues. On both caminos I only used my running shoes when the route was long (30 km or more) and when the weather was dry (no "barro" (mud)). I am very happy with...
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    iPad Mini - Yes or No?

    I agree with taking it. I can't imagine writing a blog with a phone. Three years ago, on the Frances, I purchased a Kindle and left my IPAD at home. Last year I purchased an IPAD Air. Both times I blogged with them. When I walk the Portuguese in September I plan to bring my IPAD Air and the...

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