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    • Saranger
      Saranger reacted to Jan Jones's post in the thread Sanabres- Downhill to Ponte Ulla! with Like Like.
      Yes, the zigzag is a great technique. I used it on the climb up out of Ourense last month - to the amusement of some Spanish pilgrims - but it makes the steep climbs so much less challenge.
    • Saranger
      Saranger replied to the thread Dual Pilgrimage.
      It's most important to pre-book your accommodations. This isn't like the Camino where you can walk and book a day before or just show up. For information on accommodations (all budgets) go to https://www.kumano-travel.com/en I highly recommend...
    • Saranger
      Saranger reacted to Richard Smith's post in the thread Dual Pilgrimage with Like Like.
      This is the best website https://www.tb-kumano.jp/en/kumano-kodo/
    • Saranger
      Devilish downhill indeed! Just walked that section on 04 May 2024 (arrived Santiago on 05 May) and it was killer on my knees. Ended up changing my plans for the next week because of my last two days of the Sanabrés, with asphalt, mud, rain...
    • Saranger
      Saranger reacted to Elle Bieling's post in the thread Sanabres- Downhill to Ponte Ulla! with Like Like.
      If you are on FB, I posted there: The plan is to do a write up on pilgrimagetraveler.com too. Before that happens, I also just rewalked the Lisbon to Porto route and need a month or so to update that first, before starting a new project!
    • Saranger
      I have had some knee problems on several caminos, @Camino Chrissy, and I was very careful going down to Ponte Ulla this year. In addition to slowing down, one technique that reduces the steepness is to make your own switchbacks. Just weave from...
    • Saranger
      This is true in some airports but not in all. It depends on the layout of the airport. I have taken internal flights in Greece and then had to go through security again for my connecting flight.
    • Saranger
      Thank you so much for this feedback, @Saranger. You are the second forum member who not only saw people with folded walking poles after the security lines at Santiago airport but even asked the security staff for confirmation that walking poles...
    • Saranger
      Just passed through SCQ airport (5/18/2024) and put my Diamond Z poles dutifully into my hold baggage as I have since 2015. To my astonishment, there were pilgrims in line at security with Leki and other collapsible poles who sailed through with...
    • Saranger
      Saranger replied to the thread Recovering, step by step.
      You’re well on your way and making excellent progress. What a good feeling. I thank you for the update. Buena suerte!
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