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    svanada reacted to mspath's post in the thread Where do you carry your valuables? with Like Like.
    Like many other pilgrims I slept with any valuables within my sleeping bag in a pouch beneath me and NEVER told anyone where and what they were!! Years ago in Trinidad de Arre an actor from LA who was bunked next to me asked anxiously "Where do...
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    svanada reacted to Tincatinker's post in the thread Where do you carry your valuables? with Like Like.
    As if I'm going to tell the Internet where I stash my stuff!!!!!!! :) In my pockets. In a dry bag in the showers. In a body belt in any Pickpocket Central. Never separated from me, ever. And you may be my best new Camino buddy ever but, no...
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    svanada reacted to malingerer's post in the thread Womens wide feet trekking shoes with Like Like.
    I'm male and use meindl but have always used Green superfeet instead of the makers insoles. Don't know if this helps but maybe worth a try instead of expensive replacements. Hope this helps. Buen camino. Samarkand.
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    svanada reacted to J Willhaus's post in the thread COVID Latest on Covid with Like Like.
    In general the news here is reporting more cases in various regions.There was a story today about the "chronification" of Covid. Have spoken to many pilgrims who were sick on pilgrimage and had to find a place to sit it out or had to go back home...
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    svanada reacted to hawkeyepierce's post in the thread Be prepared... pilgrim rescue with Like Like.
    I walked SJPDP to Borda yesterday and indeed, short steps were the key in making it up that slope.
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    svanada reacted to VNwalking's post in the thread Do and Don'ts on the Airplane with Like Like.
    Lots of good tips. Except this: This is a pet peeve. I get a window seat to look out the window - it less claustrophobic, keeps my stomach happier, and I never tire of the view of the world from above. Having to close my window so people can...
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    svanada reacted to RobertS26's post in the thread Do and Don'ts on the Airplane with Like Like.
    Last week someone posted a thread on the do's and don'ts in albergues. Here is my list of do's and don'ts on the airplane as you head to the Camino: Do: 1. Follow the Golden Rule: treat others like you would want to be treated. Don'ts: 1. Do...
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    svanada reacted to HeyRobin's post in the thread What is a pilgrim hospital? with Like Like.
    I know this question sounds silly but it’s been bugging me for a while. I keep on reading about towns that have what used to be a pilgrims hospital that are now museums, or used for other things. Are they meaning a hospital, as in the place where...
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    svanada reacted to FLEUR's post in the thread What is a pilgrim hospital? with Like Like.
    On the Voie de Tours, the hôpital des pèlerins in Pons 17 France was a place of shelter. Situated outside the town walls it was a refuge for pilgrims, plus down and outs. Under the arch you can still see the troughs where they put out the dead...
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    svanada reacted to Kathar1na's post in the thread What is a pilgrim hospital? with Like Like.
    Not at all a silly question. I like this description: "Hospital" is an umbrella term for the diverse array of charitable institutions that arose in the Middle Ages. The word originated as a Latin version of the Greek xenodochium (“house for...
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