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    COVID Spanish Health Form - is it necessary for pilgrims arriving by foot?

    Hello Wanderingvirg. I was never asked for a Spanish health form, and I was in Spain from Sept. 11 - Nov. 4. I didn't need it to eat or stay along the Camino, and I was never asked as I toured around a bit after Camino, via bus, train and ultimately, by plane from the Madrid airport. I did not...
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    Mass

    I was in the Santiago cathedral for the noon mass on Oct. 20, and the priest said a few words in various languages, but I can't say for sure it was a welcome, as English wasn't his first language. He also listed off, in Spanish, the many places that pilgrims hailed from in the previous day. I...
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    Reserving a Covid test at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

    You don't know how helpful this is, RajeevS. Merci! Gracias!
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    Reserving a Covid test at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

    Thank you, Friend. This may help. The system was no longer automatically cutting off my phone number at 10 digits when I used your suggestion, but I also did not get the confirmation text as the website said I would. I'll keep trying. Best regards!
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    Chaco Odyssey Sandals?

    Excellent! I will add that I'm taking my Z/Volvs as my backup hikers to my trail runners. The Odysseys might be fine in the fall, when I'm going, but they weigh a couple ounces more than the Z/Volvs, which surprised me.
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    Reserving a Covid test at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

    Hello. Has anyone tried to make an appointment online for a Covid test at Charles de Gaulle airport? The website requires a phone number, which will be used to confirm the appointment by text. However, there doesn't seem to be an option for a phone number from countries other than France. I've...
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    Chaco Odyssey Sandals?

    Hi JillGat. I've been training in the Chaco Odyssey, as a long time user of the Classic Chaco sandal, looking for a lighter weight sandal. I did a backpack trip, just 13 miles, here in Montana in them this summer. I wore socks and was in and out of the stream many times. They were great, and...
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    A note on reserving beds and the spirit of the Camino

    This explains why your original post didn't rankle me, your intended audience, as much as it did others (except for the wild camping, perhaps on private property?). Thanks for encouraging first-timers to consider reservation-less days, if that's our preference. Gracias.
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    A note on reserving beds and the spirit of the Camino

    Thanks, JJP, for this advice: "...keep planning and reservations to a minimum, take your time, stay open and savour all the little moments along the way." I've reserved my first few nights and was debating whether to continue doing that, as it feels antithetical to the kind of Camino I want to...
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    COVID Spanish Health Form - is it necessary for pilgrims arriving by foot?

    Thanks to all here for being such a great resource as I plan my first Camino. I have a Sept. 7 reservation to fly into Paris to walk Camino Frances, and I've filled out France's application for my COVID vaccination to be recognized. Am I right that I don't need to complete a Spanish health form...
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