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    How did/do you carry your iPad/tablet/valuables???

    Hello H Richards, Your box cutter is good for cutting cardboard boxes... not so good for cutting metal wire/cable. I suppose it could be done but I'd have to guess it would take you several days of non-stop sawing with your box cutters and 100+ blades. I don't plan to leave my "safe"...
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    How did/do you carry your iPad/tablet/valuables???

    Pacsafe.com This company makes everything in travel related bags that has some level of security on it. The item pictured below is 15L (there is a 5L, 10L and 25L also). I bought it for international travel on a motorcycle where I can carry a little more than just a back pack and the strength...
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    Pay cash in municipal albergues

    What is the procedure for payment at the "regular" Albergues and the "Donativos"? Pay when you enter to stay the night or pay when you leave in the morning. Same question for a meal at the Albergue, pay before or after? I think I have used an ATM one time in the last 15 years so I will have...
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    Live - Camino Francés How busy is your stage?

    On the Frances, does your Start Day of the week correlate with crowd size you will likely travel with assuming you are doing "the stages" from the guide book? I did a quick search on hotel occupancy rates for different days of the week in SJPP and other cities along the route and could not find...
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    Frustrated in Roncesvalles

    Sorry to hear about your frustrating and expensive situation. I just booked there today online for May 14th and I did get an email immediately plus the online reservation that downloads a PDF with one click. I have both saved now in my phone thanks to your warning. I hope they try to work out...
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    Air and train strike

    To jouffroy47, are there also published strike schedules for buses and airports/airline companies? My first trip to France is in May so I don't know anything about strikes but I am impressed already that the Unions announce months in advance which days they plan to strike.
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    Fully booked Albergue de Peregrinos (Roncesvalles)

    I am a newbie and this info is for other newbies regarding booking the BIG Algergue in Roncevalles. I just now (April 28, 2018) booked 1 bed, plus dinner and breakfast for the night of May 14. This Albergue is referred to by several different names which was confusing to me but each different...
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    France Train Strike

    Express Bourricot or APP - BlaBlacar I had/have the same concerns regarding my travels from Paris to SJPP. Once you get to Bayonne/Biarritz, using a private shuttle company like Express Bouricott is the way to go in my opinion. The risk, if you are the only rider in their 8 passenger vehicle...
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    Air and train strike

    Bus ticket from Paris to SJPP, $30, as "insurance"?. I have a 10:50am flight on EasyJet May 12, Paris to Biarritz and then a shuttle to SJPP. I have non refundable accommodations in SJPP and Orisson that would probably be effected if my plane did not leave when planned, due to a strike delay...
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    Which app and why?

    maps.me - due to reputation for reliability and accuracy plus detail. Works without wifi or cellular data but I think most of those other choices do also. Can add The Trail or Camino Route to maps.me using this site: caminodesantiago.nl Click top right for Britsh flag which translates the page...
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    Where to go in Irún to get started

    Gloria, tonight I found this website at the end of this note. It will copy all of the Camino Paths into Maps.me or google earth and it's only 2 megabytes. When you finish loading it, it will show a line marking the trail and of course your position on the map so you can't get lost. When the...


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