Pretty wax seal with ribbon at our lodging in Caldas de Reis. We weren't looking for it, it just surprised us!
P.S. I always wanted a stamp like the El Ramón stamp in the movie The Way, the best stamp! 🤣🤣🤣
In case it helps, I switched from Altras to wide, New Balance 880 v12 Fresh Foam.... the greater heel drop was like night and day!.... if you live by a NB store, they have amazing foot scanners.
I agree with @Lurch, seeing a specialist is the best advice because they can analyse your feet...
I booked Vancouver-Frankfurt-Porto three mouths before (I caminoed early this September).
Lufhansa changed my plans on the very day of travel but I ended with a much better flight Vancouver-Newark-Porto.
Whatever you do, book directly with the airline; I booked through Expedia because of price...
I am so happy there is a credential for dogs.
One of my favourite scenes of the Tres en el Camino documentary is when the owner of Troki the dog can't understand why his little companion couldn't get a compostela even though he walked with his little furry legs all the way from Sevilla 💔🥰
The same thing heppened to me! Lufthansa moved my flight to the next day due to a pilot strike. I lost one day of holidays and there's nobody you can talk to anymore, just bots in their webpage.
While the camino was great, I find that getting there and out with air travel is horrendous these...
A special thanks to you @Albertinho for all your advice, especially this one.
We found a place in Matisinhos off the beaten path called "O Malcriado".... mamma mia.
It was soooooooo good I came back to eat here on the way back too. Thank you!
That soupy rice, the carapau, the potatoes, the...
Thank you thank you thank you for all the great pointers. I did the Portuguese Coastal and found the cafes sufficient; except twice when I discovered these "makeshift" toilets.
The ziploc advice us the best I've heard! Thank you! 🙏🏽
I strongly agree on using the cafes and making donations! 💪🏽👏🏽
No issue here, all good and happy for me 🙂
Thank you so much for the sentiment; i could have cheated and not disclose I took a taxi but I'm happy with my Franciscan certificate 🥰
I know how much I walked and for me that's enough, I appreciate the sentiment though 🥰
Thank you for taking the...
A lovely hospitalera in O Porriño gave all pilgrims staying at her property (O Corzon) native oak seedlings ready to be planted along our paths in a reforestation effort. This happened after breakfast the day we continued on our camino.
I used the app what3words after I planted my seedling to...
Many pilgrims use corners and bushes as toilets.
In an attempt to minimize these makeshift toilets, I offer two suggestions:
1. Use the toilets and the cafés on your path, bonus deed: buy a bottle of water or a snack to help them run them (costs of paper, cleaning, offering a stamp).