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    Hiking Sandals

    I hiked in Chacos with socks. They have a style with a thicker sole and straps which makes it ideal for hiking.
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    Prescriptions, Spain vs US

    I take a lot of medication. When it looked like my Camino time would be extended, I walked into a farmacía in León with a list. The very helpful pharmacist filled everything with the exception of sleep medication.
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    I probably won’t do this again

    Consider that some people who snore can't afford private rooms and albergues or hotels. It strikes me as very un-Camino-like to suggest that only certain people be permitted to sleep in low-cost albergues.
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    Reservation Orisson and Roncesvalles

    I have made reservations at both places for late April 2021. Did it through their websites.
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    Disappointment on Netflix

    Under "El Camino" it says "A Breaking Bad Movie".
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    Where is the steep and lengthen rocky (pebbles) descent?

    The descent into Zubiri is treacherous especially if it's raining.
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    Observations on the Meseta, September 2019

    Thank you so much for your post!
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    Ladies Osprey Packs

    Don't necessarily discount your 65L. You don't have to fill it and it's a lot easier to stuff in the early a.m. than trying to cram everything into a smaller backpack. I took a 36L and wish I had taken my 44L.
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    Water bottle adapter

    I did the same thing. Camelbak bottles, removed sippers, attached Camelbak hose. Switched bottles when empty.
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    Boston, USA to Paris or Madrid?

    I recently did the same thing, although I spent the night in Bayonne.
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    MRI for a hurting Pilgrim in Hontanas.

    Go to the hotel -- not the albergue -- in Hontanas. The young woman there speaks a bit of English. I had medical issues when I was there and she helped me greatly. She called the ER in the next town and told them I was coming, then she called a taxi for me. That ER can't do much and certainly...
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    Reading while on the Camino

    I took my Kindle and was very happy I did. I read every evening after dinner.
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    SJPP is Packed with Pilgrims.

    yes, I was aware of the September popularity after reading about it here and on the Facebook forums. I got a little nervous about it as a first-timer so I booked through Pamplona. I’m really glad I did!
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    Do you keep your passport on your person at all times?

    I’m on the Camino now. While I have a long way to go, it didn’t take me long to realize I hated wearing that black pouch around my neck. I have a waist pack that stays with me all the time. Inside I have a ziplock bag with my passport and credential.
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