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    I will be a few weeks behind you getting to SJPDP on the 3rd of Feb. I have walked a winter Camino before and the best advice I can give is to make sure your boots are waterproof, nothing worse than putting cold wet boots on in the morning. Buen...
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    This post is for long distance walkers or hikers considering the Camine Frances. If you’re not in either of those categories then please bear in mind you’re not the intended audience. You’re likely here because you are wondering which Camino you...
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    w gangel replied to the thread A Paso de Formiga.
    Was it Sid James and Hatty Jakes?
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    In Feb 2016 I stayed at Albergue Ave Fenix in Villafranca which had triple bunks(home made by the looks of them), being 6' 4'' I hardly had room to turn over very claustrophobic.
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    w gangel reacted to Bert45's post in the thread The Story of Portomarín with Like Like.
    I was sent this link by Galicia Máxica about the building of the dam that created the Belesar Reservoir. .The video (in black and white) lasts only just over 5 minutes. Unfortunately, for me at least, the commentary is in Spanish, but you can...
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    w gangel reacted to Anniesantiago's post in the thread Camino Etiquette with Like Like.
    I did this video on Camino Etiquette mainly for my walking groups. I started a YouTube channel because it's easier for some people to see a video than to read a long post. I'm almost afraid to post this, but thought I would share to get...
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    For me the spirit of the camino can be reduced to simple basics. During past years there were timeless stretches which seemed to be in another world. Gone were the hordes of camera-clicking tourists and/or pilgrims as well as any urbane...
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    A long post, so not for everyone. Might help newbies, and bring a smile of remembrance to oldies. Lesson 1 (St Jean): get back to the albergue by 10pm or you WILL be locked out. Lesson 2 (Orisson): if you want a bottom bunk claim your bed...
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    w gangel replied to the thread Via de la Plata in February.
    Hi Katie, I walked from Leon to Santiago Jan- Feb 2016 and the weather was great (cold mornings though)until I reached Galicia then 3days of heavy rain. I had a great time and met some amazing and kind people and am looking forward to going...
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    w gangel reacted to antepacem's post in the thread Bakery in Los Arcos ...Warning. with Like Like.
    I understand that a lot of pilgrims are on a budget. But if you can't factor in tourist pricing, can't accept that you definitely have more disposable income than a shopkeeper in a small town during COVID, don't see your privilege staring you in...