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    Most albergues do, and the cost includes the soap
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    The only company I have seen in all albergues is Jacotrans. Very reliable. Make sure to call them the day before and tell them where you are sending your pack. The albergues provide you with envelopes to put on your pack.
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    wanderingsilvia replied to the thread 2 Questions.
    Many albergues don't provide a blanket. Since these months have been very hot, I only wished I had a blanket was in one place. September- Octber may get cooler. The albergues for the most part run out of tp at night. And most don' t provide soap...
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    wanderingsilvia replied to the thread SJPDP - Napoleon Route.
    Visit the pilgrim office in sjpdp. They give you a sheet of paper with photos of key places where you may get confused. There aren't many places to get confused and the photos help
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    This hostel's public areas are dirty . The place is noisy filled with college students, screaming and slamming doors, playing music all night. I reserved a bed in an all women room and this guy showed up in the middle of the night and took the...
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    I stayed at Maizon Simonenia, on the Camino route. Ran by a mother and daughter team. Very clean, quiet and the price includes breakfast. If you plan ro do the route to Roncesvalles in two days, I highly recommend Albergue Borda, a few minutes...
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    wanderingsilvia replied to the thread Brands of tea in Spain.
    Black tea is hard to find. You may find black tea with mint, which does not work for black tea drinkers like me. I would get any box of black tea you can find.
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    Buen Camino.....and don't forget to stay off of the book stages in the last 100km to avoid the crowds. I also make sure that I am not walking through one of the stage towns before 9:00 a.m. Otherwise, you might get caught in the crowds departing...
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    Thanks very much for the detailed answer. Considering the heatwave currently happening in Europe , and your comment about it being brown, I am thinking of skipping it . I want to enjoy my walk, not suffer through it unnecessarily.
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    I usually don't recommend that pilgrims skip around, as you won't make the friendships that are important to MY Camino, but given your desires and physical fitness below are some of my suggestions. 1) Given your physical fitness, I would...
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