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    I walked a LOT in dress shoes without blisters. But three days in the city of Cardiff, got really bad blisters, so I tossed them in a charity bin and switched to some a pilgrim had abandoned in Villamayor. What were they? I don't know how to...
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    WGroleau replied to the thread The Quest To Walk 50K In A Day.
    As Kevin said, "… walking the distance that is right for you on any individual day." I was around 64 when I walked 66 kilometers one day in Perú. But that's because there weren't a lot of things to spend time looking at or take pictures of. Or...
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    "All new" in every city would not be cheap. If Spain had more thrift stores like USA (charity shops in England), it would be feasible for the non-rich. Another option: two or three changes of clothes, and let the one just washed hang on the...
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    WGroleau replied to the thread Is it just me?.
    I don't care for industrial areas, but I like strolling through residential or "historic" areas.
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    WGroleau replied to the thread Is the Camino for the poor??.
    I would suspect the reason they "took him away" was that they considered it inappropriate to be in only underwear in public. But I don't know; maybe fishing at that location was the problem. As for vagrancy, IF Spain has laws against it, I...
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    On the other hand, if you are able to communicate well, then you have all the grammar you really need. How well did you speak your native language before you want to school? There are methods that minimize grammar instruction while producing...
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    WGroleau replied to the thread Handmade Credential.
    Probably wasn't me, but I did have a journal in which I put a stamp for every albergue or café/bar/restaurant I visited (and a few truism offices and shops). Along with notes about things I saw or experienced.
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    WGroleau replied to the thread Graffiti - what to do?.
    The one I saw did have crops, except on the packed path where they had been trampled out. And the sign is evidence the intrusion was unwelcome.
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    The thread is quite long, so forgive me if I missed it, but there's one detail I didn't see mentioned. Hotels, Allergies, even AirBNB hosts are required to report every guest to a database maintained by the Guardia Civil. The folks I worked...
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    Shouldn't be surprising. Spain far outnumbers all other nations every year. In 2015, more than 46% were Spanish. Second place was Italy, with only eight percent.
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