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  1. Tai Chi

    2020 Camino a "To be" or "Not to be"? - and "Why?"

    I leave Canada in 12 days to start my next Camino. When I look at all the stats and figures, it seems to me that: (A) over the next month or so, I'm more likely to be hospitalized for bad case of the flu than to catch COVID19, and (B) I'm not worried about the flu at all... That helps...
  2. Tai Chi

    Opening a coronavirus thread for forum discussion

    Now might be a good time for all pilgrims to start getting use to using a "courteous elbow high five” (as previously suggested) or a "fist bump" in place of handshakes. Remember how these became the norm for a while during the SARS outbreak? I'm of a mind that at this point, sensible...
  3. Tai Chi

    Hiking umbrella

    I don't think I'd put up my umbrella in a thunderstorm....
  4. Tai Chi

    Hiking umbrella

    I would definitely give "two thumbs up" to the Euroschim liteflex treking umbrella with a silver canopy. I have used mine for several years, including on the AT. While I use the umbrella often when it is raining, it does not replace raingear as noted by other writers... due to the wind it is...
  5. Tai Chi

    Renewing prepaid phone plan

    I bought my SIM card in Bordeaux, which was my point of entry into France. Looking on the internet, I don't see an Orange dealer in SJPP, so you might look for one at whatever location you are flying into, whether in Spain or France. Any city with a major airport will likely have an Orange...
  6. Tai Chi

    Renewing prepaid phone plan

    I used Orange during my Camino last spring and was very happy with it. I will use them again when I return to the Way this spring. I bought the SIM in France, and I bought the renewal at the same time. I did this because the renewal had to be bought from in the same country that the service...
  7. Tai Chi

    Anybody else walking The Invierno during Easter 2019?

    Hi Alaskadiver! I expect to be somewhere on the Invierno for Easter. I'm starting the Madrid camino late March, and taking the Frances from Sagahun to Ponferrada. Would love to meet at least some other pilgrims on the quieter portions of the route.
  8. Tai Chi

    Camino april 2018

    I'm starting in La Palais on April 7th and will pass through SJPP on the 8th. Can't wait to get underway!

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