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    Walking in reverse

    A friend and I are planning on walking the Via Francigena, starting on May 20. We would really like to walk over the Grand St. Bernard Pass, but realize that we would probably be a couple of weeks too early. So my question is, could we start in Pontremoli and walk towards Switzetlsnd instead of...
  2. J

    Lodging in Oveido

    I will be finishing the Camono del Salvador tomortow and then starting the Primitivo. I would like to stay at an inexpensive non-albergue for one night. Is there someplace close to the start of the Primitivo that would be a good choice?
  3. J

    Very quiet on day 1

    I started from Leon this morning and am in La Robla at the albergue this evening. I did not see any pilgrims along the way. There are 5 of us at the albergue so far. The weather was perfect and the way is very well marked.
  4. J

    Temperatures in late September and early October

    I am planning on walking the San Salvador and the Primitivo in late September and early October. I have previously walked the Frances and the Portuguese and was fine with just a silk liner into early October. Will that be the case with these Caminos or should I plan on a light sleeping bag?
  5. J

    Phone service in Spain

    I am leaving from Iowa to start my Camino on August 24. My last ( I hope) big question is about phone service. I had been told by my cell phone company that my old Samsung smart phone would work in Spain if I purchased a Spanish SIM card. I found out today that I need a newer phone if I...

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