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    COVID The Lone Pandemic Pilgrim

    On May 15th, I had a look at the Plaza de Obradoiro webcam and saw what you see in the attached screen shot. Kind of says it all for the 2020 Camino.... If you are unfamiliar with the Camino webcams provided by Galician regional TV, here is a link...
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    Tineo - Albergue Palacio de Merás?

    I am not picky about albergues. However, I read a couple of comments about the albergue beds in the Palacio being located in a basement without air circulation. One pilgrim described it as "asphyxiating." For me, that could be a deal breaker. Could anyone weigh in on the veracity of that claim...
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    Villafranca del Bierzo - Wine tasting?

    Could anybody recommend a guided wine-tasting experience in Villafranca del Bierzo? It would have to be in the town itself and not insanely expensive. It would be for a group of 10-12 people. Thanks!
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    ATM Machines Between Burgos and León

    Hello. Can anyone offer insight as to the availability of ATM (cash) machines in the little towns between Burgos and León? Thanks!
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    Post restante vs Jacotrans

    I recently learned that Jacotrans will charge 50 euros for a pilgrim to drop a bag off in León and pick it up in Santiago two weeks later. I'm betting that post restante is a more affordable option (?). Of course, this depends on the weight of the luggage. Any advice for using post restante at...
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    Lodging Advice for Leading a Group of 12 on the Camino? (León-Santiago)

    Hello, I have scanned previous posts but am making this query in the hope of receiving updated information. I am an educator who will be leading a group of 10-12 college students on the Camino from León to Santiago de Compostela during the last two weeks of July. I realize that reservations...
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    What to expect on the Camino Francés in winter?

    Hello, I would be grateful for any input on the feasibility of doing the Camino Francés in winter - early December to early January. I have checked the winter temperature averages for various cities from Roncesvalles to Santiago and that is not a problem. Average snowfall is negligible in the...

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