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    What did you love best about walking la Plata?

    I still remember the relief crossing the river to Tui after having walked from Porto on the Camino Portugues - suddenly all the Camino habits picked up over the years worked, after the puzzling differences of language and practices in Portugal.
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    What did you love best about walking la Plata?

    I agree totally, Mick. Whispering Ted, also from Oz and a veteran of 11 Caminos
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    What did you love best about walking la Plata?

    It is a truly great Camino: history, scenery and culture. Avoid the brain-baking heat of summer in the south; even in May, it was taxing. It is best walked in the northern hemisphere spring, as it gets more pleasant as you head north. Sevilla, Merida, Caceres, Salamanca, Zamora, Ourense, and...
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    On this date in May...

    Last year on May 10-11 we were in Salamanca, having walked the Via Augusta from Cadiz to Sevilla, then repeated the Via de la Plata which we had walked ten years earlier as far as Caceres, where our arrival coincided with Womad! Free music until the early hours in the Plaza Mayor. From there we...
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    Program alert for Aussies

    Like all “reality television” it was more television than reality - but it was great to see the little bits of the Camino Frances they actually walked. The third episode was also a reminder of the crowds that have made the last 100 km of the Frances a depressing experience. It is a real shock...
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    COVID Wave of pilgrims when lock down is over?

    Exactly! The Mozarabe, the Via de la Plata, the Ebro, the Portuguese will continue to be relatively quiet and allow reflection, contemplation and enjoyment of the Camino experience- but those of us who are not in the first flush of youth would be well advised to hold off until there is a vaccine...

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