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  1. David Manzo

    Proper Fit for a Backpack

    Inexperienced, I did not fit my backpack properly and developed meralgia paresthetica on the Camino. Although not painful (yet uncomfortable), from time to time, I still feel that numbness in my left thigh years later. Had I know the dangers of improper fitting I would have found an expert to...
  2. David Manzo

    Apps for Camino Portuguese

    Here’s a screen shot of a variety of apps I’ve found helpful Bom Caminho
  3. David Manzo

    Looking to do first 7 day walk

    You might want to consider the Camino Portugese and start in Tui. It's a beautiful place to begin right on the border of Spain and Portugal. In 5 or 6 days of walking you will be in Santiago. Bom Caminho
  4. David Manzo

    A quieter Camino, Maybe?

    Might you consider the Camimo Portugués?
  5. David Manzo

    Need Advice Siena to Rome on Via Francigena

    Looking to walk from Siena to Rome in June. Would love to hear of your experiences. How many days? If you took rest days where and why? Lodging (looking for private room)? Comparisons to Caminos that end In Santiago? Any and all advice welcome. Thanks
  6. David Manzo

    Suggestion where to start

    Whichever you decide, don’t rush through Valença and Tui lots to see and appreciate in these contiguous towns.
  7. David Manzo

    good resting spot en route?

    Great place. I loved Tui as well
  8. David Manzo

    Cathedral Closed...Is the Camino still worth it?

    Yes the Cathedral was beautiful and much appreciated and the Pilgrim Mass was moving even though Boafumeiro was not used. But what I found special along The Way were the quite hours of prayer as I walked each day.
  9. David Manzo

    5 things most pilgrims don't do on the Camino (but should)

    At least one hour in silence each day while you walk even if you are in a group.
  10. David Manzo

    Easter greetings

    Buona Pasqua
  11. David Manzo


    It’s too quick a pace to get from Porto to Santiago in 8 days. 10 works fine. Maybe consider Tui to Santiago.
  12. David Manzo

    Sorry I have not had success in treatment, although it has lessened over time

    Sorry I have not had success in treatment, although it has lessened over time
  13. David Manzo

    Is it easy to cross from coastal to central path?

    Senta Litoral from Porto Cathedral to Vila do Conte and then to the central in Barcellos. Loved every minute of it!!!
  14. David Manzo

    Camino Portugués Video: Porto to Santiago 2014

    Thanks nice memories. You sure had your share of rain!
  15. David Manzo

    Fear of heights (don't laugh- It's real!)

    For those reading this and thinking of other routes where fear of heights might be an issue — on the Camino Portugues, the bridge (Puente Internacional de Tuy) from Valenca Portugal to Tui, Spain might necessitate a Taxi alternative.
  16. David Manzo

    Camino movie to be shown in Boston USA

    If you are in the Boston area we’d love to have you join us. There is no cost. We are a school for children with special needs and the message of this movie and the spirit of Justin and Patrick match the the spirit of drive of our students. Recorded Q&A to follow with film stars Justin and Patrick
  17. David Manzo

    Camino movie to be shown in Boston USA

    The movie I’ll Push You will be shown for free at Cotting School 453 Concord Av Lexington MA on April 1 at 6:30 PM as part of Reel Abilities Film Festival. Please join us. Two friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, embark on an epic 500-mile-long journey: Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (the...
  18. David Manzo

    Getting through custom/immigration at the Madrid airport

    I had only one experience. I flew from Boston to Madrid and then switched planes and flew to Porto Portugal to begin Camino Portuguese. It took so long I missed my connecting flight.
  19. David Manzo

    Tour Operator Recommendation on the Camino Portugues

    I used the app Booking.com and had success finding own lodging. Here is where we stayed. Easy to book. Easy to cancel. Luggage service available. Santana Hotel & SPA Monte Santana 4480-188 Vila do Conde, Portugal Phone: +351 252 640 460 GPS: N 041° 21.034, W 08° 44.153 Residencial...

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