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  1. meye1099

    Bear spray rental?

    Hi, everyone! Does anyone have advice on where to buy or rent bear spray in Japan for the Kumano Kodo? I know it might be overkill, but I'd rather have some and not need it than need it and not have it. We also plan on bringing some bear bells.
  2. meye1099

    Queimada in Santiago de Compostela?

    Hello all. I'm going to be in Santiago de Compostela with my family--we'll be a group of five--next August, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to experience a queimada in Santiago? Does anyone have any specific restaurant suggestions or experiences with booking a queimada--or...
  3. meye1099

    Luggage Storage

    Hi, everyone! My husband and I are spending five days and six nights walking the Nakahechi trail in April 2020. We booked our accommodations through the Tanabe Tourism website. Does anyone have any advice or experience with luggage storage while you are walking the Kumano Kodo? We are in Japan...
  4. meye1099

    podcast episode

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to share a podcast episode where I interviewed my parents after they'd walked the Camino Portuguese from Porto last year. The podcast is called "Life is Not a Casserole," and it's just a little travel podcast my husband and I make for fun as a creative outlet, but I...
  5. meye1099

    Where to start?

    Hi, everyone! I've been aware of the Via Francigena for a couple years now but have only recently starting thinking about it seriously. I was wondering if anyone could point me to some good resources to begin planning a walk on the Via Francigena in the Italy portion? The guidebooks listed on...
  6. meye1099

    Waterproof spray for boots

    Does anyone know of a waterproof spray for shoes and boots I could find in Spain? Thanks!
  7. meye1099

    Santoña ferry operating?

    Hi, everyone! I’m on the Camino del Norte and saw on the Gronze website that the Santoña ferry between Laredo and Santoña doesn’t operate in the winter. Does anyone know if it’s currently operating? I’d love to take the coastal route to Noja that day!
  8. meye1099

    Bed bug advice along Camino Primitivo and Norte

    Hi, everyone! I am walking the Camino del Norte in March and meeting my husband early April in Oviedo to walk the Camino Primitivo to Santiago. We walked the Camino Frances in 2015 and got bed bugs in Sarria. We'd like to avoid them if at all possible this time. I ordered a travel-sized bed...
  9. meye1099

    Crime along the VDLP?

    Hello, everyone. I'm planning to walk the Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Santiago next March and April. I will be walking alone for most of it and my husband plans to join me for the last two weeks. I've read a few reports and posts in these forums about robberies happening in the first stage...
  10. meye1099

    Foncebadón haunted?

    Hello, everyone. My husband and I walked the Camino Frances last summer, and stayed in a lovely pensión in Foncebadón. The next day we talked to a man who claimed that Foncebadón was "really haunted." We enjoyed our time in Foncebadón and never felt unsafe or creeped out there. I'm just...

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