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  1. camino07

    West Australian Camino meeting

    We thought we would start up our monthly get together to see how it goes. Next Sunday, 30th August at Bennys Cafe,South Terrace in Fremantle. If you feel like joining us,welcome. 9am onwards. This is a change of venue from Botanicals cafe at Kings Park which is very busy and noisy at present...
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    LIVE from the Camino Live from Camino de Madrid

    Last day tomorrow, I’m so glad. This has been the hardest of my Caminos. Mainly the heat, no shade and blisters. Thought I was done with blisters, none in the last few walks. I’m alone tonight in Santervas, Beautiful big stone Albergue, looks recently renovated but with its old charm still here...
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    LIVE from the Camino Live from Segovia

    Well, I made it to Segovia after a long climb up the Calzada Romana and over the top. I enjoyed the downhill and only the last couple of hours started to suffer. It took me an hour to find my lovely Hostel Natura but now I'm happily sitting the Plaza with my first G andT Since Madrid. I'm...
  4. camino07

    Camino de Madrid in September

    Hoping to recommence my Camino Madrid around the 19th September, any chance that there are others starting then ? Would I be best to start at a weekend in the hope that there may be more pilgrims? I do enjoy walking solo but prefer some company in the evenings or for dinner. Also might be still...
  5. camino07

    Live on the Norte

    Just want to let you all know that there are very many pilgrims on the Norte at present. It seems like they are mostly booking ahead. We arrived at 100 bed Juvenile in Zarautz to find it Completo so have had to book into a Pension . Municipal closed until summer. They may have to rethink that...
  6. camino07

    Snow in Burgos

    Just on the train to Irun and it started snowing as we passed Burgos. Really hot in Scotland last week. Norte here we come .
  7. camino07

    Live from Camino Madrid

    Hi all, In Madrid and have just walked to Plaza Castilla , an easy walk , without my backpack ,along a safe Paseo. Loved seeing the slanting towers at last and having coffee at Cafe Rodilla. Caught Metro back to Sol and will repeat in am . Last night I had my credential stamped at the...
  8. camino07

    Having problems with flights to Stansted after Camino

    Need advice from someone before I tear my hair out! Please! Why can't I find a morning flight from Santiago to Stansted with Ryanair on 2nd July ? All I get is a 1530 flight which is too late as we have to travel to Edinburgh that day. Well not have to but want to!! Surely there are morning...
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    LIVE from the Camino Live from Norte

    Having rest day at comfortable Pension Zubia in Bilbao after a hard few days from Irun. Many climbs and many beautiful views but it would help to be fit and younger than us:-/ going to take the advice of wise pilgrims on the forum and walk the river route out of here in the morning. There were...
  10. camino07

    Caution in Azofra

    My friend has just posted on her blog that three pilgrims have been robbed in Azofra's Albergue today. Korean girls lost over 1000 euros each,all three were in showers when it happened!!! Oh dear! When will they learn but so sad this is happening.
  11. camino07

    West Australian group meeting

    Our next meet up in King's Park will be on Sunday 27th April at 9am. Botanicals Cafe . Look forward to catching up. When I find the forum calendar again I will add this :) Cheers Heather
  12. camino07

    Barcelona to Somport

    I will be starting the Aragones 4th May and would love some advice on getting to Somport from Barcelona. Can I get a bus or train straight from Barcelona or would I be better to go via Pamplona to Jaca first. I hope to walk back from Somport to Canfranc Estacion on the first night. Another...
  13. camino07

    LIVE from the Camino live from VDLP

    Made it to Seville after long,horrible flight. No trouble catching yellow bus from outside T4 at Barajas to Atocha Stn. When you get inside the Ave to Seville leaves from one of the platforms straight ahead. Easy Peasy! Quiet,smooth journey .I was the only tatty pilgrim among all the men in...
  14. camino07

    credit card warning!

    I received an unpleasant shock today to be told by my visa credit card provider that there have been four transactions in the last week from my card. I happen to be in Perth,Australia and the withdrawals were made in Paris. Approx $5000 worth. My card must have been skimmed during my September...
  15. camino07

    Portuguese Camino pics

    Hi Laurie and all interested in the Camino from Lisbon to Santiago. http://picasaweb.google.com/pilgrim077/Camino2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCLLcxdeD_7ac0AE&feat=directlink Cheers Heather
  16. camino07

    Any new information on Lisbon to Porto Route

    Leaving in 11days to walk from Lisbon to Santiago and must admit to some trepidation along with excitement. Wondered if there was any new advice on the first part from Lisbon. Also Iwould I need to take a mattress? I would prefer not to add to my load. Hopefully I won't have to stay with the...
  17. camino07

    West Australian on Camino Portuguese

    Hi guys This is a great idea . I would be happy to talk to any members from WA or anywhere. I have walked the Camino Frances twice, in 2007 and 2009 and this year will start walking from Lisbon on 1st September. Would love to know if any Antipodeans are walking around then. Also any advice on...
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