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    Publicly humiliated for snoring

    This is day 7 for me. I'm a snorer, but I have a mouthpiece that really works. Last night in El Burgo Ranero my mouthpiece came out and I guess I snored pretty loudly. My friend woke me up and I turned over and replaced my mouthpiece, and all was fine. I was so embarrassed by this, but that's...
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    Starting on the Meseta on Saturday. I'm a bit nervous.

    This is my 3rd Camino, but it's my first time alone. I'm starting on the Meseta on Saturday (7/20); leaving tomorrow night. I'm all packed and prepped to go, but now the nerves have set in. I could use some encouragement on 2 topics; 1) I have a major fear of dogs. When I was traveling with a...
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    Advice for 2012 Camino -- 15 days

    I went to see "The Way" twice in the past week, and both times the friends who came with me were very interested in joining me for my 3rd camino this summer. We have 15 days with the stipulation that all 4 of them want to go to Santiago as this is their first time. I have walked the Camino...
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    Where to start on the Aragones

    Hi Everyone, I'm going to be walking the Aragones in July 09. Flying to Pau from London on Ryan Air and want to begin in Oloron Ste Marie, but I was thinking of starting in Lourdes. The problem is that I am walking with a friend who has never done this before (I've done the Frances once...
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    Just bought the wrong shoes...

    I just bought these new boots which I was advised would be perfect for walking the Camino for 30 days. Then, as I was reading the "Walking in Spain" book put out by Lonely Planet, the author says that he would not recommend "stiff alpine hiking boots" for this walk because "the variety of...
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    Famous Pilgrims

    I'm obsessing about the possibility of my first pilgrimage in August. I was wondering who are some of the most famous pilgrims who have traveled the Camino Frances. So far I have found Shirley Maclaine and Lorenzo de Medici.