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  1. jungleboy

    Just saw this. Don't count on Easter Camino.

    In Portugal, the president is talking about keeping restrictions through Easter specifically because it's Easter. Restrictions were eased at Christmas and it became a superspreader holiday, leading to Portugal having the highest rate of infection per capita in the world for a couple of weeks in...
  2. jungleboy

    COVID Camino update - March 1st 2021 What's the situation regarding travel?

    Another relevant article in El País (English edition), published yesterday: Why Spain is heading toward an Easter week with no inter-regional travel
  3. jungleboy

    Video- How to STOP being a Chubby Pilgrim

    They're not good! I had one in Glasgow once. And at Bondi Beach in Sydney once too, 14 years earlier.
  4. jungleboy

    Video- How to STOP being a Chubby Pilgrim

    Well done Robo! You're going to notice an enormous difference on those long days on the Via de la Plata!
  5. jungleboy

    Vegan IS possible :)

    Yes it is. Of course, these are not the best paellas in the world because they are frozen and reheated. But I had this paella de verduras a few times on the CF and it was good enough.
  6. jungleboy

    COVID Lockdowns

    The Portugal-Spain border is closed (except for goods, trans-border workers etc) and that closure was just extended for two more weeks. Article in Portuguese.
  7. jungleboy

    COVID Lockdowns

    Reposting from the Portugal COVID status thread: Yesterday the state of emergency / lockdown was extended for two more weeks (the longest extension allowable under Portuguese law): Portugal extends COVID-19 lockdown, will plan for lifting restrictions Unofficially, as mentioned upthread, it's...
  8. jungleboy

    COVID Portugal’s covid status updated here

    Yesterday the state of emergency / lockdown was extended for two more weeks (the longest extension allowable under Portuguese law): Portugal extends COVID-19 lockdown, will plan for lifting restrictions Unofficially, as mentioned upthread, it's likely that the lockdown will continue through...
  9. jungleboy

    CP from Lisbon - Sep 2020

    We also feel blessed to have been able to do it. I'm glad you managed to fit so much in - and just in time!
  10. jungleboy

    CP from Lisbon - Sep 2020

    It's been a few months since we finished this camino but I'm still thinking about it! Here are a few articles I've written including the latest one about 'experiences', published today: How a Pandemic Camino is Different Portuguese Way Highlights Variante Espiritual Highlights Best Experiences...
  11. jungleboy

    COVID Portugal’s covid status updated here

    I have been outside Portugal for work for the last 2.5 weeks and now that I'm back, I'm pleased to say that the situation has improved dramatically in that time. From the peak of this wave in late January when 15,000+ daily cases were being reported, the last three days have all been under...
  12. jungleboy

    12th-century Islamic bathhouse uncovered in Seville tapas bar

    Story in the Guardian.
  13. jungleboy

    Food - Finding Freeze Dried Rice in Spain?

    It's what you use to light a spliff ;)
  14. jungleboy

    Ultreia, the board game

    Ultreia is a card game, so it might even be possible to bring it on camino! I possibly have a copy coming for my birthday later in the month. We'll see 🤞
  15. jungleboy

    Unfinished Business: my (Interupted) Camino de Madrid

    I had snow in April so you never know!
  16. jungleboy

    Unfinished Business: my (Interupted) Camino de Madrid

    I am one of the 'favourite day' people. That was my favourite day on the Madrid and still in my top three days on any of my four caminos. But then again, I rarely stop at cafés etc for refreshments except on rainy days.
  17. jungleboy

    LIVE from the Camino Camino de Madrid - April 2019

    Thank you! Hopefully 2021 for you!
  18. jungleboy

    LIVE from the Camino Camino de Madrid - April 2019

    It's hard to believe that this camino was almost two years ago now. It's been fun to reminisce about the Camino de Madrid this week while writing an article about it for my website. Here's the link for anyone interested. Camino de Madrid Highlights
  19. jungleboy

    COVID Vaccine tracking page

    The New York Times has a global vaccine tracker now as well.
  20. jungleboy

    COVID Portugal’s covid status updated here

    Unfortunately I have to agree with the two others who replied above. Our lockdown will not be lifted by the end of Feb as the situation is not under control at all (record deaths and case numbers again yesterday). As I have posted in this thread and other threads, Portugal has had, by far, the...
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