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    Recommendations: No blisters, no sunburn!

    Recently back from walking the Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Salamanca. It was brutally hot for the first week. I would like to share two items that worked well for me. I took "sleeves" that runners normally use to keep warm. These were great to counteract the sun which usually ended up...
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    Bus to Salamanca from Morille?

    I will be walking into Salamanca on Monday May 13th. I would like to bus in from Morille rather than try to navigate through the city on my own. I'm having trouble finding out if there is a bus or if I will need to take a taxi. Much prefer the ease and low cost of public transportation. Does...
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    A wonderful albergue at Embalse de Alcantara

    Highly recommend this albergue. It is on a reservoir about 30K north of Casares. Brand new building with an innovative design. Laundry and breakfast are included in the 15 EUR price. Great showers and a nice cafe/bar. It was a real treat.
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    Which half of the VDLP??

    Hi. I am planning to walk half of the VDLP starting in late April / early May. I wondered if anyone could recommend which "half" is the better choice...Seville to Salamanca or Salamanca to Santiago? I have about 3 weeks for the trip. I am 65, walking alone, planning to stay in alburgues...
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    Sleeping Bag vs Sleep Liner

    I am planning to start my first Camino Frances on May 6, finishing around June 10. I bought a light sleeping bag for the trip, assuming that alburges don't supply anything beyond a mattress Someone mentioned to me that most do and that I should ditch the sleeping bag for a liner treated for...