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    Penitence by Proxy: Still Alive?

    Hi there! When I hiked back in 2016, I heard tell of old Camino traditions in which gentry, rich folk, etc, would pay another to hike El Camino for them. With the idea being, if you yourself were unwilling or unable to walk off your own sins through the penitence of Camino, you could get...
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    Last 100 km: How to Reach Starting Point?

    Hi! I hiked most of Camino Frances (some bussing due to injuries) starting in Saint John Pied de Port last year with my mother. For us, it was pretty simple to get the train in and start at the "start" of the trail. Next summer, I am planning a trip with my best friend who has NEVER hiked...