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    Goodbye Australia, tomorrow I become a pilgrim

    Thanks everyone, I'm off in a few hours. Looking forward to the "tropical" warmth, we had hail last week. The earplugs are packed! Brenda
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    Goodbye Australia, tomorrow I become a pilgrim

    Well, the time has come. Tomorrow I fly to Spain to begin a massive adventure. From Barcelona I'll make my way up to St Jean Pied de Port, where my long awaited (6 years) camino starts. I've read so much on this forum, I almost feel like I've done it, yet I know it'll still be nothing like I...
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    Refuge d'Orisson in 2 weeks

    Thanks Margaret, I've had a reply from Orisson! 8 more sleeps............ Brenda
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    Refuge d'Orisson in 2 weeks

    Good luck Jody! If you get in to Orisson, let them know I'm coming on the 16th! Have a safe and happy camino, doubt that I'll catch up with you but it'd be fun to meet up. Buen Camino, Brenda
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    Refuge d'Orisson in 2 weeks

    Thanks Margaret for the other address. Alas, still no reply. Perhaps I'm impatient as well as excited and nervous. Jody, when are you walking? Brenda
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    Refuge d'Orisson in 2 weeks

    I have 9 more sleeps till I leave Australia!! Very excited and nervous at the same time. I'm planning to stay in St Jean Pied de Port on October 15 to start walking the next day. I've tried e-mailing Orisson in English and in French (thanks to my son!) to book in for the night of the 16th...
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    Meeting Ivar

    Ivar, From all the above posts you sound like a most delightful guru, I'll certainly be visiting you late November, Brenda
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    Is there anything you miss on your Camino?

    Where is Rebekah's house? That sounds good! I still have 6 weeks of normal towel usage, then it's the little microfibre thing for a while.
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    Orisson---they want a bank transfer to confirm

    Wow, this is all sounding very difficult, not an ideal way to start a much awaited walk. I too plan to stay at Orisson, probably around 16th Oct, but had no idea it was going to be complicated. Perhaps ignorance is bliss. I emailed them in English (with apologies for my lack of French) just...
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    Leon to Santiago in 2 Weeks?

    I have 2 friends who did it in 2 weeks last year at that time of year. One of them wasn't terribly fit and was asthmatic. I can't comment on the crowds, all I know is they loved it. Good luck!
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    Pilgrim Office closed?

    I've heard that the Pilgrim Office in St Jean PdP closes mid-October. How do I get a Pilgrim Passport if I arrive In St Jean PdP and find it closed? I'll probably arrive around 16th or 17th October. Can I order one beforehand?
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    Taxi to SJDP from Roncesvalles

    I'm flying in to Barcelona and was originally going to start at Roncesvalles, but have now decided to start at St Jean PdP. I understood that there was a bus from Pamplona to Roncesvalles, how would I get to St Jean PdP to begin my walk?
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    Taxi to SJDP from Roncesvalles

    How much does a taxi cost from Roncesvalles to SJDP? In mid October, would one have to pre-book accommodation in SJDP? Will the beginning of this trip just fall into place as everyone seems to suggest?!
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