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  1. Steven Light

    A new take on shoes

    I walked the CF with On-Running shoes the entire way. Super comfortable, great fit (I know that's personal), great support, no blisters and they dried really fast after rain. I have a new pair that I wear now for all my long walks and hikes. It would be great if they converted all their shoes!
  2. Steven Light

    Trail Runners I'm Looking at

    I've done 2 Caminos in On Running shoes (a discontinued model, unfortunately). I love them! Super comfortable, durable, quick-drying. The concept of the tread is great. Highly recommend.
  3. Steven Light

    Bus from Madrid to Burgos

    We are flying into Madrid for our Meseta walk next week. It sounds like the bus is the best way to get to Burgos. My question is should we make reservations or can we count on getting 2 seats on whichever bus is at the best time depending on flight issues, etc? Can’t wait to be walking again...
  4. Steven Light


    There are a few...I've tried them all.
  5. Steven Light


    I wish but I can't get in to see them before I leave.
  6. Steven Light


    Just found out that I can't get a podiatrist appointment before we leave for a part of the CF this fall (October). When we walked from SJPdP to SDC last summer I had pretty significant heel pain after the first couple of hours walking each day. I have flat feet and over-pronate. I've been...
  7. Steven Light

    Struggling with sock choice

    I also recommend Darn Tough socks. I used 2 pair on the CF last year. They felt great and I had not-one-blister. Plus they have a lifetime guarantee - return a pair with hole or rip, etc. (which is very unlikely) and get a new one!
  8. Steven Light

    Las Huelgas

    Hi Lucyk, Thanks for your reply. From all I can ascertain the codex is still housed on site. I tried contacting them at the link you posted last year but never received a reply. It is the national site, not the local Las Huelgas one. I can't seem to find any contact info for the monastery. I...
  9. Steven Light

    Las Huelgas

    Thanks David. I am a music history professor and have done this for libraries in the US. I’m wondering if there is a way to find out whom to contact at the monastery before we arrive to expedite the arrangements. Any ideas? Thanks again, Steven
  10. Steven Light

    Las Huelgas

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for getting information about visiting the Las Huelgas Monastery outside of Burgos? When we were there last year there was a huge festival, which was fun, but I'd really like to be able to go inside and, if possible, view a music manuscript (Las Huelgas...
  11. Steven Light

    good hotel to stay in St. Jean

    My wife and I stayed at Maison Donamaria and loved it. A short walk from the town center. Quiet and with the nicest, sweetest owner.
  12. Steven Light

    Private rooms in albergues?

    Thanks. We walked the same as you last May. This time we are just going from Burgos to Leon (next October). Is there a place in Burgos that might have that list? Or is there a digital version?
  13. Steven Light

    Private rooms in albergues?

    Greetings, My wife and I prefer to stay in private rooms so in the past have mostly stayed in hotels, pensions, casa rurales, etc. But I like the feeling and camaraderie of albergues. Is there a guide, website or app (like that would allow for a search of albergues with private...
  14. Steven Light

    Bag Transfer Service

    We used Jacotrans last May-June and they were very reliable for every kind of place we stayed.
  15. Steven Light

    Luggage Tranfers

    We were told by Jaco that they always check the places they drop off the next morning. But also everyplace we stayed had envelopes and someone to help or call if necessary.