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    Towards a theory of difficulty

    I'm always amused by all the posts that ask how difficult a particular route is. And having just come back from the Le Puy route, I'm asked the same question by fellow Camino addicts in the SF Bay Area: How hard was it? Of course there's no answer. My hard is your easy, and vice versa...
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    The Way of Le Puy: All the Stuff You Wanna Know or Oughta Wanna Know Before Starting Out

    andycohn submitted a new resource: The Way of Le Puy: All the Stuff You Wanna Know or Oughta Wanna Know Before Starting Out - How to navigate the Le Puy route, a practical guide to information and resources Read more about this resource...
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    How-to guide to the Le Puy route

    My wife and I just returned from doing the Le Puy route in France. We loved it, but it was much different from the Spanish caminos. Before we went, I couldn't find any one source that described the route in general, accommodations, food, internal transportation, making reservations, etc. -- all...
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    Your GPS Is Wrong and the Guidebook is Right

    At least 2 - 3 times a week, I read a post where someone complains that the guidebook s/he’s using (Brierley is most often singled out for the blame) understates the distance actually walked, as measured by the poster’s supposedly reliable gps. And in fact, since my wife started carrying a gps...
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    Buses along Camino Ingles

    My wife and I are finishing up the Camino del Norte later this week, and with a few days left over, we're thinking of exploring the Ingles for part of its length. Does anyone know a bus line that runs from Betanzos or Hospital de Brumas, or points in- between, to Santiago? I've tried the usual...
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    All hotels in Pola de Siero seem closed

    If you're coming down from the Norte to the Primitivo, and you're looking for a private room in Pola de Siero, the stage right before Oviedo, you may be out of luck. Neither of the two options listed in Gronze and Wise Pilgrim, Siero Hostel and Hotel Loriga, answered repeated phone calls...
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    Coastal route or central route

    My wife and I are planning to walk the Camino Portugues, starting in Porto, in May, and we're trying to decide between the coastal route from Porto to Redondela (not along the senda, but the route slightly inland) and the central route. I can't really find any good comparisons between the two...