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  1. design4life

    Need to skip a section between Tui and Redondela -- Where?

    Hi everyone, In order to accommodate my slower walking pace (and total vacation days,) I am planning to skip a night in Porriño and go directly from Tui to Redondela. Can you suggest the prettiest section for me to walk a maximum of 18k/11mi? I see that the entry to Porriño has a nice detour...
  2. design4life

    Slippery When Wet? Trail runners on Portuguese tiled walkways

    I wore my old reliable Keen hiking shoes three times on the CF and lighter weight Salomon hiking shoes this past year on the Kumano Kodo, not wanting to shlep heavy boots on a month-long trip through Japan. I'm planning to walk the Portuguese this spring and have been considering investing in...
  3. design4life

    For Sale/Wanted Altus Rainseries Atmospheric Poncho, med/lg, blue, never worn!!

    Hi -- I bought the Altus Rainseries Atmospheric in "medium/large" before leaving the hot, dry Meseta two years ago, with the idea that I'd have it for my return this year to chilly, rainy Galicia. Well, it's simply too big for me, so I left it home. When I returned to finish my Camino last month...
  4. design4life

    Bar/Meeting place O'Cebreiro

    Quick question. A friend is joining me in O'Cebreiro tomorrow so that we can walk the last week to Santiago together. (We walked St J to Burgos together in 2013.) I walk up from La Faba in the morning and need a place to hang out in O'C for a few hours, eat some lunch, read my book. She comes up...
  5. design4life

    Bus from Leon to La Virgen del Camino -- specifics, please

    I arrive in Leon late afternoon to joyfully begin my third Camino. I would like to catch the early morning bus from Leon to La Virgen del Camino and begin walking from there. In researching this bus, I have seen two options: On the Alsa website, there is a bus that departs from the Leon bus...
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    Stop Las Herrerías, La Faba or La Laguna before O'C

    Hi there! I return in May for my third walk along the third-third, Leon To Santiago. I'll walk solo for around ten days and meet up with a friend on a Sunday in O'Cebreiro. She is taking the bus from Madrid, will arrive Pedrafita around 4pm, and then take a taxi up to meet me. My question is...
  7. design4life

    (very) early morning flight out of Santiago

    I need to get myself from Santiago to Leipzig, Germany in one day, and the best way for me is to begin with a 6:40am Iberia flight out of Santiago. Has anyone had experience with making such a flight? I'm assuming the airport is a short taxi ride from the city, easy to manage at 5am, and that...
  8. design4life

    Outdoor/gear store in Burgos? Monday hours?

    I'm resuming the camino I began last year, picking up again in Burgos. But before arriving in Burgos, I have multiple flights to and inside Europe, and I'd rather not worry about carrying or packing my trekking poles and pocket knife on these flights. Therefore I'm hoping to purchase both in...
  9. design4life

    Burgos to Santiago: Suggestions for lingering, skipping

    Hi All, I walked in September from SJPP to Burgos with a friend and would like to return solo in May to walk from Burgos to Santiago. On our first walk, we discovered that we enjoyed spending two nights in the cities -- Pamplona, Logroño and Burgos -- to sightsee, window shop, rest our feet, and...
  10. design4life

    Help! Need alternative hotel/inn/private room in Roncevalles

    We have had to change our September departure date from SJPP and therefore hoped to change our reservation at Hotel Roncesvalles by one night. Unfortunately they are full the night we need. Are there any other alternatives to the albergue? We want very much to have a private room. Thanks so much...
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    Gregory Jade 38 Medium Women's Backpack, Moon Shadow Mauve, NEVER USED

    design4life submitted a new resource: Gregory Jade 38 Medium Women's Backpack, Moon Shadow Mauve, NEVER USED - Purchased for my camino -- wrong size -- never used -- like new! Read more about this resource...
  12. design4life

    September 2014 Wine Festival Logroño -- Stop or not?

    It looks like we will be passing through Logroño on 22 or 23 September. The annual rioja festival begins on the 21st and runs for a week. Is this something we should plan to stop for -- perhaps take a day off from walking -- or is it something to avoid, in the same way as one would avoid...
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