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  1. Minnesota Jim

    Roncevalles Bus

    Try: Cost is about 6 or 7 euros and pay the bus driver directly
  2. Minnesota Jim

    Does it get better?

    Please check out the Spanish government app, AlertCops. It’s free and in my opinion better to use than the 112 telephone number. The 112 number was also excellent advice too.
  3. Minnesota Jim

    Warning! Alert to women doing the Camino alone near Logroño - Please share

    Distressing news. Hope all goes well as you decide on whether to continue Camino. A few years ago Ivar had a posting regarding AlertCops, the Spanish government app. I found it at, and carry it on my iPhone as a guy in my later 60's. Just one more tool in the kit.
  4. Minnesota Jim

    I probably won’t do this again

    Yeah, those snorers, both men and women, can be noisy. Maybe they should be banned from all albergues. For good measure maybe those after 10 PM talkers, drinkers, coughers, night terror people, old guys getting up to use the bathroom, insomniacs, getting up for a smoke people, should also be...
  5. Minnesota Jim

    El Burgo Ranero and Bed Bugs

    I was fortunate to spend time as a hospitalero in El Burgo Ranero a few years ago. The municipal albergue Domenico Laffe is a well run. clean place. Bedbugs can happen anywhere, but this particular albergue was well maintained. If by chance you do have an encounter bedbugs (chinches) anywhere...
  6. Minnesota Jim

    LIVE from the Camino Is finding accommodation on the Camino Frances, becoming too stressful?

    I'm in Pamplona now and will take a few days of rest along side others who met on the way. We're finding it best to email ahead for a place to stay. All in all the Camino seems to provide. Why rush and ruin the experience.