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    St Jean Pied de Port - walking stick required?

    Lots of food for thought there! Thanks everyone for your responses!
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    St Jean Pied de Port - walking stick required?

    Hi! My girlfriend and I are walking 5 days of the Camino Frances starting in Saint Jean Pied de Port next week - we are very excited! Just wondering would it be advisable to source a walking stick in Saint Jean Pied de Port for the first day of walking to Roncesvalle? Ideally we would prefer...
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    Plugs for phone charging

    Hi all, I will be starting the Camino very soon from Sarria to Santiago and I am just wondering will there be plugs beside every bed in the Albergue to charge my phone? I would be concerned about traveling without a charged phone! Thanks in advance for the responses!
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    Sleeping bag versus Liner

    Thanks everyone, I value your insights. The general view is that a sleep liner will be ok so I will trust that. Worst case scenario, I pick up something along the way in a shop!
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    Sleeping bag versus Liner

    Hi all, following the excellent advice I have received to date I have now booked my Camino between Sarria and Santiago for the last few days of May/first few days in June! I have now turned my attention to getting my gear. I know there has been much debate in terms of sleeping bags versus liners...
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    How long to stay in Santiago?

    Great to hear about all your experiences! Thanks for sharing! Has made my life a lot easier organising the trip! I am going to aim to get to Santiago as early as possible on my last day walking and head for Madrid the following night. Looking forward to it already!
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    How long to stay in Santiago?

    Thanks everyone for the insights. I think I will stay until the night of the second day which gives me a day and a half to experience Santiago and a few days in Madrid. If I have a good experience (I'm sure I will) then I will most definitely be back in Santiago in the future!
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    How long to stay in Santiago?

    Hi all, Having got some great advice already I am back with a few more questions! How long do people typically stay in Santiago? I will be arriving on the afternoon of my last day's walk. If I left the following afternoon would that be too short or should I wait until that night? I want to head...
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    Query on Weather

    Lucky you! I can imagine that was a lovely encounter with the Piper! I plan to do it the walking in 5 days as I want to squeeze in a few days in Madrid as part of the trip! I have been reliably informed that it is a really nice city! I am planning on having about a day and a half in Santiago is...
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    Query on Weather

    Interesting, isn't it great that traditional music is very much alive in all these countries given how far back the source is! A Spanish friend of mine told me recently that Galicia as a place is as close to Ireland as you will find in Spain - it nearly rains as much too (not quite)!
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    Query on Weather

    Thanks Carlos Santiago! Hopefully I will chance upon some music along the way. From what I have seen there are some excellent pipers in Northern Spain and their music resembles Irish or Scottish traditional music.
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    Query on Weather

    Thanks but I have my heart set on Sarria to Santiago! Judging by everyone's experience this will be my first of many so will keep this in mind for future trips!
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    Query on Weather

    Thanks everyone! I'm convinced! I have a keen interest in traditional music and I am aware of Galicia having a strong musical heritage. What is the likelihood of me hearing some Galician music along the way? It takes 5 days typically from Sarria to Santiago?
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    Query on Weather

    That is very helpful thank you Bradypus. It is very clear from that link that my first option is the best!
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    Query on Weather

    Thanks for the reply wayfarer that makes sense!
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    Query on Weather

    Hi all! I have been lurking on the forum for a little while and I must say it is an excellent resource. I am planning to walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela this year. I am from Ireland and as a result I am not too keen on very hot or humid weather. I have two potential dates that I could...
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