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    Primitivo - May - reducing backpack weight

    Re extra footwear - I struggled with this before doing the CF. Two weeks before I left, I came upon a pair of plastic birkenstock sandals (only 214 grams and sturdy)- I wore them comfortably both into the shower and out and abt in the evenings and I could also add socks if my feet were cold in...
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    Any Drinking Water Concerns?

    Hello, Will be commencing on my first Camino this fall. From everything that I have read, the drinking water is safe to drink untreated, and it is safe to fill up bottles from public fountains, cafes etc. found in towns and villages along the Camino Frances. However, I recently spoke with...
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    Taxi Share Pamplona to SJPP: 23 Sept 2018

    Anyone interested in sharing a taxi from Pamplona Bus Station to SJPP for above date, please message me. Time: approx. 1600 There are two of us so far and the taxi can take eight. The cost is shared among all participants. The cost is 100 Euro for "workdays", 126 Euro for Saturdays & Holidays...
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    Patagonia better sweater or down jacket?

    Now I am second guessing what I planned to take. I am starting the Camino Frances a week later than NurseNancy and plan to be walking until the end of October. I have Icebreaker merino wool layering: 2 merino t-shirts 1 merino base layer 1 merino medium-weight mid layer hoodie Windproof...
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    Walking Camino Francis Sept/Oct 2018

    Walking Camino Francis Sept/Oct 2018
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    Air Flight Santiago to Madrid

    Thanks all for your responses! Rynair has a late evening flight to Madrid in early November on a Friday - we think we would prefer the evening flight(even though it's late) over the very early morning flight - as we can check into a pre-booked hotel on arrival and sleep in if we wish, before...
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    Air Flight Santiago to Madrid

    I am contemplating booking a budget flight back to Madrid after walking Camino Francis. I see information about taking trains and buses, but nothing about flights, which seem to be very affordable and efficient time-wise. However, after reading some reviews of one of the budget airlines, I have...
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    Is the Botafumeiro closed for repairs in 2018?

    t2andreo - re the restoration work - did you get this information from a good source that the restoration work of the botafumeira has been completed? I saw on the cathedral website that the botafumeira will swing on Nov.1 (All Saints Day). We however, will be in Santiago Friday, November 2 and...