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  1. Jennifer Partika

    France to Italy

    Hello fellow pilgrims- I am thinking of taking a few months to hike from Portugal to Italy (Lucca) I can follow the route from Lisbon to Santiago, then Santiago to SJPDP but then the way though France from there seems fragmented. As far as I can tell, all southern French routes end at Arles...
  2. Jennifer Partika

    LIVE from the Camino More bed bugs!!

    Day 7 on my Camino. Woke up at 1:00 am to find two bed bugs crawling on me and a number of fresh bites at Pension Logroño. Later saw one crawling on the wall. Didn’t know what to do as where would I go at that hour. Killed one then slept the rest of the night on my “bed bug sheet” with the...
  3. Jennifer Partika

    Bed bugs in Roncesvalles

    Woke up this morning in beautiful Roncesvalles main albergue to find a bed bug crawling across the bed. I took a picture, then killed it. I only saw one and thus far no bites noticed. I had sprayed my sleeping bag and backpack so maybe that kept them off me. The staff were great about helping me...
  4. Jennifer Partika

    Advice on how to get from Barcelona to SJP

    I will be walking the CF in Sep/Oct and am flying into Barcelona landing in the late afternoon on a Saturday. I would love to start my hike on Sunday leaving from SJP. Any advice on the quickest way to get there from Barcelona?
  5. Jennifer Partika

    Shoe advice for a newbie

    I will be walking my first El Camino CF in Sep/Oct and have been busily trying to prepare. I have spent hours reading threads on this site and others regarding hiking shoes/trail runners and a full day at REI trying on shoes. I decided on a pair of Merrell Siren Edge hiking shoes (1/2 size...