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  1. Val&Tom

    sleeping bags??

    Hi, about sleeping bags. The bags we opted for were ideal for our needs. They were light, plenty warm enough, bearing in mind we stayed in an Albergue every night so none of your out door camping stuff!! We both wish you all the best for your Camino when you get there. It’s a most wonderful...
  2. Val&Tom

    The Coffee Question?

    Well, in England we have a saying, “ When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” In other words, drink the stuff the locals drink. We’re going to be on a journey of self discovery and sensory overload is par for the course. To experience things that are out of our own personal norm and embrace the...
  3. Val&Tom

    Walking Poles or not?

    We’re walking our first Camino this May too. We’ve done a lot of walking over the years and poles are a must have. They’re not heavy, they collapse into themselves and they take weight off your spine. Chris Brasher suggested that they can take the weight of an elephant off your back over the...
  4. Val&Tom

    Stop in Santiago or continue to Finisterre/Muxia?

    We’re doung the pilgrimage mid May to early July. We’re old! We think having walked 500miles, we’ll have earned a bus ride to Finisterre! That’ll give a bit more time to snuffle around other places.
  5. Val&Tom

    Camino Phrases and Titles

    Have you seen plan bon YouTube?
  6. Val&Tom

    Can't get a response from Refuge Orisson, what to do?

    Hang on in there. We had a bit of a sweat but they do reply. They send an email saying that they will send you an invoice to pay through PayPal. The email comes from his niece who runs a hotel/guest house just outside STPdP, whom he recommends we stay at. We’ve got our night booked for May, so...
  7. Val&Tom

    Trekking poles

    Hi, Thanks for all the useful information regarding poles. We’re walking our camino next May. We’ve been thinking about this for a while. Could you tell us if the “passport office” which you mention is in SJPdP or Santiago, or both? We would rather get 2nd hand ones and donate to the camino...
  8. Val&Tom

    sleeping bags??

    Hi, thank you to everyone who replied to our question. We’ve opted for the Snugpac jungle bag with mosquito net over the face. It only weighs 900 grms (ish) and under £35.00. As we’re carrying our own kit and had always intended to, we’ve got our kit down to just under 20lbs. Our flights are...
  9. Val&Tom

    sleeping bags??

    Hi All, My wife & I are preparing & planning to do the Camino Frances next May/June 2019. We've given ourselves 7weeks to complete our Pilgrimage which will include rest days, (we're old people!!) The great Sleeping Bag debate has surfaced in our house. Do we take a bulky 2/3 season sleeping...