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  1. RobertS26

    International Travel During COVID

    I actually got two PCR tests before I left. The first was done in my hometown the day before I flew out. It was covered by insurance. The second test, done at the airport just two hours before my flight, cost $150. I decided on paying for a second test because my journey was going to last 35...
  2. RobertS26

    International Travel During COVID

    PCR test in Seattle was $150. PCR test in Zimbabwe was $65.
  3. RobertS26

    International Travel During COVID

    I just completed a twenty-nine day trip from Seattle, Washington, to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and back. My route was Seattle to Frankfurt, Germany, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and then onto Victoria Falls. I found obtaining PCR tests in Seattle and Victoria to be a little annoying and time...
  4. RobertS26

    The Camino and discernment/insight/life decisions

    I think its important to remember how you can help yourself to have deep thoughts on the Camino. When you walk at your own natural pace, your mind is free of its biggest obligation because it does not need to devote much conscious effort to the act of walking. When you walk long distances at...
  5. RobertS26

    Man arrested for triple homicide while walking Camino !!!

    Yes, there is a difference. A person who just committed a triple homicide is usually in a frenzy. They are often willing to kill again to avoid capture. They steal cars and take hostages. In other words, they are extremely dangerous to others. On the other hand, someone who has been...
  6. RobertS26

    Man arrested for triple homicide while walking Camino !!!

    If the homicides were days, or weeks old, the person sought may be still be in a frenzy. When a triple homicide is seventeen years old, it can hardly be claimed that they are scared of being caught. In fact, it appears that they felt safe enough to go on vacation. Sadly, as a former...
  7. RobertS26

    Man arrested for triple homicide while walking Camino !!!

    Actually, the OP did not make that clear until 61 words into the post. A much better opening line would have been, "A man wanted for an old 2004 triple homicide in Brazil was arrested in Spain while walking the Camino two weeks ago." Of course, that would be no where sensational as the...
  8. RobertS26

    Waist Packs!

    While I have seen pilgrims desperately sprinting backwards up the Camino trying to get back to the café where they left their waist pack on the hook in the bathroom, I have never seen a pilgrim furiously sprinting backwards up the Camino to retrieve their pants. As such, I highly recommend...
  9. RobertS26

    Never occured to me to go the post office for credencial stamp

    I found out that your emergency room doctor can have a credential stamp.
  10. RobertS26

    Off Topic--An American Transiting Through Europe

    Hello Everyone, Please excuse the off topic nature of my post but I need accurate information as soon as possible and I am sure someone on this Forum knows the correct answer. I am getting ready to travel from the United States to Zimbabwe. I know there are those who think this is dangerous...
  11. RobertS26


    Some friends of mine are very wealthy. A few years ago, their daughter got into a very prestigious university that is now at the center of the cheating scandal that involves parents who paid to have their children admitted to prestigious universities even though their children did not...
  12. RobertS26

    New Book: A Pilgrimage to Eternity

    I see that there is a new book on the bestsellers list called A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of Faith by Timothy Egan. Has anyone read it? Do you recommend it? And why?
  13. RobertS26

    Seattle Roundtrip Flight Questions

    I always book directly with the airline for one huge important reason. If one of your flights is delayed and you miss your connecting flight, the airline automatically rebooks you on the next available flight while you are airborne. A year ago, I was flying on Delta from Seattle to Frankfurt...
  14. RobertS26

    Resurrection of old threads

    How about combining several old closed threads into one to save time? For example: Shirley MacLaine: is she a "true" pilgrim if she started in SJPP, used TSA approved hiking poles, but had her luggage forwarded and did not speak any Spanish? Discuss amongst yourselves.
  15. RobertS26

    Suggestion to Ivar and the dangers of giving medical advice

    As an attorney, I have three rates. One for people who make things worse by acting on legal advice from a family member, co-worker, or neighbor before finally consulting an attorney. One for people who make things worse by acting on legal advice from their Google search before finally...
  16. RobertS26

    Ok, I have to ask....

    I really, really like the OP.
  17. RobertS26

    Etiquette for shared paths

    If you have walked the Camino Frances between Villafranca and St. Juan, you know that this segment works it way through a forest. At some points, the path is literally 100 meters wide (it's a fire break). In 2015, as I was walking this section, I was thinking about how pleasant it was to be on...
  18. RobertS26

    Bringing CBD Oil to Europe in Luggage

    I am a criminal defense attorney in the United States. I pay for my Camino’s (including lie flat Business Class seats) by representing people who make poor decisions based upon internet searches and/or advice from non-lawyers found in internet forums. If you’ve ever wanted to know what the...