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  1. Terri B

    Types of Compostelas and other certificates

    Hi all, I've walked the Frances route twice now and have received a Compostela each time. Last year when I walked the second time I also obtained a distance certificate and the half way certificate at Sahagun. I am also aware of the certificates you can get in Muxia and Finisterre. This year I...
  2. Terri B

    Cross of Saint James and the Santiago Torte

    Hi all, Does anyone know of a shop in Santiago that sells metal Crosses for using when dusting the torte with icing sugar? I only spent two days in Santiago after my first walk and don't recall seeing any cooking supplies shops, but I also didn't venture too far from the Cathedral part of...
  3. Terri B

    Which Portuguese Route

    Hi all, I'm thinking if doing the Portuguese route from Porto. I believe there are two routes you can take, but I'm not sure which is the better route to take. For those that have walked either, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Oreos and cons of either route. Thanks in advance Terri
  4. Terri B

    What to do when you can't walk?

    Hi all, I attempted the Camino Frances in 2016 and due to some medical hiccups I had to bus two sections. I plan to return in 2019, but at the moment am recovering from abdominal surgery and can't walk too far. So what to do, a friend found me this great jigsaw puzzle recently and it has kept...
  5. Terri B

    This time last year.....

    For the last two weeks memories have been popping up on Facebook reminding me of last years Camino France's I began in Saint Jean Pied de Port on 31st August. To begin with I was happily reminiscing and dreaming of my return in 2019 to repeat the journey. That was until Tuesday night when I...
  6. Terri B

    Musings now I'm home

    Hi all, This is not a rant, just some musings now I'm home. I set out from SJPDP on 31 August this year with the intent to walk all the way to Santiago. The walk didn't turn out the way I imagined. I had two hiccups along the way which resulted in me not being able to do so. As a result of...
  7. Terri B

    Thanks all

    Hi all, I'm heading to the airport shortly to start the Camino France's on Wednesday and just wanted to says to the Forum members for their tips, assistance and stories. They gave helped immensely. Burn Camino Terri
  8. Terri B

    Leaving in 2 weeks and final packing question....

    Hi all, I'll be walking from SJPDP to Santiago from the end of August to mid October. Finalising my pack and gave a question... Do you think I need thermal long johns?? Let me know your thoughts. Buen Camino. Terri
  9. Terri B

    A question of timing

    Hi all, I arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle at 7.55am on Monday 29 August and want to catch the train from there to Saint Jean. The last train leaves at 10.16am. Is this enough time to get through customs and immigration and still make the train?? Thanks in advance
  10. Terri B

    Multiple night stays in Saint Jean

    Does anyone know whether you can stay multiple nights in any alberge in Saint Jean? I arrive late on 29 August from Oz and want to stay in Saint Jean a few nights before starting to get myself on European time etc after 24+ hours of travel.
  11. Terri B

    Sleeping bag type for Sept/Oct

    Hi all, I'm planning to walk the Camino France's next Sept/Oct and I'm not sure which sleeping bag to take. I have two, one is down and rated to -5 Celsius and the other synthetic fibre rated to +5 Celsius. What is the heating like in the Albuerges? Am I better to take the down just in case...