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    Website for current weather

    If your are looking for current weather conditions in various major locations in Spain try this website:
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    Updated Credit Card/ATM info

    There is good summary of the current status of charges for various credit cards and ATM cards here: ... card_N.htm
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    Barajas Airport to Atocha Train Station

    I just found this on another travel website: "Just thought I would add that a friend has just done the "Barajas metro to Atocha route" with a slight variation the metro personnel told her to do.( If this variation has been posted, please forgive) Take the metro to Nuevos Ministerios. Get off...
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    Aer Lingus Sale

    Anyone looking for a good fare from the US to Spain should have a look at the Aer Lingus website. They have some big discounts on fares to Dublin, from where you can connect with Ryanair to places like Biarritz and Madrid.
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    Water Intake

    For those who are concerned about being able to obtain or carry enough water on both the camino and while travelling to/from, there is good news. A new study reported here: has found that there is absolutely no...
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    Google Calendar

    I have made a stab at setting up a Google Calendar that might help keep track of when we will be on the Camino. You should be able to access it by going to, logging in with user name "caminocalendar" and password "peregrino" (no quotes). On the Gmail page click on Calendar in...
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    A Good Time

    Given the extraordinary effort Ivar is putting into keeping this forum up and running in such a great way this is a good time for all or us to click on the "Make a Donation" button in the upper right hand corner and help out with the costs.
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    Hi Ivar: If it were possible for you to include a calendar such as those described here: it would be much easier for us to know who to be looking for on our Caminos.
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    LIVE from the Camino Estella

    I got here today from Puenta la Riena and can report a couple of things. First the track is now bone dry but it is obvious that those who passed over it during the recent wet period had a terrible time. Now all there are are the ruts and slip marks and lots of wildflowers - the red poppies...
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    Osprey Backpack

    On April 28, the same day that I posted a comment about how happy I was with my Osprey Atmos 50 I discovered that the internal frame was broken. No idea how or when it happened. Fortunately for me, before I bought a replacement I discovered that Osprey has a lifetime warranty. I shipped the...
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    Poste Restante

    Has anyone forwarded a package from St. Jean to Santiago using the Poste Restante? If so, can you give me an estimate of the cost?
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    Can someone please advise me of the availability of ibuprofen in Spain? In the US it is available in large quantities at low cost without prescription but I know that in some countries you can only obtain small quantities at much higher prices.