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    pretty sure i am leaving the camino after tomorrow

    I was really looking forward to walking the Camino and I have enjoyed it - especially some of the people I have met - but I am pretty sure I am leaving it after tomorrows walk to burgos because I am just bored with it all. I am sick of packing and unpacking my crap every day (easily my least...
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    For those looking for some new gear, is having a great sale They focus on ultralight gear and the prices are great so you might be able to stock up on some gear for cheap.
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    Jacket/Sleeping Bag/Tent all-in-one

    For those interested in sleeping rough without a ton of extra weight, here's an option. :)
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    Am I the only one who won't walk in the rain?

    I learned on my last long-distance hike that I *hate* walking in the rain. This was reconfirmed yesterday when it started pouring during one of my training hikes. It kind of sealed the deal that, as much as possible, I will not be walking the camino when it's raining. I'll either hunker down...
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    Pre-camino visit to Andorra?

    I fly into Barcelona and I was thinking that since this is the last time I'll be in this area for a while I'd like to visit Andorra while I'm here. I have read how to get from Barca to there but I'm wondering if anyone has any info about getting from Andorra to the CF. Maybe to Pamplona? I...
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    Credential Stamps outside of Spain?

    The thread about getting a stamp from Guinness in Dublin got me thinking about other places off the traditional camino route that might have stamps. After my camino I'll be visiting Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Scotland and England and I'm wondering if people know of places to...
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    Just booked my flight! WOO HOO! :)

    I just booked a 1-way ticket from NYC - Barcelona. I arrive on 6 September and given a few days in Barcelona to rest and catch up with a friend, I should be on the Camino by the 12th or so. Woo Hoo! I'm psyched. For those looking at flights from the US, Vayama is having a $40 discount offer...
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    testing my gear for the camino

    I am getting the chance to test my sleeping gear for the camino. I am staying with a friend invnew york and his apartment has no heat. So, today i am heading to rei to buy my sleep sack and clothes. I discovered last night that i cant sleep in what i had planned. Not only was it not warm enough...
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    Please rip apart my packing list. :)

    So I just ordered my backpack (Jade 30) and I'm trying to get my gear list in order so I can get it all organized while I'm in the US. Please feel free to rip it apart. :) Please note this is built with the knowledge that I get *very* hot while walking (except my hands) but am cool when I just...