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    COVID Problem with applying for French Covid Certificate

    I applied 2+ weeks before I left and never got it. Landed in Paris (CDG)and connected AF to Biarritz (BIQ). Showed my US vax card w passport (40 minutes from arrival until I was at my connecting gate FYI—-with a wasted 5 min stepping to the side in security when my phone would not load my...
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    COVID Simple question about Vaccine Card/Spain Travel Health

    Does this mean we do not need a QR code or pass of any kind to walk in Spain/hotels/restaurants/etc.? And can only imagine no border check after Orrison??
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    Your favorite camino hat!

    mine is a cap with a baseball cap size bill and insulated ear flaps. The bill comes in handy when I wear my rain jacket as I put the hood on top of the cap to keep the rain off my hat/back and the bill keeps the rain off my face. Also, great for keeping the ears warm when needed. When not cold...
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    Travel into France

    Great current information! thank you--arriving CDG/BIQ 8/29
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    Question about power banks

    I can't figure out how without sending the link to my cart--it is on amazon and that description will lead you to the listing
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    Question about power banks

    I am happy with this one, it has attached cords--which plays well with my lack of organizational skills. I could not paste it without it being embolden and large--oops Portable Charger with Built in Cable, Metecsmart 10000mah Power Bank Portable Charger Type C USB C Cell Phone Thin Slim...
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    Travel Insurance for an Irishman Help!

    Also looking--have been alerted to specifically look for ones that do not provide evacuation insurance/displacement for pandemics/country shutdowns/COVID-19. I have used Tin-Leg in the past to compare what is available and have been very happy---but never had to use any. the information...
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    Sarria - Is a stop over worth it?

    Not sure if it is worth a stop, I had wonderful PT in Sarria that helped me recover a bit before the last 100K. I love Casa Barbadelo in Morgade- out from Sarria on the way to Portomarin, and Pension Albergue a Pedro in Sarria. Had private rooms/w bathrooms both places.
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    French Health Pass no problem

    So flying US to CDG/BIQ on 8/29, walking into Spain via SJPP. Do I need a Spanish Health Pass? I went to the website and the only entry options are via air and sea...nothing for walking/driving. Will I need one while in Spain? Have US vaccine record.
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    COVID Health Pass ( QR Code) update for Americans from Le Puy

    Thank you! I am flying into CDG and transferring to ORY to fly to Biarritz in two weeks. This answers so many questions--I downloaded tousanticovid today. I walked LP to SJPP 3 years ago. enjoy and keep the updates coming. Bon Chemin!
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    LIVE from the Camino My Camino Francés, starting in SJPP

    Good on you for flicking his words off and not letting them stick. Thank you for posting--I quickly checked my upcoming reservation in Viana---that is not the one I have booked. Enjoy your walk---just imagine the weight of the stones that man is carrying to throw at others--as we say in...
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    CDG and ORY with C-19 protocols?

    thank you. Good comment. I can opt at the last minute to take the train. I have time in my schedule--just anxious to get to SJPP as soon as possible on arrival day. not checking luggage gives me a false sense of easy travel. But since my Camino starts when I leave home--I will enjoy the plan and...
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    users of cpap machines

    I use the travel mini cpap and LOVE it. here is a link to a battery that only weighs 1.5 lbs. I have had great success with zopec, the manufacturer. DO NOTE!! CPAP USERS-- I have plugged in my cpap on KLM, Air France/Delta for overnight flights and was DENIED to use it on a Virgin Atlantic...
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    Refuge Orisson most unresponsive!

    I stayed at Orisson my first time, and did not sleep well at all. great experience with the communal dinner and meeting other pilgrims. I have since stayed 2 nights in SJPP, taxi down to hotel and in the morning taxi back to where I stopped. there is also a bus to the Virgin. I'm using the bus...
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    CDG and ORY with C-19 protocols?

    New C-19 protocols for arriving CDG? How long? Xferring to ORY, anyone leave out of ORY to BIQ lately? What is ORY like now for departures? Long lines? I understand busy times---just if there are additional protocols, what is the added time?
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    Camino Frances in Late August

    scheduled to start sjpdp 9/1--I will take 2 days sjpdp to Roncesvalles.
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    First time Camino Frances Sep 2021

    And --you can also book St Jean for the first two nights if Orission is booked. I found it easy to grab a taxi at Orission for the ride back to SJPDP and for the second morning, a taxi back to Orission to continue the walk. Yes, you miss the camaraderie of the pilgrim dinner at Orission, and you...
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    Does anyone wear gloves for sweaty hands on hiking poles?

    I have walked 4 Caminos using Pacer Poles, wouldn’t leave home for another Camino without them! I wear gloves, they wash and dry overnight. Here is a link to what I have used and they have been perfect. Mens Sunblock Fingerless Gloves Summer UV Protection Driving Cotton Gloves...
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    Trekking Pole Suggestions

    For the record, PacerPoles do not fold but they collapse easily. They fit nicely in the side pocket of my backpack and in a tripod case that I ordered from Amazon—with the tripod case, I attach it to my backpack to go through security at airports (then it counts as a single piece of carry-in...
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    Biarritz to SJPdP 23 sept ‘19

    Arriving from CDG @ 10am, booking private transport (for schedule reasons), anyone else?