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    Vibram FiveFingers - How many people have used these?

    Overall, a blizzard of consumerist jargon.
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    Flashlight??

    Remarkably, it's illegal in Europe too. Were you concerned enough to complain?
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    buen camino has became bueno bisnes

    Boring statistics can cut through obscuring passion and inform us all. Reb begins this process by saying that despite glitches, in the end there's a rough balance. On a camino/chemin in France in June this year, the average donativo was around 15 euros. The range was between 6 and 2O. At an...
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    40 pilgrims per day in June

    Absolutely astonished :shock: at these huge numbers. Perhaps they are very much increased by those who start say, at Ourense.
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    The ten essentials for hiking

    Actually this book is a wilderness notebook and inappropriate for caminos. 'The' camino is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a wilderness. The list below does not take into account the time of year nor the particular camino taken, and like others, I can see a fair number of items which...
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    buen camino has became bueno bisnes

    Vox, no need to apologise. You've absolutely nothing to apologise for. You stated a view, and you got other views in return. Thats all. It's a forum. You express yourself well, so don't worry about language. You say only Rebekah understood you; not true. I say I understood your post...
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    Caution for female pilgrims around Boadilla del Camino

    Not exactly the most encouraging and supportive post to women under stress. But thanks anyway, Falco, it's a view.
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    buen camino has became bueno bisnes

    Vox, I don't think you read my post clearly. The 2-3 euros, as stated, is for food only, and you get to sleep outside. Some prefer that, because the stars are nice. Your last comment gives the game away! I think you like to tease and that's fine. :mrgreen: But as the tennis player John...
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    Via de la Plata advice: What to bring and more tips

    Thanks Marco - your tips are comprehensive and well done, so a new pilg might not realise the necessity for the cred.
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    buen camino has became bueno bisnes

    Hi Vox, The important thing is, I think, that spirituality, (that indefinable word!) is what you make it. It can't depend on what you are asked to pay for the night. It has been quoted recently, but here it comes again, "And in the end, the love you take: is equal to the love you make." I...
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    Via de la Plata advice: What to bring and more tips

    Thanks for an interesting and thoughtful blog, Marco. If you're interested in Amma in Europe (France)throughout this summer: centreamma@amma-europe.org Unless I missed it, and if you don't mind, there is an omission in your tips. It is the absolute need to have a credencial if you wish to...
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    Are St James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral?

    Re: are St. James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral Oh Falco, you sure know how to hurt a guy! :D
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    Are St James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral?

    Re: are St. James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral Thanks F, Of course, you must take up your tentative musings with the historians and Biblical scholars who assert that James was the twin brother of Christ. If you have time, you might also care to read some relevant history of...
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    My (leisurely) stages on the Camino de Madrid

    Thanks for these comprehensive notes Laurie. They will be of great help to anyone doing this marvellous way. You've done such an excellent job, there's nothing useful I could add, other than my occasional posts when I was there. Ali's blog is a superb adjunct to your comments. You certainly...
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    Are St James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral?

    Re: are St. James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral Thanks, Carli, that's a view shared by some. It isn't a view shared by others, and certainly not shared by early Galicians, who accepted the "arrival" of James as the twin brother of Christ as it fitted their pre-existing ideas of...
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    Are St James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral?

    Re: are St. James' relics really held in Santiago's cathedral Interesting because James was the brother of Christ, and widely believed to be his twin brother, which is why you dont hear much about that.
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    How do I get my hat back

    Aw Ewald! Relax, it's only a hat! :D The idea of a naked camino will surely be tried one day. :wink: Among the costume pilgs, unicyclists, joggers etc. Life's rich tapestry! Buen camino!
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    Camino Interruptus

    Hi Lynn Saucy title - despite the hassles, you've retained a sense of humour so that means you'll be back! And a good thing too! Don't know the medical issues (your business) but you can come back. Isn't a camino about how we handle setbacks? Buen camino next time; take it easy.
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    They've Paved Paradise ...

    Reb has an overview which I dont have, so it's useful to read this. I'm disappointed that fewer refuges offer donativo, and that fewer pilgs are open to give.* I wasn't aware of this situation, blissfully imagining a better culture. I have moaned about creeping commerce and its effects before...
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    Geneva - Le Puy

    In France, hospitaliers on at least one route are strictly instructed that there is no possiblity of booking ahead; the reason is that people would phone ahead to several places "just to be sure", then arrive at one place and fail to inform the others. With results you can imagine for other...
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