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    stretch Sanguesa-Liedena-Lumbier-?

    Hi, I walked the variante last June, passing Rocaforte. It had been raining lately and the path was very muddy. After falling ten times I managed to get to the other road near Liedena and walked along the carrtera to Izco. I advise to walk from Sanguesa to Lumbier, Izco, Monreal in case of...
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    Christmas lights in Santiago

    Hi, The Christmas lighting in Santiago is very sober. Just some items on the Obradoiro and quite a few lights on the Plaza Cervantes and another plaza nearby. De city of SDC spends only 27000 euros extra on X-mas lighting (the santiagosiete newspaper says) and does not want to waste energy like...
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    Camino Aragones from Somport

    Somport can be reached from Jaca, but also from Pau in Southern France. Take a train or plane to Pau and take the regular bus whih leaves from the train station to Oloron St Marie or to Somport. From there you can reach Jaca in one day (its all down), then Arres, Artieda, Izco, Tiebas, Puente la...
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    Poll: Best time to walk

    The Camino Primitivo (from Oviedo to Lugo) is wonderful. But, do not walk alone in Winter because you will be on your own. Often the path is very far from housing so if you stumble ... No antennas so the phone does not work. Some refuges EXCELLENT (Penaseite, Cadavo Baleira, Polas de Allande...
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    books about camino

    The University Press of the South in New Orleans has just released "Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Chronicle of Love", a novel. (unprsouth.com)
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    A camino interview from Macleans magazine

    Yeah, walking in large groups is not advisable. You take on all the problems of anyone else. Walking alone or with one companion is the best. (Three is a crowd; it causes irritation; just try it out). I heard someone in a large group - taking a break - say: Is this a short or a long stop?
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