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  1. Canucks

    Day hiking areas in Southern Portugal

    I realize this is off topic but I know that there are knowledgeable Portugal hikers here. We will do the Portuguese Camino in the future but wanted to know if there is a small city or village that would be super cool to go to at the end of September for a couple of weeks on the ocean with day...
  2. Canucks

    How to ship a bag within France?

    We will be bringing an extra bag with "normal" clothes etc for the additional 7-10 days of decompression time in France after we finish the Le Puy route in October 2014. We will arrive in Paris and either send from Paris to St Jean Pied de Port (our end point) or to Beaune where we will spend...
  3. Canucks

    Footwear on Le Puy?

    We finished the camino frances this fall and have just started thinking about what is next. The Le Puy route looks great and we were wondering about the terrain and type of paths. My wife ended up having surprise toe/foot interface pain when wearing her hiking boots. They were very well broken...
  4. Canucks

    Great businesses, restaurants and other places along the way

    We just had two amazing and unexpected experiences. In Carrion de Los Condes we went to the camino store...forget the name!! Calzado de Camino or something like that. Anyways, the little old man did the best job getting past the language barrier, made it clear he knew what the problem was, that...
  5. Canucks

    Theft and violence by pilgrims

    Two separate issues: Firstly, theft. I am astounded that pilgrims will feel it acceptable to walk into a farmers private property along the camino and pick grapes, fruit, or vegetables for themselves. Many others have noticed and commented as well. I doubt those same people walk into a little...
  6. Canucks

    LIVE from the Camino Rain rain, go away

    Lying in the Roncevalles hotel, awake since 4am, listening to the rain. It was wet and slippery coming over from SJPdP yesterday, especially the really steep downhill part. A very nice walk and not as hellish as some descriptions. It will be a wet walk today....and we are very glad we got Altus...
  7. Canucks

    Booking with 1 company?

    We are planning to go on the Camino from SJPDP to santiago starting mid September 2013. We were considering booking through a company such as Macs Adventures as they can book all accommodations at once and we prefer to stay in places with private rooms and bath on this trip. Any experiences...