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    running of the bulls in Sept

    For those who are planning on hiking the camino Frances in Sept., there is a running-of-the-bulls festival in Viana the 2nd Sunday of Sept. I happened to be there coincidentally last Sept and it was one of my highlites for sure. The bulls are let loose at 2:00pm and the festival continues well...
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    volunteering at an albergue

    I am leaving for Madrid on Sunday,April 28... 3 days from now. Then I will be taking a bus to Burgos where I will start my Camino (where I stopped last year). I looked at the weather forecast for next week and it looks cold,windy and rainy/snowy. I have plenty of time this year to make it all...
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    how far is Somport from Jaca?

    I am considering hiking the Camino Aragones and hooking into the Frances starting April 30. I'd like to start in Somport but I can't find Somport on a Google map. I read that someone took a local bus from Jaca so I assume it's not far from Jaca. Is Somport north of Jaca? if so how far?
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    starting from sjpd April 30

    I will be arriving Madrid from Atlanta the morning of April 29 then Bus to Pamplona. Is there a bus from Pamplona to SJPD? Last year (Sept.'12, I started in Pamplona and went as far as Burgos) I met some pilgrims at the Madrid airport who were bus-ing to Pamplona and if I had been starting in...
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    booking hotels online or in person;pilgrim rate?

    I will be trekking the Camino Frances starting next week,Sept 5. every 3 or 4 days I'd like to stay in a hotel instead of an albergue. I like being spontaneous and therefore am reluctant to make a reservation in a hotel before I leave here (Florida). I am not taking a phone or a computer.Does...
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    thrift shops along the way

    are there any thrift shops along the way. I want to keep the pack weight down so I thought if I needed a heavier jacket, or another pair of long pants or something I could just buy them and use them for a day or 2 and just leave them somewhere.... like at an albergue. I'm going to begin my trek...
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    walking from Portomarin to Santiago

    My wife and I will be hiking from Portomarin to SdC. Due to time limits she can only hike this section and wants to get her 'COMPOSTELLA'. We understand that in order to receive this Compostella she has to walk at least the last 100km, which is this section. Is this accurate info? We are flying...
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