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  1. mvanert

    Disappointed

    I learned on my first Camino that if I couldn't afford to lose something I needed to keep it close to me always. What reinforced that lesson was an incident at an albergue I was staying at where someone stole from three pilgrims who had left their valuables on their beds mid-afternoon. I was...
  2. mvanert

    French Health Pass no problem

    Thanks for this, application sent.
  3. mvanert

    Booked through Paris>Madrid>Leon for three weeks including Muxia leaving September 3rd.

    Booked through Paris>Madrid>Leon for three weeks including Muxia leaving September 3rd.
  4. mvanert

    Canadian Health Insurance Coverage

    I'll be paying $290 for 25 days, I am 69 yo with underlying health conditions - ouch! But it is what it is.
  5. mvanert

    COVID COVID Testing in Santiago De Compostela

    Excellent information, thanks!
  6. mvanert

    Camino Frances in Late August

    Also Canadian - Arrive Paris September 4, start from Leon on the 6th! Still concerned with this new variant.
  7. mvanert

    Which hat looks better?

    B, no doubt at all.
  8. mvanert

    Sept 2021 Soo Excited!!!

    Logrono to Leon September 1st.
  9. mvanert

    COVID Non-EU Nationals and the EU Digital Covid Certificate

    It's going to be interesting but I think it'll all work out.
  10. mvanert

    COVID 🦠 Travel to Spain/Portugal for Canadian travelers

    I'll be doing something similar, West Jet to Paris from Vancouver, Easy Jet to Biarritz, AirBNB there, and then, because I'm starting at Burgos, SNFC to Burgos.
  11. mvanert

    Vaseline - Is it an Essential Item to Pack?

    Alas, me too, it works like a charm and makes my day a whole lot nicer!
  12. mvanert

    Describing trail experiences accurately and responsibly: Terminology

    For me, this forum isn't about walking or anything technical regarding the physical, it is about the journey, the people, the person who is on camino, sharing experiences, sharing their lives with others, joy, sadness, love and grief. Yes, getting directions about some physical part of whichever...
  13. mvanert

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    I get my 2nd shot at the end of this month, and, like you, plan on a September Camino and have the same hope that the travel restrictions will be loosened by then. Good luck to us all!
  14. mvanert

    Mini video camera to record my walk - thoughts?

    I own the DJI Osmo Pocket, it takes great photos and 4K video, it is small. Having said that I have put it on my backpack and found it is too big and clumsy even as small as it is because I've not found a way to make it stable while attached to my backpack. My other issue is it is delicate and...
  15. mvanert

    COVID Trouble contacting Orisson.

    The Camino is not a business but a private Albergue is.
  16. mvanert

    COVID Trouble contacting Orisson.

    I, too, have asked the same question of them over a month ago and have not heard a word from them. I pre-paid for three people and now there will be just me and still no response. This is not good business for them or the Camino in general.
  17. mvanert

    What's the one thing in your pack, that you absolutely CANNOT do without...and why?

    A pillow case from home. Keeps me grounded, keeps me 'home'.
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