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  1. jburr3708

    Dollar to Euro Exchange, Credit Card, fees

    Make sure you have a DEBIT card with a VISA, MasterCard ,or similar mark on it. Credit cards are not widely accepted on the Camino so you will need Euros (Cash). Credit cards come with much higher fees and worse exchange rates. Also, interest on them starts the minute you use the for cash...
  2. jburr3708

    Bringing backpack on plane as a carry-on

    No, it was clearly visible. I had a very light bag I would have put it in if I had to check it just to protect the straps from getting caught in baggage conveyors.
  3. jburr3708

    Detergent for hand-washing clothes

    I used liquid shower gel or shampoo for all washing needs including clothes. I filled 2 empty 100 ml bottles which I bought at a drugstore and could carry them on the plane. They worked well and lasted more than 30 days. if you run out you can always buy more to refill them. this way you can...
  4. jburr3708

    Bringing backpack on plane as a carry-on

    I have flown from the US to Madrid or Paris for 4 Camino journeys with collapsible poles (Black Diamond that fold into 3 sections) and a 50 Liter Osprey backpack. The only problem occurred when I had to change planes in Washington and the plane to Madrid was full and they made me check my...
  5. jburr3708

    Bloggers

    I used Blogger (available through Google). There is an iPhone/iPad Ap called Blogsy that goes with it and worked really well for me. I could write a daily blog on my iPad-mini and include photos I had taken on my iPhone which automatically synchronize to the iPad through the iCloud. I did not...
  6. jburr3708

    What is the best card for withdrawing € on the Camino?

    Just ask for one. My latest Bank of America Visa card came with a chip
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