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    Crowded Camino in the Holy Year?

    I'll be going in July and have read how busy it is near the end. But what about the rest of the camino? I'll be leaving from sjpp and may not make it all the way to santiago. I'd like to know what the experience has been for other pilgrims.
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    First Camino - what type of hiking boot needed?

    We walked in 2008 and used a pair of Merrell hikers with ventilation. Never had even a single blister, they were super comfortable. Am definitely using them again this summer. More important I think is that you wear proper socks. We use fairly heavy merino woollen ones and put liner socks inside...
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    First Camino - Help planning a JULY Camino!

    In 2008 we took a very light sleeping bag (1/2 pound), and were glad we had it on one or two nights. we did use a lightweight fleece especially early in the morning (We left around 5:30 or 6:00 am). Had a poncho too, whic we used only once. This summer I'll be taking arain jacket and pants...
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    Crossing from France (SJPP) into Spain?

    No Problem. All you will see is a cattle guard. France on the one side and Spain on the other.Enjoy
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    First timer-Fear of no bed/Where to start

    I recommend starting from Leon; it's beautiful. I'd also recommend not to make reservations. We walked in 2008 and never had a problem finding a place. I know it's a holy year, but I'm sure you'll be ok as long as you're not fussy about where you put your head down at night. It's going to be an...
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    first time pilgrim: How long does it take to walk?

    You should be able to do it in that time. We did it in 32 days in 2008. This included staying in Burgos for an extra day and taking a bus into Leon to avoid having to walk through the depressing industrial zone.
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    We are in Azofra

    The best way to deal with snorers is simple: put in ear plugs. You will have the best sleep ever. :wink: