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  1. Yodapsy

    Rehydration and electrolytes on the Camino Portugues

    When we did the CF in 2013, we often drank Aquarius (similar to Gatorade but seems less sweet) which was readily available almost everywhere. Is Aquarius available on the Camino Portugues. If not, is there a Portuguese equivalent?
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    Broke Pilgrim Leaving in a Month

    When we walked the CF in 2013, we met an Italian guy named Mariano who started the Camino with 87 €. He made it all the way to Santiago by staying in Municipal albergues, donativos and also by asking people if he could make dinner for them, collecting a fee that was slightly more than what he...
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    Free house-sitting

    Two weeks in Hawaii while we do the Camino Portugues?
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    Places to eat in Vila Do Conde

    We arrive in Porto on the morning of July 13 and will walk to Vila Do Conde. We have hotel reservations in VDC but have been looking at YouTube videos about Portuguese food and our mouths have been watering. Any recommendations of restaurants or menu del dia in VDC or on the Portugues Central in...
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    Vila do Conde to Barcelos - Advice Needed - Thanks

    We will be doing the same thing. We are starting on July 13 from Porto then July 14 from Vila Do Conde to Barcelos. This is all helpful information!
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    Albergues between Tui and Porrino?

    I have looked at both the Brierley 2016 Camino Portugues Guide and the Harms 2018 Camino Portuguese guide and see no albergues between Tui and Porrino. Does anyone know of Albergues on this 17.5 K stretch?
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    Lost Lost teddy bear along the Camino Portuguese :(

    We are starting the CP in three weeks. We will look for Wheetie!
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    Little things that remind us of good times

    How bout buying a virtual round for all of us!
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    Caminho Songs in Portuguese

    I have a collection of lots of Spanish and Galician songs about the camino, but haven't heard many Portuguese Camino songs. Does anyone have any expertise in this area? Favorite songs?
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    Shengen Visa for U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card) Holder

    Hey Thanks Bajaracer, It looks like we were on the camino at the same time in 2013.
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    Shengen Visa for U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card) Holder

    My wife and I are planning on walking the Camino Portugues from Porto to Santiago in July of this year. I am a U.S. Citizen. She is Chinese and has a Green Card. Last time we walked (2013) we were both living in China and she did not have her Green Card yet and she had to get a Shengen Visa...
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    Walking Poles- Emperors new clothing in stick form ?

    I am pretty sure that I wouldn’t have finished my Camino without hiking poles. They help distribute weight away from my flat feet and kept me from falling or slipping. I have rubber feet on the bottom of my Pacer Poles.
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    Guitarist just before Astorga

    We saw this guy in July 2013. Seems like he has been there quite a while.
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    The Best Song To represent The Camino

    As an old Deadhead, I second Ian's "Ripple." Some of my favorite songs for walking the camino: String Cheese Incident: The Road Home Cat Stevens: The Wind Grateful Dead: Dark Hollow Eagles: Peaceful Easy Feeling Jerry Garcia: Poor Wayfaring Stranger (old folk song) Grateful Dead; Been All...
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    My moment at the Cruz de Ferro- a memorial

    Thanks for sharing the pics! Rob
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    My moment at the Cruz de Ferro- a memorial

    Great post. Thanks for sharing. By the way, you have the coolest avatar on this forum by far!
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    Need Help with Post Camino talk

    I recently gave a talk and many people were intrested in why I decided to do it. Think about your audience and what they might want. What woud you have wanted to know before you knew a lot about the Camino?
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    Late sunrises and leaving early...how does that work?

    LOL!:D There is something very satisfying in this. I was at a yoga retreat once and the leader had me clean up around the center. She called this "Karma Yoga." It sounds like some good karma yoga was happening on the Norte!:):)
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    Camino Books

    As a psychologist, this Buen Camino! is of great interest to me. The Camino changed my life, but not in the way I though it would and in a much more subtle way than I expected. I am quite interested in the difference between what people are expecting to happen on the Camino and what does...
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    "There is no way to happiness; Happiness is the way."

    About 10 years ago I was goin through a tough time, when I came upon this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk: "There is no way to happiness; Happiness is the way." I often thought of this when I was not happy and it helped me remember that "doing" happiness is not the way...



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