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  1. JimG59

    Is the Albergue in Roncesvalles a “must”?

    I hope they also get that “vibe“ from attending mass regularly.
  2. JimG59

    VdlP or Portuguese in April ?

    In what way was the first couple of days disappointing ? I would have thought any Camino and the freedom they bring would have been delightful. What was it missing ?
  3. JimG59

    Calendar APRIL 2023 Start - Check in here!

    Starting 6th April - Camino Portuguese from Lisbon to Santiago. ✅
  4. JimG59

    Coastal vs Central (Portuguese) in December

    Hi Damien, I noted you were starting the CP from Lisbon earlier in November. How has it been for you ? Stages, accommodation, cafes, general walking etc. Have you had sight of other pilgrims ? Ihope your protected from the rain. I‘m planning to start my CP in early April from Lisbon.
  5. JimG59

    Pyrenees difficulty

    It’s not that difficult but it should not be missed. It was one of the highlights, as it was for most people I spoke with, of my Camino from SJPDP in September. You can get your bag, if you intended backpacking, taken over to your accommodation by Express Bourricot.
  6. JimG59

    Having painful blisters unable to walk and have 7 days left. Currently in Santiago

    Had a few nice lunches and a dinner in San Martin Pinario In October after my Camino. Excellent value and great waiting staff.
  7. JimG59

    Where to stay in Lisbon and Porto?

    Hello Marla, I‘m starting to think about the Camino Portuguese, starting on 11 April from Lisbon. I would be interested to hear of any stage/accommodation plans you may have made for the first 4/5 days.
  8. JimG59

    Is the Albergue in Roncesvalles a “must”?

    Really ? getting a “vibe” from attending mass ?
  9. JimG59

    Is the Albergue in Roncesvalles a “must”?

    If your not religious, in what way does it set the tone ?
  10. JimG59

    Looking for hostel/hotel near to bus stop from Finisterre to Santiago

    I thought the bus stop in Muxia was very easy to find. Clearly marked on the main road and outside a seafood restaurant, east of the O Porto bar. Google maps will identify its location. I was in both places very recently. Muxia smaller and quieter and a short walk out to the lighthouse and...
  11. JimG59

    Six month long journey with three mules and two dogs

    On Friday, just over 500 pilgrims finished the Camino de Santiago in the Plaza del Obradoiro. Some alone, others in a group, by bike, walking, trotting... Johanna Katharina Lungwitz did it together with three mules and two dogs. The 23-year-old German, born in Chemnitz, had been advancing on...
  12. JimG59

    Looking for hostel/hotel near to bus stop from Finisterre to Santiago

    I think there is only one main road into and out of Fisterra. The road out of Fisterra is on the ocean side.
  13. JimG59

    Why I am Considering Leaving This Forum

    Aww schuccks. If you’re leaving, leave. It’s the internet, people are people.
  14. JimG59

    Continuing out of Leon March 2023

    I also caught Covid-19 this year on the Camino Frances. Started felling poorly in Najera at the end of September, though only 3 or 4 days later it was confirmed after a test. Fortunately after a bed day in Belorado I managed to carry on with my Camino. As said the path for the last few km’s is...
  15. JimG59

    This botafumeiro business.

    The announcer pre mass asks attendees not to photograph / video during mass. The Botafumeiro actually swings when the mass has ended.
  16. JimG59

    Botafumeiro

    I find the part where it was said “if you were not a pilgrim then you had to bounce” unbelievable. You must have misinterpreted the announcer. Some cathedral tours were still taking place 30 mins before the mass I attended and the announcer stated that those not attending the mass should exit...
  17. JimG59

    Logrono to Biarritz

    Yes, I know that. I was wondering if the OP knew any different, as they don’t seem to fly to Ireland.
  18. JimG59

    Logrono to Biarritz

    Where can you fly to, from Logrono ?
  19. JimG59

    Revised title: Didn't know about other ways to reserve beds, and found no rooms on booking.com

    I think you have misinterpreted the post from bks. His comment was not about booking in Roncesvalles, it was about the needless, sensationalist headline from the OP. However, I’ll let him comment, if he wishes.
  20. JimG59

    Things I fear

    Just go back to bed Jack

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