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    LIVE from the Camino When your Camino doesn't go 'as planned'

    Hi Kat. The title of your post spoke to me. I didn't have anywhere as difficult as a Camino as you seem to be having, but I can relate. I went into my Camino believing that I was meant to take the journey, and for some reason, because I was meant to take it, it was supposed to be An Adventure...
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    LIVE from the Camino soulful road | field notes from the camino (video) & update

    I'm a little late to the party, but I wanted to say I'm in awe of your snowy Camino and your beautiful videos. Seeing the Cruz de Ferro pictured again, even snow-covered (I was there in July 2010) was really special for me. It was one of those experiences that took me by surprise on the Camino...
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    Your Camino Gems. Albergues, Churches, cafes, secrets :)

    I began my Camino on June 15, 2010 and completed it July 23, 2010 and this is the first part in a list of my high points, but it may take awhile for me to get them all up here. :D L'Esprit du Chemin After a hectic journey from Boston to Dublin to Biarritz, we arrived in St. Jean Pied-du-Port...
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    Place to Stay in Astorga

    I was in Astorga this year for the World Cup and stayed at San Javier. The hospitelera was very kind, and provided a coupon for the menu del peregrino at the Gaudi restaurant. Because we wanted to watch the Cup, me and my friends ended up eating at a local bar with the TV on instead, but it was...
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    LIVE from the Camino Broken backpack

    Thanks so much for all of your help! I wasn´t able to find a bootmender but I did find Fitz Roy´s, the outdoor store by the Castle in Ponferrada. I replaced my Gregory Jade 35L with a Osprey Aura 50, a very very nice pack. It was a bit expensive but REI has told me they´ll reimburse me for my...
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    LIVE from the Camino Broken backpack

    I am so sorry to only use this forum when I need help, but I promise when I have more time I´ll be updating with some positive things! I´m currently in Molinseca and my Gregory Jade 35 liter pack broke today, the shoulder strap came loose on one side and though I rigged it, it´s putting...
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    In need of medical care in Pamplona.

    Thank you so much, John. I definitely will do that. I´m from the United States, btw, for the record. I´m sure this will all turn out okay but the camino has been a dream of mine for a long time and I´m both terrified of having to stop and/or doing any kind of lasting damage to my knee. *sigh*
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    In need of medical care in Pamplona.

    Hi forum, My name is Lindsay and I´m a first time pilgrim on my 5th day on the route Frances. I took the Napoleon route but since then have been trying to take it pretty slow, and I just got into Pamplona today and my knee has begun to act up within the last 24 hours. It doesn´t appear to be...
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    Hiking and Gore-Tex

    Hello-- I did a little searching in the forum for this already, but I wanted to write a quick post to get more specific answers. I'll be hiking my first Camino beginning mid-June, and out of all the shoes I've tried on, my absolute favorite was a mid-boot with Gore-Tex. In the forum's opinion...
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    Money concerns for 2010 Pilgrimage

    LOL-- I appreciate the heads up, Rebekah! When I was younger, I used to be a really picky eater, but in the last 6/7 years I've really opened up and even become something of a foodie, so I'm very much looking forward to experiencing good food in Spain. Of course, my budget is an issue :? but...
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    Money concerns for 2010 Pilgrimage

    This was also really helpful, so thank you! We are planning to walk to Muxia after we arrive in Santiago, so according to my math that puts us at about 624 miles in total, or 1004 km. Then we'll bus back to Santiago and stay in Barcelona for a day before leaving, so we'll need a little extra...
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    Camping and equipment concerns!!

    Thank you, Martin, both for your really helpful reply on this post and also for my 'perks of El Camino' post I made a few weeks ago! :) I have emailed them inquiring and I will see! One of my concerns is whether or not I will be permitted to camp on hostel property. Of course I am willing to...
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    Money concerns for 2010 Pilgrimage

    I apologize ahead of time if there's a post out there for this, but I couldn't find anything recent... Is there an estimate of how much money it costs per day, living simply on El Camino? It would be helpful if it was in USD but I can certainly figure out the conversion myself. If it helps, I...
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    Camping and equipment concerns!!

    Thank you SO much, Johnnie! I tried to do some research myself on the American Pilgrims site you linked but it appears you need to pay for a membership. :/ I did a little research myself, though, and while it appears I have found the appropriate place in SJPdP...
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    Camping and equipment concerns!!

    Hello, my name is Lindsay and I will be arriving SJPdP in on June 14th, 2010. I'll be walking El Camino Frances with my friend Nelle, and we are going to be bringing sleeping bags and splitting the weight of a 2 person, lightweight tent between us to ensure that we will have a place to sleep...
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    Favorite Sights on El Camino

    Aaah I'm still so new to the forum, I thought I might get an email or something when I got responses!! My apologies for coming back so late, and thank you so much for your responses... I don't think I've ever been so excited for anything in my entire life. xD Of course I'm making an effort to...
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    Favorite Sights on El Camino

    Hello! My name is Lindsay and I will be a pilgrim this year, beginning in SJPdP. I've definitely been warned about the crowds, but this is the right time for me, and I plan on making the most of the experience. :D I'm looking for a list of people's favorite sights/experiences on El Camino...
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    Class of 2010

    Despite some warnings, I'll be braving the crowds in the high season so as to arrive in Santiago in late July, beginning in SJPdP. I was apprehensive about going during the busy season in a holy year, but I'm excited now and I realize that it's quite possible some of the challenges I'll face may...
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    Planning ahead for transportation.

    So I am planning to go on El Camino next year in 2010, sometime around the end of June to hopefully arrive in Santiago in time for July 25. I've never done any kind of traveling like this before, never purchased plane tickets or traveled out of the country, so this aspect of the trip makes me...
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    Some questions about backpacks!

    I know this is a much debated subject with many many different opinions, and I've scoured the past threads about this sort of thing so far but I still have to ask. My stats: 24 years old, non-smoker, 125 lbs and 5'7". I'm in relatively good shape but I intend to train for El Camino with boots...
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