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    Salads in Portugal - curious

    Don't get me wrong, I love seafood and I love pastry. There is no way Portugal can disappoint me. I'm not asking for assurance of the quality of the food, I know I will be thrilled. But I am wondering what is their reputation regarding Salads? For example the Salads from France, in many places...
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    UPDATED POST: umbrellas are different-Trekking umbrellas

    Eighteen months ago it seemed difficult for me to get my hands on one of the silver "Euroschirm" handsfree umbrellas. If I'm not mistaken it had just been sold and was under a different name before. There was a distributer out of the USA that I worked with personally to secure our precious 6...
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    Train connection in TUNES- (from Lisbon to Lagos)

    Is 12 minutes enough time to make that connection? Thanks in advance, Neve * This question pertains to taking the Train from Lisbon to the South to start the RV...
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    Cathedral Tour in Santiago, includes roof top

    For those that might not know this or given it much thought
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    Lagos ?...spending the night in Sagres

    Another question. I'm really trying to plan this as I feel responsible for a friend and her 18 year old daughter joining us. If it was just me and my family I'd wing it I suspect a lot more... We will be staying three nights in Lisbon (booked) and getting down to Sagres to stay at Pura Diva...
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    RV decision- should we cut over after Fisherman's way to Santiago do Cacem

    Hello those who can help me decide! We are departing for the RV in March (south to north) . We will be on trekking for two more months, God willing, after this is complete. Would you advise, once in Porto Covo to continue on to Santiago do Cacem? One might feel like it is no brainer with so...
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    and our "rescue" by the Basque Bomberos

    I was attaching this to the other "rescue", but I suspect that thread might be fizzling, though I am tempted to hide this among the fizzle because I can assure you I certainly don't want to hear a lecture from anyone! But I thought by sharing my story, though it is public on a blog...that...
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    Sand gaiters...question specific to the sand on the RV

    This is not an equipment question as much as it is an RV specific question for those who have done the RV... would you advise a "soft fabric" gaiter to keep the sand out. I took rain gaiters on my first camino and never felt I mastered putting them on enough to use them. Dirty Girl Gaiters seem...
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    Foot product that saved us

    Almost reluctant to post as foot care, shoes etc... can set off a firestorm on hiking forums... BUT if it helps anyone else I thought I'd share this worked for us (a family of 6 that hiked over 1,100 miles last year). My two oldest sons had some foot issues on the Le Puy route, and about 3/4 of...
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    Well REI will take you on the Rota Vincentina for $2,999 * (6 nites)

    Attempted to edit thread title for spelling but couldn't figure out how to... * if you're a member, a few hundred if not... and that does not include airfare... Price Includes Double-occupancy accommodations; meals as noted in...
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    Dreamy Portuguese Pictures- want to spend your day dreaming all things Camino

    This little nugget was tucked into a thread Laurie sent me as I am planning my Portuguese. One of the threads she shared had this website in the signature and I have been down this lovely rabbit trail dreaming of the could I not share? If...
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    would be interested in anyones thoughts- re: Lisbon

    For those that have done the Rota Vicentina and Costa da Caparica (or other South of Lisbon treks)... I was wondering if you had any thoughts or recommendations for this situation... We are going to do the Rota Vicentina and connect to the Costa da Caparica and then continue on to Santiago. I...
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    Map of this route - Rota Vicentina

    I think my thought process is more elementary than most... but in my first few hours of researching this route I was confused by the routes "fisherman way" , "historical" and "circuits"... This shows them well...
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    guide book of this route - Rota Vicentina
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    Costa Caparica to Lisbon- transportation

    Not certain Costa Caparica info falls under the Rota de Vicentina forum. Since we plan to connect these two routes I thought I would share what I found here...
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    It's official we are doing the Rota Vicentina in March!

    Huge thanks to Laurie for putting the bug in my ear about this gorgeous trek. I am taking my daughters with me (ages 10 and 12), we will fly into Lisbon and spend two days there before heading South. Time permits so I am hoping after reaching Santiago to do the Camino dos Faros and then head...
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    Is there a way on foot to connect "Faros" and "Inglais"

    I'm really needing some help. I've tried to find the information and thank anyone and everyone for any input or recommendations. I am taking my two daughters (10 and 12) to Lisbon in the Spring to do the Portuguese. We have a friend who wants to go and is bringing her 18 year old daughter. I...
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    Anthony Bordain's Sunday show in Porto- USA

    I shared a few weeks ago that Anthony Bordain was doing a show in San Sebastian, it mostly covered restaurants but we were able to drool over the local streets that we love there... Last night I saw mention that his Sunday's show will be from Porto... This comes on CNN in the States on Sunday...
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    Cathedral Beach (Playa de las Catedrales)

    A side trip, check the tides if you do it... I had not heard of this beach the first time I did the Norte, this past time...
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    Anyone up for helping puzzle a few Caminos together

    I'm in the beginning stages of reading up on the Portuguese (thanks Magwood, enjoying your blog). We are booked to start in Lisbon, I am leaning towards hanging out on the coastal routes described in some threads. We will have an open ended ticket. I'm trying to figure out a way to Do Lisbon to...

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