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  1. Wandalina

    Insoles

    Hi apologies if this question has been asked a lot. Last year I found my feet were throbbing in pain during the mid to later stages of the Camino (I hear you all laugh...What the hell were you expecting??? 😂)so much so that I couldn't sleep. I wore meindl respond trekking shoes. This year I'm...
  2. Wandalina

    Getting to oviedo

    Hello everyone. Just trying to book flights for September /October. Looking at flying Dublin to Santander? Best option it seems. By the looks of it there's only 2 buses from airport a day which means an overnight in Santander which id prefer to avoid. Anyone know if there's a train? Looked up...
  3. Wandalina

    Boots or shoes on the primitivo

    Hi lovely forum members I'm planning the primitivo for September and I'm wondering about footwear. I did Porto to Santiago last year in my Meindel trekking shoes but anticipate the terrain is rougher on the primitivo. I'm generally quite steady on my feet but I'm well aware a twisted ankle can...
  4. Wandalina

    Primitivo in 16 days?

    Having completed the Portuguese interior from Porto in 12 days is it possible to do Primitivo in 16? I don't want to do half a Camino so whenever one I choose I want to complete it...It's nothing to do with the Compostela but I'm really pushing my luck asking for three weeks of work. I can do a...
  5. Wandalina

    1st stage out of Porto

    Hi everyone I'm starting from Porto on Wednesday I'm just wondering does anyone have any feed back on the Porto to villarhino stage. Is it really built up and industrial? I've read the cobblestones and concrete make it tough ...Also read that it's nicer to take the coastal route out of Porto...
  6. Wandalina

    Backpack advice

    Hi everyone I'm sorry if this has been asked a lot. I'm heading on my Camino in two weeks and my last thing to get is the pack. Had hoped to get it it sales etc..I see a lot of good deals on Lowe Alpine packs although I've heard osprey are the best I'm on a budget. Is it worth the stretch to go...
  7. Wandalina

    Sleeping bag in September?

    Hi I'm planning on doing 2 weeks on the Camino Portuguese mid September just wondering if I need to carry a sleeping bag for hostels ? Temperatures during the day seem to be nice still but any feedback on how the nights are? I'll be doing the central thanks
  8. Wandalina

    Useful apps for planning route

    Hi Everyone. Wondering does anyone have advice on apps? I've been trying to calculate distances on Google maps but it doesn't follow the Camino route. Is there an app which marks out the route and allows you to calculate distances? I'm not planning on following suggested routes from guide books...
  9. Wandalina

    Overheating Gortex Shoes

    Hi everyone I'm planning on walking Camino Portuguese in September and have just purchased a pair of meindl respond gtx shoes. I was worried about Breathability issues but overall thought it best to go with gortex. I'm wearing lightweight Bridgedale (?)socks and my feet are really hot and sweaty...

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