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  1. dfitzg773

    Laundry Detergent

    Based on what I've been reading, I should bring two sets of clothes on the Camino and wash clothes each night. Do people carry laundry detergent or do you buy enough each day from somewhere? This is probably a stupid question, but I've been wondering about it. Thanks.
  2. A

    Do albergues refuse the pilgrims who don't carry their packs

    I have read in some blogs that entry to some albergues might be refused if they don't carry their bags and use a "vehicle support service" such as a taxi to bring backsacks. My girlfriends and I are going to do the Camino next spring for a friend's 50th birthday and we are split about how to go...
  3. +@^^

    How to feel like you are on the camino without leaving home

    (Photo added by Ivar) so youve been back home for a year now and missing that elusive camino feeling and thinking of walking again . well theres good news you can now achieve that same feeling from the comfort of your very own lounge suite . heres how: sleep in your sleeping bag in a different...
  4. Aldy

    Most effective way to wash clothes

    Good day to you all, This forum has been a true resource of information for me. I appreciate all the questions and answers. Although I've seen a bit of traffic on this question, I'd like to ask you all what turned out to be the best method you used to wash your clothes on the way. Do you have...
  5. S


    helo! I've got a question about doing laundry. Did you carried any washing powder from home? Or there was some powder "for general use" in albergues? Or maybe you used something else for doing laundry? :)
  6. C

    What are the Do's and Don'ts of Albergue Etiquette?

    We're newbies, starting next September from Oporto. Could someone outline what are the "dos" and "don'ts" of staying at an albergue? Chris
  7. sillydoll

    Should albergues only accept those walking to Santiago?

    There has been a lot of discussion and concern about the enormous pressure on albergues during the Holy Year. The pilgrims' office estimates that only 1-in-5 pilgrims on the camino will earn a Compostela. Thousands walk short sections of the main routes, or variants (like the Aragones, Catalan...
  8. A

    diabetes and the walk again

    Thanks for the replies about freezers. I read on one of the links in a reply that a thermos in a fridge over night is adequate for insulin storage, so no need for freezer. So you think access to a fridge will not be a problem? I was wondering whether there is an official website that would...
  9. A


    We may be walking with a friend who is an insulin depentent diabetic. Are there facilities in the refuges to freeze an ice brick every night to keep the insulin cool for the trek a month out of Santiago?