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Christmas and New Year on the VdlP


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Norte/Primitivo 2023
Hi all

The Caminobug has hit me again and since I got the opportunity to take off from work for 4+ weeks around Christmas, I’m thinking about a spontaneous Camino, possibly the VdlP starting from Seville or maybe even Cádiz.

I’ve walked the VdlP before (spring), so I’m aware of what to expect terrain and distance wise. I have looked at some reports from other pilgrims walking the VdlP in winter, but didn’t find any reports on that period (between Christmas and new year).

Anyone on here who has been on the stretch Sevilla - Salamanca during that time of year before? Where have you been during this period and what was your experience? any experience is greatly appreciated, especially on availability of accommodation and availability of bars and grocery stores in the towns along the VdlP
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Not on the VDLP, but not far away, I once spent New Years Eve in Ejica, a town of 40,000 people between Seville and Cordoba. We couldn't find a single bar or restaurant open, and ended up dining on biscuits and apples in our chilly hotel room. Just before midnight we went out into the main square, clutching our grapes and with our red underwear (another Spanish New Year tradition). There was just one other family there, also visitors. Everyone who lived there was celebrating at home with their families.
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Thanks for this!

Glad it doesn’t seem to be hopeless to find accommodation and food but booking ahead and carrying enough food for these days even in bigger places seems to be essential
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