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#1
dont know about the 1euro per 1km!!
my cousin did it from puy-santiago(abit less then 2000km)(in 2004)
and he only spent 400euro in the 2 months he was gone!!

you ppl got to think of how they done this 500+years ago wit almost nothing!!

so i say BEANS WINE and BREAD for food!!!
so you can survive on 10-15euro per 30-35km!! :wink:

i did the appalachian train last year was gone 6 months guess what?
130cnd for the bus to get to georgia
400usa in food and ness (thats about 1$ per 5 miles) :shock:
and we didnt eat any wild life :p(fish squirrels...)
and i whent to india in 03 for 6 months total coast 1000$+airfare!! :shock:

so i think you ppl r nuts talking about 1000euros just to walk eat sleep!!
:?

peace on earth war in outa space!!
 

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William Marques

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#2
Santos

Yes it can be done more cheaply if you cook for yourself and donate next to nothing at the refugios.

The 1 euro per Km or 25 euro per day comes from giving a decent donation say 10 euro at the refugio (remember many are based on your charity and if you can afford to give others who cannot will not have to), 7 euro for your Pilgrims Menu at the local Bar/Restaurant and 8 euro for coffee in morning and tortilla etc for lunch plus a little left over.

If you are bugeting it's better to have a little left over than to run short.

William
 

ivar

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#3
Thanks for your input santos. I think how much money you spend on the way is up to each one. Some need more and some need less, in the end a personal thing.

Greetings from Santiago,
Ivar
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#4
Toulouse to St Jean

Hello Santos,

If you still want to travel from Toulouse to St Jean, here is some info on the buses.

VIE PRATIQUE - TRANSPORTS EN COMMUN CARS DEPARTEMENTAUX ET REGIONAUX
Gare Routière Voyageurs 68/70 boulevard Pierre Sémard
31500 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 58 11 26
Fax : 05 61 61 55 89

GROUPEMENT DES TRANSPORTEURS PUBLICS DE HAUTE GARONNE
- Adresse Email : gtp31@free.fr
Renseignements : Syndicat des Transporteurs de Voyageurs FNTV

* CARS REGIONAUX
67-68 Boulevard Pierre Sémard
31500 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 61 67 67
Fax : 05 61 61 67 62

* GARE ROUTIERE DES VOYAGEURS
- Site Internet : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/grtv
Renseignements : Accueil et permanence téléphonique du lundi au vendredi de 8h00 à 19h00, le samedi de 9h00 à 13h00 et de 14h00
à 18h00, le dimanche de 10h00 à 16h00.
Attention : La gare (Hall autobus) est ouverte, tous les jours, de 5h45 à 21h30
Av. Tarragona, 42
ANDORRA LA VELLA
Tél : 00 376 803 789
Fax : 00 376 867 884

* NOVATEL. SA
- Adresse Email : novatel@andorrabybus.com - Site Internet : andorrabybus.com
Prix : Aller 28 €
Aller/ retour 54 €
Renseignements : Cet autocariste assure la navette entre l’aéroport et l’Andorre (Correspondances avec arrivées et départs)
 

sillydoll

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#5
Budget for the Camino Frances

Hola Santos,

The E1 per 1km covers
± E5 per day for the albergue.
± E3 per day for breakfast.
± E5 per day for lunch.
± E10 per night for dinner.
Over a 33 day walk this will amount to ± E700. A pilgrim might allow extra for a couple of cokes, a beer, or wine, chocolate, or fruit along the way.
However, I am sure many, many pilgrims manage on less.
Most albergues ask for a donation of between E3 and E7. If you walk for 30 days and give a E3 donation each day, that will cost you E90.
If you only buy bread and cheese and only drink water you shold be able to manage on E10 a day - E300.

PS: In the middle ages most of the 'hospices' allowd a certain weight of meat and a certain quantity of wine per pilgrim. There are very few albergues today that will feed a hungry pilgrim!

Buen camino peregrino - I think you will be fine with E400!
 

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Deborah

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#6
A whole new way

Thanks for your posts Santos!
Because of them, and the responses, I learned a lot!
Although I'm not a fan of beans... :::chuckle:::

I guess it's a matter of letting the Spirit speak to you when it comes time to leave a donation.

My entire trip is being financed by donations, so I understand their importance. I will do my best to pass on the generosity of my patrons.
 
#7
Merci beaucoup sillydoll!
pour ton info sur les autobus

after reading more and more
and my innner voice is telling me
that i need to see lourdes :shock:
and learn more about the story of it
maybe ill get cure from all my evil bad cuss! :wink:
by drinking the water(hope it dont make me sick)
so now iv got a few new questionss!

1-did any of you`ss never been lourdes?
1.b-is it worth to go see or it big no no?
1.c-anyone ever walk lourdes to st-jean-pied-de-porc?
1.z-how many miles(km) should a man walk to get there? :wink: (lourde-sjpdp)
2-do the nice albergues have all the utilities neeeded for cooking food(pots stove)?or i would need to bring a pot wit me? (i need to eat my 1min oatmeal)
3-ok this is not realy a question its just that i pack-up just to see how my bag would fill on my back it about 35lbs :shock: its about 25% of my body weight(im 130lbs-140)iv only got what i need this is all in there.
1-pants 2-short 3-t-shrits 1-shampoo 1-aid pax 1-hiking stick 1-extra pair shoes 3-p sox 1-smellin stick 1sunglass 1-cup 1-1l water and my tent and sleepin bag! you say why the tent it cuz just CUZ :wink: !! and it still 30-35 lbs what should i do?and no!! im bringing it :p
 

ivar

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#8
I split this post up just as Sil was posting a new message. Her post ended up in the wrong place, so I post it this way here:


SillyDoll:
I went to Lourdes in 2004 as a detour from the Via Turonensis.
The Lourdes complex is well worth a visit but don't be disappointed with the town itself - it is like a Mary and Bernadette Disneyland! The main street has wall to wall souvenir shops with the faces of Mary and Bernadette on every souvenir ever invented - tea towels, key rings, cups, glasses, dish cloths, cushion covers, sweet papers - you name it, there is a Mary or Bernadette picture on it! Across the river where the grotto is, its more like the campus of a well run university.

You can walk from Lourdes. Check out Peter Robins' web site as well as these:

http://vppyr.free.fr/vpp-index-etapes.php3

http://www.aucoeurduchemin.org/

I will post a pilgrim's story to your private mail.
_________________
Sil
 

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#9
Lourdes

Thank you Ivar! I get lost in some of these posts!
 

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