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mwendt

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Looking for some places in PORTO to purchase hiking poles. Any recommendations? Thanks
 
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Yes, there are at least two Decathlon stores where you can buy inexpensive stores. One is right in the center.

 

xin loi

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Don't like them so I do not use them. But i was just reading about the 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan and found it interesting that the tips of poles are cleaned each night at the place where you stay and hiking poles are placed in a special place to "Sleep' over night.
 
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Jeff Crawley

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Don't like them so I do not use them. But i was just reading about the 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan and found it interesting that the tips of poles are cleaned each night at the place where you stay and hiking poles are placed in a special place to "Sleep' over night.
Respect for trusted equipment.
I've mentioned before seeing a Japanese pilgrim deposit his very smart blue and silver hiking poles on the pile of wooden staves out the back of the Pilgrim Office. He then bowed respectfully to them and turned away, not looking back.
 
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LOL, my hiking poles are my very trusted friends. I would never give them up and they are cherished and respected to this day (I lived in Japan for 13 years).
I would also never think about doing a Camino without bringing them along. I consider them basic equipment, along with well fitting socks and shoes.
 
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LOL, my hiking poles are my very trusted friends. I would never give them up and they are cherished and respected to this day (I lived in Japan for 13 years).
I would also never think about doing a Camino without bringing them along. I consider them basic equipment, along with well fitting socks and shoes.
To me, an extension of my arms. Absolutamente imprescindibles.
 

mrosenlof

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On the Shikoku 88, the pilgrim's staff is symbolic of Kobo Daishi, the great teacher who is credited with many achievents around Shikoku and the pilgrimage temples. The staff is Kobo Daishi who accompanies the pilgrim on the journey. Washing the tip is symbolically washing the feet of the Daishi at the end of the day. "Do gyo ni nin" (we two, going together) is often written on the staff.

According to Wikipedia, pilgrims leave their staffs at the temple where they complete the circuit.
 

KariC

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2016
Looking for some places in PORTO to purchase hiking poles. Any recommendations? Thanks
Unless you have serious ortho issues, my recommendation is to not do it. I do have ortho issues and almost always hike in the United States with poles, but did not need them on the Português.
 
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