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Raqdoll

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Frances (2019)
Hello all, I need a bit of advice on how to retrieve an item (my husbands e-reader) that got left behind in Paris. The hotel is being less than helpful so I need to figure how to get it from the hotel to Santiago. Normally, I’d send pre-paid envelope but because it’s Spain and France - I’m at a loss as to what’s available and...how to accomplish this.

Any advice would be very appreciated!
 

scruffy1

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Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Buen Camino! Spain and France should be no problem, EU right? No Spanish? Explain the problem to your next hospitalière/a have them write out your request for a pre-paid envelope and pop into the next Post Office with the note. May this be your first, only, and worst experience on the Camino. Ivar is a busy soul but he also may have better advice. Try a PM direct to him.
 

ivar

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Staff member
Hello all, I need a bit of advice on how to retrieve an item (my husbands e-reader) that got left behind in Paris. The hotel is being less than helpful so I need to figure how to get it from the hotel to Santiago. Normally, I’d send pre-paid envelope but because it’s Spain and France - I’m at a loss as to what’s available and...how to accomplish this.

Any advice would be very appreciated!
I wonder if you can use something like https://www.sendmybag.com/ . I think they use DHL and you can set a pickup address and a destination address and pay online. The hotel would need to print out the shipping label. Not sure if the DHL driver has an envelope or not, but if not, they would need to get some sort of packaging as well.

Feel free to send it to me in Santiago if you like.

My address is:
Ivar Rekve
ATT: [Your name goes here]
Travesía da Universidade 1
15704 Santiago de Compostela
La Coruña
Spain

(Phone number, if needed, is: +34 981 04 21 34)
 

Raggy

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
La Poste has prepaid envelopes for express delivery within EU. I think you can purchase online and have them delivered to the hotel. Prices strike me as quite expensive:

Prepaid / Padded / 1Kg / Express delivery to EU = €52 incl. tax

If you can have the hotel post it to an address in France, its cheaper

Prepaid / Padded / 1Kg / Express delivery to France = €29 incl. tax

Prepaid / Carton envelope / 500g / Normal delivery to France = €3.91 (+2.90 delivery fee) = €6.81

Are you walking in France right now?
 
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