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Just Back from the Via de la Plata

Hamilton

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Hi folks, just back from Spain. Had a great time on the Via de la Plata. Weather was ideal and the scenery was beautiful.

Some pictures uploaded onto my Camino de Santiago Facebook page (http://bit.ly/cxednm) :
http://bit.ly/bouFEs
http://bit.ly/9qHROG

Used this very helpful guide whilst walking the Via de La Plata. Worth picking up if you plan to walk the route...http://amzn.to/d0N0Mv

Also took a bit of time this year and learnt some Spanish, definitely aded to the whole experience. Used Rocket Spanish course. Just stick it on your iPod/mp3 player and off you go...http://bit.ly/cB05th

If anyone is thinking of the Via de la Plata I would say go for it. Much quieter and more enjoyable than the Camino Frances ( in my humble opinion :) )

Buen Camino!!
Robert
 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.
Hello Robert!
Good to hear you had a great time om the Via de la Plata. From your pictures I see you had a beautiful weather too. I am starting beginning of May 2011. What worries me most are the arroyoes you have to pass. Have read several places about people having to wade through a lot of water. How was this this spring? Went from Le Puy last autumn and have walked the camino Frances a couple of times but never had to cross rivers.
I am looking forward to a quiet camino. When I came to Roncesvalles in September it was nearly overwelming with the lots of people after walking almost alone for 750km along the Le Puy route.
ranthr
 

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