Ivar,ivar said:For those of you that would like to get some good advice on how to prepare your pilgrimage, have a look at Sil's blog here:
... it looks like she is off to walk the camino Francés right now.
Greetings from 26c, sunny and not a cloud Santiago,
Thanks for posting the link for Sil's blog.
"If you can't bear to leave out your favourite things and find that your pack is too heavy after all don’t despair because you can post stuff onto yourself Lista Correos (Poste Restante) to Santiago. You won't have to dump your excess stuff on the edge of the road! (The most common thing pilgrims dump on the side of the road are tents!) Most post offices sell special pilgrim boxes – some big enough to take a 20kg suitcase - and address labels to send stuff onto Santiago. The Post Office in Santiago will hold your parcel for up to two months. When you arrive in Santiago, take your parcel ticket and your ID or passport to the Post Office and collect your parcel. It is close to the Cathedral and is open until 7pm."
The above is from the blog Amawalker. I'm flying into Paris Oct.2nd and I'm planning to be in St. Jean-Pied-de-Port the night of Oct.3rd. Does anyone know if the post office in St. Jean-Pied-de-Port is equipped to do this posting or should I mail it from Paris.