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NZer who walked Camino Frances with a new book out.

lissie45

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Planning to walk Frances 2019
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Llew

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances & Finisterre 2012, Norte, Ingles,Finisterre & Muxia 2015, Australian (2016), Portuguese 2018
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https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/...8670496/a-pilgrimage-on-el-camino-de-santiago

Unfortunately her book is only in paper (I don't buy dead trees anymore) and she basically went with the transport your pack and pre-book everything route, so doesn't really apply to most people.

Main take-away - don't travel with Air France! And don't pack your shoes in your checked in luggage!
Nothing wrong with Air France. I have co shared with them twice from Australia and found them to be very good.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
#5
I was interested to listen to this interview but quite disappointed, overall. As you wrote, Lissie, she prebooked everything and had her gear carried. That's fine, because we all have to walk our own Camino, but she sounded a bit dismissive both of those who carried their own gear and those who stayed at albergues. Implying they are mostly the young people!! Most of us here can vouch for the fact that this isn't so!!
She must have been dedicated, having to stop because of foot issues and go back to restart later, but she just didn't come across as a passionate advocate of the Camino experience.
In saying that, I haven't seen her book so it may contain lots of valuable info for the first timer. Sounds like it contains quite a lot of detail on socks!!
Vivienne
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#6
Unfortunately her book is only in paper (I don't buy dead trees anymore)
I live within 10 kms of FOUR pulp and paper mills which employ A LOT of labour. Timber is the main economic mainstay of this region, and the forests are continuously regenerated. There is always another seedling in the nursery to replace a “dead tree”.
 
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