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Jakobsweg Junkie
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... and if they are provided, are they safe/recommended to use? What about pillowslips/pillowcases/covers?


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Some had pillows others didn't but either way I always take something to cover them as cleanliness is not always a priority in some places. In my case I take the checkered arab head covering that I bought years ago as its wide enough to cover the loooong pillows in spain and doubles as a scarf if it's chilly.

Rebekah Scott

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I always carry an old pillowcase with me. It´s a great barrier between your face and everyone else´s leavings, you can stuff it with other clothing items to make a pillow, it washes and dries easily and it doubles for all kinds of other things. If you lose it, no heartbreak.



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One thing to watch for is fleas in pillows, although how you tell infected ones I don't know. We are just back from walking Le Puy to Conques, and my partner got fleas from a pillow in the Domaine du Sauvage gite. She reacts badly to insect bites and came out in red itchy blotches.




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