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Hi

I’ve been extremely sick for the last couple of days from food poisoning. Currently I’m in a hotel in SC but must leave on the 30th.

I see I cannot get a bus f try on here to Burgos and I imagine a taxi would cost a lot

Does anyone know of any other options? Walking isn’t an option, I’m exhausted just walking to the bathroom

Thank you very much in advance
 
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Hi

I’ve been extremely sick for the last couple of days from food poisoning. Currently I’m in a hotel in SC but must leave on the 30th.

I see I cannot get a bus f try on here to Burgos and I imagine a taxi would cost a lot

Does anyone know of any other options? Walking isn’t an option, I’m exhausted just walking to the bathroom

Thank you very much in advance
You need to get somewhere with more infrastructure. Taxi to Miranda de Ebro which is linked by bus and train to Burgos?
 

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Sorry to read you are sick.

Are you sure there are no busses ? According to Rome2Rio there are regular busses from St Domingo to Burgos. This Saturday (30 Oct) it mentions busses leaving at 8.25, 13.55, 15.40 and 18.25 hrs. Takes about 1 hour to Burgos. No busses on sunday though.

 
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Sorry to read you are sick.

Are you sure there are no busses ? According to Rome2Rio there are regular busses from St Domingo to Burgos. This Saturday (30 Oct) it mentions busses leaving at 8.25, 13.55, 15.40 and 18.25 hrs. Takes about 1 hour to Burgos. No busses on sunday though.

Thanks for your fast reply. It seems I’m almost the same distance to there as I am
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Sorry to read you are sick.

Are you sure there are no busses ? According to Rome2Rio there are regular busses from St Domingo to Burgos. This Saturday (30 Oct) it mentions busses leaving at 8.25, 13.55, 15.40 and 18.25 hrs. Takes about 1 hour to Burgos. No busses on sunday though.

Oh, can you tell me more about this? I used google and it showed nothing
 

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Checking www.rome2rio.com as noted by Mark S. there are busses running but there are no tickets available. This coming weekend begins a National holiday on November 1 in France, Spain and Portugal. Travel now is very difficult.
 
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This is the screenshot for saturday (october 30). It seems to me that travel is possible on that day. Not on Sunday though.

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It is strange, when I type this in I get the following message

No bus tickets found.​

Unfortunately, we couldn't find any tickets for the dates/times you provided. Please consider changing your dates and trying again.

Still need help?
 

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there are busses running but there are no tickets available.

I have never actually bought a ticket on this site, but maybe it just not possible to buy a ticket on this site. For example, when I try to buy a ticket for some dates in November, it gives the same message (no busses found)

On the site of Jimenez Movilidad (the bus company responsible) I do manage to find a bus ticket for Saturday October 30.

Screenshot below suggests busses are running on saturday.

So probably best to check at the bus station. Or with the bus company Jimenez (Tfno: 941 202 777
atencionalcliente@jimenezmovilidad.es )


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And, just to complete, the bus station can be found at Plaza San Jerónimo Hermosilla, s/n 26250.
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Marc I cannot thank you enough. I just booked a seat thanks to your help… and I was wondering where the station is too!

I cannot tell you how sick I am, it’s e en hard to focus on my phone to tupe

Thank you for your patience
 

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4 years ago I took a bus from Azofra to Burgos in the morning. It was a local bus stopping at every little village.
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David,
So sorry to hear you are unwell. Santo Domingo is a lovely place if you are feeling good. The bus station in Burgos is right next to a hostel (Hostel Burgos). If you are still unwell, you may want to get a room there. They have rooms with private and shared bathrooms and also a restaurant. (The municipal albergue in Burgos is big, a little loud, has lots of steps, and is further away. Also there is a laundromat at the end of the block from the bus station (Coslada is the name.). Best wishes. My husband got food poisoning further along the Camino once and we had to end our journey so I know how miserable you must be.
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David,
So sorry to hear you are unwell. Santo Domingo is a lovely place if you are feeling good. The bus station in Burgos is right next to a hostel (Hostel Burgos). If you are still unwell, you may want to get a room there. They have rooms with private and shared bathrooms and also a restaurant. (The municipal albergue in Burgos is big, a little loud, has lots of steps, and is further away. Also there is a laundromat at the end of the block from the bus station (Coslada is the name.). Best wishes. My husband got food poisoning further along the Camino once and we had to end our journey so I know how miserable you must be.
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Thank you so much Janet… I booked a private room shared bath for two nights which is what I have here in Santo Domingo … I’m not in as much pain as I was yesterday morning and sadly, the effects of food poisoning have not only pushed my time by two weeks but moreso, I feel now it will take a while to get back to full strength.

So, after two nights in Burgos, I am going forward to Leon.

My best friend is flying from LA to spend 4 days with me if you can imagine! My plan is to find a way that I can take a train or bus to get within 1-2 days from Cruz de Ferro so I can make an offering. Then I want him to see the Botafumeiro which I also want to see. Then, it’s likely I’ll head home and then return one day to work on the gaps … it makes me sad but I’m also worn out
 
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There are both trains and buses to Astorga from Leon which is a couple of days from Cruz de Ferro. The main albergue in Astorga is cheap, but was big and was very busy when my husband was there a couple of weeks ago. You can't reserve there so you may want to look for an alternative if you are still not feeling well. You may want to wait to make that decision until you are feeling better and you have a few days now.

He stayed in El Ganso and Foncebaden between Astorga and Cruz de Fero. El Ganso is a little town with one albergue and a few expensive guest rooms. He was in a dorm all to himself when he was there. In Foncebaden it was much busier so you may want to reserve ahead. Also if you are still feeling unwell, the trek over from Cruz de Ferro is ends with a very steep downhill so you may want to take a taxi on to Ponferrada from there. There is no bus (except the big tour buses) and no services until El Asebo. You can see Phil's experience from Leon to Ponferrada here to get a feel for his accomodations. Also some places will close in early November so you may want to check the http://www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno/ website for what is open. It is updated regularly and tells you if you need a reservation, etc.

Best wishes.
Janet
 

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Blessings to you, David. So sorry you are unwell. Prayers your way!
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There are both trains and buses to Astorga from Leon which is a couple of days from Cruz de Ferro. The main albergue in Astorga is cheap, but was big and was very busy when my husband was there a couple of weeks ago. You can't reserve there so you may want to look for an alternative if you are still not feeling well. You may want to wait to make that decision until you are feeling better and you have a few days now.

He stayed in El Ganso and Foncebaden between Astorga and Cruz de Fero. El Ganso is a little town with one albergue and a few expensive guest rooms. He was in a dorm all to himself when he was there. In Foncebaden it was much busier so you may want to reserve ahead. Also if you are still feeling unwell, the trek over from Cruz de Ferro is ends with a very steep downhill so you may want to take a taxi on to Ponferrada from there. There is no bus (except the big tour buses) and no services until El Asebo. You can see Phil's experience from Leon to Ponferrada here to get a feel for his accomodations. Also some places will close in early November so you may want to check the http://www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno/ website for what is open. It is updated regularly and tells you if you need a reservation, etc.

Best wishes.
Janet
When you say Astorga is a couple of days, how many km a day would that be? I really would like to only be two days total for Ferro. What do you think? Also, I suspect it could be raining too :)

At this point, I also don’t mind staying in private rooms so as long as

Once I’m off the Ferro.. how would you recommend me getting to Santiago?

Thank you so much. I have to say, of all the forums I’ve been in over my life, everyone here is by far the kindest and most helpful
 

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Phil walked from Leon to Astorga earlier this month and it took him three short days of less than 10 miles per day. If you take a bus or a train to Astorga you would skip that part. Many people walk from Astorga to Rabanal and then on to Molinaseca or Ponferada in two days. It took Phil four days to do that. You just need to look at your timeline and see what you have time for and how you feel.

He had figured it would take him 16 or 17 days to walk from Ponferrada to Santiago with nothing longer than 10 miles per day. He's 71 and has some joint issues so we never press much more than 10-11 miles per day. If needed, he calls a cab to get him to a place to stay an then cabs back the next morning to the same place to continue walking from there. Ponferrada is the last "big" town before you get to Santiago and it is about 200 km. From there you can take a train from Ponferrada to Sarria which would still give you the 100 km (plus a little) so you could earn a compostella if you wish.

I'm sure as you begin to feel better, it will be easier to plan and think about all this. For now get some rest!
 
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A number of years ago I had to make that jump on the bus from SD to Burgos. Back then the place the bus stopped was not well marked, in fact it was not even marked, I asked a boutique owner where it was supposed to be and he pointed me to a hotel across the street, finally a few people showed up and formed queue across the street. My suggestion is show up early because this bus does not originate in SD and the driver is in a hurry to make his schedule and could be early and he is not going to wait for a no-show ticket holder who is not standing at the stop.
I am confused by you question about getting to Astorga but walking to the Cruz de Ferro can be done easily from Astorga in 2 days and there are a number of places to stay before/after getting there. Getting down from Cruz de Ferro is another issue. Cruz de Ferro is not a town and the next town down the hill is Acebo. I have taken a taxi from Acebo to Ponferrada when one of the people I was walking with had given up due to the torrential rain we had been walking in for several day. The path down from Cruz de Ferro can turn into a river if there is a lot of rain. There are lot of transportation options to use from Ponferrada.
 
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Phil walked from Leon to Astorga earlier this month and it took him three short days of less than 10 miles per day. If you take a bus or a train to Astorga you would skip that part. Many people walk from Astorga to Rabanal and then on to Molinaseca or Ponferada in two days. It took Phil four days to do that. You just need to look at your timeline and see what you have time for and how you feel.

He had figured it would take him 16 or 17 days to walk from Ponferrada to Santiago with nothing longer than 10 miles per day. He's 71 and has some joint issues so we never press much more than 10-11 miles per day. If needed, he calls a cab to get him to a place to stay an then cabs back the next morning to the same place to continue walking from there. Ponferrada is the last "big" town before you get to Santiago and it is about 200 km. From there you can take a train from Ponferrada to Sarria which would still give you the 100 km (plus a little) so you could earn a compostella if you wish.

I'm sure as you begin to feel better, it will be easier to plan and think about all this. For now get some rest!
The good news is I already have about 130km so I should be ok there

16km a day is not so bad if I’m back to full strength

My friend only has four full days so my plan was Cruz d F, and Santiago. If we can get from Astorga to Ferro in two days then I’d be fine with this. I don’t known which village Cruz de Ferro is near.

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How does Phil know the right taxi number to call and does he speak Spanish?
What would think about me taking my stones to the ocean and not going to Cruz? I think a round trip from Santiago to the ocean will take more than 4 days so I don’t think my friend can do it but I can go alone.

I appreciate your help
Phil is amazing!
 

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The closest town to Cruz de Ferro is Foncebaden and it is only a couple of Km up the hill to CdF. You can usually find a taxi sign in the town right before (maybe in a bar) and take a photo of it so you have it for later. He speaks a little Spanish, but you can always ask someone nearby to help you make a call. There is usually a pilgrim or two who speaks both Spanish and English nearby with a phone or you can let them use yours. Pilgrims are very helpful to each other in that way. Even if you don't speak Spanish you can just say Cruz de Ferro and they will probably understand that is where you are. There was a thread a short while ago with a taxi number from Cruz de Ferro I think.

Going to the sea is also fine if that is what you decide. It is ultimately up to you really want out of the rest of your Camino journey. I think Muxia is a most wonderful place and it is where we eventually ended up after Phil got food poisoning. We went there by bus from Santiago.
 

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The good news is I already have about 130km so I should be ok there
Sorry, but the 100 km must be those walked just before arriving into Santiago. Anything walked prior to Sarria is irrelevant to gaining the Compostela.

Hope you feel better soon.
 
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Sorry, but the 100 km must be those walked just before arriving into Santiago. Anything walked prior to Sarria is irrelevant to gaining the Compostela.

Hope you feel better soon.
I didn’t know that, thanks… not to worry, I’m not doing the Camino for a certificate … I thought I read once that it was any 100km but either or is fine and I trust what you say :)
 
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Thank you yet again. I can speak a little Spanish (I live in mallorca) what I mean is, how to find a taxi number to even call.. but I’ll sort it out.

Ok, if it’s only a couple of km up to the top that won’t do for a day hike so we will add a village or two up front :)

yes I’ve always had the ocean in my mind and on my plan.

And I see from another reply that I don’t get the certificate because he said it must be the last 100km .. oh well
The closest town to Cruz de Ferro is Foncebaden and it is only a couple of Km up the hill to CdF. You can usually find a taxi sign in the town right before (maybe in a bar) and take a photo of it so you have it for later. He speaks a little Spanish, but you can always ask someone nearby to help you make a call. There is usually a pilgrim or two who speaks both Spanish and English nearby with a phone or you can let them use yours. Pilgrims are very helpful to each other in that way. Even if you don't speak Spanish you can just say Cruz de Ferro and they will probably understand that is where you are. There was a thread a short while ago with a taxi number from Cruz de Ferro I think.

Going to the sea is also fine if that is what you decide. It is ultimately up to you really want out of the rest of your Camino journey. I think Muxia is a most wonderful place and it is where we eventually ended up after Phil got food poisoning. We went there by bus from Santiago.
The closest town to Cruz de Ferro is Foncebaden and it is only a couple of Km up the hill to CdF. You can usually find a taxi sign in the town right before (maybe in a bar) and take a photo of it so you have it for later. He speaks a little Spanish, but you can always ask someone nearby to help you make a call. There is usually a pilgrim or two who speaks both Spanish and English nearby with a phone or you can let them use yours. Pilgrims are very helpful to each other in that way. Even if you don't speak Spanish you can just say Cruz de Ferro and they will probably understand that is where you are. There was a thread a short while ago with a taxi number from Cruz de Ferro I think.

Going to the sea is also fine if that is what you decide. It is ultimately up to you really want out of the rest of your Camino journey. I think Muxia is a most wonderful place and it is where we eventually ended up after Phil got food poisoning. We went there by bus from Santiago.
 

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Go into one of the bars in Foncebaden and either ask or look for a taxi number posted there. Usually the little towns on the Camino will have a taxi driver they can call who will transport people or backpacks. (Taxi numbers are pasted to things all over the camino such as trees or other signs).Then take a photo of it for later...If you decide to stay in Foncebaden or Rabanal you can ask before you leave for a taxi number.
 
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Phil walked from Leon to Astorga earlier this month and it took him three short days of less than 10 miles per day
On my first Camino I walked from León to Astorga in two days, but I wasn't recovering from food poisoning. If I had been, it probably would have taken me a week!
 
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Thank you so much Janet… I booked a private room shared bath for two nights which is what I have here in Santo Domingo … I’m not in as much pain as I was yesterday morning and sadly, the effects of food poisoning have not only pushed my time by two weeks but moreso, I feel now it will take a while to get back to full strength.

So, after two nights in Burgos, I am going forward to Leon.

My best friend is flying from LA to spend 4 days with me if you can imagine! My plan is to find a way that I can take a train or bus to get within 1-2 days from Cruz de Ferro so I can make an offering. Then I want him to see the Botafumeiro which I also want to see. Then, it’s likely I’ll head home and then return one day to work on the gaps … it makes me sad but I’m also worn out
Good wishes and fast recovery to you! Cruz de Ferro was a special place for me.
 
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Good wishes and fast recovery to you! Cruz de Ferro was a special place for me.
Thank you .. sadly I don’t think I’ll make it this time… I had hoped but things are a bit too complicated with ne being sick and my best friend coming … but I’ll be back and I’ll carry the stones until that time :)
 
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Feel better soon. I hope you and your friend can make the most of the time you will have.
Best wishes,
Janet
Thanks Janet

My recovery has taken much longer than I expected. With the weather turning, my being worn down, it just doesn’t make sense to ouch myself

A big hug for Phil
 

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