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- Camino(s) past & future
On about October 10, 2008, my brother and I will be starting the Camino from Pau or Oloron. We have walked Le Puy to Santiago in previous years, so we are pretty well acquainted with the ups and downs, and ins and out, of being pilgrims. But I could use some specific tips on getting from the Toulouse airport to Pau, Pau to Oloron (by foot or public transportation), accommodations to avoid (or that are highly recommended), and whether staying on the more level terrain when given an option will cause us to miss some great views. We are 60-somethings, so a pilgrimage is no longer a marathon or test of our willpower; we want a pleasant 35-day walk in the Autumn, and are quite content with albergue accommodations and easy paths. We have modest French skills and no Spanish beyond "cafe con leche," so gathering information in advance really helps us. This forum is excellent for that. Thank you, merci, and gracias.