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Camino de Santiago - Practical Preparation and Background (CaminoGuide.net eBooks) [Kindle Edition]

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New 2013 edition now available on Kindle.

This guide to preparation for the Camino contains the following sections:

Planning and Preparation: advice on when to walk, which part to walk, what to bring (clothes, equipment, etc.), what not to bring (very important), travelling to starting points, internet resources and budgeting.

On the Camino: advice and information about what to expect on the Camino. Terrain, waymarkings, accommodation, food and drink, money matters, keeping in touch (telephone, internet, etc.), health – with advice on staying healthy and accessing the Spanish health service, Camino administration, etiquette and safety – staying safe and planning for any eventuality.

The Caminos: information about the other Caminos, a list of books about the Caminos and pilgrim statistics, with the most popular starting points, nationalities, routes and busiest months.

History: the History section aims to give you an understanding of the historical background to the Camino and the role it played in the foundation of modern Spain and Europe. It contains a history of Spain, and a history of the Camino from its beginnings to its revival, in the late 20th century. There’s also an account of life on the Camino in the middle-ages, the people who walked then, and the hardships and hazards they faced.

Society, Culture & Environment: a brief outline of the fascinating mosaic that is modern Spain, its politics, cultures and peoples. The natural environment of northern Spain and the impact of the Camino on it. A description of the architectural styles and periods you’ll see along the Camino.

Communicating: advice on making yourself understood and understanding others, with a Menu Guide and the most useful Spanish words and phrases for Camino life, plus a few phrases in Basque and Galician.

Glossary: a concise reference for many Camino-related persons and things.

This new edition, published in September 2013, has been extensively changed, updated and expanded based on feedback and criticisms received from readers over the past two years, and the author's experiences of walking various Caminos during that time.

Most of the changes and additions are in the areas:

- Packing, what to bring: with the different packing options listed in detail, and the pros and cons of different items explained.
- A typical Camino day is described, from waking at the crack of dawn, to bedding down at nightfall.
- There's detailed information about how Pilgrim Hostels work, and what it's like to stay in one.
- Health: blisters, bedbugs, heatstroke, and other Camino hazards, are described with advice on avoiding them and dealing with them.

Thanks to everybody for their feedback and their help with this new edition. ¡Buen Camino!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 829 KB
  • Print Length: 143 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147760068X
  • Publisher: CaminoGuide.net; 4 edition (1 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AK2ASU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prospective pilgrim 2 April 2013
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Very informative and extremely useful. Would highly recommend. Useful language tips and coloquialisms. I would not travel without this excellent guide.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let the book do all the thinking for you! 25 Sep 2013
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Excellent book, found it extremely useful and accurate. I didnt know a thing about this walk before hand. This was recommended to me by a colleague who had done the walk several times. It took a lot of pressure and put me at ease for the trip! Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good all round guide 30 Jan 2013
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Another very good guide to what to expect and answers many of the questions that a prospective walker of the Camino undoubtedly has. Cant wait to get on my way!
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Just what I needed to know in a straight forward way, enjoyed his wry humour. Returned from doing the first ten days and did exactly as he said, no problems whatsoever. Cecilia K
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent prepartation 25 April 2013
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If you intend to walk the Camino an excellent book which is worth having. Compact enough to pack into your rucksack.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A practical guide 24 July 2013
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It answers most of the questions I had, although the statistics bored me, friends have considered those the best bit of the book... I love the history section.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful! 22 Jun 2013
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Conceise, to the point guide. It is good help for someone who goes to this kind of adventure without any previous experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good guide 11 Dec 2012
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good practical information on requirements for the walk which gives the person an insight of whats ahead. including all the seasons of the year.
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