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A view to the Agora with the Museum of Science on the left, the Umbracle on the right, and the Suspension Bridge in between. Views of the buildings and their surroundings are the real [...]
Whenever we're asked what is our favorite place we've visited, the answer is always Spain. There are many reasons, including friendliness of the people, the food, the natural beauty, and the cafe culture of the cities. But when I try to rank Spain's attractions, I always come back to its man-made wonders.
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There will be three annoying things that will be with you for the length of the Camino de Santiago. The one you can do something about is your backpack.
The specific clothes for the Camino de Santiago don't matter as much as the main ideas: keep it light weight, quick drying, and cool.
The main component of your first aid supplies for the Camino de Santiago is a blister repair kit. And ibuprofen. Lots of ibuprofen.
The Camino de Santiago is mostly about your feet. Take care of them with the right shoes and socks, and they will take care of you.
The debate about walking sticks: Do you absolutely need them? Probably not. Will they make the Camino de Santiago easier if you have them? Definitely yes.