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Our Lady of the Holy Waters

Lourdes’ rise to fame came about after the visions of a poorly nourished and sickly teenager in the misty gloom of the Massabielle grotto in 1858. Other towns in the area were already popular tourist destinations, attracting northern Europeans and … Continue reading

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Practical Information for Camino Walkers

Travel Mole offers useful advice on accommodation, transportation and cultural lore on the Camino de Santiago. Good advice to prepare for injuries or accidents by bringing along appropriate first aid items and knowing how to summon emergency medical services in France … Continue reading

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Foot-weary on the Camino

Kiwis have a reputation for being hard chargers in the outdoors.  These folks are headed for blisters! Take your time, break in your boots months before embarking on a walking journey, and cool your feet during the walk.  Foot care … Continue reading

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Wine for Hospital Patients

Jolly times after lunch in the hospital at Lannemezan, France. That’s me in the center between two surgical care nurses.  It’s the second day after my surgery to set pins in my right arm and wrist. Why don’t U.S. hospitals … Continue reading

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