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Music Festivals in Basque Lands

The 14th Festival de Basse-Navarre will be held 16-18 August 2013 in Saint-Etienne-de-Baïgorry, France.  In 2000, I visited the mountain town during my long walk across France and learned about the unique festival featuring the Remy Mahler organ in the … Continue reading

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The City Coat of Arms :: St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Do cities and townships in the USA have coats of arms?  Some towns offer a “Welcome to…” sign at the main road ornamented with the brands or logos of the organizations that paid for the sign. What about the organizations … Continue reading

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Planning Your Pyrénées Pilgrimage Walk

Best tool I know for travel planning is to pull out a map and study where you are going.  Don’t limit yourself to a tiny GPS based map — get the real thing, unless you enjoy squinting. Before investing in … Continue reading

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Lodging in St. Jean Pied de Port

Nearly everyone who walks the traditional Spanish portion of the Chemin St. Jacques, also known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostello and The Way of St. James, passes through St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port which in English means St. John at the foot … Continue reading

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How to Walk the Camino :: Part II

Camp in the Pyrenees Mountains © http://www.backpackinglight.com One difficulty I encountered was ambiguous sign postings along parts of the route. A path continuation may have two or three options and occasionally there was no clear choice. It seems like the … Continue reading

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How to Hike the Camino :: Part I

Everybody wants advice on how to do the walk.  It’s tough.  Requires motivation and a nature that forgives yourself if you feel like taking a couple of days extra rest.  Competitive people might thrive on the challenge, but the path … Continue reading

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