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  1. Couldn’t agree with you more Mel, although the only couple of times in my life I had a 5-star experience I was on business trips for the company, so I can’t say if I would enjoy them much if I was paying for them myself. I tend to put the little money I have left on cycling adventures rather than just toasting my white ass under the sun, or shall I say burning it, as unlike those who have 50 shades of grey I can only manage 50 shades of red.
    Thanks for the comment on my Warmshowers’ post in my cycling blog.


    1. Thanks Louise. Yes, those long haul flights are a mongrel, but I just try to keep focused on the adventure that awaits me at the end! Nepal is amazing and I can’t wait to return one day. I am not sure I can tackle those mountains, but never say never, eh?! Mel


        1. I agree, but I have decided that I am a long distance walker that likes a solid roof over their head, a shower of some sort and a cold beer at the end of each day!! I imagine that may be a bit harder to find in the Himalayas! Yes, I am getting soft in my old age! 😉

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  2. Hi, Mel – Glad to meet you here. My husband and I are currently planning our next Camino adventure – this time on the Via Francigena. We look forward to reading your posts about your adventures on that walk. We will also undoubtedly have questions for you!

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  3. Mel! This quote says it all. Love your sense of adventure. I need to dig up your post on the Camino….I plan on doing the full 40 days as soon as I retire….coming soon. I look forward to that day! Thank you for all of your comments and support on the blog!

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  4. Yes, the Caminho Portuguese is very beautiful especially taking the coastal route from Porto up. Reading some Facebook forums it seems that there is an increasing incidence of unwanted attention directed at females walking on their own. I certainly didn’t experience that, but I guess you can’t be too careful. Happy planning/dreaming! Mel


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