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Luggage and bags: Travel light! I travelled on the Airport bus, which drops You off in Plaza Do Irman Gomez. I didn't have a map, and ended up taking a long diversion to my hotel!
A day sac for carrying camera etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes - Theres a lot to see in Santiago De Compostela. Many of the streets are cobbled.
Wet Weather gear- This area is notorious for its rain. There are lots of Umbrella shops!!
It was quite sunny in the day, but I was pleased of my winter coat.
Sunglasses - the winter sun was quite bright.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring essential prescribed medications with You.
There are plenty of pharmacies in Satiago de Compostela.
Photo Equipment: Photographers paradise - so bring all you can carry. There are photographic shops - I was able to stock up with film, batteries etc easily.
Miscellaneous: Phrase book - English isn't widely spoken.
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Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit Dry
Luggage and bags: If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!
This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,
What can happen is that one of the straps can drop in-between the lats on the moving Carousel and then as your Rucksack goes around a corner, the strap gets ripped off, I lost the entire back and carrying system from one of my rucksacks !! You Definitely don't want this to happen, Especially on the way out to start walking your Camino !!
As The Rucksack Pro-Tector has the second function as a water-resistant liner for your rucksack. It is a particularly useful piece of kit for Camino walking, Other rucksack protectors leave you with the problem of having to carry it around with you for the walk with no useful function !!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I have tried many of the Rucksack / Backpack Protectors that are available on the market and was disappointed with how they performed, So after having many problems with these decided to design and manufacture my own.
Full details of how this came about are written up on my Nepal page.
So, Obviously my own recommendation would be to get your Rucksack / Backpack Protector from Pro-Tector
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Don't Forget your Sleeping Mat !!!
Miscellaneous: When walking the Camino de Santiago, Especially if you are in peak season then a Sleeping mat really is a Must as there is a lot of demand on the Refugios and beds can be Scarce -- the closer you get to Santiago de Compostela -- the scarcer the beds become, However most Refugios will let you sleep on the Floor so if you want Some comfort that mat is a Must !!!
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I'm singing in the rain!!!
Luggage and bags: A back pack is the best.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: An UMBRELLA and a raincoat!!!!! If you come to Santiago just think that if it can rain it probably will. Always, always bring an umbrella. It really rains a lot!!! But, if you don't actually live here, it's nice to see it. There's a saying that is: "La lluvia en Santiago es arte" (Rain in Santiago is art!)
Also, even in the summer, nights are chilly so bring a jacket.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You'll find everything here.%f+
Luggage and bags: That´s up to you, just leave empty space into the luggage for shopping.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Weather is mild but wet. Temperatures reach from 10 in winter to 30 in summer with frecuent rain. Always pack a umbrella even in summer.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don´t use shorts into the cathedral.
Luggage and bags: You don't really need a lot of stuff.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Keep an umbrella convenient. If you go in September like I did, it tends to start raining with little advanced warning.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you want to go to the beaches, get sun screen.
Photo Equipment: A 35 mm camera and lots of film will do.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Santiago is located in a very rainy season, so you can expect rain most of the year when you come. Weather in summer is not cold, but neither hot, maybe een a bit chilly in the evenings...
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