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    Would it be beneficial to become a member of AVIF or Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome (CPR)

    If I might add my input Bryan - although I have to tell you that as the recently appointed Membership Secretary of the CPR - I am dedicated to the CPR, although at the AIVF is also a very good association. We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to helping our member pilgrims achieve the best...
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    Stages: Vercelli-Robbio-Mortara

    I walked it in one go last year on 12 August 2018. It was very hot. I had not intended so to do, but my Airbnb in Robbio cancelled at the last minute. I found a hotel on the outskirts of Mortara which was a bit out of town. Being a Sunday the restaurant was closed and I was the only inmate...
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    Holy Island to Rome

    My longest ‘Camino ‘ yet starts on Thursday. Lindisfarne/Holy Island, with a turn to the left at St Paul’s and on to Rome by mid-September. I blog as ‘The Man in the Blue Blazer’ on Facebook if anyone is interested.
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    Which route: Via Francigena -or- Way of St Francis?

    Dear Melensdad I have had similar debates. Having walked the Francés (from SJPdP 2015), Português (from Lisbon 2016) and VdlP (from Seville 2017), I wanted a pilgrimage for 2018. As I live just north of one famous St.Peters (York Minster), I decided on my starting point easily - Home. So I shall...
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    Thanks for the post. I shall be walking from Home to Rome next summer. If the timing works, I...

    Thanks for the post. I shall be walking from Home to Rome next summer. If the timing works, I can at least accompany you through Calais.
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    Calais and the Calais Camp

    Thanks. I had seen no news updates recently, but a local lorry driver had reportedly had a bad time in 2016, so thought I would ask.
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    Calais and the Calais Camp

    Have any members experience of any issues regarding the Calais refugee camp? Is the section from the ferry safe to walk?
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