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 1   General Board / blog in french  on: Yesterday at 05:04am
Started by bobiwalker | Post by bobiwalker
Hello dear henro
I just want to thanks this community who made the pilgrimage possible, and put here my blog, in french.
You can also scroll through, and find my pictures.

pakohenro.blogspot.fr

Will do it again, reverse ? who knows !
 
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 2   General Board / My Henro Skirt  on: Jan 9th, 2018, 8:45pm
Started by Janet | Post by Janet
I've tried different travel companies "discovery skirts" (Royal Robbins: nope) and "travel skirts" (Ex Officio: nope) and finally found a serious travel/trekking skirt.

If you're a skirt wearer, this is The One: https://www.macabiskirt.com/

I wore mine every day of my Henro (10 weeks for slow slow me!). It shed water, didn't seem to get dirty (I got the khaki one), washed and dried overnight (I washed it every week or so). Super comfortable, I wore wool leggings or a light merino skirt under it on cold days. It's full enough to change clothes under, and makes it easy to take a quick private trailside pee. It has side snaps so you can hike it up when you're ascending or descending very steep slopes.

Best of all, it has GINORMOUS pockets! I kept my phone and wallet in one and the Shikoku 88 Route Guide in the other (yes, the book fit in the pocket!), and my passport and larger bills in the hidden zip pocket.

 
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 3   Forum Suggestions / Re: Overnight Electricity access - for Sleep machi  on: Jan 3rd, 2018, 02:42am
Started by Gail | Post by tneva82
on Jan 2nd, 2018, 5:30pm, henrodon wrote:
Even if you stay in paid accommodations, there may be only one electrical socket in your room, it may be far from the bed, and it may be full. You should definitely carry an extension cord if you need your machine near or at your bed. (A CPAP or similar?) Also, depending on the country you're from, make sure you have the correct plugs for Japan.


Excelent point. If yo need more than 1(say phone that works also as alarm clock) ability to split one socket to two could be handy. Far from bed is less of issue though as the futon is easy enough to shuffle around cheesy Did that couple times myself. If you stay in business hotel I have yet to stay in one that doesn't have socket near the bed though but of course better safe than sorry!
 
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 4   Forum Suggestions / Re: Overnight Electricity access - for Sleep machi  on: Jan 2nd, 2018, 5:30pm
Started by Gail | Post by henrodon
Even if you stay in paid accommodations, there may be only one electrical socket in your room, it may be far from the bed, and it may be full. You should definitely carry an extension cord if you need your machine near or at your bed. (A CPAP or similar?) Also, depending on the country you're from, make sure you have the correct plugs for Japan.

 
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 5   Travel Companions / Looking for a Japanese companion spring 2018  on: Jan 2nd, 2018, 06:31am
Started by Eline888 | Post by Eline888
Hi,

I am a 22-year-old student and freelance journalist intruiged by buddhism and Japanese culture. I will walk the pilgrimage this spring, but I'm looking for a preferably Japanese companion to learn more about the tradition, rituals, religion, language and culture.


 
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 6   Forum Suggestions / Re: Overnight Electricity access - for Sleep machi  on: Dec 31st, 2017, 01:43am
Started by Gail | Post by tneva82
If you absolutely require power socket stick to paid accomodation though then you should book it at least on previous night. Paid accomodations always have them though. Might be on less optimal location but good thing about futons is it's easier to set them up than western bed smiley so you can sleep next to power socket if you want. Might need to shuffle furniture a bit but that's it
 
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 7   Forum Suggestions / Re: Overnight Electricity access - for Sleep machi  on: Dec 30th, 2017, 9:43pm
Started by Gail | Post by slc
It depends on the types of accommodations you're thinking of staying in. The free 'shacks' known as Zenkonyado may only have power 50% of the time. The free 'huts' usually don't have power, but might. The free temple accommodations known as 'tsuyado' usually have power but not always. The paid minshuku, ryokan and hotels should pretty much always have power. Basically, there's free lodgings that don't have power and others that do. If you medically require power then you may want to mostly stick to paid lodgings.




 
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 8   Forum Suggestions / Overnight Electricity access - for Sleep machine  on: Dec 30th, 2017, 2:13pm
Started by Gail | Post by Gail
Hello fellow pilgrims, I am contemplating the 88 temple Way in Sept/ October 2018.
I have a sleep machine. Would appreciate an understanding on how accessible power points are each night at Accommodation sites and if the points are close to the beds.
I carried my machine and used it every night on a couple of caminos recently. I didnít book Accommodation ahead of time either. Is Accommodation and PowerPoints as accessible on the 88 temple Way? Thanks Gail
 
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 9   General Board / Re: Henro House accommodation  on: Dec 28th, 2017, 01:35am
Started by arjwilson | Post by tneva82
on Dec 27th, 2017, 9:44pm, FlyingDutch wrote:
When I used the service, and for the houses I was interested in, the only available number was the one of the Henro House office. Usually booking the evening before it was fine, that's what we did.


Thing is if you really should be doing verification by email then unless they have response time like <1h it's getting dodgy. I arrive, book, send them email. They respond say 2h later it's booked up already. Getting awful late for looking new locations especially since if there's other quests I'm often talking with them and prefer that. So in that case seems better to use this only as absolute last resort backup plan and prioritize other lodgings I have direct phone number right away.
 
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 10   General Board / Re: Henro House accommodation  on: Dec 27th, 2017, 9:44pm
Started by arjwilson | Post by FlyingDutch
on Oct 29th, 2017, 10:16am, tneva82 wrote:
Can you call the house directly? If yes think I'll solve this by after reserving online simply calling them directly. Can you book by phone? If so I'll do that instead. Since Japan still prefers phone calls by large(I have often ran into "call for availability" in lodgings before on their web sites...) that seems safer anyway.

Book by online and then email seems tad risky. How fast is reply time? I generally book night before. If I do this then if they don't reply before I go to sleep I don't know in advance do I have it after all...


When I used the service, and for the houses I was interested in, the only available number was the one of the Henro House office. Usually booking the evening before it was fine, that's what we did.
 
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