One of the things French people say most commonly to walkers in this area is "Bon courage!" I know that Bon Chemin will be quite common after Le Puy. But I quite like Bon courage- its like Kia Kaha in Maori- be strong, take heart. And quite often on this route where they don't see as many pelerins, I've been told I am courageous. And yes, there are times when I need to take my courage with two hands and get on with it!
Bon Courage. Kia Kaha. I don't think we really have something similar in English, which is s shame.
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