Comfortable shoes, a bedroll, and one of those hands-free knapsacks that hold H20 you can drink from with a straw. Travel with fellow language-speakers, and bring snacks you can share. Beef jerky and cookies are always welcome. Remember, it's not a race, so travel at your own pace. Bring plenty of clean socks, and a travel tube of sunscreen and bugspray. Don't worry, once you get in march-step with the rest of the group, the miles will melt away, and there will be people selling everything from napoj firmowy to souvenirs, camped out on the side of the road, outside every village you pass.