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ElizabethB8246 wrote:I used the Camino Frances guidebook published by the Confraternity of St James, which was an excellent tool for me. I walked alone in September 2011. Many pilgrims do use Brierly.
- St. Augustine
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Rother Walking Guides (March 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
cmsmith wrote:Are there any good guides that can be downloaded to an I-Phone or other smart phone?
CriostoirMacAodha wrote:Has anyone else got this problem? Will I refund this, or have it replaced with another copy?
migolito wrote:I wish I could take this forum with me on the Camino, however...I don't have a long enough electrical extension cord for my computer . Can I get a recommendation for a the "best" guide book that I should carry on the camino?
BTW, at this point it looks like I'll be flying into Madrid March 28.
Mine has dashed lines near the spine that look like tear marks, but probably are printing alignment marks. They probably should not be visible. It is possible that the publisher is doing a poor job.nearly all the pages are cut off at the edges
falcon269 wrote:Arrows can keep you from getting lost, but a guidebook illuminates the walk, and is nice reading at night (unless you want to go outside and stare at an arrow). .
falcon269 wrote:Mine has dashed lines near the spine that look like tear marks, but probably are printing alignment marks. They probably should not be visible. It is possible that the publisher is doing a poor job.nearly all the pages are cut off at the edges
Arrows can keep you from getting lost, but a guidebook illuminates the walk, and is nice reading at night (unless you want to go outside and stare at an arrow). The pile of rocks you are passing might have some historical significance. The yellow arrow won't tell you what it is. You don't have to absorb knowledge as you walk, but many find it a valuable part of the pilgrimage. It is up to you.
gregdedman wrote:Hi Migolito,
The Spanish consumer guide annakappa suggested, I actually 'loosely' translated into English back in 2010 if its any help?
mikevasey wrote:I quite like the Brierley guides, especially if you have a variant route for the day(s), he tends to be quite thorough. I also take the CSJ guides, they can be more up to date .
I did not realise until a few days ago that one of the German publishers, Rother, translates its Camino Frances book into English http://www.rother.de/titpage/4835.php I would be very interested to hear what anyone has to say about this if they have used it. It includes start points at SJPDP and Somport, and goes on to Finisterre and Muxia.