IKEA Ponchos for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I have read a few times on the forum about the Ikea ponchos and how great they are, so when I found a brand new one at my local resale shop I was pretty excited. The pattern was an attractive simple white/black, too, which I liked, and the seams inside all reinforced…

Baby on the Camino – my takeaways

This was a great post on the forum… here is the first part of it: We just returned from completing the Ingles with our six-month old baby boy. We actually started in Ireland, then flew to Spain to connect with the Ingles. This is called the ‘Celtic Camino,’ and we did about 170km total. He…

Winter Camino

The question was: Considering a first time winter Camino, almost certainly on the Frances. Just interested to know when those that have previously walked in the winter would chose to start. I’d rather walk in cold and snow than the wet etc – so I’m sort of assuming Jan/Feb is (on average) colder and drier…

Best Mobile Phone SIM card and plan in Europe?

The question was: I just found out that my AT&T calling plan in the US can’t be extended to Europe. So I’ll need to get a SIM card when I’m there for a plan that is pre-paid and not a regular recurring billing account. Any recommendations of what you’ve experienced along these lines? Thanks! Read…