The 33rd Festa do Queixo

Galicia, and Spain, are well know for their fiestas (or festas as they say in Galicia). The big season is summer, when there are one of these fiestas every weekend. They usually have a theme, and I saw in the paper today that the 33rd Cheese fiesta will be held this upcoming weekend, kicking off the…

New AVE (high speed train) Madrid – Barcelona

A few days ago the new high speed train service (AVE) between Madrid and Barcelona was introduced. Could be useful for someone trying to get to/get home from the camino. Some more information: — 17 departures daily Madrid to Barcelona (and another 17 going back) — Duration: About 2 hours and 40 minutes (speeds up…

Pilgrim Podcast – Pilgrims needed

I have been thinking about this for a while now, and decided that now would be a good time to get started with a pilgrim podcast. After seeing the amount of pilgrims in the forum that are arriving to Santiago in the next few months I decided to give it a try.

The Camino Welcomes you….

[tube]RMOIAbUDQNA[/tube] José Alvarez has a production company and has made several pilgrim documentaries on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This video is 10 minutes of one of them, Spanish is spoken but there are English subtitles.

Pilgrim Tip: The Packlist

One of the most asked questions in our pilgrim forum is the question: “What should I bring with me?” One of our forum members, atlanticheart, suggested the following packlist and got a lot of feedback on it.