Restaurant in Santiago: Casa Felisa

Casa Felisa is a restaurant and a Pension, located a few hundred meters from the cathedral. I have not stayed in the pension, but the restaurant is a great choice for a nice dinner, especially during the summertime. Casa Felisa does look like any bar from the outside. A small door that looks like it…

Safety for women walking alone

Many women are now planning to walk the camino, and some are worried with the fact that they will be traveling alone. So is it safe to walk alone? We have a good thread in the forum that deals with this in our “Camino Crime” section.

Pilgrims office still busy

As we know, august is the big vacation month in Spain and therefore most Spaniards walking the Camino do it this month. The line at the pilgrims office today around 11.45 was quite long, but this is also the peak time of the day to get your compostela, since most pilgrim walk into town around…

Santiago packed with tourists

This weekend is the last long weekend of the summer. Today (Friday) is a holiday in Spain, and this fills up old town in Santiago. This summer has not been a warm one, the paper today reported that Santiago only has had one day with more than 30c. Even so, today people have shown up…

The Galician coast

If you were walking out to Finisterre this past weekend, you will most likely have a tan today. The photo below is from just north of Muros (taken Saturday). Sun tan lotion required by the way. As you can see, we had 3-4km of beach practically to ourselves.