Monthly Archive: October 2009

Winter Camino – 20 tips 5

Winter Camino – 20 tips

A pilgrim that have walked the Camino in Winter shares 20 tips for walking in this time of the year: Winter Camino: 20 tips You don’t need a lot of clothes, but the ones...

Scared of dogs? 6

Scared of dogs?

A pilgrim recently wrote in the forum: So I’ll be walking this June/July, going the Ourense route, hiking solo. Here’s the thing: I am *TERRIFIED* of dogs. (I was bitten when I was little.)....

Crime on the camino 0

Crime on the camino

Crime is not really a problem on the Camino. If anything happens, many times they do on the way to or from the Camino. This pilgrim talks about one experience he/she had in Madrid:...

Best Way to Handle Bedbugs On the Camino de Santiago 3

Best Way to Handle Bedbugs On the Camino de Santiago

The question was: So, my preventative measures failed and Im pretty sure Im carrying some unwelcome guests in my sleeping bag. I was bitten badly one night even after I stopped sleeping in by...

WiFi along the Camino de Santiago 2

WiFi along the Camino de Santiago

Many pilgrims are walking with a device that can connect to WiFi hot-spots, a good way of sending messages and photos back home to friends and family. Have a look in the Camino de...

What exactly is a Holy Year? 0

What exactly is a Holy Year?

A forum member ask: I walked the Camino Frances in 2003 and again in 2007 and was thinking about doing the northern route in May 2010. . .until I realised it is a Holy...

Poncho for the Camino de Santiago 0

Poncho for the Camino de Santiago

Ponchos have been recommended in the Camino forum since they give the protection fro the rain, but also let air flow underneath so the heat your body produces can get out. I have always...

The Kindle, a perfect pilgrim gadget? 0

The Kindle, a perfect pilgrim gadget?

October 18th 2009 Amazon.com start to sell the Kindle e-Book reader internationally. This new version will have wireless access in over 100 countries around the world. The kindle can store over 1500 books, battery...

Comfortable line at the Pilgrims Office 0

Comfortable line at the Pilgrims Office

After the long lines of July an August, it is good to see that the lines are getting smaller. This shows the line before the door opens. Should not be more than a 5...

Pilgrim diet 0

Pilgrim diet

Cafe Suso Originally uploaded by Ivar in Santiago If you are walking the cvamino you need to eat well… and enjoy yourself. Once in Santiago I recomend a stop by Cafe Suso (next to...

Techno Geek’s Guide to the Camino 1

Techno Geek’s Guide to the Camino

Much of this Forum’s questions are related to various technology issues that pilgrims want to address prior to leaving on their Camino. I have tried to capture as much of the information from various...

Camino de Santiago Snoring 1

Camino de Santiago Snoring

On the Camino people snore. There is no way you can get around it, that when many people sleep in the same room, there will be one of them that will suffer from this…problem....