This photo was taken today in Rua de Villar in Santiago. Two men singing opera in the street, and doing it so well that they gather a rather large crowd.
The pilgrims passport, of the Credencial, is what pilgrims bring with them on their walk collecting stamps along the way, proving that hey have walked “all the way”. It is recommended to get two stamps per day if you are walking from within Galicia. Once you arrive at the pilgrims office in Santiago, before they…
Good rain gear is important since Galicia is known for its rain. Especially in the fall, winter and spring. The Altus poncho (picture) seems to be a favorite among many pilgrims. Have a look at the rain gear discussion over in the forum for details.
If you are planning to stay in albergues along your Camino, you need to know that there are some good ones… and then som, not so good. Our forum members have some recommendations on good and bad alberuges on the Camino Frances over in this forum post.
Some people like it and can not walk the camino without it, some popel don’t see the point and they feel like the trekking poes comes “in the way”. There is a great discussion on trekking poles topic over in the forum.